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Seneca Dragonfly Mk2 Reviews

Seneca Dragonfly Mk2 Multi-Pump Air Rifle

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4.0 (26 reviews)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:

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By Michael from USA on 2022-06-30 18:28:06

Things I liked:

The pump action is really easy, as described. The rifle has a quality feel like an expensive firearm. I've shot about 100 rounds so far with no problems.

Things I would have changed:

A clearer explanation of now to adjust the rear sight would be helpful. I suggest that the manual be made available as a pdf on the Air Venturi website. As an inexperienced air gunner, I would like to see some suggestions or guidance on choosing a compatible scope.

What others should know:

Read the review in Hard Air Magazine. This seems to be a really good choice for a pump action.

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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful:

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4.0 4.0

By Bill on 2022-07-04 22:30:44

Things I liked:

Very good accuracy out of the box.

Things I would have changed:

Its function is listed as "Repeater". The function of a gun is to shoot. This gun no matter how many times you pump (3-15 times) you still will only get one shot. Therefore this gun does not repeat and the function is "Single-shot".

What others should know:

This is listed as a "Repeater". It is not. A repeater in my and all of my airgun and firearm owning friends is multiple shots before having to reload/ re-prime/ pump the gun again. Not in this case. You have to pump the gun 3-15 times for every shot. On an engineering level this makes no sense when you can get just as good velocity with a break barrel or springer with just one "pump". It would make sense if you pumped it 15 times and got maybe 3-4 decent shots before you had to pump it up again but no. 3 pumps = 1 shot. 15 pump = 1 shot. Save your money and buy a decent springer or break barrel. A lot more fun and a lot less work.

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  • 4.0 4.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    The gun is as easy to pump as it is advertised. It is also very accurate. I mounted a Bug Buster 3-12 on mine to take full advantage. You need high rings for the scope to clear the rear sight, if you don't want to drift the rear sight off the gun before mounting. Since I shot and zeroed mine with the open sights before I received the scope, I didn't want to remove it. I took advantage of the threaded adapter to add a Buck Rail, 3D printed moderator. Only weighs a few ounces and really quiets the gun down.

    Things I would have changed:

    Forend alignment is off just a bit and the pump mechanism doesn't look very robust, but since it doesn't take very much effort to pump, hopefully it will endure. Needs a smoother trigger. Mine is kind of gritty and on the heavy side. Add a second magazine.

    What others should know:

    The barrel was very dirty and took a pile of patches to clean it, but I guess it was worth it, because it shoots great. Repeated, one hole groups at 25 yds.... and I'm not a great shooter. Mine shoots around 650 fps with JSB Jumbo RS 13.43 gr., .22 cal. pellets @ 10 pumps. Fifteen pumps didn't gain enough velocity to make it worth the time and effort. You don't need to close the pump all the way on each stroke. You only need to go to the stop just before it snaps shut. Makes pumping immeasurably easier and quite. Watch Tyler Patners video review at about 8 minutes in.

  • 4.0 4.0

    4.0 4.0

    3.0 3.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    The trigger is way better than most multi pumps. The gun has a solid weighty feel which is good because the hammer hits with enough force to make you wonder if you need an artillery hold, but you don't. After some tinkering, it produced 23 foot pounds with jsb 25 grainers and printed 1" groups at around 15 yards. Humane pest removal or hunting of small game is within the realm of possibility.

    Things I would have changed:

    My chronograph said the barracuda greens were not even making it to 700 fps, and the 25.39 gr. monsters were in the low 400fps range. So out of the box it was weaker than advertised, the bolt stopped closing after maybe 3 dozen shots, and the barrel was bent in a downward arc by the front sight assembly which made it hard for me to get any respectable groups.

    What others should know:

    This gun is quite neat, but it also had some issues that tempted me to take it apart and tinker with it before I'd even shot a tin of pellets. If you are into tinkering, you can have a very solid multi pump .22 for a good price. If I was not willing to disassemble the entire gun tighten some screws, remove the sights and add a scope plus perform some minor adjustments to the pump/piston assembly, I would have had to send it back, but I gotta admit I am impressed with what I got after a little work.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Accuracy. I shot a horsefly on my 30 yard target on my first outing. Looks. Impressive for 200.00 Nice wood. Pumping effort. Easy and consistent. Scope mount. Grooved receiver holds an 11mm base for a small to medium sized scope.

    Things I would have changed:

    Trigger has creep, but weight is reasonable. Loading port could be larger for big fingers. Directions for removing the rear sight in the manual prior to scope installation. Re-engineer to allow pumping the rifle without cocking the bolt first. Slightly enlarge the pumping cylinder to achieve maximum pressure at 10 strokes instead of 15. Beef up the pumping arm elements. They may be strong enough to last, but they don't look like it. Stronger would inspire confidence.

    What others should know:

    You will enjoy this rifle. It's a lot for the price point. The magazine won't fit under a scope. If you plan to use the mag, you will need to keep the iron sights. Consider that the magazine is vulnerable to damage while re-pumping the rifle between shots and the unavoidable movements of the rifle. Rifle comes with extra O-rings but manual has no instructions for how or where to replace them. Use a small to medium scope. 40mm objective maximum. 32mm is better. This is not a large 8-9 pound rifle. Adjustable objective is a must.

  • 4.0 4.0

    4.0 4.0

    4.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    Wood stock, pumping effort, accuracy

    Things I would have changed:

    A little beefier metal parts in cooking mechanism. No problems so far however

    What others should know:

    Takes about 500 shots to really break in cocking platform. I really like this gun. I have owned Sheridans for 50 years and this is the only product even close to this quality on market today. I recommend this gun to anyone that enjoys pump pneumatic air rifles

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Trigger is very very nice. Shoots great, lots of fun. Pump action does what its advertised to do. Stock is nice.

    Things I would have changed:

    Remove the Tru-Glo front sight. Replace plastic sights with steel sights.

    What others should know:

    You will love this rifle, go ahead and place the order. A child could pump this easily. At 3 pumps its not very loud at all. At 15 pumps this rifle is almost as loud as a 22 LR. It is loud !!!

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Rifle pumps up easily, has good power and is very accurate. Also is a nice looking rifle.

    Things I would have changed:

    The sights are plastic. I replaced the back sight with a Williams Peep sight, Although the sights were plastic they were still very accurate.

    What others should know:

    This is a very nice rifle, shoots accurately and is easy to pump up. You should put "Lock-Tite" on the pumping mechanism screws as they quickly become loose and pop out. Since using the Lock-Tite I've had no problems. It is a fine rifle.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    I like the wooden stock, added some tung oil. The bolt, action, barrel and thread adapter are all great. I primarily use the single load tray but will use the 7 round mag for 22 in the future. I cleaned the barrel, tightened the hardware and lubricanted the fittings. Overall, I really like this pellet gun, it's the replacement to the Sheridan because 5mm ammo has become rare and my favorite is no longer available. Out of the box plus a barrel clean and blue loctite on the hardware, this rifle is very accurate and lots of fun to shoot. The pump is easy to use and has the same pressure per pump from one to fifteen. I need to save up for some glass but the included iron sights are spot on until then. Considering what I paid for the Sheridan when I was a kid, this rifle is a very good deal and surprisingly well made for the price. Good Quality. I will definitely enjoy it for years to come. Thank you Pyramyd Air.

    Things I would have changed:

    An included manual for the replacement of the extra parts bag, should the need arise in the future.

    What others should know:

    The hardware on the forearm is loose, blue loctite and a little tightening before use is a good idea to prevent loss of parts, a light lubricant on the fittings and a cleaning rod thru the barrel prior to use to help with the packing oil.

  • 4.0 4.0

    4.0 4.0

    4.0 4.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Clean lines and a solid feel. Finish of wood and metal very nice for a rifle in this price range.

    Things I would have changed:

    Bore of the rifle as received was unbelievably filthy. It took quite a bit of time to get things moderately clean. It appeared to me that the bore was oiled after the factory blued the barrel but that did not prevent a bit of after bluing activity on and in the barrel and other metal parts. Instructions need significant improvement. They lack important details. For instance, nothing was said about cleaning and absolutely nothing by way of a parts list and schematics. Extra o-rings came in the box but absolutely nothing about which is which and how to proceed to change them out should the need arise. Finally, much better directions should have been provided re lubricants and lubrication. Pyramid Air may want to consider supplemental instructions as they would help the new air gun shooters a great deal.

    What others should know:

    Go ahead and buy a caliber correct cleaning kit and appropriate lubricants. You will need them right away. The rifle is capable of good accuracy and a decent scope will help to achieve the best results. Trigger is a bit rough but not terrible. Perhaps it will smooth out some with use. Pump effort is as claimed but was very stiff at the top of the stroke. It is improving with use.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    WELL MADE,NICE METAL TO WOOD FIT ,IN DEED DOES PUIMP EASY!!,TRIGGER IS OK!! FINISH ON STOCK IS GOOD!!

    Things I would have changed:

    THE STOCK PULL IS A LITTLE LONG FOR MY SHORT ARMS !!,PLACE OF SCOPE DID NOT WORK OUT FOR ME, I'LL TRY A RED DOT NEXT.

    What others should know:

    IS WELL WORTH WAITING FOR ,WILL TRY VARIOUS PELLETS [.22] FOR BEST DOWN RANGE RESULTS !! SORRY TO SAY MY SILVER/BLUE STREAK GUNS WILL BECOME WALL HANGERS!!! YOU CAN'T GO WRONG WITH THIS " PUMPER"

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Very accurate, easy to pump, great feel and finish.

    Things I would have changed:

    With the scope mounted it's a little difficult to load.

    What others should know:

    Wow, what a wonderful, accurate pellet rifle, and it only gets better as it brakes in. Mounted a cheap scope and will be upgrading as this rifle deserve's it. The pumping effort is just as advertised. Should be a wonderful little plinking and pest control gun.

  • 4.0 4.0

    3.0 3.0

    4.0 4.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    A little easier to pump than my other pump action air gun.

    Things I would have changed:

    Not quite as easy to pump as advertise, stock needs a better finish.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Lightweight, accurate, easy to pump, powerful, threaded barrel, beautiful wood stock. Just a wonderfully made air gun. Fun!

    Things I would have changed:

    Right now I cant think of anything

    What others should know:

    This is fine accurate air gun. Best pump rifle I own. No recoil and hits hard in .22. As powerful as my break barrel Hatsan 135qe

  • 4.0 4.0

    5.0 5.0

    4.0 4.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    The feel and finish of this weapon is what I expected. After reading the review on Hardair Magazine I just had to have one. They tested it with a bug buster scope and I did the same. Great groups out to 25 yards with a 14 grain pellet.

    Things I would have changed:

    Just a learning curve, you have to cock this weapon before pumping. Nothing to change, it's just different than all my other pump airguns.

    What others should know:

    The threaded end on the barrel kept coming loose. I really had to crank on it to keep it tight. Also, while I was sighting the scope one of the through bolts fell out of the forend. Easily fixed I just went through all of them to tighten the screws. Overall I really had a good time shooting this rifle.

  • 1.0 1.0

    1.0 1.0

    4.0 4.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Very good accuracy out of the box.

    Things I would have changed:

    Its function is listed as "Repeater". The function of a gun is to shoot. This gun no matter how many times you pump (3-15 times) you still will only get one shot. Therefore this gun does not repeat and the function is "Single-shot".

    What others should know:

    This is listed as a "Repeater". It is not. A repeater in my and all of my airgun and firearm owning friends is multiple shots before having to reload/ re-prime/ pump the gun again. Not in this case. You have to pump the gun 3-15 times for every shot. On an engineering level this makes no sense when you can get just as good velocity with a break barrel or springer with just one "pump". It would make sense if you pumped it 15 times and got maybe 3-4 decent shots before you had to pump it up again but no. 3 pumps = 1 shot. 15 pump = 1 shot. Save your money and buy a decent springer or break barrel. A lot more fun and a lot less work.

  • 4.0 4.0

    4.0 4.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Once you get used to the trigger it is very accurate. I like the fact that it can be de-locked by holding back on the bolt and pulling the trigger, then slowly releasing the bolt.

    Things I would have changed:

    It would be nice to be able to pump up the gun without having to cock it first. I believe the pump could open a little smoother.

    What others should know:

    The pump was extremely dry. It was very hard to operate at first. I oiled with silicone and it got better but it still is somewhat stiff to open. Hopefully this will loosen up as I keep operating it. It is a very sturdily built gun.

  • 3.0 3.0

    3.0 3.0

    4.0 4.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Other than the trigger, the rest isn't so bad. Fit and finish is pretty good. Nice piece of wood, although it was unfinished. The pump linkage feels a little flimsy, but the pump effort is so low I doubt it will be a problem. Open sights are decent, my eyes aren't so I scoped it. No problems holding gun by the stock wrist and pumping, effort is very light. Mine is .177, accuracy holds around 1" @25yds. I have a .22lr can that quiets it to almost complete silence. The magazine didn't interest me so haven't used it. According to my chrono 6 pumps gives me 696 fps vs 15 pumps 799 with 8.4gr.

    Things I would have changed:

    The ridiculous example of a trigger.

    What others should know:

    First, unless you are semi capable gunsmith DO NOT buy this gun until they get the trigger worked out. This trigger is an engineering disaster, I can't comprehend how things like this make it to market. On my unit, like many others I've read about, the screw in the trigger backed out rendering it non operational. If you know what you're doing you can dig around and get it to fire, otherwise you are left with a loaded gun and no way to fire it. The absurdity of it all, this screw serves NO purpose whatsoever. It's not user adjustable, and it's not gunsmith adjustable to any relevant range. Since this trigger will never be a precision target piece, a simple bump formed in place of the screw would have been cheaper and 100% reliable. I would love to hear the reasoning behind this screw.

  • 2.0 2.0

    1.0 1.0

    1.0 1.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    I may have gotten a lemon but it was NOT easy(ier) to pump and the pump arm was misaligned with the rest of the stock, possible source of the impossible pumping action.

    Things I would have changed:

    Quality control

    What others should know:

    Dont believe its easy to pump.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Everything, good gun

    Things I would have changed:

    Lighter. Composit. The wood is very pretty but I would like it to be not so "weighty".

    What others should know:

    Buy with confidence.

  • 3.0 3.0

    2.0 2.0

    2.0 2.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Mine is .177 caliber . The features are really great , love the magazine , and the ability to moderate it . I mounted a Bug Buster 3x9x32mm with an offset mount and seems to work good and it doesn't hinder magazine access . The main stock seems very solid . Not much plastic on this one . Self sufficient airguns are some of my favorites . Just pellets and the rifle . A moderator does a great job to quiet this airgun .

    Things I would have changed:

    Someone other than China should be making this rifle . The pump arm itself feels spindly and not well made . The wood seems thin in some places .Every time I pump it I'm thinking it might break. It's a great concept , but needs refinement . My Sheridan Silver Streak feels a hundred percent better , although taking three men and boy to pump , but at the same time you can feel how well made it is . There is just no comparison . USA baby !

    What others should know:

    On my example the pump arm stick in both directions . ( MAYBE ) ? with use it might smooth out ? The pump arm itself locks in place so hard that it takes substantial effort just to open it . The video showing how easy it is too pump is misleading .At least for mine . If anyone has the same experience please share the fix . In the mean time I will continue to move forward and try more lube . If that doesn't work I will return it . Also seems to shoot all over the place , maybe barrel cleaning will help ?

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    The build quality of this rifle is amazing. It is a dream to pump. The 15th pump feels just the same as the 3rd. I bought the Crosman 362 when it first came out and I enjoyed it, but I wish I saved my money and just waited for the Dragonfly to come out! Easy to pump and accuracy is great. I get 1/2" - 3/4" groups at 40-45 yards with 18gr JSB's.

    Things I would have changed:

    It has a decent two stage trigger, but some adjustments would be nice.

    What others should know:

    Keep an eye on the screws on the pump/forearm. Throw some blue locktite on them and you'll be set.

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