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|Max Velocity||675 fps|
|Cocking Effort||1-8 pumps|
|Front Sight||Blade and Ramp|
|Rear Sight||Adjustable for windage and elevation|
|Suggested for||Small game hunting/target practice|
|Trigger Pull||5.5 lbs|
Things I liked: Every thing seems to be great. A great hunting piece and it groups verry well..
Things I would have changed: Sheridan seems to have put it together with a lot of fore though. I wouldn't change a thing.
What others should know: I use this air rifle for gray squirels and found it good out to 50 yards. Heart shots seem to kill on impact and they are dead before they hit the ground. A great all around small game getter, To date my silver streak has taken over 100 kills and never once let me down. Fun for plinking and very well made..Mine is a 20 cal. and is everything I could ask for in a fair priced air gun.
Things I liked: I have had a Silver Streak for about 35 years and it is still like new. I mounted a 2x Redfield Long Eye relief scope on it and it shoots tight groups and hits hard. This is a quality piece of work, with excellent materials and will never go out of style. Of course, when I bought it, I paid about $55 for it. I am the original owner, and I will pass it down to my son. The gun has enough power for hunting, can be used for target shooting, and is a lot of fun.
Things I would have changed: The trigger pull could be a little lighter, which would lead to better shooting, but it is better than some air guns I have shot.
What others should know: A great gun that is built to last a lifetime (or more)!
Things I liked: I like everything. I am a long time Air Gun user and have owned the Sheridan and Benjamin before. I also have the RWS 300R and RWS 52. The odd thing is that right out of the box, I am better able to hit my plinking target (Full size coffee can on a string, located over 110 feet from the firing point) with the Sheridan than the RWS Rifles. For reference, a .20 caliber pellet held at arms length entirely covers the can located downrange, despite being a large can, at the distance it appears quite small. The impact point was perfect, I had no reason to readjust the sights. I made sure that the Sheridan was still made in America before I purchased. Before I purchased, I thought the trigger guard was plastic, but it appears to be cast, perhaps aluminum. The trigger assembly is a drastic improvement over the Sheridans made 20 years ago. The trigger is a well formed apparently steel trigger (my RWS Rifles have plastic triggers, plastic trigger guards, and a plastic front sight). The safety has been updated to a cross bolt type, great improvement, as the old safety was too easy to bump to the firing position. I used one drop of PellGun Oil in the tube assembly, lubricated the pump assembly hinge points, and the receiver bolt as well. The gun performed excellently.
Things I would have changed: It appears that the Sheridan and Benjamin look the same. I wish there were cosmetic differences to motivate me to purchase the Benjamin as well. (The Sheridan and Benjamin formerly had different shaped stocks). Also, I wish the plastic grip over the front of the receiver was available, it cushions the hand as the gun is pumped. It was installed on all Sheridan Air Rifles from years ago.
What others should know: I prefer an Air Gun that can be ready at a moments notice, not one that I refill from a Scuba Tank or need to take a large CO2 Cylinder to my local compressed gas store to fill. The Sheridan fits the bill perfectly. Oh, worried about the multiple pumps necessary for each shot (I usually use 6 pumps or less)? Ever hear of exercise? I'm sure that the calories lost would benefit many of us after the Holidays. Also, improved muscle tone will likely result in the muscles required to pump the Air Gun. In a world of people who are increasingly not getting enough exercise, don't downplay the significance of multi-pump pneumatics. Use and enjoy.
|Max Velocity||675 fps|