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|Max Velocity||1000 fps|
|Cocking Effort||30 lbs.|
|Suggested for||Small game hunting/target practice|
|Trigger Pull||3.3 lbs|
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Things I liked: Very well-machined and fitted parts, definitely a professional-grade air-rifle. The scope was better quality than I expected. So far it is extremely accurate to 100 feet - groupings that deviate only 1/4"
Things I would have changed: The front fitting on the barrel is very heavy. It makes cocking easier but shooting from anything but bench-rested is awkward. I would re-design the barrel to be a consistent, thick diameter to more evenly distribute the weight.
Things I liked: I just got my Panther pro today so this review is basically my first impressions. The scope mount was a pain to install, the instructions werent very clear, but after i discovered the scope stop pins were adjustable with the provided small Allen wrench it was pretty easy. Out of the box the stop pins were too long preventing me from mounting the base flush to the scope rail, but after I adjusted them in it mounted up no problem. After I got the base secured I tightened up the scope stops and it hasnt budged with the 100 or so shots ive shot so far. This rifle is very accurate right out of the box. In the prone position I can literally shot the head off a match stick at 10 meters no problem. I was putting 5 pellets into a hole the size of 2 pellets within 10 shots. I can get good groups in seated and kneeling positions as well, but off hand shooting is very difficult due to the weight of the rifle. Maybe with practice i'll be able to do it, but my first impression is this rifle is too heavy for accurate off hand shooting. No matter what I try the scope just bounces all over the target. Its muzzle heavy. I havent tried shooting with the muzzle break removed. I might try that over the next few days. I'd also like to point out that its much quieter than I expected. WAY quieter than my old benjamin pump rifle. Its way quieter than powderless 22 rim fire rounds too. Its basically just a solid "thump" and a "tap" when the pellet hits the target.
Things I would have changed: Better scope rail with a droop compensating mount. Softer butt plate. Better balance.
What others should know: I already mentioned my issues with mounting the scope. Just remember to make sure it sits flush with the scope rail. adjust the scope stops out if need be, then tighten them up once you get the mount on the rail and the scope wont budge.
Things I liked: i like the fact that the barrel is heavier than gamo, that it has a wonderful finish, and that i has a neat profile. also the adjustable trigger was one of the major reasons why i went for an rws.
Things I would have changed: have a raised cheekpiece, especially when the included scope rings is very high, or lower the scope rings. the plastic trigger feels funky, and i got a bad scope. where the reticle was damaged. also, this is for all spring guns: Start using real steel scope bases... there is a reason why see weaver and picatinny bases on things like .338 Lapua, and .50BMG. spring gun recoil vicious and needs a lot more than a puny roll pin to keep the scope from sliding. the scope stop pins are already looking like theyre about to shear off after a hundred shots.
What others should know: very accurate though it seems to need getting used to sandbags... probably because it is hold sensitive and i need to find the sweet spot. also beeman kodiak match pellets seems to work the best getting about 3/4 inch at 45 yards and i think it will get better with breaking in. once the scope base is toast, im thinking of getting it replaced with a picatinny base. using the leapers adapter seems that it will raise the scope too high even with low rings.
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|Max Velocity||1000 fps|