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By Frank from USA on 2013-11-30 06:00:15Things I liked:To say it looks real is an understatement, it looks as real as my Ruger Mini 14 (5.56 NATO) with a folding tactical stock, but the 77 actually looks more imposing. It has a solid feel and not one of cheap plastic. The power is there and it goes head to head with few air guns that have a higher rated max FPS. The trigger sucks out of the box, but it is somewhat adjustable. The sling mounts set it aside from most air rifles and is a must in my opinion. My other 3 high powered air rifles cost more, are somewhat more powerful, and have better long range accuracy, but this is my favorite.
Things I would have changed:Now for the bad news, this gun is not for everyone, between the short barrel and the nitro piston, cocking effort can only be described as brutal. I think I tore something the first couple times I used it, but it seems better now, or maybe my shoulder and arm just healed, either way, it’s a work out. Mine shot straight, but too low, so I tried a BSA red dot, but the recoil ate it. I finally put the carry handle back on with a riser.
What others should know:No gun is perfect, but once I got by the cocking and sighting issues, I can honestly say this is my favorite. I just wish they made it in a 22 version.
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By leo from USA on 2014-06-10 18:50:46Things I liked:looks, feels, and shoots like the real thing, I could not be more pleased in those 3 areas.however, I have shot breakbarrels for app. 11,12 years now,and have read and heard about barrel droop but never experienced it until I got this rifle.i read a lot of nasty reviews on this rifle but still bought it having my hopes up.out of the box the gun was shooting 12-14 inches below bullseye.I worked my way through all sight settings until front sight was all the way down and rear sight was all the way up, and gun was still shooting 4-5 inches too low, this is good slow shooting from a sandbag rest.i removed the front sight post, brought the rear sight half way back down and started in again.by imagening a gold dot front sight centered at very base of where front sight should screw in, and adjusting rear sight to just 4 clicks from top I was finally able to hit bullseye.of course this rifle has to go back.this shooting was done from 10 meter,using the small arpeture target sight.
Things I would have changed:first and most important, all airguns sold in the USA should be made in the USA, using American materials and put together by American workers.sling holes should be made out of medal or removed.quality control, quality control,quality control!!!
What others should know:I have been shooting guns in one form or another for over 50 years now and I have never, ever failed to get a good sight-in on a gun. any gun,with or without scopes.and I certaintly do not consider myself an expert shooter, just somebody who"s been doing it awhile and have gotten pretty good at it.i have also been around long enough to know what MADE IN AMERICA means.it means not having to constantly send products back due to quality control issues.the owners manual claimed this gun was test fired before it left the factory and it may have been, but it was not tested with the sights on.if it was then there is no way in hell this gun should have been allowed to leave that factory!!!In my mind this IS a safety issue, for if somebody with little or no shooting experience got this gun out of the box and maybe had a quick-footed little brother running around while trying out this gun , I can see how something could go very wrong very fast.we all MUST DEMAND QUALITY CONTROL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!