1-year limited warranty
List Price $144.00 Save $7.05 (5%)
Want it delivered 05-21-2013
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Things I liked:Great service from PyramydAir. I got the sight in 3 days. Also, I had some questions about the operation of this sight and they gathered the data promtly from the manufacture and got it to me fast. About the sight: Heavy, solid, good materials, wide range of verticle adjustment, and holds the adjustment well.
Things I would have changed:The manufacture should include a owners manual. Also, make it with a metal peep vs a plastic one. Also, the 1/8 MOA adjustment is just too much clicking for 10m distance. A standard 1/4 MOA would be more usable for 10m target shooting, and would require less turning.
What others should know:I hope to be the first person in over 2 years to attempt a review of this product. This is a solid built sight, and with very tight adjustments knobs. Nevertheless, it's easy to adjust large verticle adjustment screw on the left side of the sight. Also, easy to disassemble. I lubed mine up with lithium grease to smooth out the wheel adjustments. The peep hole is made of plastic. If you like target shooting this holds the zero in good. I re-mount it every time I shoot and have no need to adjust the sight. However, if you change pellets from 7.0gr light to heavy 8.2gr, and need to move the zero more than one inch, it will require a lot of turning and even to re-position the sight on it's mount with the verticle height adjustment screw. Nevertheless, I'm hapy with it. This rear sight along with the Airforce Front sight are a great match. These sights give me a clear target picture when I shoot bullseye.
Things I liked:Adjustments are decent, and you can tune it to zero for your favorite pellet, and fine tune on the fly. It's metal and solid. Great Pyramydair service, got it in 3 days. This aperture sight has a wide range of height adjustment from mild to extreme. And, it fits my Daisy Avanti 853CM and is very adjustable. I can get my eye close to the sights for a good picture sight without tilting my head forward and sideways.
Things I would have changed:Even though it is a no-brainer to mount and adjust, a manual would be nice. Rear aperture is plastic, and the peep hole was drilled off-center, which will negativly affect accuracy if turned.
What others should know:I would compair this sight to the quality and precision of the Daisy Avanti aperture sight that came with my Avanti 853CM. However, the AirForce has the ability to adjust the knobs to zero, and has a better height adjustment that most pictures do not show. The wide range basic height adjustment is on the left side, and can be set up very high to fit high front globe sights without using riser mounts. Along with the AirForce front globe sight, this allows me to raise up the sights and keep my head erect without tilting head forward or sideways. Thus, much more comfort in shooting offhand. The only problem is the plastic aperture that was drilled offcenter. I replaced it with my Avanti metal aperature by wraping some plumber's tape around the aperture's screw in, and now it fits well enough until I get a diopter that will fit it. If you want more adjustability in your sights, this rear sight with the AF front global sight will give you the adjustability for shooting comfort, which often results in better accuracy.
Things I liked:• Solid build. • Tight tolerances. • Finer adjustment than the Gamo sight and its copies. • High quality construction. • Large radius adjustment knobs. • Positive detents on the adjustment knobs. • Ability to "rezero" the adjustment knobs. • Wide range of elevation adjustability to fit many different types of airguns. • Internal springs to take up any lash or slop. • Heavy duty rail mount. • Made in the USA!
Things I would have changed:• A second screw knob on the rail clamp would make this sight more secure when mounted on a spring piston airgun. • The windage adjustment knob dragged slightly on the body of the sight and created a grinding sound when the knob was turned. Loosening and then tightening the set screws that hold he knob in placem, while pulling the knob away from the sight body, solved this problem. • The aperture is made from plastic. You have to be careful when screwing it down securely as the aperture could crack if you over tighten it. An aperture made of metal would be less prone to damage but probably more expensive. (The metal aperture from the Chinese copy of the Gamo sight WILL screw into this AirForce sight.) • No sunshade is provided for the aperture. (This is not a problem if you shoot indoors. Otherwise, you can use the aperture and sunshade of the Chinese made sight.) • Much more difficult to take apart to clean or lubricate than the Gamo sight. You need a snap ring plier for disassembly. I don't know if I would change this design feature as it keeps the sight bullet proof and idiot proof. The manufacturer does not recommend disassembling the sight. But as a tinkerer, I always like to take things apart and supertune them. This sight, however, works so well right out of the box that I haven't opened it up yet. It was used in a major competition with great results.
What others should know:This is a heavy duty sight that has high adjustability and repeatability. Overall, a significant improvement over the Gamo sight and its Chinese copy. While it is more expensive than other alternatives out there, you definitely get what you pay for. This sight is as accurate as the sights on German made Olympic air rifles from 30 ago years ago. While they don't compare to the ajdustability of a current $800 Olympic quality rifle sight , this is truly a precision piece of work. AirForce got it right on this design and I commend them for it.