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By Maurice from USA on 2009-10-06 20:31:08Things I liked:Great Balance, nice beech stock, all parts are finished in smooth consistant style, power adjustment is accurate when dialed fron lowest to highest then back again, all verified over chrony, found min with CPHP from 352 to 976 Fps and using mid range setting to be 860 , shoot .23" groups at 25 yards, .6" at 50 yards on a breezy day that was moving backstop!!! The rifle is a bit large, but with excellant balance, trigger is great, I set it at 1.1Lb with smooth , consistant take up, crisp release. Oh yes , My rifle is .22, gives you 20% better chance of hitting target, after you dial in distance settings, will mostly use indoors at 25 yards
Things I would have changed:Price, option for iron sights, adjustable butstock
What others should know:My rifle has been tried by International, National champs and have expressed a very solid respect for the package, considering my gun is the luck of the draw with no "cherry picking" from inventory. It will not be forsale . I prefer a solid piece of wood in a stock thus I picked Beech, but if Walnut is your thing , do it.
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By Eddie from USA on 2014-11-22 22:17:31Things I liked:The walnut stock is absolutely stunning! Mine is nice and dark with light tiger stripes at one angle and light with dark stripes from another angle. With a fine satin-like surfaced. It seems pride in your work is becoming rare these days. I consider it a privilege to own something of such high quality. I need no adjustments for pellet path out to 50 yards with a medium mount Hawke HD 2-7x 32mm. The cheek weld is perfect for this setup. I was not satisfied with a high mounted larger scope, plus the gun was excessivey heavy. BTW the 7.55 lb. spec. is correct, I weighed it. The thin reticle on the crystal clear Hawke makes more magnification completely unnecessary for a 50 yard gun. I can hit sparrows past 50 yards I just can't see the pellet. If you routinely take shots past 50 yds. You may need more magnification to keep the mil dots closer together. Some people dial their velocities down below 900 fps.to get tight groups this thing shoots heavy pellets at 1000 fps. like a laser.
Things I would have changed:Nothing, except maybe the fill port. It works just fine though after you get used to it. Some have commented that the gun is not quiet. I feel this is somewhat overstated. The gun doesn't sound like a toy, but is not loud either. The odd thing is birds and rabbits act like they don't even hear it sometimes. Target shooting over rabbits, they don't even stop chewing. I have made multiple kills on sparrows in a single bush. (should have gotten the repeater) Some reviewers have negatively commented on the trigger mounted safety. The safety works just dandy in practice and I actually like it quite a lot. Last night I woke up in a cold sweat because I dreamed Air Arms wanted their rifle back because this one was earmarked for the Air Arms museum. (Not really, but I expect this to happen any day). There a lot of attractive rifles out there but Air Arms has set the bar so high with this one that I imagine I would just be disappointed if I bought another. Dang you Air Arms!
What others should know:I had a lead fouling problem and was initially disappointed with the accuracy. I could also see my pellets curving to the right. Sent it back under warranty and the tech from Air Venturi ran a brass brush through it (four single strokes)and sent it back with a test card with a .38" 10 shots at 42 yards that included one flyer! (cheap 10.5 gr. ultramags at 1005 fps) He seemed very impressed with this as was I (He called me on the phone before sending the rifle back.) I tested the rifle on return just before dark and it was produced small groups. The next day however in bright sun I could see the pellets curving to the right. I had ordered a new barrel so I saw no harm in a careful but deliberate scrubbing with JB bore paste. Now 8.4 gr.JSB, 10.5 gr. CPH, and 10.34 gr. JSB heavies have the same POI at 50 yds. (they did not before) with the JSB heavies being the best at (1/2" @ 50 yds. all day long with a 7x scope.) Now pellet path is dead stable and never a flyer. Mine is S500 .177