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By Jim from USA on 2009-12-27 20:52:14Things I liked:I like everything. I am a long time Air Gun user and have owned the Sheridan and Benjamin before. I also have the RWS 300R and RWS 52. The odd thing is that right out of the box, I am better able to hit my plinking target (Full size coffee can on a string, located over 110 feet from the firing point) with the Sheridan than the RWS Rifles. For reference, a .20 caliber pellet held at arms length entirely covers the can located downrange, despite being a large can, at the distance it appears quite small. The impact point was perfect, I had no reason to readjust the sights. I made sure that the Sheridan was still made in America before I purchased. Before I purchased, I thought the trigger guard was plastic, but it appears to be cast, perhaps aluminum. The trigger assembly is a drastic improvement over the Sheridans made 20 years ago. The trigger is a well formed apparently steel trigger (my RWS Rifles have plastic triggers, plastic trigger guards, and a plastic front sight). The safety has been updated to a cross bolt type, great improvement, as the old safety was too easy to bump to the firing position. I used one drop of PellGun Oil in the tube assembly, lubricated the pump assembly hinge points, and the receiver bolt as well. The gun performed excellently.
Things I would have changed:It appears that the Sheridan and Benjamin look the same. I wish there were cosmetic differences to motivate me to purchase the Benjamin as well. (The Sheridan and Benjamin formerly had different shaped stocks). Also, I wish the plastic grip over the front of the receiver was available, it cushions the hand as the gun is pumped. It was installed on all Sheridan Air Rifles from years ago.
What others should know:I prefer an Air Gun that can be ready at a moments notice, not one that I refill from a Scuba Tank or need to take a large CO2 Cylinder to my local compressed gas store to fill. The Sheridan fits the bill perfectly. Oh, worried about the multiple pumps necessary for each shot (I usually use 6 pumps or less)? Ever hear of exercise? I'm sure that the calories lost would benefit many of us after the Holidays. Also, improved muscle tone will likely result in the muscles required to pump the Air Gun. In a world of people who are increasingly not getting enough exercise, don't downplay the significance of multi-pump pneumatics. Use and enjoy.
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By Matt from USA on 2008-07-07 09:22:39Things I liked:Its a decent gun, I thought very seriously about returning it because its just not the gun I remember from a kid. I purchased this to teach my kids how to shoot. I like the fact that its like a real gun (size shape weight) I like the heaviness and the fact that my kids arms hurt after pumping it :)
Things I would have changed:The wood stock on the pump moves slightly when not pumping. It has a slight wiggle in it. The sights are made very cheaply. I was able to get it to sight in, but it took some effort. The sights out of the box were WAY off, and like I already stated, I think the sights were cheap, but I was able to sight in and shoot some pop cans at about 50 yards
What others should know:I had one of these when I was a kid. They were made much better back then before crosman bought Benjamin Sheridan. Its still a nice solid gun. But I wish I could buy an original, the craftsmanship was a 100 x better.