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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
By Vernon from USA on 2011-10-27 21:20:31Things I liked:Dual tank, slightly less fps than single tank but does 4-5 closely spaced fps shots without resorting to using mil-dots to compensate for droop. First 5 shots use about 250 psi each and my POI seems to remain the same. I use a hand pump which is good for occasional shooting but I was wishing I had a scuba tank while sighting in the rifle! Finish of gun is good, bluing and stock are very nice. Gun is well balanced, lightweight, and is easy to hold and aim. It’s loud but not excessively loud, a cross between a black powder rifle and a .410 shotgun. I found the recoil to be light. Cocking effort was high initially but rapidly fell off. I lubed it with light oil and now it’s very smooth. Accuracy is good and improving. When I first got the gun, at 50 yards I was holding 4” center-to-center groupings. After working on the trigger, I’m down below 2.5” and can get shots within ¾” of my POI. All of my shots have been standing while using a tree to steady the rifle and I seat the bullets before firing each time. At 50 yards, 200 grain round nose bullets go 1 ½” into loosely held phone books, but the damage extends another ½” beyond and the channel is over 2” across (this is supposed to simulate shooting into bone). I’ve not shot many 225 grain HPs but they seem to have similar groupings as the 200s. I used a 3-9x32 Bug Buster and UTG mount from my RWS 34 and reversed the rail to give about ½” more eye relief. The UTG mount should let me use a 4-16x40 Leapers scope and clear the rear sight.
Things I would have changed:Polish and lube the trigger and sear at the factory. Lighter bullets to use against smaller animals.
What others should know:I hated the trigger when I first got the gun, it had high resistance, effort was high, and the travel was excessively long, you just pulled forever before it would fire. It took about fifteen minutes of polishing the trigger and sear, and lubing everything to get rid of this. It will never be a match trigger but now it’s smooth, I know when it will fire every time, and I keep the gun on target as I pull on the trigger. Use emery cloth and DO NOT alter your sear or trigger or you gun could become unsafe!
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
By john from USA on 2012-12-16 19:47:48Things I liked:Beautiful gun with big power
Things I would have changed:Mine broke the first day after about twenty shots. This gun comes with a bolt action that you have to install,it does install easy enough but due to a terrible design it backs off and shatters the firing hammer. They send a spare screw for it like they knew I was going to have an issue. I disassembled the gun to retrieve the shattered parts,they were keeping the gun from cocking at all. During the entire breakdown I found metal left behind from the lousy machine work that would have at some point caused serious damage. The valve design amazed me in the fact that it actually sealed,I'm certain it will leak at some point if not replaced with a better designed needle and seat. Again,terrible design and craftsmanship on the internal parts. It is a very hard gun to cock,my fingers were sore from the first twenty shots. Then it broke! The trigger pull is also quite hard,looking at it while apart explained why.
What others should know:I will have parts made for it and correct the designs if they won't take it back and give me full refund for my entire purchase of the gun,pump,scuba tank,fittings,gun case,scope,fill adapters and all 650 rounds of ammo. $1500.00 worth of junk. Buy American! I also want this review posted for the truth about this product and its quality to be seen by all who read these reviews.