Black Ops Junior Sniper air rifle combo: Part 5

by Tom Gaylord
Writing as B.B. Pelletier

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

Black Ops Junior Sniper
Black Ops Junior Sniper combo

This report covers:

  • Informative
  • Scope
  • Sight-in
  • Premier lite pellets first
  • Pumping is easy
  • Pellets difficult to load
  • H&N Baracuda Match pellets with 4.53mm heads
  • Final thoughts

Informative

This will be our final look at the Black Ops Junior Sniper air rifle combo. Today, I’ll mount the scope and shoot the rifle from 25 yards. I thought this report would just be about the rifle and scope; but, in fact, I learned 2 other very important lessons. So, today’s blog will be informative. There are also two short instructional videos.

Scope

The scope that comes with this combo is the cheapest kind of optical sight you can buy. It’s a 4x scope with a very skinny tube — less than .75 inches. The rings come already attached, so all I had to do was clamp them to the top of the rifle, and the job was done. That said, I had no idea if the scope would even be on the paper at 25 yards.

I couldn’t adjust the eyepiece to the point that the reticle lines were in focus. So, everything you’re about to see was from me guessing where the horizontal crosshair was located. The vertical line was sharper, and I think that will show up as we go.

Sight-in

I always sight in a smallbore airgun at 12 feet to make sure I’m on the paper back to 25 yards. Holding on the center of the bull, the pellet stuck the same bull I was aiming at on its 9 o’clock edge. That means the pellet is shooting slightly to the left and way too high when I back up to 25 yards. At 12 feet, I want the pellet to strike the paper as far below the aim point as the scope is above the bore. I had no idea how much or little the scope’s adjustments would move things, so I cranked the vertical adjustment knob down about 3 complete turns. I also adjusted the scope to the right about half a turn.

At 25 yards, the first shot hit the target 3 inches above the point of aim and well-centered on the bull, so I cranked the vertical adjustment down some more. In all, it took 4 additional shots before I was sighted in.

Premier lite pellets first

When I tested the rifle with pellets at 10 meters, 2 pellets stood out. The first of them were Crosman Premier lites; and since I’d already sorted them by head size, I shot those that have a 4.54mm head. I used 6 pump stroke per shot. Ten pellets went into 1.254 inches. Given how blurry the crosshairs were, I felt that was pretty good. I was glad they all went into the pellet trap!

Black Ops Junior Sniper Premier lite target
Ten Crosman Premier lite pellets (yes, there really are 10 pellets in this group) are in this 1.254-inch group. Given how blurry the scope reticle was, I think this is great! This was the best 25-yard group of the day.

Pumping is easy

When a scope is mounted on a multi-pump, it sometimes becomes difficult to pump because you can’t grab the rifle where you need to. That isn’t the case with the Black Ops. I could hold it on the stock just behind the pistol grip and pump the rifle as easily as before the scope was mounted.

Pellets difficult to load

As I was shooting the first target and struggling with loading the pellets, I remembered a gift that blog reader Jerry gave me at the Findlay airgun show this year. It was a pair of tweezers with an angled tip. I went to my office and got them for the next target. At first, I had to learn how best to use them, but that took only about 5 shots. After that, I was loading pellets with tweezers as fast as I could load them in a regular breech with my hands. These tweezers work so well that I made a short video to show you.

H&N Baracuda Match pellets with 4.53mm heads

The next pellet I shot was the other one that did well at 10 meters — the H&N Baracuda Match with 4.53mm heads. H&N no longer makes this pellet with this head size, so I linked you to the same pellets with 4.52mm heads. That’s as close as I can get. And, because these pellets are much heavier, I did shoot them with 7 pump strokes instead of 6.

This string was where I learned another important thing, and it slapped me right in the face like a clown with a wet codfish. I was shooting a good group with this pellet — very close to the same size as the Premier group until shot 9. The rifle sounded weaker on that shot, and the pellet took noticeably longer to get to the target. And, I could see the hole in the target paper below the bull I’d been hitting. The pellet had dropped lower on the target.

I thought I must have miscounted the pump strokes, so I was careful to put in 7 strokes for the next shot. But that one sounded even weaker, took longer to get downrange and hit the paper about 3 inches below the last shot! Was the rifle broken?

Then, I remembered that this is a multi-pump, and multi-pumps need to be oiled. I never had one quit so suddenly, but I got the Crosman Pellgunoil and oiled the pump head. And, guess what? The next 2 shots came back up on the paper like shot 9 and were clearly going faster again. The first 8 shots went into 0.993 inches.

Black Ops Junior Sniper Baracuda Target 1

The first 8 H&N Baracuda Match pellets landed on the bull, but shot 9 took a dive and shot 10 was really low. I oiled the pump head and look where shots 11 and 12 hit. The first 8 shots measure 0.993 inches between centers.

I had to know if oiling the gun brought it fully back, so I shot another 10 Baracuda Match pellets at a second target. The first 6 pellets hit below the bull, then the shots climbed back into the center of the bull. Oil was all that was needed. No sense measuring this group because the point on impact was constantly changing.

Black Ops Junior Sniper Baracuda target 2

A second target shot with the same Baracuda Match pellets. The group started out low and gradually climbed back into the bull.

I feel that oiling the pump head is important enough that I made a short video to show you where and how to oil it. All multi-pumps are pretty much the same when it comes to this, so the video has a broad application.

Final thoughts

The Black Ops Junior Sniper combo turned out to be a surprise. The rifle was accurate, and the power was okay. I don’t care for the trigger, which is too heavy, and I really dislike the pump handle that tries to look like an M16 magazine. The scope is useless, but the open sights work fine.

The rifle is easy to pump and cock; but when loading pellets one at a time, the large BB hole in the rear of the loading trough is a danger. Pellets can drop in. By using tweezers, you can precisely control where the pellet goes.

All things considered, I believe the Black Ops Junior Sniper is a worthwhile multi-pump that sells at a nice price.


Black Ops Junior Sniper air rifle combo: Part 4

by Tom Gaylord
Writing as B.B. Pelletier

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Black Ops Junior Sniper air rifle combo
Black Ops Junior Sniper combo

This report covers:

• Monopod
• Daisy Premium Grade BBs
• Hornady Black Diamond BBs
• Crosman Copperhead BBs
• Avanti Precision Ground Shot
• Summary

This is the report you’ve been waiting for. How accurate is the Black Ops Junior Sniper air rifle combo with steel BBs? Today, we’ll find out.

I went back to Part 2 and discovered that the rifle gets almost 500 f.p.s. on 3 pumps when shooting BBs. Since I was shooting at 16 and a fraction feet (5 meters), this was more than enough velocity for the test. It also sped up the test a bit.

Monopod
I try to take my personal weaknesses out of any test I do, and resting the gun is a good way to do that. I used to use a bench and sandbag for all of this, but shooting a BB gun at 5 meters is a lot to set up for. Thankfully, I discovered the UTG Monopod. It’s light, quick and convenient. And, it produces results that are very close to a bagged rest. Certainly, they’re good enough for a test like this.

Daisy Premium Grade BBs
The first BB tested was the Daisy Premium Grade BB. I loaded just 10 into the gun’s reservoir, then started shooting. At first, I thought the gun was doing very well; but as the shots increased, I could see that it wasn’t. In the end, I’d put 10 shots into 1.787 inches. That’s at just over 16 feet! Most BB pistols will do better than that.

Black Ops Junior Sniper air rifle combo Daisy BB
Ten Daisy Premium Grade BBs made this 1.787-inch group at 5 meters. This isn’t very good.

As things turned out, this was the second-worst group of the test. Daisy BBs aren’t on the bottom very often, but this proves that it can happen.

Hornady Black Diamond BBs
The next BB to be tested was the Hornady Black Diamond. In other tests, I’ve found these BBs to be equal to the best, though not all guns seem to like them. But the Black Ops Junior Sniper seems to. Ten of these black steel BBs went into a group that measured 0.991 inches between centers — or just about an inch. While that certainly isn’t target gun accuracy, it sure is going in the right direction! It turned out to be the best group of the test!

Black Ops Junior Sniper air rifle combo Hornady BB
Now, that’s a group! Hornady Black Diamond BBs did well in the Black Ops Junior Sniper. Ten went into 0.991 inches at 5 meters.

Crosman Copperhead BBs
Next, I tried Crosman Copperhead BBs. While these are premium BBs, they’re slightly smaller than the others and vary in size just a little more than the rest. But this time they were just about even with the Daisy BBs, putting 10 into 1.79 inches at 5 meters. This was the largest group of the session, but it’s so close to the Daisy group that I have to rank them as equal.

Black Ops Junior Sniper air rifle combo Crosman BB
Crosman Copperhead BBs did about the same as Daisy BBs in this test. Ten went into 1.79 inches at 5 meters.

Avanti Precision Ground Shot
The last BB I tried was the Avanti Precision Ground Shot. Since these are so demonstrably better than other premium BBs in the Avanti Champion 499 BB gun, we tend to think of them as more accurate in all guns, but that isn’t the case. They’re slightly larger, and their surface is very uniform, but not all BB guns can make good use of those qualities.

In the Black Ops Junior Sniper, 10 Avanti shots printed a group that measured 1.625 inches. That’s not much better than the 2 worst groups, and way off the pace of the Black Diamond BBs.

Black Ops Junior Sniper air rifle combo Avanti Precision Shot
Avanti Precision Ground Shot offerend no advantage in the Black Ops Junior Sniper. Ten went into 1.625 inches at 5 meters.

Summary
In short, I think the Black Ops Junior Sniper is a much better pellet rifle than a BB gun. I would just shoot it with lead pellets. But you can do both if you want to. Don’t look for more than soda-can accuracy at 25 feet with BBs, though.

Next, I’ll mount the scope that comes with the combo and back up to 25 yards. Pellets will be back on the menu, and this time I know which ones work. Remember the accuracy we saw at 10 meters with this rifle? I’m hoping it holds out to 25 yards. If it does, this rifle becomes a best buy!


Black Ops Junior Sniper air rifle combo: Part 3

by Tom Gaylord
Writing as B.B. Pelletier

Part 1
Part 2

Black Ops Junior Sniper air rifle combo

Black Ops Junior Sniper air rifle combo.

 

This report covers:

• Crosman Premier lite pellets
• H&N Baracuda Match pellets, 4.53mm head
• Air Arms Falcon pellets
• Conclusion thus far
• What’s next?

Let’s look at the accuracy of the Black Ops Junior Sniper air rifle combo. I’m shooting lead pellets, only, and I’m shooting at 10 meters with open sights. This will not be the last test with pellets, because this combo does have a scope. But for today, I’m just getting used to the rifle and seeing how it does.

I decided to shoot 10 shots off a rest at 10 meters using 5 pumps of air. You can refer back to Part 2 to see what kind of velocity that gives me.

The rifle feels very clunky to me because of the fake magazine lump they put on the pump handle. I would prefer that not be there, though I was able to make my sandbag accommodate it. On the other hand, I do like the squared-off comb on the stock, because it helps me locate my face. My eye came into perfect alignment with the sights every time.

Crosman Premier lite pellets
The first pellet I tested was the 7.9-grain Crosman Premier lite. I normally use a spotting scope, or, to be more exact, a pair of 7X40 binoculars to see the pellets on the target, but this time I didn’t have to. The rifle was hitting about 2 inches to the right of the center of the bull and landing in the white. At 10 meters, even I can see a pellet hole in the white with my naked eye.

I did lower the rear sight, but since I planned to also test the scope I didn’t bother to adjust the group to the left. It was nice to see where the pellets were impacting.

Ten Premier lites went into 0.517 inches. Given that I was shooting with open sights — and plastic ones, at that, I felt that wasn’t too bad.

Black Ops Junior Sniper air rifle combo Premier 10 meters
Ten Premier lite pellets went into 0.517 inches at 10 meters. Not bad for inexpensive open sights!

H&H Baracuda Match pellets, 4.53mm head
The next pellet I tested was the H&N Baracuda Match with 4.53mm head. For some reason, I felt this might turn out to be a good one, and I think you will agree that I was right. These pellets struck the target even lower and more to the right than the Premier lites. But after just 3 shots I knew I was on to something good. The hole just didn’t seem to grow as the shot count rose.

After 10 shots, the very round group measures just 0.267 inches between centers. I’m glad to see it, for it proves two things. This rifle can shoot, and so can I! This group earns the Black Ops Junior a chance to move back to the 25-yard line. But that’s in the future. Before we get to that point, BBs still have to be tested at 5 meters.

Black Ops Junior Sniper air rifle combo H&N Baracuda 4.53mm 10 meters
Baracuda Match pellets with the 4.53mm head are great in the Black Ops Junior rifle at 10 meters! Ten made this round group, which measures 0.267 inches between centers.

Air Arms Falcon pellets
Thinking the pellet’s large head size might be something the rifle likes, I tried the Air Arms Falcon pellets next. They weigh only 7.33 grains, but they have a 4.52mm head. That’s very large for a .177 pellet and just 0.01mm smaller than the H&N Baracuda Match. So, great things were anticipated.

Alas, they did not deliver. The 0.78-inch 10-shot group they made is the largest of the session, although 9 of those shots were in 0.546 inches. But even that is still larger than the first group of 10 Premier lites. I don’t think the Falcon is the right pellet for this rifle. I also had some difficulty loading them. Three times they flipped around in the loading trough, and once a pellet tried to fall into the BB loading hole! If it had made it, that might have ended all testing with this rifle.

Black Ops Junior Sniper air rifle combo Falcon 10 meters
Ten Air Arms Falcon pellets went into 0.78 inches at 10 meters. Even the 9 that are together measure 0.546 inches. Not the pellet to use.

Conclusion thus far
The Black Ops Junior Sniper can shoot! The open sights are off on the test rifle, but they can be adjusted to center the pellets. The trigger-pull is stiff, but the stock fits me better than I expected it to. All in all, this is a nice, inexpensive multi-pump.

Okay, I’m going to belabor the point. This budget rifle just shot a 10-shot group at 10 meters that’s as good as a 10-meter rifle can produce! Maybe I just lucked out and got a good one. But those of you who’ve read my blog for a while know that almost never happens. I get the bad ones, and then I make them cry in public!

And, now, my friends, for some learning. If my groups were 5-shot groups you might say that nice one was luck. But 10 shots don’t get lucky very often — maybe once every 10 years, or so. And that’s why I shoot one 10-shot group instead of five 5-shot groups. Because I take no chances.

What’s next?
Next, I’ll test the rifle with BBs at 5 meters. I don’t think I’ll test round lead balls because they nearly fell into the BB reservoir through the BB loading hole during the velocity test, and then I had almost the same thing happen with one of the Falcon pellets. I don’t want to take any chances with the rifle.

After the BB test, I’ll mount the scope and back up to 25 yards. And you know that H&N Baracuda Match pellets with 4.53mm heads will be first on the list. That’s really putting this inexpensive rifle under the spotlight; but based on what I see in today’s test, it may be able to handle it.


Black Ops Junior Sniper air rifle combo: Part 2

by Tom Gaylord
Writing as B.B. Pelletier

Part 1

Black Ops Junior Sniper air rifle combo

Black Ops Junior Sniper air rifle combo.

This report covers:

• Velocity baselining with Crosman Premier lite pellets
• Premier lite average for 5 pumps
• Premier lite average for 10 pumps
• Velocity baselining with Daisy BBs
• Daisy BB average for 5 pumps
• Daisy BB average for 10 pumps
• H&N Baracuda Match pellets with 4.50mm heads
• Gamo round lead ball
• Trigger-pull
• Evaluation so far

Today, we’ll look at the velocity of the Black Ops Junior Sniper air rifle combo. I told you last time that the loading trough is narrow and difficult to access, and I tried to photograph it for you but was unable to get a picture that showed what I’m talking about. Just take my word that this rifle has much less access room than a Daisy 880 or a Crosman 2100.

I shot the rifle with pellets, BBs and lead balls, because I know some readers are interested in every type of ammo. In doing so, I learned some valuable lessons about this airgun! Let’s get started.

Velocity baselining with Crosman Premier lite pellets
I began the test with Crosman Premier lite pellets. I hoped to establish a baseline for velocity. But as you’ll see, it didn’t work the way I’d hoped.

Pumps     Velocity f.p.s.

2             270
3             383
4             434
5             473
6             478
7             500
8             532
9             540
10           552

Theoretically, the gun should average close to these velocities with the same number of pump strokes. However, as you’ll see, it didn’t.

Premier lite average for 5 pumps
The gun gave 473 f.p.s. with 5 pump strokes on the baseline test, so you’d think that would be close to the average of 10 shots, with 5 strokes each. And it was! The average for 10 shots with 5 pump strokes each was 471 f.p.s. But the velocity spread for those 10 shots ranged from a low of 444 f.p.s. to a high of 499 f.p.s. For a multi-pump pneumatic, that 65 f.p.s spread is huge! I normally see a 6 to 10 f.p.s. spread. At the average velocity, this pellet generates 3.94 foot-pounds on 5 pumps.

Premier lite average for 10 pumps
Here’s where the gun went out of parameters. On the first test, 10 pumps gave 552 f.p.s., so I expected the average for 10 shots with 10 pumps each to be pretty close. But it wasn’t. The average for 10 pump strokes was 577 f.p.s., which is a lot faster than expected. The low was 564 f.p.s. and the high was 588 f.p.s. So, even the slowest shot in this string was faster than the first shot on 10 pumps. Was the gun speeding up? It seemed so. At the average velocity, this pellet generated 5.84 foot-pounds at the muzzle on 10 pumps.

Velocity baselining with Daisy BBs
Next, I did the same baseline test with Daisy Premium Grade BBs. Here’s what they did:

Pumps       Velocity f.p.s.

2                   410
3                   483
4                   538
5                   579
6                   595
7                   637
8                   644
9                   660
10                 670

I look at this chart and see a typical performance curve for a multi-pump. Each early pump gives a lot more velocity increase, while later pumps add just a little. That’s characteristic of all the multi-pumps I’ve ever tested.

Daisy BB average for 5 pumps
Then, I tested a string of 10 shots with the same BBs, and the gun pumped 5 times for each shot. The average was 575 f.p.s., which is pretty close to what we see in the baseline string. The low was 570 f.p.s. and the high was 580 f.p.s., and that’s exactly what I expect to see from a multi-pump.

Daisy BB average for 10 pumps
With 10 pump strokes, Daisy BBs averaged 665 f.p.s. — again, very close to the baseline test. Maybe the rifle’s breaking in? The velocity went from a low of 649 f.p.s. to a high of 676 f.p.s. That’s a little high, but still better than we saw with the Premier lites on 5 pumps.

I loaded the BBs into the reservoir and fed them automatically as the bolt was worked. This went smoothly and only once did I have to jiggle the rifle a little to get a BB up on the bolt magnet. This is definitely the way to feed the gun when using BBs!

The rifle definitely seems to be breaking in with about 75 shots on it. It’ll probably be fully broken-in after 300 shots or so.

H&N Baracuda Match pellets with 4.50mm heads
Now, it was time to test the rifle with a heavier pellet. Pneumatics usually do better than spring guns with heavier pellets. With 5 pump strokes, the 10.65-grain H&N Baracuda Match pellet averaged 446 f.p.s. That translates to a muzzle energy of 4.71 foot-pounds, which is more than the Premier lite generated. On 10 strokes, Baracuda match pellets averaged 548 f.p.s. and generated 7.1 foot-pounds. So, performance is exactly as expected.

Gamo round lead ball
I tried Gamo round lead balls because I knew some readers would want it. And this is when I discovered that you don’t want to shoot round balls in this rifle. The balls often fall into the action because the loading trough is too narrow and you can’t place the ball directly into the trough. I lost several balls during this testing and almost had one fall into the BB magazine! I do not recommend loading anything but steel BBs and lead pellets in this rifle because you could jam the action.

But, I did finish the test, so let’s look at the numbers. On 5 pumps, I got an average 508 f.p.s. The low was 495 and the high was 521 f.p.s. At the average velocity, this ball generates 4.99 foot pounds at the muzzle. On 10 pumps, it averages 589 f.p.s with a spread from 572 to 607 f.p.s. At this speed, the 8.7-grain ball generates 6.7 foot-pounds.

Trigger-pull
The 2-stage trigger breaks very consistently at 5 lbs., 9 oz. That’s on the high side of normal, but it shouldn’t hinder accuracy.

Evaluation so far
So far, the Black Ops Junior Sniper has offered no real surprises. The powerplant behaves like any other inexpensive multi-pump. Loading is a chore unless you’re shooting BBs.


Black Ops Junior Sniper air rifle combo: Part 1

by Tom Gaylord
Writing as B.B. Pelletier

Black Ops Junior Sniper air rifle combo
Black Ops Junior Sniper air rifle combo

This report covers:

• What is it?
• The rifle
• Trigger and safety
• What to make of this airgun

Today, we’ll start looking at the Black Ops Junior Sniper air rifle combo. I have to admit, this is a rather radical departure for me. I’m not fond of black rifles of any kind, yet there’s something about this one that draws me in. This rifle is made for kids! At least that’s what the styling, name and box graphics seem to convey.

What is it?
The rifle is a stylistic black rifle (based on the M16 platform). It’s stylistic because no black rifle has a hole in the forearm like this one. And the barrel leaves the upper handguard differently than an M16 barrel. And the sights are different. And so on. But the object is to appeal to those who like the black rifle look, and I think they did that.

This is a multi-pump pneumatic rifle that shoots lead pellets in a single-shot mode or steel BBs from a reservoir as a repeater. In that respect, it has much in common with a Daisy 880. The steel barrel is rifled, and the rifle operates with anywhere from 2 to 10 pumps. The advertised top velocity is 675 f.p.s. with steel BBs, but I’ll check that for you, of course. Before anyone asks me — yes, I’ll test this rifle with .177 round lead balls! The bore is large enough that there’s no danger of jamming, so why not?

The rifle
The rifle has a lot of plastic on the outside, as you would expect in this price range, but the barrel’s sheathed in a rolled sheet steel jacket. The underlever for pumping is the reason the hole’s in the forearm.

The underlever is held in place by a spring-loaded detent. It’s tight against the rifle until you really pull down like you mean it.

Black Ops Junior Sniper air rifle combo pump extended

The hole in the forearm is the handle for the underlever. Pull down hard to release it.

The butt appears to be adjustable, but it isn’t. It’s a one-piece molded plastic part. And the buttplate is solid with no trap doors for storage.

The sights are both fiberoptic, and they appear to be pretty bright. The rear sight adjusts for both windage and elevation. Though this came as a combo with a scope included, these sights are nice enough that I will first test them before I mount the scope.

Black Ops Junior Sniper air rifle combo rear sight
The rear sight slides up the ramp for elevation. A spring-loaded button that can’t be seen here locks it in place. The notch is held on by a screw and slides from side to side when it’s loosened.

Black Ops Junior Sniper air rifle combo front sight
The front sight is a fiberoptic bead on a tall ramp.

This rifle weighs 4.41 lbs. The overall length is 39.37 inchesm and the length of pull is close enough to 14.5 inches that I’ll call it that. So, it’s a lightweight rifle that still fits an adult. In fact, young shooters may find the buttstock a bit too long. Since it’s hollow plastic, there’s no easy way to shorten it.

This rifle has a bolt action. The bolt handle, which withdraws the bolt for loading and also cocks the rifle, is located on the right side of the receiver. That’s the only thing on the gun that’s not entirely ambidextrous. The bolt features a cover that slides with it to close the loading trough to dirt.

Black Ops Junior Sniper air rifle combo bolt
The bolt handle is on the right side of the receiver. The bolt has a sliding cover to keep the action clean!

I did notice that the few pellets I loaded just to see how the gun works were difficult to load. The loading port is a little narrow, and I lose control of the pellet before it reaches the loading trough. Ninety percent of the time, the pellets flipped around backwards on me during loading. I’ll look at that more closely during the velocity test in Part 2.

This combo also comes with a 4X15 scope and 2-piece mounts. Naturally, I’ll be testing it for accuracy with the scope as well as with the open sights.

Trigger and safety
The trigger is two stages with a heavy second stage that I’ll measure for you in Part 2. The safety is a strange one. It’s a combination sliding switch located under the front of the triggerguard, and an extension that intrudes into the triggerguard area when the safety is on. Push forward on the extension, and you can take the safety off. To put it on, you have to use the sliding switch. When the safety’s off and the rifle’s ready to fire, a red flag appears in a window on the left front of the triggerguard.

The beauty of this safety is that it can be applied and taken off by the trigger finger alone. It’s stiff when new, but it’s already wearing-in on the test rifle. Best of all, this is a 100 percent manual safety! You’re in charge of it — not a committee of corporate lawyers in the front office!

Black Ops Junior Sniper air rifle combo safety
The safety is a sliding switch located under the front of the triggerguard. Slide it back to make the rifle safe. Notice the door in the upper left of this picture. That’s where the steel BBs go, and the reservoir holds up to 50 of them.

What to make of this airgun
Okay, Black Ops is a new brand to me. What do I think of the Junior Sniper rifle so far? Well, the dimensions are too large for a youth rifle, so this airgun is meant for at least young adults. If you like black rifle styling, this one may appeal to you.

I still need to test both power and accuracy; but if the gun tests out, you’re getting a lot of airgun for the price. We shall see.