How many holes or grooves does it have for scope stop pins? Are there any up front to restrain the front scope ring?
can the trigger be adjusted or creep removed??
While it is adjustable, you may not be able to remove all of the creep.
is this gun smooth bore
Can I shoot BB's instead of pellets?
Can you leave this rifle cooked?
Being a springer i wouldn't leave it cocked even it was on safety .
Theres not much parts for it
What spring can i put to my optimus .22
Is the optimus the same as the quest 1000x in .177 cal. ? I have the 1000x and I have been watching you tube for videos on the quest 1000x, all I can fiend is foe the optimus. Can anyone tell me if the optimus and quest are basically the same rifles?
They are the same rifles.
What pellets run best for the .22 cal model?
You can try gamo master point, Crosman premier hollow points & domed, these worked well for mine but may not in all.
It varies from gun to gun, but typically the better quality pellets perform better. I like JSB and H&N at ~14.3gr, the Crosman Premier are good too. You really have to try as many as you can to see which the gun prefers because the next identical gun off the assy line may like a different one so experimenting is the only way to find the "best"
What are the differences between the Optimus and the Vantage? They seem like the same rifle.
The main diff is the stock. Like Tyler said the Vantage is also available with a nitro spring. While the Vantage doesn't come in .22, the 800X is more or less a Vantage in .22, same gun but lighter color stain. The barrels are interchangeable btw, and you can buy whichever barrel in whatever caliber you want as a part from Crosman :) This is also the same gun as the Phantom, Quest, 1000x Fury, TR77 and some others, the stock is the difference. Also some have open sights, some a muzzle brake. You can verify by checking the part numbers of the parts at the Crosman site
The Optimus comes in .177 and .22 where the Vantage only comes in .177. The Vantage also is available with a Nitro Piston. Other than that, and the name, they are the same.