Things I liked:I love the power, look, and feel of this gun. I have a Bushnell trophy 6-18 x50mm scope on it and it looks sick. Have the adjustable cheeckstock. Never use double action, single action is enough. The power is great. It isn't that loud like people say, the supersonic crack makes the most noise.
Things I would have changed:The indonesian hardwood stock cracked. Bad. I will take it to a gunsmith and hope he can fix it. It is an expensive rifle, shame if it can't be fixed. Lighter double action would be good.
What others should know:I have taken a few squirrels and couple quail with it. I think anything less than 28 grain Eujin's go super sonic (in cold 20 degree winter hunting temps), and accuracy suffers. I will only shoot 28 grain + from now on in cold weather.
Things I liked:High power. Good trigger ON SINGLE ACTION ONLY (FORGET about the Double action pull its way too heavy). Good craftsmanship, not too heavy, but solid construction. One of the most affordable "high power" PCPs on the market.
Things I would have changed:Make a bolt action/ magazine fed rifle with power like this, at this price.... I'd be all over it!! Have online parts support for this rifle.
What others should know:This rifle is one of the most powerful PCP's you can get at this price range next to the Air Force Condor. Theoben/ Daystate/ BSA/ FX/ etc all START at the $1000 and up price range and some are not as powerful as the AR6, but offer more than 40 shots with less than a 10FPS deviation due to their regulated valves. With the AR6 you can get up to 10 full power (1000 FPS w/ 28gr Eun Jin) with the others dropping off gradually to about 900 FPS which is still very hard hitting with the 28 grainers. When the pressure drops to about 140 BAR you can load lighter pellets if you want more velocity. Some pellets dont fit well in the magazine (they have a loose fit). If youre using a hand pump and dont weigh more than 150lbs or so.... you're not gonna be able to pump the 200BAR, maybe 180 BAR which is good enough. Gun is about as loud as a firecracker.
Things I liked: This was my introduction to a PCP rifle. The power is unreal! I thought my Beeman R1 was powerful but it can't compare to the Evanix. The gun has very beautiful wood with excellent finish and fine checkering. The six shot rotary magazine is very easy to load and having six shots is very handy in the field. It is easier and quicker to cock the hammer for follow-up shots than other types of cocking mechanisms I've tried. I have a target set up at 35 yd. and it is easy to get 1 in. and tighter groups from this distance. I have a 3-9 Leapers scope with an illuminated reticle. This makes an excellent combo and looks great. There are at least 30 very powerful shots per fill.
Things I would have changed:I wish the power was adjustable. The trigger is a bit too heavy. The instruction manual isn't all that great. I think a little bit heavier barrel would look better. The rifle is very loud. It sounds like a fire arm. I like the sound but it would be neat with a silencer.
What others should know:Stick with the heavier .22 pellets. I have had good luck with Eun Jin, Beeman Kodiak, Beeman Crow Magnum and a few others. Lighter pellets go supersonic, good for shooting tin cans and general plinking but trying to get tight groups on your target will be a bit frustrating with light pellets. The owners manual says you can charge the rifle to 200 bar (3000psi) but that takes you well into the red zone on the rifle's pressure gage. Since the rifle does not have adjustable power, I think that it is way to powerful for .177cal.