|Max Velocity||800 fps|
|Front Sight||Fiber Optic|
|Rear Sight||Adjustable for windage & elevation|
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Workmanship; quality look; bluing; fit & finish; ease of cocking; price; ergonomics; power and accuracyThings I would have changed:
Nothing, except for the plastic muzzle brake, sights and non-adjustable trigger.What others should know:
Shooting the first 50-75 rounds with a CP 4x scope was testing as I had to refine sightings constantly. It finally came onto a tight target and I've not had a chance to give it more testing, but it may be the scope. I have a X20 S and that is very accurate tack driver, but needed a GRT trigger upgrade to achieve that accuracy. Most of these guns out of the factory have long trigger pulls without a discernible break point and for the second or so while you're squeezing the trigger, you have to guess the break point. This sometimes pulls you off target. With a crisp trigger upgrade, that becomes a non issue. I found that I can't get an trigger upgrade for this model and am looking for some possible fixes? Other than that it's a really nice gun for the money and would no doubt bring game to the table if necessary. I like the Stoeger/Benelli brand and the quality of their guns, especially the nice two year warranty. For this price you can't go wrong. Returned an X5 for it-too little power!
|By Tony from USA on 2015-11-01|
Size, weight, feel, ease of cocking, accuracy, and the fantastically low price. I agree with the observations made by others, it's just one heck of a nice gun. There are a couple of things I'd change but really, for the price, you simply can't go wrong.Things I would have changed:
The rear sight is hard for old eyes to see properly, probably because of the image mottled by the green dots (I have less trouble seeing the all black rear sights of my grandson's Grizzly). Locating the trigger further back would be a nice touch, as would narrowing the forward edge of the stock a bit.What others should know:
When I first shot it, the gun dieseled a couple of times but has since settled down. Even with old eyes and a fuzzy rear sight image achieved a perfect cloverleaf at 30+ feet almost immediately. Later mounted a Hawke 2-7X scope on it. At first it performed fantastically, but in a short while the zero started shifting badly. I had used the same scope on an IZH 60 and a QB78 successfully before. I think the X-5's spring shock was beating up the Hawke scope, hopefully it hasn't destroyed the innards, haven't checked yet. Just a caution to others. At first the trigger was awful stiff, so I sprayed some lithium lube into the area where the trigger pivots and in a short while it has settled down.
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This is a scoping question. My eyes need the assistance of a scope or red dot for accurate targeting. I tried a Hawke 2-7x scope with two mounting rings but in a little while the zero started shifting and locatite did not help. I understand springers have some scoping problems. How have others dealt with this on the x5?
Springers do have scope problems. Look into shimming the scope which may help. It may also be the guns parts settling so poi has shifted. It could also be the barrel fit has become looser which can cause side to side poi changes. Breech seal wear or leakage can cause poi to go up or down. Scope parallax error can cause poi to go all over. Holding the gun differently, like using a different rest or hold on the rest can change poi.
any problems with pellets fitting into breech? Have seen many comments on earlier models! thanks. any problems with different pellets not fitting?
These types of guns from china often don't have a bevel on the breech, so if sharp the pellet will catch on the edge and it will damage the pellet in a way that upsets accuracy. If you get one like that you just need to bevel the breech and pellets go right in. Beveling is easy, you can use a counter sink bit, a drill bit, sandpaper, or even a knife. It just needs a slight bevel, just breaking that edge is all it needs.
we haven't heard of any issues
Has anyone measured 10 meter group sizes?
The best group I'll heard of is 1/4"
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I received my X5 yesterday and I was immediately impressed with it's quality. The bluing of the steel and finish on the wood was flawless. The trigger pull although being a bit long was very smooth, much better than I expected, and doesn't take away from the gun's inherent accuracy. Within 5 minutes I was consistently hitting a 2 inch targets 20 yds away with an unsupported hold. Today I put a scope on was hitting the same targets at 35 yds, also unsupported. If you do your part the X5 doe's it's. My gun doesn't seem to be hold sensitive, but I'll know more when I shoot from a bench.Things I would have changed:
I agree with others that the comb is too high for comfortable use of the fiber optic sights, but works best with a scope.What others should know:
The X5 is one smooth accurate fun all day shooter and would easily be a great deal at twice the price. If you like making small objects dance at 30+ yds buy this gun. You won't be disappointed with the X5 or Pyramyd Air.