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Things I liked:Ah, yes...the air rifle of my youth. So what's changed in 40 years? Well you still get the wood stock and forearm with the XLS. It still shoots BBs and pellets but I wouldn't use BBs at all since I would not want to damage the rifled barrel. It now has a 5 shot magazine and a fiber optic front sight which is nice.
Things I would have changed:The 5 shot magazine is a manual design which means you have to move it each time to the next available pellet after each shot, too bad Crosman didn't mimic the semi-auto design of the IZH-61's magazine.
What others should know:The rear sight is adjustable for elevation but not for windage. So of course mine is shooting about 4" to the left at 30' right out of the box. Bending the rear sight to the side seems to be the only solution. I'll put an inexpensive scope on it but why not offer a basic fully adjustable rear sight like on the model 66?
Things I liked:This is the only remaining RIFLED BARREL pumper from Crosman. With the rifled barrel, this little gem is a tack driver with pellets (BBs should not be used in rifled barrels).
Things I would have changed:I would add the small 'scope from the 764. It's still the best entry level airgun.
What others should know:Pump guns do not have the recoil of a spring gun, nor the expense of a PCP, making them the best overall choice for young shooters...fewer bad habits will result from the easier hold.
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