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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
By Geoff from USA on 2009-02-12 19:01:01Things I liked:How can you not love an American classic? After reading several reviews and online buzz you get a better understanding of just how attached people can and do get to this gun. When you first open the box, how can you not smile. The finish is fantastic. My wife thought it looked like a shotgun because of the air chamber I guess, underneath the barrel. The weight is perfect for any age, & will not fatigue if carrying for hunting for example. There simply is not another gun out there near this price range that can touch this quality of workmanship, accuracy, aesthetics, and fun factor. From the very 1st shot you take you are grinning from ear to ear. A little shocked at the crack it gives when discharging at first, but it makes you say "WOW" there is definitely plenty of power here. If backyard shooting, you definitely don't need to pump it the full 8 times. 4 or 5 is DEFINITELY enough. 5 pumps will go through metal cans & water bottles, even dispatch squirrels or small rodents. Once the sights are set & tightened to "your" personal liking, forget it for good! You almost can't miss your target!!! If you are in the market for a new gun, a first timer, or just wanting something different from what you have, don't even think for another second. Just buy it. I can almost guarantee whatever caliber you buy, you will want the other caliber immediately. I can guess with high confidence this gun does NOT get returned or exchanged, because your first impression should be way more than you'd expect for what you paid.
Things I would have changed:A little bit better finish on the bluing. Mine had a bump on the top of the barrel, and the first time I touched it, the bump came off and exposed the finish underneath. Other than that, just the cocking effort. It can be a little tough after quite a few rounds are dispatched through it. You will definitely get a workout! Other than that, nothing.
What others should know:If using just for close target shooting, i.e. 50FT. or less, don't bother with a scope. The open sights are tight and fantastic! If you Might be using it for small game hunting occasionally, buy a Leapers bug buster or something similar in size. Otherwise, this gem is go to go right out of the box! Enjoy.......
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
By Louis from USA on 2013-04-18 14:42:27Things I liked:The air gun looks nice, with a light and compact stock that mimics a fine rifle.
Things I would have changed:Make the barrel 21 inches long, place the rear sight on the back the air gun not the middle. Put a proper Williams peep sight with a tapered tip, gold dot and full hoop at the end of the barrel as stock. The stock sights on this air gun currently are unacceptable. Greatly taper the end of the rifle so the current thick slab of metal at the end of the rifle as 'sights' do not block the target. I tried the Williams peep sight and it made the air gun a little more useful. The trigger pull is very heavy and throws off the aim. Reduce it to 5 pounds or less.
What others should know:It is unable to hit a target at 50 meters on peep-sights with .25" groupings. This air gun fails in all regards in this price range. Too much cost cutting in production greatly hinders any precision and accuracy as an air rifle. The stock sighs are pathetic and will never hit .25 inch circle at 15 yards. With the Williams Peep sight accessory it can hit a half-inch target at 24 meters. That is until it breaks. Mine lost all it power without warning and misses with every shot. Pellet drop at 16 meters is about an inch at six pumps. The trigger pull is heavy, it has the side-effect of throwing off the aim as the light stock lacks the recoil of a spring piston. Why is the Williams peep sight not included with this air rifle as stock? The stock sights are useless.