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Seneca Aspen Reviews

Seneca Aspen PCP Air Rifle, Multi-Pump PCP

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By John from USA on 2019-01-25 21:00:26

Things I liked:

The trigger is very nice right out of the box. Side lever is smooth and solid. Pump handle is long and smooth. This is one of the most accurate rifles I have owned. 1/2 hole 10 pellets. 17 yards it's all I got in the basement. I am impressed, it's a keeper. I will stretch it out when it warms up 5 degrees today.

Things I would have changed:

Stocks a little bulky. Maybe some rubberized texture for grip. Swap out scope with a veriable power. ( old eyes 4 power is not enough) It is a mill dot though with Adjustable parallax nice touch.

What others should know:

If you are on the fence about this gun ,don't be just pull the trigger. :) For a entry level pcp it pretty nice. I bought the 22 cal.

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By Michael from USA on 2022-03-24 07:09:51

Things I liked:

The idea of owning a PCP

Things I would have changed:

How to make sure it holds air

What others should know:

Since I don't know how much is involved in getting the problem solved, I really don't know what to do. I can pump it up and have a good time but somehow air leaks out of a tank and goes into another chamber making pumping impossible. I will have to dry fire until its empty and then re-pump it up. I may sell this one off and let someone who likes to tinker and get something more reliable.

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  • 4.0 4.0

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    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    I've added a classic Bushnell Banner scope and it's accurate with the right pellets. (Blunt nosed pellets jammed in the magazine, but worked fine with the supplied single shot tray.) I also like the addition of a built in pump for a PCP. The over all feel of this rifle is solid for a composite gun.

    Things I would have changed:

    I've read other reviews with comments about pump failures and I also have my reservations about the life of the pump. It just doesn't feel like it's going to hold up over time and the sound it makes while being pumped is inconsistent.

    What others should know:

    I actually won this rifle from Pyramid Air. Go ahead and enter the promotions they offer, they're legitimate. I also intend to buy a stand alone PCP pump to charge this rifle regularly and use the built in pump only between shots to maintain air pressure. I get the impression that this is really what the pump is intended for.

  • 1.0 1.0

    4.0 4.0

    4.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    The idea of owning a PCP

    Things I would have changed:

    How to make sure it holds air

    What others should know:

    Since I don't know how much is involved in getting the problem solved, I really don't know what to do. I can pump it up and have a good time but somehow air leaks out of a tank and goes into another chamber making pumping impossible. I will have to dry fire until its empty and then re-pump it up. I may sell this one off and let someone who likes to tinker and get something more reliable.

  • 5.0 5.0

    4.0 4.0

    4.0 4.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Very accurate out other box with a cheap scope. Mounted a 3x9 on it h&n 33 grn at 25 yards on low power lays down a 1 /4 pattern. Also very easy to pump up I run around 3100 psi plenty of power to knock down small game. Let it cool down between pumping it. I pump it at 25 pumps then let it rest for a bit then pump again. When it gets down to 2000 psi it takes about 35 pumps to bring it back up to 3100 psi it's still pretty cold here so in the summer the heat will dictate how many pumps I'll take between breaks. So far so good I say buy one if the seals do go out it's simple to fix it. I ordered spare orings for when the time does come to repair it. Then maybe it might last a very long time. All in all I'm pretty pleased with it.

    Things I would have changed:

    Haven't had it long enough to answer.

    What others should know:

    Pretty accurate don't have that great of scope on it but cheap Walmart scope works pretty good on it. Just keep it well oiled.

  • 3.0 3.0

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    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Great idea....I wanted to get a hard hitting entry level PCP but couldn't justify the cost of the compressor and tank etc. This airgun made it possible to own because no tank/comp was required. It was a good airgun and I loved it until the pump started becoming impossible to pump. I bought and used the recommended lubricant. But now I have a useless air gun unless I get the above mentioned stuff. 100.00 to ship for repairs makes that not worth it in my opinion. I read many reviews before buying this gun and they claimed they had resolved this known problem, so I bought.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Received the .25 cal rifle very recently, mounted an inexpensive optic on top & zeroed with no issues. Took it out for the first hunt today at our local Church with an iguana problem. An hour later and there were significantly less iguana tearing up the good Father Bob's gardens. Rifle is accurate, reliable and easy to use. No tank, no pump just the rifle, two spare rotary magazines and a tin of Seneca .25 cal 35.8 gr. pellets. It was an awesome first experience out with the rifle with zero faults or issues

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing so far.

    What others should know:

    As a very experienced shooter and hunter (33 years military & 28 Police) this rifle is not just a fine tool but it is fun to shoot. Spot on accurate out to 50 meters, the max shot I was able to take today. The addition of a sling and optic with the mounts and you could be shooting for fun or food very quickly. I put the Wife behind this and she is a dead shot at the back yard target can range...and she loved it! Excellent product all the way around.

  • 5.0 5.0

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    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Accurate and has good power. A lot quieter than I expected.

    Things I would have changed:

    It is finicky on pellets as most air rifles are. Best groups came from Diablo Jumbos.

  • 3.0 3.0

    3.0 3.0

    3.0 3.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    The first thing I liked was that it was in 22 cal. The other sizes are nice but the 22 cal may be better for pest removal in city shooting - everything is smaller than a raccoon so no need for 25 cal. The next thing I like was that it has its own air pump so once charged it could go on shooting all day with keep up pumps between the shots. The lever action for opening and closing the bolt is nice and the pellets get set to the same position every time and we don't have to press it in with a finger tip. Shooting wise, it is comfortable and easy to use. The safety is unique and very functional

    Things I would have changed:

    I would have iron sites on the beast as I really like iron sites. Supplying a super cheap sling wouldn't be bad either. A greater range for the hammer adjustment for the different pellets could be helpful. Please note that NONE of these actually changes the gun. The ability to reduce the spread of different shots via the hammer adjustment is probably the biggest challenge for manufacturing to overcome

    What others should know:

    I put an inexpensive scope on the gun and it works nicely for my nominal 40 yard shots with 32.4 gr Seneca pellets. The company says to lube this and lube that - basically wanting it to swim in lubricant - ok, but that is not what I'm use to. Also they don't want but 1000 lbs of pressure if it sits overnight so we take time to unload air before putting it to sleep - ok, but that is not what I'm use to. The first one I had worked fine until it sprung a leak. This replacement was scheduled to go back within 48 hours of receiving it as the pump leaked air. But, before putting it in the box, for S's & Gs, I decided to give it another attempt at 10 pumps & after pump 6 it started holding air. So it did not go back. Yes, it does leak every now and then but it is inconsistent in leaking. I am carrying it only on my property in town so if it does have a problem then I don't have far to go. A greater history of use may allow it to get into the field but we haven't gotten that far yet

  • 4.0 4.0

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    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    I ordered an Aspen almost two years ago, and although PA annoyed me with messages after it was sent, I chose to wait and provide a valid review for the time I've had it. First of all, it is not very pellet picky at all. Once my barrel was seasoned in, (@500 pellets) it was much more reliable. Anyway, I sight my rifles in at 35yds. I've finally chosen the JSB Hades 15.89 as my go-to pellet. Next choice is the H&N hunter barracuda, 18.21 grain. But like I said, if you're in a pinch and have to shoot pellets from Walmart, this thing will do fine.

    Things I would have changed:

    The magazines. The marauder style will eventually fail you. If you're going to buy one search CARM pellet rifle magazines and buy a couple of those magazines. MUCH better satisfaction--AND shooting pattern. Put a spring behind the PCP pump lever locking mechanism, many times I was carrying this and the handle let go.

    What others should know:

    Buy it! Don't pay too much attention to the negative reviews. The pump issues these had have been fixed and you'll thoroughly love this gun. It's accurate! I've hit a sparrow sitting on a power line at 80yds. If you're looking for a zombie apocalypse gun, this is it! It is a little on the heavy side, so get a good padded sling if you're going to carry it a while.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    The Aspen is the only PCP rifle I know of at this time with a self-contained pump. The rifle comes with a single-shot tray and 2 rotary magazines that hold 10 pellets each. Factory sling swivels are a nice touch. The bolt lever is on the right, but it's useable by a lefty (like me). Length of pull, comb height, drop at heel are all good (for me). The Aspen .22 is powerful! I shot the back out of my 3/4" plywood pellet trap and had to add a secondary backstop. I see a rubber mulch trap in my future (thanks for the tip, PA bloggers!). Accuracy so far is great, I'm already getting groups under an inch without really trying. The trigger is the best I've had on any airgun so far.

    Things I would have changed:

    A left-hand model would be nice, there's a serious shortage of left-hand guns of all types. So would factory iron sights and a larger air reservoir, though any of these would raise the cost of the gun. It's a little muzzle-heavy, a slimmer barrel shroud could help change this. There was a screw out of the stock (center hole, left side, it was in the box, no biggie, took a few minutes to finagle it in but it's okay now) and the included Allen wrench doesn't fit the air bleed screw, so maybe somewhat tighter quality control.

    What others should know:

    I bought a pair of these, and gave one to my brother for Christmas. He's very pleased with his so far. I feel the same about mine. So: Seneca Aspen .22, 25 yards, low power setting, H&N Baracuda 18 domes, Centerpoint 30mm 5 MOA reflex sight, first time out, 0.9" groups after rough sight-in before it got too dark. This is definitely a squirrel & rabbit gun. My gun shows full at about 65 pumps and runs out after 25 to 30 shots on LOW. This might be a gauge thing but I don't own a HPA gauge. I live about 80' above sea level, which might explain the rapid filling. Pumping effort increases after the 3K mark to maybe 40 lbs. Refilling from 2500 took about 42 pump strokes. 10 shots takes it from 3600 to 3000 PSIG, the next 10 drops it to 2500, another 5 and it ran out, indicating 200 PSIG. The last shot hit about 8-9" low. All in all, so far this is a great airgun, I'm a happy camper.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    This Gun is perfect replacement for my Diana .177 , nothing that I dont lIke about my Diana .177 . I owned it too long, accuracy is incredible, but too heavy. I purchased my first Seneca Aspen .25 cal to replace my out date Daina .177. I like Seneca Aspen for it convenient so I do no have to carry a pump, I never had any issues with it , oil lube as required on every moving points including an O ring . I can shot a same bullet hole at thirty yard all day. I just have to learn how to get used to it, before I going out for hunting or target shooting I have to sight in for first ten shots and it good for that day. I had to do that every each time adjusting or sight it in before, and it be good for that day. I really think this gun is well worth a money, if you are looking for accuracy and bang for a bucks this Seneca Aspen is perfect.

    Things I would have changed:

    I wish this gun can be better gun, I hopping the Seneca Aspen can improve the barrel so it does not change after it been set for a day after zero in, other then that it is a great air riffle.

    What others should know:

    If you like hunting or target shooting, make sure you sights it in every each time, shot a rounds before heading out. I would follow maintenance as recommended, do oil lube all moving points including O rings in pump and loading pin.

  • 4.0 4.0

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    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Shots well and it's quite. Also it has a pump.

    Things I would have changed:

    I love this gun. But I would like to see one like this but with bigger tank. I know it would take more pumps to fill but it's worth it. maybe the tank can be relocated to the shoulder stock to save space.This gun is amazing! Although it has a hard time loading slugs in the magazine. Would like it more if it could load them well.

    What others should know:

    This gun is amazing! Although it has a hard time loading slugs in the magazine!

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Love this air gun !!! I have 2 myself , bought 2 more for my boys.

    Things I would have changed:

    The hand pumps don't hold up like i wish they would

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    That no compressor is needed, the price, great accuracy. The side lever allows quick follow-up shots if needed. The .22 magazine performs flawlessly. JSB 15.89 domed pellets are the most accurate found for it. The gun is surprisingly quiet, plenty for backyard shooting.

    Things I would have changed:

    The weight. At 8 lbs, gets it to near 10 lbs with a light and scope. I skeletonised my other one and got it down to 7.1 lbs with a scope. And the redesign looks a lot better.

    What others should know:

    Work the pump slowly and stop for a while every 20 pumps, to keep the heat out of the inner pump. Oil the pump every 100 pumps, using the included silicone oil. Use a 18 or so power scope, as this gun has been proven accurate to 60 y. Keep at least 800 lbs in it when stored. I store mine for long periods at 2,600 lbs, and use the gun from that to 1,800 lbs for the flattest trajectory. I highly recommend a Seneca Aspen to shooters.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Hits alot harder then expected easy fill up without pump

    Things I would have changed:

    Larger air tank

  • 4.0 4.0

    4.0 4.0

    4.0 4.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    To be able to go targeting for hours without having to refill the air is so cool

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing

    What others should know:

    For under $400 well worth it I have $1100 in my mrod but liking this little better for the convenience,but in my opinion nothing beats mrod

  • 3.0 3.0

    4.0 4.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    17 pumps to get it halfway into the green zone. another 23 pumps and your in the upper ranges of the green zone. pretty quiet for as fast as it says it throws lead. solid build, pumps pretty easy for me, but im a big dude. my wife who is 5'3" and 115 lbs struggles even when the pressure in the tank is low. once loaded, controls are large enough you can manipulate even with gloves on. still sightingnin, so cannot attest to long range accuracy. had to get 11mm dovetail to weaver/picatinny adapters to mount scope and a laser to riffle( i bought two riffles, both in .25 caliber)

    Things I would have changed:

    single shot tray was like one of those metal puzzles to get in and out. rotary magazine wasnt very intuitive either, kept loosing pellets putting it in, loosing pellets loading it.. have to not allow the clear plastic part to go all the way home until your ready to put it into the breach. my airsoft pistol uses a proper metal magazine. works beautifully. been using magazines like that for over a hundred years in diffterent weapons. its proven technology. Figure it out, implement it here. dont go cheap on the things that matter. magazines matter. buttstock is hollow. put slots for magazines and the allen wrench inside, or on the side of the buttstock. built in low profile sights would be nice. scratch that... necessary? include sights. it comes with nothing...

    What others should know:

    using benjamin domed pellets (only ones avail in .25 at my local store) will almost exit pressure treated 2x6 at about 20 yards.

  • 4.0 4.0

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    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    I like that all you have to do is pump the gun when you need more air and that it is not very hard to pump to fill. Also love the side cocking lever. Love the accuracy.

    Things I would have changed:

    If the gun can be a bit lighter somehow.

    What others should know:

    I would say this is worth the money and on a different level compare to break barrels and similar products to break barrels. You do not need to buy an air tank or an air compressor machine is a big plus but just be ready to pump the gun quite a lot. Not really a gun for bench shooting and plinking but can be done if you want to pump a lot unless you already have an air tanks and air compressor machine to help you refill without having to pump. But the whole point of this gun is so you do not need to have those two things just get air in the gun. All you have to do is pump some. Saves you some money. Most important is do a lot of research about this gun before you buy.

  • 3.0 3.0

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    4.0 4.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    The on board pump is a great feature in the field and has been reliable for me so far

    Things I would have changed:

    Instead of high low settings how about a regulator like the air venturi. That's what this really is.

    What others should know:

    I've been getting consistent poi out to about 60yrds with 18-21.5 grain pellets if I maintain 3000-2500psi

  • 2.0 2.0

    3.0 3.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Great idea

    Things I would have changed:

    Maybe a new air rifle since I doubt this will get fixed

    What others should know:

    Great out of the box, put a nice scope on it, and zeroed it in. Let it sit in the corner with some air in the tank, and about a month later, I saw a squirrel that needed to meet Jesus. It wouldnt let me pump up. I would open the handle and I couldn't put the handle back down until I expended all the air in it. Its like the air spilled out into another area and kept the handle from locking back in position. Im sure it was a seal problem but Im not savvy enuff to rip it apart and fix it.

  • 2.0 2.0

    3.0 3.0

    3.0 3.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Accuracy, low noise level, side lever ease of use for repeat shots, sling swivel studs.

    Things I would have changed:

    The pump, which is useless. Easier fill port location; under the pump lever, is just complicated. Onboard fill gauge, which is tiny, near unreadable. No iron sights on the weapon. I like to have them for back up if there is an issue. Magazine which you can't seem to refill unless it is totally empty. If I take one or two shots at a critter, I want to load a full mag for next time; you have to empty the whole mag because of how it's spring powered, before reloading. That you can't load the magazine into the gun without chambering a round. If you just insert the magazine, the side lever arm is extended, you must chamber a round to close the lever arm.

    What others should know:

    The pump is not reliable. I purchased this as my first PCP rifle; figuring I could use the onboard pump. Nope. I wasn't even finished one tin of 200 pellets and the rifle was having serious issues. Leaking air, pump sticking open, pump sticking closed. In talking with the manufacturer about a possible repair, they seem to have lots of trouble with this gun if people use the on board pump, and said don't use it unless it's an emergency. I purchased a hand pump rather than a compressor. A few more weeks down the road, this seems 1) have stopped all the problems with the rifle 2) is not as difficult a process as I thought it would be. I am using this as a varmint gun, for which it is effective, but I'm only filling it up once or twice a day. I am adjacent to a farm, but still in an area where noise is a concern. Had I known the pump was useless I would have purchased a differed gun. There is no 'easy way' into the PCP world yet. You just need to get all the gear.

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