Crosman worked with Hans and Ray Apelles, two world-class airgunners, to develop the new Challenger Dual Fuel competition air rifle.
Challenger Competition Air Rifle
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|Max Velocity||530 fps|
|Powerplant||PCP & CO2|
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Things I liked: The adjustable stock and trigger pull.
Things I would have changed: Better seals to retain air in the cyclinder.
What others should know: This is my second CH 2009. My first has been undergoing repair since August of 2015. It was returned to shoot once and immediately had to be returned for repair and I have been waiting for three months for it as well as one of our local 4H guns.
Things I liked: The rifle was very accurate and I liked the adjustable stock.
Things I would have changed: I would add some type of texture to the butt stock, it's very slick and does not offer a secure feeling surface against the shoulder.
What others should know: I had issues with this rifle cocking and firing when I first got it. After some adjustments to the hammer energy with the help of Gene from the tech department it began to fire reliably, however after about 1,000 firings it started to refuse to fire on occasion. Then the velocity dropped off to near nothing. I decided to return the rifle and get an Air Arms T-200, which I have not received yet. I think Crosman could have better quality control.
Things I liked: I am an experienced firearms target shooter. Ammo is getting harder to find and more expensive so I thought that I would give the airguns a try. I bought a single stroke gun just to see if I would enjoy the airguns after so many years of shooting firearms. I also have enough room in my basement for a ten meter range. After enjoying the single pump for awhile I decided to step up to a PCP gun. I was attracted to the Crosman because of it's adjustable stock, and the other good reviews. I could not be more pleased with the gun. From a sandbag rest it will shoot one hole 5 shot groups, and I have been able to shoot ten shot groups standing offhand of under an inch. If you start shooting better than this gun is capable of shooting you are on your way to being one of the top shooters!
Things I would have changed: At this point, nothing that I can think of.
What others should know: If this is your first PCP gun, there is a bit of a learning curve, but Gene in the tech department at Pyramid did a great job of walking me through some of my initial mistakes. I would suggest that you fill the gun to 2,000 on the first fill to get everything seated properly, and then start shooting and adjusting your spring pre-load and so forth, and read the manual carefully. The first fill is a bit of a workout if you use a hand pump, but after that it's not bad. I shoot about 50 shots, and just a few pumps and you're back to a good working pressure. There is no need to let the pressure drop below 1,000 psi. The gun performs best near max pressure.
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Does this rifle come with a "F" stamp, so that it can be used in Germany and other European countries? There is an F inside a pentagram stamp.
Is this gun powerful enough to use for field target?
Other than the LW barrel, this is MADE in China, then ASSEMBLED in USA?
No, that is not correct. It is "Made in the USA. With Globally Sourced Parts."
To fill your PCP gun:
1.Pick a source of air shown at right
2.If an adapter is needed, one will be shown
3.Add both to your cart to get hooked up
Crosman Challenger PCP & CO2 Rifle, No Sights with quick-disconnect connector (1M)
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|Max Velocity||530 fps|
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