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By Bill from USA on 2013-03-16 21:09:25Things I liked:My review is about what I think of this rifle, based on IT'S PRICE RANGE. I bought the X20 combo, wood stock, .22 caliber. I have run 1300 rounds through it with no issues. Again, for the price, the fit and finish is very nice. The safety mechanism is as smooth as silk and in a convenient location. The weight of the rifle is perfect, not heavy, yet not a light weight. I like my rifles in the 6 1/4 to 7 pound range, and this one falls right in there. I took my scope off for the break in period. I am enjoying the open sights so well, I may not put the scope back on it. BTW: The included 3X9X40 Stoeger scope has very clear optics, and adjust quite well. With that said, I also the weight, maneuverability, and cocking ease of this airgun WITHOUT the additional scope and mount weight. That's just a personal preference though. I have been shooting it at 10 meters, consistently putting 5 shot groups, all in a 1 1/4 circle. I have also consistently been shooting the balls out of a sycamore tree at 90 meters or so.
Things I would have changed:As other reviewers have stated, the trigger is LOUSY! Lots of creep before it breaks and fires. This issue is easily solved with a $40 trigger upgrade found online. It is very simple to install yourself. Now for the sights. The sights are fiber optic, which I am not very fond of. You just can't get a keen enough bead with them to get super tight groups. I'd like an option for other types of iron sights rather than the fiber optics. One last note. The breech seems to need a very tiny chamfer. 99% of the pellets I load seem to lack a couple of thousandths from seating flush in the breech. I can press with my finger REAL hard, and get most of them in fairly flush. They all go in shoot fine but I'm sure even a minute amount of skirt clipping will affect accuracy. This is also an easy fix with a dremel tool and a cratex bit. DON'T OVERDO in this area as it could ruin your barrel if you take too much material out. This will be my next upgrade to perform on it.
What others should know:90% of the above airgun review was based on performance from Crosman Premier hollowpoint pellets, 14.7 grains. I also tried a Beeman assortment also at 14.7 grains. I understand through my research that the H&N pellets work very well in this rifle, and will tighten up the groups, but I haven't had a chance to try them. I'm trying to get this gun dialed in with pellets I can get locally, and the Crosmans are what I have to work with. In conclusion, if all the "things I would change" were actually changed by the manufacturer, then it would no longer be a $129 rifle! ;-) Again, IN THIS PRICE RANGE, I think you would be hard pressed to find a better rifle. Kokopellet, out.
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By Donald from USA on 2013-05-06 07:42:12Things I liked:In this price rande the stock and blueing is quite nice.The Accuracy is excellent with caveat of master the horrid trigger.I bought mine without the scope from P.A. and added a Barska 3x9x40AO scope. Velocity is right to their specs and the cocking effeort reasonable a little heavier than other I have at this poer range but not bad.
Things I would have changed:Get rid of that horrible tigger feels like a long vreepy crossman trigger and heavy pullvery unpredictable let off.
What others should know:I have order a GTX-II trigger to fit this gun and from what I have read it makes it a whole different shooting experience Supposidly crisp and 2 -3 pound let off can't wait for it to arrive. This is a very nice gun with a very bad trigger but hopefully I can fix it's one defect. I took off 2 stars overall for that trigger.