|.177 8.4gr Air Arms Diabolo||.177 7.0gr Meisterkugeln||.22 15.8gr JSB Diabolo Exact Jumbo|
|935.81 avg velocity=16.34 ft/lbs||1,006.94 avg velocity=15.76 ft/lbs||909.32 avg velocity=29.02 ft/lbs|
|Max Velocity||968 fps|
|Front Sight||Adjustable for elevation|
|Rear Sight||Micrometer adjustable|
|Scopeable||Weaver & 11mm dovetails|
|Suggested for||Small game hunting/plinking|
|Trigger Pull||3.0 lbs|
|Max Shots per Fill||50|
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Things I liked: This rifle is very well made, and the stock is beautiful. The lever aciton is smooth and the adjustable butt pad is a bonus. Iron sights are a nice touch.
Things I would have changed: A shrouded barrel would be nice, but as is the rifle is an exceptional value for the money
What others should know: I made no adjusments to the trigger and found it to be excellent. I am shooting under 1" at 25 yards with the iron sights off a shooting stick. I expect the accuracy to shine with a good scope. JSB's and CP Magnums have the same POI while Kodiak heavies are 1" low at 25 yards. The rifle is rated rather high for loudness, but I found the noise level not that much of an issue. I also own a Shin Sung 0.50 cal Dragon Slayer. Also very accurate, 3/8" at 50 yards with unreal knockdown power. PA has been an exceptional company - thanks guys!!!
Things I liked: I choose four stars because I enjoy the rifle! It shoots with the knock down of an .22 short (30#) leaving an exit hole in a dove up to thirty yards downrange. It will pound away with accuracy 25 to 30 shots into your air reserve. The rifle will shoot inside a dime at thirty yards using an high quality pellet (15gr) ; not to mention, the same at fifty if you use a heavier pellet (18gr) of similar quality. I kill jack-rabbits with one shot at thirty yards with routine. The gun is mechanically simple to use. The 10 shot tumbler works simplistically. The trigger was very easy to adjust. I loved the adjustable butt pad which made a custom match between my shoulder and my jaw in relation to the cheek-rest on the rifle stock. Above all the customer service was excellent. It takes two days for an answer, but don't be surprised if the gun-tech calls you back on your cell phone to discuss your problem in an professional manner. In review, after years of use, I wanted a quality rifle to hand down to my son. I believe this is the one.
Things I would have changed: The wood stock is beautiful, yet it is heavy succumbing to nicks to easily. Air Venturi could substitute the HAMERLI PNEAUMA or HATSAN tactical plastic stock making the rifle a tad lighter and sniper ready by simply unscrewing two large and two small trigger screws. In addition the HALESTORM sounds like a .22 short when fired, according to my neighbor, which leads me to ask for an silencer. Finally regarding the pressure gage, don't like looking down the barrel of an loaded gun just to estimate how much air is left in the tank!
Things I liked: Weigth,Balance,Wood in stock,accurate,Blueing,and smoothness of side lever
Things I would have changed: A better tigger, Thats why the 4 star overall. You can try to adjust it be there just is nothing to adjust.
What others should know: I found it to be as accurate as my benji maruader if not just alittle better. I think for the money you can not do any better. This is a fine made air rifle that is hard hitting and accurate. Thanks go to PA for their fine packageing and their service as always!!!
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|Max Velocity||968 fps|