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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
By StephenJr from USA on 2009-04-20 23:09:54Things I liked:9mm, the weight, the feel, the looks, (i got stock #3) the accuracy ,
Things I would have changed:give the people what they want, adjusting the power lower i guess that's it?
What others should know:Ordering from Pyramydair is very friendly and easy going, id recommend them to anyone who's interested in air rifles and air rifles accessories
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By Don from USA on 2008-08-01 01:43:10Things I liked:I've had this rifle for a number of years and am still impressed by the amount of power produced from an air rifle. At point blank range, a 9mm hardcast 100 gr. bullet will go most of the way through 2 2X4s laid flat on top of each other.
Things I would have changed:I'd love to see this rifle completely redesigned in a US shop. The accuracy is okay but not great - around 2 inches at 50 yards from a benchrest. Adjusting for pellet length is a pain, and means dismounting the scope and having to sight in the rifle after any adjustment. The same goes for replacing o-rings, which seem to get chewed up fairly fast. The rifle balance is uncomfortable - very top heavy - making it hard to hold on target. A lighter, better balanced design would be nice. Also, some kind of regulator system to deliver consistent air pressure would be a HUGE plus. Shooting over a chrony, each consecutive shot loses around 15 fps. The first and last shot per fill will vary by close to 100 fps. I'd also be very curious to see how a sabot would perform in this rifle, with lighter, faster handgun bullets, or smaller roundballs. It'd be nice to have more options on ammo.
What others should know:The best performance I've gotten out of this rifle is with .36 roundballs, which are right at 70 grains. The Chinese pellets are all over the place at 50 yards. IMO, the effective range of this rifle is 50 yards - give or take a bit - for any kind of accuracy. It will still punch through plywood at 100 yards, but if you're zeroed in at 50 yards, you'll see a good 12-15 inch drop at 100. At roughly half again the power of a .22 long, it is NOT a big game rifle, but is great for plinking or small game. The noise level is comparable to a .22 rimfire. As others have mentioned, the rifle performs better by keeping the fill a couple hundred psi below max.