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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
By Dominic from USA on 2010-04-30 20:19:43Things I liked:Plenty of power, very accurate and a joy to shoot. The trigger is excellent and breaks cleanly. Mine loves Beeman Kodiak and JSB Exact pellets (.22 caliber). With practice you can hammer nails at 20+ yards with this one! Definitely one of my favorite rifles.
Things I would have changed:This rifle is a bit long and I removed the stock sights as I prefer a scope. Although I would prefer a metal trigger, I have used my rifle regularly for three years (thousands of rounds) and have no complaints, trigger or otherwise.
What others should know:Beeman Kodiaks or JSB Exacts work very well (very good accuracy and more punch with the Kodiak, exceptional accuracy w/ the JSB Exacts). With the Beeman Kodiaks, this rifle will put a clean hole through a 3/4" pine board at 50 yards and still penetrate a second pine board deep enough so that the pellet skirt is barely (or not) visible. The rifle is well made, and a recommended purchase! You won't be disappointed! Scope it!
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
By John from USA on 2011-07-25 21:18:26Things I liked:Fantastic bluing, INCREDIBLE trigger (consequently it can be SCARY light like mine), but is the smoothest most butteriest, breaks-like-glass and is as predictable as any 2 stage adjustable trigger I have used. Fit and finish of wood is on par with some firearms, if not better than most. The availability of an 11mm dovetail front sight for use of some globe sights is a nice feature for shooters like myself, that LOVE peep sights. VERY heavy, but this is an advantage when using the artillery hold. Pushes any pellet I've used, even some custom poured BoarHog pellets made by Hurricane, proprieter of AirgunSpace dot calm. Squishy butt stock pad. :) This rifles accuracy is spot on at all distances I use for hunting, out to 50yds to edge of property. Headshots are easily achieved.
Things I would have changed:It's a springer, need I say more? It's a springer. The only improvement beyond a GAS spring is to make this a PCP, which I will discuss more below. Why have 2 positions for rear sights? Sometimes too many options is just overkill. Scoop the area on the trigger to fit a finger, just a preference really. Adjust the angle of the grip so its a bit more vertical, moving towards a pistol grip. The angle it is at now is uncomfortable for me as it forces me to torque my wrist at a strange angle. Today's magnum springers are hard on scopes, it seems to me that they should have weaver attachments. Yes they are more expensive, but the cost is negated by reducing scope creep nearly 100%. 11mm dovetails just don't cut against a heavy springer even with scope stop screws.
What others should know:Despite my low scores and somewhat critical "springer" complaint, this gun is awesome.... for a springer. I say this because PCP's are the way of the future, and even then, gas springs are far more efficient and last longer than spring coils, which the 350 Mag is, a spring coil. My low marks for value is simple: you can get an awesome PCP for the same price and NEVER have to worry about spring recoil, fatigue, torsion, barrel droop and cocking effort, that and I scored mine at a pawn shop for $125. FINAL REVIEW: It is a VERY nice and well made rifle. Should you be put off or priced out by the initial cost of PCP's, then this rifle is a fantastic choice for the discerning small game hunter. You will NOT be disappointed with this rifle, I most definitely am not, but when you compare it next to a PCP it just can't shine as brightly. Regardless, this is a permanent addition to my airgun collection and I have no intentions of selling it. Oh yeah, it's made in Germany, you know those Germans make good stuff... like shamwow and beer.