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Seneca Aspen PCP Air Rifle, Multi-Pump PCP

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  • 4.0 4.0

    5.0 5.0

    4.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    i liked the weight for accuracy hold, it was very accurate (1" or less at 50 yards, pellet dependent), I found it ergonomically comfortable, trigger was very good. The down side is that the pump stopped working in less than 1 tin of pellets. I'm hoping that was just a fluke, when I get the rifle back, I will see what happens

    Things I would have changed:

    a better grip texture on pistol grip and forearm

  • 1.0 1.0

    1.0 1.0

    4.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    Well balanced and feels easy to shot offhand. Shoots great when it works.

    Things I would have changed:

    Air charging system, takes 160-200 pumps to fill. Also VERY unreliable and leaks. First one I got didn't hold air long (3-4 minutes) , replacement lasted 3 weeks then would not hold air above 2500 PSI then lost all holding pressure a week later. Problem is a small o-ring. I've replaced it twice (takes about an hour) and it seems to last about a month each repair. I spend more time fixing it than shooting it. Professional repair costs almost as much as the rifle.

    What others should know:

    According to a notice I received, there is an updated system that works better, It has not for me. I have a new PCP that works great and a pump can fill the non-compressor bill if you are so inclined. Additionally, using a compressor/bottle works good on the Aspen; it you get one, fill it first with the compressor/bottle then maintain it with the pump.

  • 4.0 4.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    One hole groups with quality pellets, self contained. Comes to the shoulder and points well. Should be a good walking man's rifle in the woods.

    Things I would have changed:

    Needs sound deadner in the hollow of the buttstock. Its a drum if it gets tapped on. I shoved a piece of packing foam in it with some improvement. The locking mechanism for the pump handle needs improvement. Don't use it as a carry handle! The butt end swivel stud had too much free play and had to be shimmed.

    What others should know:

    Functions with Benjamin marauder rifle magazines. Be aware of pellet length. I found that some pellets are too long and will malfunction in the magazine.

  • 1.0 1.0

    1.0 1.0

    4.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    Sent the first one back, wouldn't pump. 2nd rifle came and shot about 100 shots through it. it shot really good for a couple months.

    Things I would have changed:

    Something be should done with the pumping mechism, I understand they've upgraded the pump, it leaks and pumps hard even with silicone oil. After shooting for a couple months, about 100 shots. I had to put the rifle up while I battled cancer for 8 mos.. I stored it with about 2000 psi on rifle when stored. Came back to it and the guage shows 0. Won't pump up past 1000 psi, even with more than 100 pumps. Something should be done by pyramid. A recall with the upgraded pump should be put out to all rifles with failed pumping mechanism. This is not an acceptable gun from Pyramyd.. They have too good a name to let this draw them down.

    What others should know:

    Pyramyd says they've fixed problem with upgraded pump, even refurbished guns have been upgraded. I've bought about a dozen different rifles in last 6 yrs. The one I have is the worst I have encounted. I also can't find a rebuild kit. I expect this from cheap rifles, not for one I paid 399.00. .

  • 1.0 1.0

    1.0 1.0

    1.0 1.0

    Things I liked:

    The gun feels solid. I really wanted to give it a 5 stars, and will change the rating as soon as I hear back, but I haven't been able to test it, as it doesn't hold air.

    Things I would have changed:

    Customer response. With the pandemic, their customer service / response seems to be off. I have sent in a few emails asking for an RMA. After a few emails I still don't have an RMA code, and all I have are the response emails saying it is in the queue. Note; I wanted to get the non-functioning gun exchanged, but fear I am past the deadline. With the pandemic I had not gotten a chance to shoot it for a couple of weeks and not I may be past the exchange date. At this point want it fixed. Note I chose PyramydAir as they had the best reputation for service, advice, and reasonable prices.

    What others should know:

    If you are looking at the Seneca Aspen, I would go with either a Benjamin Maurader (if you have the money) or an Air Venturi Avenger.

  • 2.0 2.0

    2.0 2.0

    2.0 2.0

    Things I liked:

    It is a cool idea...

    Things I would have changed:

    The pump is not very efficient.

    What others should know:

    They say 60 pumps to fill to max but in reality 60 pumps gets you about 800psi. And another 60 pumps to get up to around 1000psi. After that 60 another 60 pumps and you will get close to 2000psi but not quite. Once you get the fill needle into the green it seems to work a little better. But then one ten round mag on low power brings you right to the bottom of the green on the pressure gauge. It is a cool rifle just not as cool as I had hoped. In short I wish I had spent more and just bought a compressor and a different rifle. This one isn't worth it.

  • 1.0 1.0

    1.0 1.0

    1.0 1.0

    Things I liked:

    So, nothing, let's start by saying, really wanted to LOVE this rifle, sorry, just can't. First copy failed with the bolt jamming with the armature snapping clean in half. It was reasonably accurate at 20 yds but not past that. Second copy, complete trash. Trigger slopped side to side like a loose tooth in a kids mouth about to fall out. Scope parallax adjustment ring mounted 180 degrees off so focused set at 5 yds at 30 yds. Okay was willing to bite the bullet on those 2 issues but less than 200 rnds through guess what? PUMP FAILURE and had only been pumping to 2600 psi as the chronograph showed 2600 - 2300 was the sweet spot for consistent velocity. Oiled with included silicone oil 8 drops every 300 pumps per MFR instructions. Final thoughts, great concept, execution is CHINESE MADE JUNK. Pyramid has been great in the return process and making things right, great company just a bad product. Wanting a good PCP will be coming back to Pyramid for that purchase.

    Things I would have changed:

    First off, would pay $500 for this rifle if made in USA with solid parts and good quality control/reliability. Supported Pyramid who are an American company by giving them as much business as I could instead of going with Amazon for the same products at lower price points during the Chinese corona virus pandemic. To Josh Ungier the CEO at Pyramid, repatriot your supply chain wherever you can and focus on other more reliable countries than China that produce quality products, America does not want cheap Chinese made unreliable products. We do want reliable quality products and are willing to pay more for them as they will last and serve us better in the long term. These are available from a variety of sources, America, Spain, Turkey, concentrate on quality first, that's a recipe for success and whenever you can support your country in your supply chain and product lines.

    What others should know:

    Josh Ungier, Pyramid, stop selling the Aspen, it is a prime example of a great concept which is poorly executed. If you purchase this rifle you are literally rolling dice, not a gambler? Then stay away.

  • 4.0 4.0

    4.0 4.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Love it in 25 cal! Accurate... Still functions dispite leak... Plenty of power though slower than competitors... Low power is plenty for backyard pesting... PCP pump built-in!

    Things I would have changed:

    Fix leaky pump and offer solution to current owners... Bigger air cylinder... More power, maybe 950 fps (.25)... Offer in 30 cal... Block double feed...

    What others should know:

    Started leaking while pumping but stops and holds pressure. The gun still seems to function well. I emailed PA while still within 30 days of purchase to possibly return but got no response.

  • 4.0 4.0

    4.0 4.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Its great. I dialed my scope in perfectly. Everything i expected

    Things I would have changed:

    Not pumping so many times

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Gun is extremely accurate. The built in pump function works smoothly & is fairly easy to pump. Gun feels good when shouldering it to fire.

  • 2.0 2.0

    1.0 1.0

    Things I liked:

    The gun felt really good in hand with nice weight distribution. The trigger felt crisp for the price.

    Things I would have changed:

    The gun never held a charge of air more then 24 hours so I hope there is some form of change for the air system in the future where it keeps air without leaking.

    What others should know:

    I would say buy it and try it. There are lots of good reviews out there. This review is for the specific serial number gun I had which I returned. I really wish it didnt leak I really liked the idea.

  • 1.0 1.0

    1.0 1.0

    4.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    Accuracy was good while the gun held up.

    Things I would have changed:

    The pump locked up after about 100 shots. Wasn't reading air pressure correctly and was beginning to leak literally after one day. Just not a good product from a quality standpoint. It will not hold up over time, so I would advise looking elsewhere. I went with a Benjamin maximus and just invested in a hand pump and it is a night and day difference in durability while not sacrificing any accuracy or power as far as I can tell.

    What others should know:

    Don't buy this gun. Poor design and quality. Cool idea, but it won't hold up.

  • 4.0 4.0

    3.0 3.0

    4.0 4.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    This is a great concept, a PCP with a built in pump. I don't have the budget for the higher-end stuff plus pump/tank go-withs. Accuracy is very good. Sub 1/2" at 15 yards is no problem with my .22 cal. .375" is an avg at that distance with JSB 18.13. Backyard friendly report on high power. Haven't shot paper at distance yet but looks like 2-3" shooting 60 yards down to the creek, better if I bench it I'm sure. I shoot it like a pumper, giving it a top up between shots so it is "Regulated" by the shooter.

    Things I would have changed:

    The package scope is junk, upgrade or dump it. Reliability seems to be an issue. I have not had any pump issues but the seal opposite the high/low selector has blown out twice in less than 1400 shots. So build quality is a little suspect. I give the stock an ok for the price point, some rubber in the contact points would be welcome. Barrel was filthy black when new and took a lot to clean up.

    What others should know:

    No pump issues for me, but it gets oiled frequently. If the hi/lo valve seal fails again, I'm gunna have to part with it I think... OR Pyramyd is going to cover the repairs for a lot long than the 12 month warranty. This gun has so much potential, just build it better! A lot of gun for $400, power and features only found on pricier guns. I like pumpers and want the power and accuracy of PCP's in an adult airgun. Most pumpers are cheap and geared for youth shooters, this can be the one that makes an excellent compromise.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    You don't need a pump or compressor to fill with air. It's real easy to pump up.

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing

    What others should know:

    You can shoot slugs out of it. I use NSA 26.8 hp slugs and shoot out to 80 yards and hit bullseye with a 20 yrs sight in.

  • 3.0 3.0

    3.0 3.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    the accuracy is amazing.....there is no way to overstate this. absolutely a tack driver. it took 6 shots to sight it in and never missed the mark after. i was shocked for it to be so accurate at this price point.

    Things I would have changed:

    okay...so hear it is. a little on the heavy side but with the accuracy this is not a problem...however i am one of the unlucky ones that had a pump failure and when i returned it i elected to get the gauntlet instead of trying again. Air Venturi was so close on this one, but just didnt work out for me.

    What others should know:

    if you can get this item and the pump holds up then you got yourself a deal. i am convinced that the avenger that Air Venturi showed us at shot show is the rifle to get. to me it is the aspen without the pump....i have mine in 25 on preorder.

  • 1.0 1.0

    2.0 2.0

    3.0 3.0

    Things I liked:

    SEEMED PRETTY ACCURATE, ALTHOUGH I WAS ONLY ABLE TO PASS ABOUT 60 PELLETS THROUGH IT BEFORE IT STARTED LEAKING AIR

    Things I would have changed:

    BETTER QUALITY CONTROL

    What others should know:

    I DID READ REVIEWS ON THIS BEFORE I PURCHASED, AND I GUESS I WAS HOPING THEY WOULD HAVE FIXED THE PROBLEMS, AS MOST OF THE COMPLAINTS WERE OLDER. SO I FIGURED FOR FAIRLY CHEAP MONEY I WOULD GIVE IT A TRY SEEING THIS WOULD BE MY FIRST PCP. NEEDLESS TO SAY I WAS PRETTY DISAPOINTED WHEN AFTER ONLY AROUND 60 SHOTS I COULD HEAR AIR LEAKING OUT BY THE MUZZLE END OF THE BARREL. SENT IT BACK AND AM WAITING ON A REPLACEMENT. IF I CONTINUE TO HAVE ANY PROBLEMS WITH THE SECOND ONE I WILL ASK FOR A REFUND. I WILL NOT TRY A THIRD. SO FAR PYRAMYD AIR HAS BEEN HELPFUL WITH ALL MY QUESTIONS AND HAS BEEN GREAT TO WORK WITH..

  • 4.0 4.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Pumping is easier than expected! In .22 caliber, each shot is around 3-4 pumps. I keep mine in between 2500-2000 psi, shooting 5 shots before pumping 18 times. Half inch groups at 25 yards, no problem with magazines or single shot tray. The shroud does a good job of keeping this gun backyard friendly. As for pump reliability issues, I have about 1000 rounds through mine, no issues. Keep it well oiled.

    Things I would have changed:

    Build quality was not the best, but overall this airgun is a steal at this price. The screw that holds the shroud in place was loose on my gun and would not hold it in place. I had to glue it into its hole. No issues after that.

    What others should know:

    This is a great airgun and is definitely worth the money. I have had no issues with reliability, but recommend liberally oiling the pump. I put in 10 drops when I first got the gun and put in 1 drop after each shooting session. All this silicone oil eventually gets shot out the barrel. Be ready to have to clean it a lot. The pump PCP concept is great in my opinion and I would absolutely love to see a pump PCP in .357 or .45, although the shots per fill would definitely be very low.

  • 4.0 4.0

    5.0 5.0

    4.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    Great to have the pump on your rifle. I can keep the pressure where it needs to be for best accuracy. Remember the price and don't expect top quality. I get .25 inch groups at 35 yards.

    Things I would have changed:

    Very sloppy trigger. Pump handle lock lets go so don't carry your rifle by the handle.

    What others should know:

    I would have paid $800 for better quality. Great concept.

  • 2.0 2.0

    1.0 1.0

    Things I liked:

    This review is for the .25 cal Aspen. The concept is great. The packaging was well thought out. I also liked the heft and balance of the gun. The trigger was crisp. PA's customer service was top-notch.

    Things I would have changed:

    I actually had two of these before I gave up on the Aspen. They were both .25 cal. I read and reread and carefully followed the instructions prior to and during my attempts to get to know this gun (yes, I am one of those people who read directions). The first gun would not hold air. There was an audible air leak whether you used the on board pump or an external air source, and all the air drained out within 5 minutes. Also, the entire trigger assembly was very loose, rattling leftward and rightward. PA promptly responded to my email query about these problems, and indicated that this was not something I would be able to fix on my own. I sent the gun back for a replacement, and this time purchased a 10 for 10 along with the gun. The 2nd gun also had an air leak, although it was much slower. The trigger was just fine on this one. I ended up sending this gun back, too.

    What others should know:

    I'm giving it 2 stars because I like the concept so much; it's the execution that is troublesome. I may see if the .22 or .177 do better, after I finish my mourning period for the .25 rifle. PA has a customer for life in me because of their prompt, courteous and responsive customer service.

  • 3.0 3.0

    2.0 2.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    It's very accurate. However the pump started freezing up after two hundred shots. buy shot 400 it help no pressure it would not pump.

    Things I would have changed:

    But different seals in the pump so it would last longer than 1/10 of pellets.

    What others should know:

    Be prepared to send it back because of pump problems.

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