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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
By Cheng-Lee from USA on 2010-09-17 17:11:42Things I liked:This is easily the best air gun I have owned. Very, very smooth and quiet. Barely louder than the Beeman P3 pistol. Definitely quieter than the RS3 and the RWS 48 I have. The gun feels very balanced in hand and feels lighter than it is. I have the .22 version and it's very accurate with the FTS and the Kodiak. The side lever action is very smooth, once you learned how to insert the magazine properly. The fit and finish is absolutely first rate. The walnut stock is so beautiful I admired it for hours. The sport model's thumb indent fits my shooting hand nicely.
Things I would have changed:Nothing at all.
What others should know:The fully shrouded barrel virtually has no recoil or muzzle flip. I think they have directed some of the gas back to close to the action to vent. There are 4 small vent holes just pass the action on the barrel shroud. This is so much refined shooting. I am still trying to figure out how to adjust the trigger for weight. The manual (probably written for the previous non-FSB version) mentioned 2 screws but the one in front of the trigger guard does not seem to be there, or they may have moved it, or that it is underneath the stock. Short of removing the stock, I have no way of finding that screw mentioned.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
By Jim from USA on 2014-10-14 19:53:01Things I liked:Accuracy, build quality, engineering excellence, restrained styling as opposed to medieval fantasy battle axe motif typical of many other high-end PCP rifles. The side-lever cocking and magazine designs are superb.
Things I would have changed:This rifle needs a weight reduction; how about an aluminum cylinder? I would thicken the stock at the forearm ... a finger-tap to that area makes a sound like an empty cigar box and I can feel the stock flex when applying a strong grip. A wider (beaver tail?) forearm would be a welcome improvement and would also allow for a safe a one-hand pickup. Although I love the trigger pull, the feel is marred by the sharp edges of the mechanism at the top of the trigger (the more horizontal pull associated with the uglier thumb hole stock may help here). The sportier Rekord trigger design as featured on their HW35 would have been more appropriate. There seems to be some confusion here as to whether this is a hunting or target rifle. I'm a plinker, so I guess I'm caught in the middle but very happy never-the-less.
What others should know:Disregard any claims that the sound level is merely a "quiet puff"; the barrel shroud is not as effective as others I have seen/heard. My HW100 is .22 cal and I had to go with 18 grain pellets to keep the velocity below 900 f.p.s. in order to get good accuracy at long range. I give this rifle an overall excellent rating.