0.25" (6.35mm), 900.0 fps, Hardwood, Ambi, Brown
Quiet power...something you don't usually find in a spring gun. 900 fps with lead-free pellets, 725 fps with lead pellets. Includes unmounted CenterPoint Optics 3-9x40AO scope.
1-year limited warranty
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Average Customer Review5 (205 reviews)
Things I liked:Powerful, accurate, much easier to charge than some others led me to believe (in .177, anyway). This is primarily due to the long barrel, in my opinion. I found it to be much easier to charge than some of the other reviews stated, but I'm also 6'3", 250 lbs, and in fairly good shape so that may make a difference... For the money, it's awesome. There are better guns out there, though - but you'll pay twice the cash for a gun that's less than twice as capable. This is the first air rifle I've purchased, but I've shot those of friends and family (quite a variety over the last 20 years) and this seemed the best combination of performance vs price. I basically wanted something I could shoot at my local 50-yard range, hunt small game, and shoot in my backyard without pissing off my neighbors. This foots the bill nicely.
Things I would have changed:Trigger - it's ridiculous, especially if you're used to powder-burners. Some of my target rifles (.22 powder-burners) have triggers that break at 1.5 lbs with nearly no travel (around 1 mm), so this is a HUGE break from the ordinary for me. None of the adjustments available seem to do much at all. Fortunately, it's easily swapped out. This is not at all unusual for any rifle, so I wasn't disappointed or surprised, but rifles with upgraded or better-quality triggers are available - why not offer an upgraded version?? Weight - I know that it needs to be heavy to keep recoil down, but 11-ish lbs with a good scope is bordering on too heavy for extended carrying (hunting)... Consider this more of a wish than a complaint, though.
What others should know:The first shot will sound like a cannon going off, but it will get quieter from there. It's just the dieseling effect, burning the shipping lube or whatever. Once the lube burns off (2 shots for me), you'll notice it gets a lot more quiet. I am currently shooting RWS Superdomes and they work pretty well. They are a little lighter than I wanted (a touch less than 9 grains, if I remember correctly), but that's the heaviest I could get on short notice. They work pretty well, but have flyers here and there. They also don't group as well as I would like (2" 15-shot groups at 45' with the bulk of the hits being in a 1.5" area - shooting unsupported prone). I'm sure a bench would help a lot in getting that group down, but it's still being broken in with less than 300 shots so far. I have some heavier pellets on the way (10.35-ish grain), so I'll update once I have tested with them. According to all the other reviews, this is right in the middle of the ideal pellet weight range, so I figured it's a good place to start. Also, don't get let down if it isn't immediately "match-grade accurate". I noticed that my groups decreased by almost 50% within the first 250-ish shots as things started getting broken in. I have no doubt that this will continue for the next few hundred shots, too, as I get to know the rifle better and it finishes breaking in.
Things I liked:Ease of cocking, pistol grip nice, sling attachments are great addition
What others should know:The noise level at firing is fairly high, possibly a little loud for domestic environments.
Things I liked:Beautiful thumb hole stock. Trigger seems ok. Man-sized!
Things I would have changed:A better trigger.
What others should know:Does not come with Benjamin sling anymore. No sling!