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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
By Guy from USA on 2009-06-12 00:27:44Things I liked:I'm very glad that I get to be the first person to comment on this rifle. I ordered this rifle in .22 caliber two days ago and it was delivered to my door this afternoon. It came double boxed and arrived in flawless condition. I opted for the 10 for $10 test to ensure I was getting the best rifle possible. Well worth the money. Really. The tech dept gives you a nice certificate that includes your model, the serial number, pellet used for testing, a checklist of tests performed, the tester's name, the date of testing. Stapled to the certificate are the ten shot chrony results. My rifle had a high of 906fps, low of 897fps, and average of 903fps using 14.2gr RWS Super H-Point pellets. First impressions are important to me and this rifle did not disappoint. The bluing is well, black on this model and is VERY rich and uniform. The synthetic stock is a welcome upgrade to the magnum line. The stock is solid, unlike some other brands out there. It makes it a little heavier but also lends the rifle very good balance. The monte carlo cheek rest is raised on both sides so it is a friendly rifle for you lefties out there. The fiber optic sights are bright and adjustments precise. At 48" it is a very long rifle but does not feel awkward or unwieldy. Cocking is very smooth. The cocking effort is a bit on the heavy side but nothing out of line for a magnum spring rifle. All in all I very confidently give this rifle 5 stars. If you are in the market, pick one up. It won't disappoint.
Things I would have changed:I would prefer that RWS make their own picatinny/weaver scope mount. Until they do though, the UTG adapter mount will work. If you use this mount be sure to order LOW scope rings to keep your line of sight close to the bore. I have heard others complain about wanting metal this and that. I have never had problems with an RWS trigger flexing or breaking under stress so I can't follow the flock on that one. With the new durable synthetic stock, there isn't much to improve.
What others should know:If you are looking at a 350 magnum, get the .22 caliber. It will be hard to ever realize the full potential of this awesome rifle in .177. Before you decide to scope this thing up, try shooting it awhile with open sights. It really is fun and accurate.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
By Thomas from USA on 2010-05-18 00:08:47Things I liked:Mine is in .177 caliber the bluing is very good and the stock is very high quality. This is one a beautiful gun with a very smooth 2 stage trigger. Will drive tacks with CP 10.5 heavies out to 50 yards and beyond.
Things I would have changed:Make the rifling in the barrel a few thousands smaller so that CP 7.9 lites and other smaller skirt pellets can be shot without having 90 % of the ending up as fliers. The groves in the barrel are so large that the small skirt pellets will not contact the rifling good when inserted into the breech and will fall out if you don't hold the barrel down.
What others should know:This is a great gun for hunting sends 10.5 grain CP Heavy pellets down range at a speed of 966 fps with a 22 foot pounds of energy. Plenty of power for hunting small game.