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By Kenneth from USA on 2013-06-08 11:54:00Things I liked:Everything!!! There isn't much to dislike about this gun. It's Cheap and delivers Big Power. I have yet to target shoot with it yet but I have about 45 shots across the Chrony and have found several pellets delivering over 20FPE!!! It does register 102.3db on the sound meter but it doesn't sound that loud to me. I even comes with a useable Scope. I measured the cocking effort at 33lbs so only weighing 6.6lbs and being 43 inches long this gun is suitable for anyone.
Things I would have changed:The second stage of the trigger pull is long but smooth. I have not tried to adjust it yet. Put some kind of filler in the stock. The gun does have kind of a hollow twang when you fire. Kind of like a tuning fork ring. Move the Scope Stop back further. It has two settings, too far forward and way too far forward.
What others should know:This gun is rated at 800fps with lead pellets and I got an average of 839.0fps with the RWS Hobby 11.9 grain lead pellets. Also, PA's Customer Service is just the Best and I love that use Fed Ex. It's like these guns fly across the country to their new owners.
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By GLEN from USA on 2014-06-06 00:56:49Things I liked:The skeletonized Ambi-thumb hole stock... enables a solid comfortable "perch" of the rifle. The "compact" overall length in comparison to other air rifles. The operation of the safety, done properly on this rifle... push forward to fire. The overall solid feel of a well built air rifle. The barrel firmly and solidly locks up after loading a pellet. The fiber optic sights are great for plinking at tin cans. Power is incredible for an air in this price class... I have this rifle in .22 caliber and am currently shooting the 14.3gr Crosman Premiers, they smack steel targets and tin cans with authority! I wouldn't be afraid to take small game up to rabbit size out to 40yds once dialed in.
Things I would have changed:The hollow twang of the stock that is noticeable through your cheek. I may remove the butt pad to see If I'm able to insert some type of packing material to absorb or deaden this. The trigger... overall its smooth, but the pull is very long before the gun fires. It's not a hard pull IMO, but too long. The scope is what you'd expect from a rifle in this price range, nothing impressive and I will be upgrading. The rifle deserves better. The scope stop is way to far forward even at the rear setting. I mounted the front scope ring, not the rear one, right up tight against the front of the scope stop in it's rear position and the rear ring as far back from it as possible. This caused my scope to be cradled in both rings in front of the adjustment turrets. Seems to be solid so far even if it looks funky. Will upgrade mounts later to a droop compensating weaver/picatinny rail to provide better and more scope positioning options with UTG quick detach rings.
What others should know:The bipod is strictly for display purposes at best and this is even questionable. My scope maxed out the right windage adjustment to get right beside the bullseye. The elevation adjustment worked fine. Fine for plinking purposes, but inadequate for precision target work. The rifle alone is worth the price. I don't know of any other air rifle with this level of power and build quality in this price range. The Hatsan Striker Edge has got to be one of if not the best deals out there flying under the radar. I plan to make my next air rifle purchase another Hatsan, in fact I'm deciding between the Hatsan 125 and 135 with the 135 probably getting the nod. Wonder if Hatsan will soon be releasing the 135 with the Vortex Piston? Not sure if that would be a better power plant though than the springer for various reasons I've discovered from other reviewers, both professional and amateur.