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0.25" (6.35mm), 656.0 fps, Hardwood, Right, Brown
656 fps w/lead pellets
1-year limited warranty
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Things I liked:I wanted a .22 air rifle with open sights, since I have a nice scoped Webley Tomahawk in .22 that takes care of that angle. I liked the fact that I didn't have to buy the el-cheapo kit scope with this rifle. While some kit scopes are better than others, most are pretty crap in my opinion. I actually spent more on the scope than I did on my Tomahawk and it was worth it! Anyway, the open sights on this gun a very good, although being used to iron sights, it did take me awhile to get used to the fiber optics. I actually found them distracting at first, but have adjusted to them well. All in all, this is a well made, traditional springer, that performs quite well, and is without a doubt worth the money if not an outstanding value. I'd put it right up there with the Diana/RWS rifles, some of which cost considerably more. It is also not overly heavy and easily manageable, although perhaps not a good choice for a kids gun.
Things I would have changed:I personally don't much care for the plastic muzzle break and would have much preferred and nicely crowned muzzle with a dove tail groove cut in the top, so I could install the front sight of my choice, but I guess it does give you something more to grap when cocking the rifle. Frankly, the gun cocks rather easily considering the power output, but it's also odd that there is no noticeable click when it's fully cocked. The fit an finish are good, but not great, but the quality of the barrel and other working parts is pretty obvious.
What others should know:The trigger on this rifle is surprising light! Out of the box, mine had almost no take up on the 1st stage and a very creepy 2nd stage. It took me awhile to get it adjusted, but it now has a nice take up on the 1st stage and then a light, crisp break on the 2nd stage. The trick to adjust is that when you turn the small adjustment screw that's right behind the trigger, it not only lengthens the 1st stage, but also shortens the 2nd stage. If you go too far the first stage will feel very creepy. The other larger, silver adjustment screw adjusts the break pressure required and frankly l'd like to have a bit more adjustment, because mine is as heavy as it can be set and the break point pressure is still very light. However, it is distinct and predictable and now that I've got it adjusted I am yery pleased with it. As far as accuracy, it surprised me how different the impact point was with different weight pellets (especially left to right), but I was able to get all I shot to group.
Things I liked:The gun is well made with good material, wood and steel.Easy to cock it and firm when it close. It is lite and easy to handle. I try 3 types of High end Pellets and the best was for me the JSB .25 Cal. 25.39 gr. accurate up to 65", grouping 1". I can say for the money worth every Penny. I try 3-4 Break Burrell Air Rifles, with Spring Piston or Gas Ram with more Power and they did not come close to this one. So I can say is a High End Rifle.
Things I would have changed: I would not change a thing in this Rifle, but I wish they put on it a Dove Rail or waiver mount, this way you will not worry about the Scope slide back. I install one my self.
What others should know: Buy this rifle and get a Scope mount like I did and then you will see batter things from this Rifle. The Trigger is not in the Class of a TO6, BUT is close to TO5 and that is not that bad.
Things I liked:I like my Cometa Fenix 400 .25 cal the best of all my air guns. It has a wonderful, predictable, light trigger. It's very accurate. It is mechanically very smooth and makes good noises while cocking. The quality of the materials, finishes and construction are all very high. The proportions of the gun, overall, and the stock, in particular, are svelte and elegant - it feels sophisticated, superbly balanced and well thought-out; it is a joy to hold and shoot.
Things I would have changed:Not a thing!
What others should know:I purchased the $10-for-10 service when I bought this gun from PA. Using the Gamo Pro-Magnum 21.91 grain pellet, the average velocity was 566.08 FPS and the average muzzle energy was 15.59 FPE. Being a springer, once the gun is broken in, both numbers will change. Don't judge this gun solely on the "numbers," for the quality of the shooting experience with this gun is extremely high. I also have a Hatsan Mod 125 in .25 which essentially doubles this gun's muzzle energy, and is also accurate, but the 125's shooting experience is not nearly as pleasant as the Fenix'. Both guns have their place, and the Cometa Fenix 400's place is in my heart. It's that good. I like it so much that I also purchased .177 cal and .22 cal versions of this exact same gun. I can hardly wait to take delivery and start shooting them! Of course, I'll post my findings on those two here, too.