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Seneca Aspen PCP Air Rifle, Multi-Pump PCP

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  • 1.0 1.0

    3.0 3.0

    4.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    It has a very nice action, smoother than my Marauder. The trigger is crisp and consistant. It grouped JSB 14.3 pellets into a half inch at 40 yards.

    Things I would have changed:

    It needs a bag of O-rings and instructions on how to break the rifle down when it locks up. Mine locked up in the first eight days.

    What others should know:

    The shooter needs to be tall and fairly strong to pump this rifle up. Mine required 6 pumps per shot on average ( in .22 cal.). Out of the box it failed to decock and it did not hold a charge. Pyramid refunded my money and even covered the return shipping.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    I purchaced the .22 caliber version. The accuracy with this rifle is outstanding. I am shooting RWS Superpoint 14.5 gr. It just happened to be the first tin I started with. I never had to try another brand. I also actually used the scope that it came with and once sighted in I was putting all ten shots pretty much in the same hole. Very impressed. Target was set at 25 yards. Now manually pumping from empty was a chore. I counted 110 pumps to just about to the 3600 mark. i have read that around 60 pumps was the number. not mine. i used full strokes and slightly paused at each end of the pump stroke. Once full, 10 to 15 pumps after 10 shots kept it up nicely. I found an easier way to pump it, was easier for me. I held the rifle in one hand and the pump in the other and acted like I was using pruning shears. It was an even amount of work for both arms and felt easier to do. I'm very glad I bought it. I have 14 air rifles now and by far this is easily the most accurate in low power mode.

    Things I would have changed:

    I like wooden stocks. If this platform somehow came installed in a wooden stock I would buy another one.

    What others should know:

    Very accurate, pretty lightweight, easy to shoot. Here is an easy fix that I did to quiet the hollow stock. I removed the butt plate and stuffed the cavity with some foam rubber packing from a fragile item that I received in the mail. It worked perfect. No hollow sound any more... It really zips in high power but my grouping changed a little and I had to pump more often. I didn't try any different pellets yet in the high power mode. Still smiling from the accuracy in low power mode. This rifle is a good way to start into the PCP market without all the extra expences...

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    you no longer have to worry about running out of air, just pump it up. I would get 9 very accurate shots when pumped to 3000 psi, When it hits 2000, things drop off fast. I can regulate the air, for my 22 cal. it is about 3-4 pumps to keep it around 3000 psi. and on high setting. After each shot when testing pellet drop for distance, I shot ten shots at 5 - 50 yards in 5 yard increments. 5 yds about 7/8 low, the rest under 1/4 inch of center until 40 yards which was 5/8 low, 45 3/4 low, then 50 was 2 inches low. very accurate with jsb jumbo heavy 18 gr. With no pump needed and able to get 1/2 groups or less at 35 yards. i had a 3 inch group at 100 without an exact aim point. Has a great price point, this is a winner.

    Things I would have changed:

    i don't know if there could be something changed that would work. I would like to see a big bore like a 357 or 45. set up the same way. we all would like it to be less bulky, lighter, and more air storage but compromises must be made. The one thing i would like to see changed is the stock, I need to add a comb riser to it and i have a pouch on it to carry the extra mags. The stock is wider and taller that your typical stock so when a comb riser is added it is about 3 inches wide.

    What others should know:

    being low noise is one of the most important things to me for hunting., it does have a ping sound but really is quiet. doesn't spook animals when you shoot.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    So far so good, shoots well, easy to pump to pressure and to keep at a good pressure. This was a great way to move into PCP! Slightly louder than my NP Trail.

    Things I would have changed:

    I'm not sure I would change anything. I like this airgun!

    What others should know:

    I'd have bought an extra mag or 2, probably will next time I order pellets.

  • 2.0 2.0

    3.0 3.0

    2.0 2.0

    Things I liked:

    Price is good this was my first PCP

    Things I would have changed:

    The magazine is cheap made it could be better. I don't know if it's the rifle or the magazine. But it's picky on what pellets will work. It jammed on me the 3rd shot so that's a concern I have but will give it a chance with a different type of pellets

    What others should know:

    Holds pressure well.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    4.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    easy to recharge , fun, exciting,every thing I expected

  • 4.0 4.0

    4.0 4.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    I bought this rifle because I wanted to get into PCPs but didn't want to have to get a separate pump or tank.

    Things I would have changed:

    I would have them mfg or PA lube up the pump real good before they sent it out. It would pump up very good when I first got it and had to put way more than the manual said to to get it to work and move easily.

    What others should know:

    The catalog that PA sent along with the gun stated that you get 2 magazines with the rifle but I only received one.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    The price is excellent for a multi shot pcp. I really like the rotary magazine and on board/built in pump.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Getting a PCP air rifle for $400! Extremely accurate! Hits hard, tearing through both sides of a vegitable can at 60 yards like it was paper! Extremely quiet.. I can shoot in my back yard

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing.

    What others should know:

    It takes about 60 pumps to get it to max pressure. I usually shot a 10 round mag and then pump the gun back up to max pressure. Takes about 20 to 25 pumps. Not hard to pump at all.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Just about everything. Extremely accurate - I was shooting dime groups at 25 yards on the second magazine without pumping between shots. I'm sure it will get similar groups at longer ranges as well. Very smooth cocking, very nice trigger by default. Good overall ergonomics, quite quiet. PCP accuracy and firing, but not tethered to a tank or compressor. The pump is very smooth and easy to use, even when approaching the maximum pressure. Using RWS Hobby 11.9gr pellets and four pumps between each shot, starting at 2.5k PSI, I averaged 915 FPS with a deviation of 7.05 FPS, which is 0.8%. Barracuda Match 21.14gr pellets averaged 780 FPS starting at 3k PSI and no pumping, for an average energy of 28.55 FPE. It looks like 4-5 pumps between shots will maintain an extremely consistent FPS. This was the 22 caliber model on the high power setting and factory trigger and hammer-spring settings.

    Things I would have changed:

    One complaint - the latch for the pump doesn't positively engage. It is rather easy for it to slip into the unlocked position and the pump arm no longer be secured. I picked it up by the pump handle once and was surprised when instead of lifting the rifle, the pump arm sprang up. The rifle is definitely on the heavier side, but given it has a built-in pump, I do not think that can be fairly considered as a negative.

    What others should know:

    The stock scope rings are not tall enough for a 40mm objective scope. I purchased tall scope rings to mount my 4x16 40mm UTG EZ-TAP scope. Be particularly careful if the adjustment dials will be sitting above the magazine port to ensure you have sufficient clearance. Great rifle, very happy with it and I am looking forward to collecting lots of data finding the best pellet, power setting, and pressure for maximum accuracy. Just about as much portability as a break-barrel, like my Gamo Swarm, trading off the need to pump it up first for accuracy and shot follow-up. This makes a perfect transition/intermediate rifle between a break-barrel and a traditional PCP, which will always be tethered to a power supply. With the hollow butt stock, it will also probably make a great survival rifle for those looking for one. Grab rifle and pellets and you're good to go.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Accuracy is fantastic, have only put about 40 shots thru mine so far but very impressed with group size. H & N Baracuda Match are very good in mine. Pumping is very smooth and quiet. It's not hard to pump once you get the technique down.As others have said, after a few shots put a few pumps in to maintain a constant pressure.I don't have a decibel meter but noise level doesn't seem bad to me. Trigger is very good right out of the box. I may play with adjusting it after some more shooting.Start with about 2600 psi, this seems to be the sweet spot for velocity and accuracy.(Read Tom Gaylord's articles) This is my first PCP and I would recommend it to anyone. I bought the .22 caliber.

    Things I would have changed:

    Maybe a little texture on the stock to improve the feel.

    What others should know:

    Maybe upgrade to a better scope to take advantage of the accuracy. Try several different pellets to see what works best in your gun. The spring popped out of place in the mag after the first 10 shots but I found a fix on the GTA forum and it worked flawlessly after that. Word is that Gauntlet mags also work in this gun.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    I love this rifle, it's accurate, quiet and a very good entry into pcp guns.

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing

    What others should know:

    You might need a more powerful scope.

  • 4.0 4.0

    4.0 4.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    As already noted, it is very accurate and reasonably quiet. It has a very good adjustable trigger. It adjusts using an allen wrench - much better choice than any screw driver adjustment. The hand pump is a little awkward in that the handle is long and opens to greater than 90 degrees. However, the length of the handle is the reason that it is easy to close even at 3000 psi.

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Very nice! Well balanced and good ergonomics. Trigger is light and crisp. This unit is so accurate I'm going to upgrade the scope to take better advantage of the accuracy. Operation is very quiet. Side lever is very smooth operating. The stock is large front and rear so it is not for small stature people or small hands.

    Things I would have changed:

    The only thing I would change would be to add accommodations for a removable set of open sights. Better still have enough mounting to put a set of Magpul fold down sights on it.

    What others should know:

    It it easiest to give this unit 6-8 pumps about every 3 shots or so. This way you dont have to pump a lot at once and you also don't generate excessive heat that can damage o-rings and seals.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Excellent rifle, very accurate, at 10 yards in my basement on low power setting with Benjamin 14.3 grain pellets. I fired a 8 shot 0.13 in group. Have not run it over the chrony yet. I added a Hawke 3-12x 44 scope. The 4x is going on a Springer I have laying around.

    Things I would have changed:

    I agree with others the stock is bulky and could use less slick texture.

    What others should know:

    I highly recommend this gun. In my experience with mine it is a very good deal.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    4.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    The built in pump! It has the advantages of any pcp, but don't have to carry a cylinder or hand pump when away from the bench or vehicle.

    Things I would have changed:

    The scope could be better, but is certainly satisfactory and can always be upgraded later. Maybe offer a model sans scope and knock of a few bucks or include a second magazine.

    What others should know:

    The rifle is surprisingly heavy but well balanced. Havn't really used it enough to give a good opinion on accuracy, e.g. different pellets, pressures, but it is certainly adequate for hunting small varmints, plinking, and casual target shooting.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    I love this Rifle. After the intimal pumping up at the range, I ca fire a magazine and do an additional 20 strokes and be back on track. I changed out the scope for a Bugbuster, which was an improvement for these old eyes.

    Things I would have changed:

    The Scope!

    What others should know:

    If you mind a little workout this is a great piece to own! Hell I am 74 years old am go out in the field about 3 times a week and either plink or target and pest shoot.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    I'm a loooonnnngggg time airgunner and know a thing or three about airguns. This "PCP pumper" or "pumper PCP" considering price in the assessment and with the differences/details in how things were done from gauge location, pump lever, etc. vs the FX Independence I say Mr. Zhu scored a big knock down in round 1. Hopefully he's working on the bullpup and the possible knock out win with a "pumper PCP" pistol!

    Things I would have changed:

    There's always room for improvement, refinement. It's a pumper PCP not an anchor so I understand the slender compact reservoir - maybe a few more ccs like say 30 would help tighten up a 10 shots (full mag) at the near to max end of power. The guys that really want just a PCP will never be satisfied with it because they desire lots and lots of shots at 50 FPE without them having to do that pumping thing very often. LOL Not a problem for me because I see this as a "Super Pumper" and dreams of Sharp, Titan, etc. fade away....sorry collectors!

    What others should know:

    Make sure to keep the gun properly lubed. Check and secure all fasteners. You don't have to baby but don't be using the side lever bolt as a bodybuilding device or anger management toy. Smooth, steady, full pumps but not like when we were kids acting like a chimp on steroids and cowboy coffee I found 15 shots in the 16-17.5 FPE range average high 16s FPE. 40-/+ a couple pumps and its ready to deliver another 15. Have fun exploring and discovering!

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    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.

  • 4.0 4.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    I just got my new Aspen today. First impression - Nice!!! The pump, just the fact that it has a pump yet can also fill via HPA or Scuba is awesome. I dropped the scope onto the gun and it took only 3 shots to sight-in at 10 meters. I left the gun on high power and cranked off the rest of the magazine. Shots 4,5, 6 and 7 dropped right into a ragged little group, then 7 through 10 posted a one hole group, not even a ragged hole. This was all with some old RWS Meisterkugeln pellets. I cannot wait to see what this gun will do with Baracuda or JSB Diablo pellets. The bolt on this gun is nice too, an easy pull back, it looks a lot like a biathlon rifle bolt.

    Things I would have changed:

    The air reservoir. It is tiny. The trigger is also a bit loose and rattles around. The trigger feels good to shoot, but when you are moving the gun around it rattles and moves around a lot. The fill port is a bit of a pain to get to. There appears to be a port at the muzzle end of the air reservoir under the screw in cap, but the fill probe does not fit it at all. The only way to charge using a air source is to lift out the pump handle all the way and to pull a rubber cover out of the fill port. then the probe drops in and fills. It would be very nice if the port was at the muzzle end of the reservoir. Be careful when using a compressor as the reservoir is small, it fills very quickly.

    What others should know:

    I took 11 shots to start on a 3500 psi fill. After the 11 shots it took 40 pumps to fill back up to approx. 3500 psi. That's a bit over 3.5 pumps per shot. The gun is reasonably quiet at high power, not quite as quiet as a couple of my other pcps, but sufficient. The plastic stock is definitely not as nice as some of my others, but it is comfortable and very presentable at this price point. The pumping gets a little harder as the reservoir gets up in pressure, but still very manageable. The magazine is almost identical to a Marauder.

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