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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
By Khorgan from USA on 2014-07-08 14:38:27Things I liked:What do I like about this gun? Well, everything! Excellent manufacture, beautiful wood, perfect balance and extremely accurate once you learn how to control the tremendous recoil. Mine is .177 caliber and this was my latest acquirement from PA. Lately I've been into PCP air guns but I still like the 3 under lever I have and it's in my plans to purchase a break barrel. This gun is not only beautiful but also a high quality product that you can notice in the smallest detail. The security system is impeccable. The main reason I love this gun is its accuracy. I mounted a very good Leapers UTG 6-24x50 scope and at 45 yards what I see I can hit. The trigger was a little heavy outside the box but I didn't touch it, and it smoothed after a couple hundred shots.
Things I would have changed:This gun is heavy. Very heavy and it deserved to come with a sling and although it came ready to install a sling the sling didn't come in the package. I tried to purchase a Hatsan sling but PA does not have it for sale and that is a big disappointment.
What others should know:This is not the ideal gun for someone recent to air guns. This gun is a power house and has tremendous recoil which makes artillery hold a requirement to get some accuracy. Only when you are comfortable using this beauty you will see how accurate it is. I can shoot a dime time and time again from 45 yards away now but it needed a small learning curve to become one with the gun.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
By Timothy from USA on 2013-07-15 10:55:48Things I liked:Overall fit, finish and function are AWESOME! I am really impressed by the looks and operation, and it's a really nice piece of walnut for the stock. All controls are positive and work well. Tru Glo sights work really well.
Things I would have changed:It is what it is, and it is heavy! I don't mind- some may! I think a GREAT improvement would be to make a rear sight that fits on the picatinny rail, so it can be removed to make room for a scope if desired.This would also increase the sight radius. Rear sight had to be removed for my scope anyway!
What others should know:This rifle seems to hit hard and shoot well- I am learning this "artillery hold" method of spring piston shooting- it makes all the difference. I am still in the break-in period, but it is definitely capable of ragged 1-hole 5 shot groups at 10m. At 25 yards I am getting about 1" groups, but I think it is capable of better- my inexperience, time constraints, and a windy range time conspired against me.