Things I liked:This is one powerful and accurate rifle. To date I have only tested two pellets. The Beeman Kodiaks (21.4gn double gold) & the JSB Match Diabolo Exact jumbo Monster (25.4 gn). Both are very accurate in this rifle however the Kodiaks seem to beat out the JSB with sub 1" groups @ 50yrds. The JSB aren't far behind ~ 1.25" @ 50yrds. As far as velocity and energy goes here is what I'm measuring from my CED M2 Chrony. 25.4 JSB Match Diabolo Exact jumbo Monster: - Shots 1-10 Avg 906.5 ft/sec , Energy 46.3 ft-lbs, extreme spread 11 ft/sec, Standard Deviation 3ft/sec - Talk about consistency. - Shots 11-20 Avg 901.5 ft/sec , Energy 45.8 ft-lbs, extreme spread 24 ft/sec, Standard Deviation 8.1 ft/sec - Shots 21-30 Avg 858.5 ft/sec , Energy 41.5 ft-lbs, extreme spread 46 ft/sec, Standard Deviation 15.1 ft/sec Whats amazing is I can duplicate these number over and over every time I re pressurize the rifle. Shots 11 - 20 are the most accurate all easily in the 10 ring. Shots 21 - 30 group well but fall just under the 10 ring. 21.4 gn Beeman Kodiaks (double gold) : - Shots 1-10 Avg 966.6 ft/sec , Energy 44.3 ft-lbs, extreme spread 17.9 ft/sec, Standard Deviation 5.6ft/sec - Shots 11-20 Avg 953.5 ft/sec , Energy 43.1 ft-lbs, extreme spread 38.2 ft/sec, Standard Deviation 12.6ft/sec - Again the most accurate group - Shots 21-230 Avg 901.7 ft/sec , Energy 38.5 ft-lbs, extreme spread 60.2 ft/sec, Standard Deviation 18.7ft/sec
Things I would have changed:Put a normal Weaver scope mount with cross notches. Rings for that configuration are much more widely available. 4 out of 400 shots did not advance the cylinder and just shot a puff of air - nothing major.
What others should know:I put 400 rounds through the rifle in the 1st 2 days of ownership and its a hoot to shoot. Really quite, light, well balanced, and amazing accuracy - no recoil and great trigger. The 10 shot clip is going to be great in the winter months, Just load up 3 or 4 clips while your inside and go out and shoot em off. No more frigid hands trying to load the single shot break barrel out in the cold. Anyone interested in RWS 350 Magnum in like new condition(it's never going to get used again)? The Evanix Blizzard S10 Short is AWESOME, just buy it.
Things I liked:The overall feel and balance of the gun is just right .Its just a hair longer than my marauder and it is close to the same wieght as the marauder as well .The fill probe came with the gun and it works perfect .Also the gun came with two metal clips that are fairly easy to load.The stock is top notch its a very nice looking gun .The power out of the box is massive and amazing .The gun when shooting 18.1 grain jsb exact pellets is a little bit louder than the marauder but not much .When shooting 14.3 grain pellets its much louder because they are going super sonic. After some tightening of some screws and cleaning the barrell she is dead acurate !!! I am very very happy with this gun !!!! OH and by the way it seems to shoot the jsb exact 18.1 grain pellets the best
Things I would have changed:The oring inside the barrell band was to small and let the barrell move around to much .I installed a thicker oring and it tightened up the fit between the barrell shroud and band like it should be
What others should know:If you are looking for a quite powerfull gun look no farther .I bought this gun to replace my benjamin marauder .I was hoping for a little more power than the what the marauder had with at least the same acuracy ... Thats exactly what I got !!!