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By Phillip from USA on 2009-09-25 15:59:36Things I liked:Excellent rifle. The stock is a real beauty, even better than I had expected based upon the photos. Pretty color, perfect finish and the checkering is flawless. The trigger guard is metal instead of cheap plastic. Accuracy is excellent with the Eun Jin pellets, with six shot groups running around 1/2" at 30 yards. I have been shooting 12 ounce drink cans at 75 yards for fun! The rifle was putting out over 860 fps for the first few dozen rounds, then it settled down to an average of 820 fps, which is 43 ft lbs with the heavy Eun Jin pellets. Shooting double action the rifle Chronied right at 750 fps with the same pellets, and I could control it well enough to continuously hit a 1.5" target at 30 yards. The trigger in single action mode breaks at 2 lbs 10 ounces, a little better than the specs, and very crisply with little creep. I had agonized for weeks over which rifle to buy, but finally came back to this one, the very first one that I had originally chosen. No regrets after a week of shooting the Renegade and I cannot wait for hunting season to open here this fall.
Things I would have changed:Cannot think of anything I would want to change, it's perfect as it comes.
What others should know:This rifle works best with the heavier pellets, using the lighter ones gives poor accuracy and excessive air consumption per shot. The specs given on the rifle's length are off a bit, my Renegade measures 42" long, still a nice compact size though. Not a little lightweight toy, this rifle is pretty heavy at around 9 pounds scoped, but the weight makes for a very steady hold. I really like the very solid steel and wood construction, excellent accuracy and superb power for hunting small game. I almost bought the regular AR6 Hunting Master, but the improved trigger, higher shot count per charge and power level of the Renegade seemed more appropriate for my uses.
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By jarrod from USA on 2009-12-03 13:49:17Things I liked:Really just about everything...stock was flawless with very nice grain with even finish.The gun itself was nicley blued and its a full size gun no doubt.Im doing this review after having owned this gun for a month and all i can say is WOW. email is firstname.lastname@example.org for questions and sharing info on rifle.
Things I would have changed:This gun is very loud but its a unshrouded pre-charge pneumatic so i wasent that surprised..i also have a disco and its also loud.Would be nice to see it with a shroud but its not a dealbreaker.The checkering was very sharp and very nice but i have already taken some of the sharpness off just by brushing the back of my hand across the forearm..maybe a little to deep of cut on checkering but again im picky.
What others should know:When i first started loading and cycling the gun it would not rotate the cyl all the way round..i chalked this up to tight tolerances and now after a few hundred rounds maybe more havent had one hangup.My gun came with small cyl openings..woulnt load eunjin 28g pellets.so i called pa to find out that all the smaller cylinders should have been removed from there inventory..somehow i got a set of small ones..not a big deal stacy at PA sent me replacments and the newer ones will accept eunjin pellets.Eunjin shoot well but kodiaks in the smaller cyl shoot one on top of the other out to 40yds.Kodiaks avg 953fps at 43fpe 2800psi to start.Eunjins..avg 803fps at 41 fpe and jsb jumbo monsters(25g)avg861fps at 42 fpe.My gun seems a little hotter than gaylords gun in his testing but these numbers my settle a little with time and no two guns are alike im sure.I double action a couple of cyl of 18g jsb jumbo hvy and got 867fps at 30fpe(i used small cyl. to shoot these).accuracy was ok..double action would take some time to get good results on paper at least for me anyway.Just for reference the larger cyl. openings were .224 thousands and the smaller ones were .221thousands.I was told that evanix wanted to get the velocity up so thats why all the smaller cyl were originally shipped with the guns.Im getting 25 to 30 fps more with sm cyl than larger ones.all my fills have been to 2800psi i see no need to go farther as others have seen slight valve lock above this number.Nice rig..no regrets.