Date: 25/9/2017 23:24

Customer Reviews by wcwills from USA

Crosman Optimus Breakbarrel Air Rifle Combo

Crosman Optimus Breakbarrel Air Rifle Combo Air rifle
Review entered on 2011-10-31 21:34:40

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By wcwills from USA on 2011-10-31
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5.01 rating

Things I liked: Never having had a gun like this, I was amazed at how accurate it is. I have a range set up in my backyard--coffee cans on sticks at 25, 50, 75 and 100yds. Using Crosman pointed pellets, hitting a can at 75 and below is a given. Hitting a can at 100yds is about a 75% proposition. Mostly, any gust of air can blow the light pellet off target. In still air, I'm confident it would be 4/4 instead of 3/4. It has no power at 100yds, of course, but it is the same skills required from a firearm and keeps you in practice. I even like the recoil for that reason. I shoot this at least 100x / day--I'm addicted to the nearly free cost of shooting an airgun. It's the only way to stay sharp if Uncle Sam isn't buying the ammo.

Things I would have changed: The scope mounts are rubbish. The spring release knocks the mount set screw out of the hole and drags it down the receiver. It took me a while to figure out why the gun wouldn't stay sighted. I used Loc-tite on the screws and the problem is solved. Another issue is that the stock doesn't feel quite right--even after thousands of rounds, my hand doesn't seem natural on it. It works, but it's a little wrong. Lastly, I use a loop sling so I had to add sling swivels. This should come with at least the studs. Also, I like to take it with me on walks around the place and unless you hump it across your shoulders like an M60, it's uncomfortably heavy and needs a sling.

What others should know: You can't go wrong for the price. It's perfectly serviceable, plain but attractive, and surprisingly accurate with consistency. One thing that you should note, though. When sighting the scope, do it at 25 yards, shoot five good shot and then use the 1/16th per click as the instructions tell you. This setting, with the pointed pellets, will be good for 50 yards, but do it again at 50 anyway. The errors magnify themselves as the distance grows. By 75, it's about 3/8" per click on left-to-right, but the pellet has lost so much velocity it's no longer valid. With the gun zero'd at 25, I use the second mil line down for 75 yards and the 4th (where the line gets thick) for 100 yds. It's an area weapon after that.