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|Max Velocity||700 fps|
|Cocking Effort||7 lbs.|
|Front Sight||Fiber Optic|
|Rear Sight||Fiber Optic|
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Things I liked: This is a great gun for the money. Everything is either metal or wood; the only plastic piece is the safety lever. The finish of the hardwood stock is very nice, and the feel of this gun is very close to a real 22 rifle. Trigger pull is fine for general plinking. I think the open fiber optic sights are great and totally adjustable. Accuracy is very consistent, although I've only used one pellet type so far- Crosman 14.3 gr. pointed. I paid for the "10 for 10" check, and the velocity measurements are right in line with the advertised 550 fps. This is plenty of punch for me. It will drive a pellet through both sides of a steel can at 10 yards. I was very impressed with the initial quality of this gun. It was much higher than I expected. Well worth the money.
Things I would have changed: Not much, except it is difficult to screw on the CO2 chamber cap. The threads are very fine and difficult to get started. It's easy to get it cross-threaded if you're not careful.
What others should know: You can't remove the CO2 cap until the cartridges are completely depleted. I've read that there is a danger of a pellet getting stuck in the barrel if you let the pressure get too low, so the best course of action is to dry-fire the gun once your shots start to drop until the CO2 is expended. Then the cap can be removed easily. It seems like a waste of power, but it's probably a fact of life with many CO2 guns. The greatest advantage to this kind of air gun is its ease of use. I tried a break barrel gun prior to ordering this one, and it was exhausting to use after even a short time. It had considerably more power, but the effort required to cock that gun was considerable. The Tech Force TF78 cocks with a simple bolt action that requires very little effort. You can shoot all day long without fatigue. Pyramyd Air is a great company to deal with. They handled my exchange quickly with no hassles. Response time is very fast. I had my gun delivered within 48 hours of ordering!
Things I liked: I waited anxiously for about a week for this new rifle to show up at my door! I have to say it was well worth the wait. This is a beautiful gun right out of the box. I was like a kid on Christmas morning and I'm 58 YO! (I'll never grow up). I liked the finish of the wood stock. I really like the fiber optic sights. I loaded it up with the two co2 cartridges and stepped out the back door for my first shot. That first one was a little high but man was that trigger smooth yet crisp! It was very easy to lower that rear sight and for the rest of the afternoon there wasn't a tin can in the back yard capable of holding water! I was so caught up in the fun that I forgot to keep count of how many shots I could get off before running out of gas but it seemed like a lot. My nephew showed up about then and not wanting to be a big selfish kid, I let him fire off a few rounds also. He will probably be buying one of these babies for himself! All I can say is if you have been looking at this TF78 co2 rifle but can't make up your mind, I want to put your mind at ease. DON"T waste any more time! It is the best fun and gun you can get for the money. I found out by looking online that this gun has been around for quite awhile and has a devout following. Parts are readily available so your small investment will not be outdated soon. That's about all I can think of for now. Have fun and be safe!
Things I would have changed: Maybe the safety system, although it is fully functional it seems a little awkward to me but I will probably get use to it.
What others should know: I got my TF78 in .22 CAL because I wanted the knock down power. I haven't taken a squirrel with it yet but I'm sure it will be a capable weapon for this purpose.
Things I liked: Excellent value! I don’t believe you’ll find a better .22 caliber air rifle for this price, anywhere. I was so impressed after shooting it, I bought another one. Accurate with the open sights at 100ft and more powerful than I had expected. Fit and finish is incredible for this price. Treat it right and you’ll be shooting it for years to come.
Things I would have changed: Although improvements can always be made, the quality of this air rifle far exceeds the $90 asking price.
What others should know: At 6.6lbs this is a hefty CO2 air rifle but remember that this is the result of steel and hardwood construction. Excellent fiber optic sights. Excellent trigger action. The end cap on the CO2 tube does have a fine machine thread and you do need to use care so as not to cross thread it. Shoot responsibly, at 500+fps this is a dangerous weapon and definitely requires constant adult supervision.
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|Max Velocity||700 fps|