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Accuracy:5.0

By Mike from USA on 2008-12-15 16:58:39

Things I liked: Beautiful stock. Excellent Bushnell Banner Scope w/ superb mounting. Chronograph of 14.3g pellets which exceed rifle specs.

Things I would have changed: If I were to use this in the field, then sling mounts would help with weight.

What others should know: Took less then 30 pellets to sight in scope for my use at 10 meters. Groups size of quarter with little effort.

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Overall rating:5.0

Value for money:5.0

Accuracy:5.0

By Peter from USA on 2014-12-17 08:14:46

Things I liked: I liked the heft and solidness of the rifle. It is easier to load than I expected and is easier to cock and handle. I liked that the scope was setup and just needed some tweaks for my eye and we were good to go. It is a powerful gun in 177 and has a definite bark to it when firing but the recoil is not that big of a deal. I had read about springer recoils and I was thinking of getting whacked like my 25/06 but really, it is a lot closer to the recoil of a 222. The accuracy out of the box is great but the gun itself requires you hold it a certain way to get good groups. Get on paper and shoot a while and you will quickly learn that tight hold is bad, loose hold is ok, but medium is best for good groups. Once I had the hold worked out, I was able to hit the stands (3") for the deer feeder at about 75 yards consistently.

Things I would have changed: I wish the manual would have said more on maintenance. I was surprised at the "no lube in compression chamber" in the manual and the lack of lube discussions elsewhere. They really should put out a detailed discussion of how the owner would maintain the rifle. I called Pyramyd and they confirmed no lube in the compression chamber so now I have an email in tech support asking where I am supposed to lube the spring and with what.

What others should know: Don't delay buying one. I put off buying mine for almost 30 years and finally bought it on a whim. It is truly an excellent rifle and scope package. Mine will get used extensively at the ranch for general plinking. Buying from Pyramyd was easy and they were very helpful. I called sales prior to buying asked a few questions then just ordered the gun over the phone. Very helpful group!

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    By Peter from USA on 2014-12-17
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    Things I liked: I liked the heft and solidness of the rifle. It is easier to load than I expected and is easier to cock and handle. I liked that the scope was setup and just needed some tweaks for my eye and we were good to go. It is a powerful gun in 177 and has a definite bark to it when firing but the recoil is not that big of a deal. I had read about springer recoils and I was thinking of getting whacked like my 25/06 but really, it is a lot closer to the recoil of a 222. The accuracy out of the box is great but the gun itself requires you hold it a certain way to get good groups. Get on paper and shoot a while and you will quickly learn that tight hold is bad, loose hold is ok, but medium is best for good groups. Once I had the hold worked out, I was able to hit the stands (3") for the deer feeder at about 75 yards consistently.

    Things I would have changed: I wish the manual would have said more on maintenance. I was surprised at the "no lube in compression chamber" in the manual and the lack of lube discussions elsewhere. They really should put out a detailed discussion of how the owner would maintain the rifle. I called Pyramyd and they confirmed no lube in the compression chamber so now I have an email in tech support asking where I am supposed to lube the spring and with what.

    What others should know: Don't delay buying one. I put off buying mine for almost 30 years and finally bought it on a whim. It is truly an excellent rifle and scope package. Mine will get used extensively at the ranch for general plinking. Buying from Pyramyd was easy and they were very helpful. I called sales prior to buying asked a few questions then just ordered the gun over the phone. Very helpful group!

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    By James from USA on 2012-09-04
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    Things I liked: Exceptionally well made. Accurate right out of the box. Great scope which hopefully will hold up in the long run.

    Things I would have changed: This is a solid and fairly heavy gun which is a bit much for the wife to handle. Cocking effort is fairly easy however. My only complaint is the flip up lens cover on the scope snapped off the first day.

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    By Robert from USA on 2012-08-08
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    Things I liked: High power and excellent accuracy with most pellets.

    Things I would have changed: My safety cannot be returned to the "SAFE" position once moved to the "FIRE" position. Would like to have back up iron sights.

    What others should know: These are serious weapons on rodents out to about 50 yards + and are not kid's toys!

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    By Mike from USA on 2008-12-15
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    Things I liked: Beautiful stock. Excellent Bushnell Banner Scope w/ superb mounting. Chronograph of 14.3g pellets which exceed rifle specs.

    Things I would have changed: If I were to use this in the field, then sling mounts would help with weight.

    What others should know: Took less then 30 pellets to sight in scope for my use at 10 meters. Groups size of quarter with little effort.

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