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Average Customer Review4.5 (188 reviews)
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Things I liked:POWER! This gun is very powerful out of the box. It's my first PCP, and I'm sold! NO recoil or special holds to account for. I get 20 to 25 consistent POI shots at moderate range, and another 5 or so for short range work. The quality of the build is a strong 9 of 10, its very solid and refined looking, with only a couple sub par areas. The pump that comes with the gun is solid and pumps to 2000 psi with ease, although it is a bit labor intensive at the higher end of the fill. The stock is a nice solid hardwood, and overall it is an awesome hunting rifle for the money. Mine seems to like JSB Exact 15.89 grain pellets. I can't say enough for its power, if you have used springers and multi pump pneumatics, especially .177 like me all your life, this thing is comparing a sligshot to a cannon! NO comparison, and I have a 1200 fps .177 springer. This .22 is a squirrels worst nightmare! I had said my next gun would be a Marauder .25, after shooting this .22, a .25 will be absolutely beastly!
Things I would have changed:The trigger is by far the worst point of the gun, plastic blade with way too much creep. A brass trigger blade with adjustment screws and a good polish job should be top priority. Also, the bolt likes to lock and unlock when the gun is loaded, it hasn't opened so far, but it will go up and down if you are carrying it on a sling. Other than that, it is LOUD!! My .22 rimfire is barely louder, and I have had some pest birds "jump the shot" at longer range, presumedly they hear the report before the pellet arrives. So keep this in mind as well as your neighbors! And the placement of the barrel band/ lack of a second barrel band (see anything else to know).
What others should know: I gave it a 4 star for accuracy due to two things, one a big deal and one an easy fix. Good news first, the barrel band. In its factory location, it allows the muzzle to flex a good amount with little persuasion. No big deal, I simply moved the band to about a half inch behind the front sight. Presto, problem solved, just make sure it doesn't clamp the barrel off to either side. Now the bad news, the muzzle. At 20 yards, I can shoot .25 inch jagged holes. Go to 50 and that opens to 1.75 to 2 inches. An internet search yielded some light on this issue. The last 1/2 inch or so of the rifling at the muzzle is "off" for lack of a better term. The rifling lands in that half inch are about half as wide as the remainder of their length. I found numerous instances of this online. My personal decision is to wait and get a BNM barrel when I get the BNM breech and shroud kit. It does OK in the meantime, just watch out for this issue.
Things I liked:Everything, the sights, the trigger, the weight, price, you just can't say any thing bad about it
Things I would have changed:(My opinion) put a little friction at the part where the bolt closes to keep it close more snug because sometime when I'm not paying attention I touch the bolt and it stays up and then I shoot and the bolt it blown because I shot with it open
What others should know:You need to put a mil dot scope on it because this thing is so accurate
Things I liked:This is my first pcp air gun so I do not have a depth of knowledge, but I can tell you I got a dandy. I paired the Discovery with a Leapers 3x9x40 AO scope. Perfect fit. I am short 5'8" the gun is a perfect fit for youth and small build shooters. The gun is light weight and the pump is really not that hard to use and I'm 63 years old. This is a hard hitting accurate air gun. It's a blast to shoot!
Things I would have changed:The pressure gauge on the Discovery needs upgrading. Pretty cheap and way off from the pump pressure gauge reading, but for $10.00 it can be easily replaced.
What others should know:I know and have read of Discovery problems and I was reluctant to take the risk because even at a so called low end pcp, that is still a lot of money for some of us. I am so glad I did. I love this gun, My springers will probably collect more dust now. This is a great air gun. Take the risk if you are ready to enter the air gun world. We all know Pyramyd Air will stand by any defects that might come with yours. I was blessed to have a great shooter right out of the box. Even the trigger is fine for now and I shoot Gene's upgrade in all my other rifles.