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|Max Velocity||1200 fps|
|Front Sight||Fiber Optic|
|Rear Sight||Adjustable for windage and elevation|
|Suggested for||Small game hunting/plinking|
|Max Shots per Fill||1|
Things I liked: I have the 25 caliber model and it is solidly built with everything fitting tight. the cocking mechanism is very beefy and solid so I do not worry about anything breaking in that area. After getting the scope dialed in I was putting the .25 domed pellets in a quarter sized area after a few dozen shots and with further shooting putting them all in a nickle sized area at 30 yards. The power is awesome more than my Weihrauch HW 90. Velocity is higher as well by how much I can't say yet as I haven't put it through the Chrono yet but I can tell from the time difference shooting at targets over 100 yards away that it is significant. All of my air rifles have wooden stocks except for this gun but I rather like the fit and looks of the synthetic stock on the Stoeger. The muzzle suppressor works very well to drop the sound level. In the .25 caliber this air rifle makes for a very powerful hunting weapon especially with the addition of its accuracy.
Things I would have changed: It would be nice to have a Rekor style trigger on this gun although I find the trigger as is ok even with the long pull. The scope does seem to get batted around pretty hard as others have stated and a better more vibration resistant scope would be nice.
What others should know: This is a powerful and accurate rifle capable of taking game at fairly long range in the .25 caliber for sure. It takes a bit of effort to cock but it should be expected to be so for the power it puts out.
Things I liked: The power and stock were really nice. Really good accurate gun. My favorite most accurate deadly pellet was the baracuda hunters. With iron sights i can hit small black birds at 65 yards. With iron Sights!!!
Things I would have changed: Scope sucked it was terrible. Screws did come loose because of power. Not a big deal just some loctite. When i cocked mine the barrel was loose and didn't really stay. I could lift the barrel up just a little after cocking and then drop it and would just fall right back down.
What others should know: If youre hunting this is a good gun. If you need a scope buy a different one cause this one sucks really bad. The power will also knock the scope right off so get good rings.
Things I liked: Very solid rifle. Great ergonomics, and easy to cock considering the power. After break in (about 200 pellets) it has become very accurate. Nice scope provided, although needed adjustment (next time I'll get the 10 for $10 service). Plan to use primarily for target shooting, hoping for 100 yards (very accurate at 50 yards).
Things I would have changed: Barrel was really filthy, not just machine oil used in manufacture, but a heavy "gunk". Gun really needs a thorough cleaning before you can expect good accuracy.
What others should know: Pyramid Air is the only online store that ships to New Jersey (to Federal Firearms Licensees gun dealers), as pellet and BB guns are considered firearms in NJ.
What's the cocking effort and has anyone krony this thing.
Why is it Canada and the European countries are the only ones allowing options for getting wooden stocks on the X-50? I wish the wooden stock version was imported to and available inside the USA.
The Benjamin Trail XL stock should fit, but I'd guess there will be a little empty space under the end cap where the safety is. Your safety may cover it well enough, but if you like the XL stock I'd imagine it's cheap, like $30-40 from Crosman. The shrouded XL barrel in your choice of caliber should fit too.
I'll call Stoeger Monday and ask them as my questions have been sitting here idle for 2 months. Stoeger/Benelli Airgun catalog arrived today, they show the wood x50 model on page 2. But in the specifics pages later on they show the molded stock version with no mention of wood stock availability.
Who's lying ? I was told today that No airgun and go 1500fps ... even alloy 20gr pellets.. lead i can see is a No . but alloy??? i have even seen guns the claim to go faster than 1500fps. So, who's lying to the consumers ??
A break barrel in 22 certainly can't do it, but in 177 it's possible. You might have to tune the gun to get it. As a general rule the guns don't live up to the claims unless tuned, then depending on how much the company stretched the truth it may still fall short. The Stoeger X20S for example cannot hit its 1200fps claim, but a 1200fps Crosman can exceed it. Dieseling is another thing, it bumps power quite a bit and they usually diesel when new. A reviewer/tester will pull it out, shoot over a crony and get big numbers. After the grease burns off power drops to normal.
If this helps, I own a gamo socom extreme .177, and it claims to fire gamo alloys at 1650 fps. I have hunted with this, and even taken mid sized game with absolutely no problem ! I've even taken rabbits, and squirrels with alloys. Whatever I fire this using, always goes straight through their skulls, drops them dead in their tracks ! I know a bunch of guys down south, that take big boars dead, with one shot! I understand that they don't make it any more, but there are a few out there that claim 1450, to 1600 fps. The socoms little brother claims 1450 I believe ? But they are out there !
|Max Velocity||1200 fps|