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By squirrelhammer from USA on 2011-10-30 09:50:58Things I liked:The overall construction of the gun is precise and beautifully designed. At the lowest power setting, the striking pellet makes more noise than the gun firing; even at the highest power, this is one stealthy pellet gun. I'm still experimenting with pellets, but some JSB Diablo Exact (.22 cal.,15.9 grains) produced a ten shot pattern/hole the size of a dime at 35 yards. This was after setting up a Leaper's scope and firing less than forty pellets to zero it in! The air tank is fairly easy to top off with a hand pump, taking under four minutes.
Things I would have changed:The only thing I would like to see is more power, fps with heavier pellets, but that's true with all the air guns I own, except the Condor. The indexing spring, which advances the 10 shot clip is a bit fragile and easily bent if one adds/removes the clip improperly, a sturdier advancing system would be good. Otherwise, I wouldn't change anything, especially the barrel; the accuracy is amazing.
What others should know:Follow directions regarding the clip. Watch the clip rotate as you use the lever to advance pellets and make sure the clip "clicks" into place before pushing the advancing lever forward, which pushes in the pellet. If the clip does not advance and click into place, the advance spring may be bent or damaged. My gun started incompletely advancing the clip, but I CAREFULLY barely bent the brass advancing spring toward me and it's been working fine. Any serious advancing issues should go to an authorized shop. If the clip/magazine tends to pop out, bend/tighten the small, dark metal tab which grips a plastic wedge on the clip; this keeps the clip in place. Both of these above "fixes"are fingertip adjustments, possibly needed due to an improper loading on my part. I don't want to scare anyone off with these scenarios, the gun is fantastic. I own several pellet rifles; this one is rapidly becoming my favorite.
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By John from USA on 2015-03-11 11:23:15Things I liked:This is an exceptionally well built rifle and is my first foray into PCP guns. I'm an FFL dealer/gunsmith and the quality, fit, and finish of this .22 cal rifle rivals some custom firearms. I can tell that Air Arms takes exceptional pride in their rifles. I'm a lefty and the ambi-stock fits me perfectly. The trigger is a beautiful 2 stage right out of the box. Nice first stage take-up and second stage breaks like glass at about 2.5 lbs. For my shooting style (target/plinking/hunting) I won't touch the trigger adjustments. I can't speak much to fine accuracy yet as I'm still breaking the rifle in and haven't put it over the chrony, but it generally cuts ragged holes when I do my part shooting offhand at 10-20 yards. It seems to be more accurate than I can shoot, more so than my Ruger 10/22, and much quieter to boot. Should be deadly squirrel/varmint medicine at my farm. I'm proud to own this rifle and highly recommend it to any serious PCP airgunner.
Things I would have changed:The design of the power setting leaves something to be desired. It should have detents between settings...it is just a smooth turning knob, so power can't really be varied consistently. I simply set it at min or max and consider it to be a 2-power setting rifle. Hopefully Air Arms will address this in future models and will provide a retro-fit kit for the rest of us. I also don't care for the safety design, touching the trigger to safe/unsafe the gun doesn't seem intuitively safe to me. The trigger safety is extremely stiff (it may loosen more with time) and I'm concerned that repeated cycling of the safety may eventually stress the trigger laterally perhaps affect the trigger setting. These are just minor nags about the gun, it is truly a fine English firearm.
What others should know:Beautiful and well made. Paired it up with a Hawke Sport Optics 4.5-14x42 AO Sidewinder Tactical Rifle Scope. I can just hear the tin cans trembling in fear...