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Things I liked:Accurate, powerful, lightweight, dependable, shoulders & points better than any PCP I have tried. Under 1" 5 shots at 50yrds with Crosman Premieres and one ragged hole with JSB's. 35 to 50ftlbs, AWESOME
Things I would have changed:I don't like probes, so a foster fill. Maybe detune a bit if 50ftlbs is too much for you. I like the power, but I like a big shot count & bell curve. You can EASILY put a lighter spring in and do so.
What others should know:The gun is now my favorite rifle in .22 I have a fully tuned Rapid in .25 and I like the Rainstorm II WAY more. Shorter, lighter, a lot less money, just as accurate with the right pellets. If for any reason you are unhappy with it, Will Piatt of Saddle Mountain Gunsmith is an expert on these and turns them into a great rifle. Don't get me wrong, it's great to begin with but he adds a foster fill, improves the shroud, works the trigger, sets it for a bell curve and more shots at 35ftlbs as opposed to the 50ftlbs and steady drop in velocity it does from factory. Very affordable accurate gun. I have to say the best bang for your buck period..
Things I liked:Lite, compact(carbine) & accuract for a hunting rifle. I have the .25cal power house version set for hunting at 56fpe lots of knock down power with the H/N 31g baracudas, avarage of 900fps. excelent wood stock and finish, butter smooth side cock action. This is the better buy over the over rated euro guns,though they are nice just to pricey for the avarage person. This is the alternitive my opinion, you don't need pin point paper target accuracy for hunting. Having said that, this rifles accuracy at 20 yards=(one raget hole), 35 yards= (1/4"), 50 yards is down to (5/8")witch is pretty good considering i have only put 130 rounds in it so far and the groups are just getting smaller as it breaks in. Most shoting was done siting resting rifle on palm on a padded camara tripod. Groupings were 5 shot groups, and yes, i'm not the greatest shot to boot lol. Very nice rifle, you cant go wrong.
Things I would have changed:crosman quick fill conect, probes are just one more item to loose. Better baffles to tame this beast though i hear it is not backyard friendly, if noise is not a problem dont worry. Mine went straight to a tuner.
What others should know:rifle is very lite so feness is the key, no need to man handle it like heavy rifles. I wanted my .25cal to be back yard friendly so it was sent directly from PA to Will Piatt, (Saddle mountain gunsmith) to be tune to my liking. Triger job,crossman style quick conect,custom machien depinger, 3" longer custom carbon fiber shroud with custom baffles, rear vent holes. This power house is the same or slightly more qiet than the .22cal marauder i also have which is also set "hot" at 33fpe. My goal was to make it more backyard friendly not to inprove accuracy as the gun is already accurate though Will P will do his magic if it is a little off his standards as he is a world class shooter who knows his way around korean air rifles
Things I liked:Great design, balance and finish. The gun is quite light and as advertised, its weight with a scope is equivalent to others without, which is a big plus. The new magazine works great. It's easy to load with help of pen or similar. It accepts large pellets easily. You can also load single shots for even larger ones. The power out of the box is quite high and more than enough for the heaviest .22 pellets out there. Accuracy is acceptable for this kind of power. All holes within 1" at 25M with random ammo over 21gr.
Things I would have changed:Add a power adjuster. So much power is only useful for hunting while when target training you're wasting lots of air. And the gun is LOUD. After improving the shroud with a different and more common design, the conclusion is that the shroud is poorly built.
What others should know:If you're after a a pure neighbor friendly target puncher look for something with less power and better sound dampening. Also, it's relatively easy to mod / tune this gun yourself with help from internet, including reducing the power. At full throttle, there's lots of pumping and little shooting, so consider a scuba tank or similar. It took me about 3 rounds to order one.
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