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|Max Velocity||490 fps|
|Front Sight||Post globe|
|Rear Sight||Adjustable for windage & elevation|
|Suggested for||Target practice/Fun|
|Trigger Pull||1.4 lbs|
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Things I liked: Have not tested it that much yet. It seems to be very accurate. Had a jam up in the 1st couple of magazines (clips) but with the help of a friend who is a gun smith who showed me how to get into the back side of the barrel, because the jam didn't let the pellet go all the way into the barrel, so I had to tap the pellet forward to release the clip, then I was able to unjam it. Loaded a couple of more clips (which I don't like) and didn't have any more issues. I think my Great-grandkids will have a good time with this gun, at the pellet gun league they're in.
Things I would have changed: The clips (magazines) don't hold the pellets in very well, I have a couple of Crossmans which use clips and when you load them, they hold the pellets in, and they don't seem to have any problems shooting. I would like to know if there are any after market mags (clips) that will work, or should I be using another brand of pellets. I've used Beeman's. Crossman's and Swiss Arms. The gun smith said maybe I should put a little oil on my fingers when I load the clips and maybe the oil will help the pellets stay in, but I don't want to have an oily mess of maybe foul up the barrel.
Things I liked: So, at first I was NOT too enthusiastic regarding the 'diopter' sight. People, it is a FANCY peep-hole sight with elevation & windage. But man, lemme tell ya', once you get to using it along with the front globe sight, it ALL comes together and starts making sense why CHAMPIONS use the thing instead of a magnified scope. Oh, other than the regulations, I mean... no scopes allowed for 10-meter. Any who, at 10-meters I am getting DIME sized groups... I mean CONSISTENTLY. Sure there's the occasional flyer, but I am using Crosman flatheads. This is ONE ACCURATE LITTLE PUPPY! I am really looking forward to outside 20-30 meter shooting with this. And that SIDE-LEVER is SO smooth and EASY to load that next pellet. Wow, I am SO GLAD I found out about this rifle. PLUS, I am very happy I went for the 'Pro' version with the 'peep' sight. Oh, and the trigger! I have the screw all the way down as I LOVE the INSTANT SNAP it provides, but be careful; like a HAIR trigger this way!
Things I would have changed: Gee, I really can't think of too much I don't like about this puppy. Being able to choose which 'globe' to use is SWEET. OH!!! I KNOW! I would do something about how, when you have the stock on the FARTHEST screw-point and all the way out, it can be a tad bit wonkey, in that it is NOT a rock-solid connection., but it is not enough of a bother to detract from how great the overall experience is for me.
What others should know: You should KNOW this. Regarding the complaining about how THE PELLETS FALL OUT - YOU CAN'T STICK FILLED CLIPS INTO YOUR POCKET AND GO WALKING AROUND!!! Well, if a body is gonna be using this as a TARGET rifle for shooting paper, WHY would it be a concern to fill the pocket with loaded clips? PLEASE REMEMBER that this is a GREAT TARGET rifle, not meant to go outside and shoot squirrels, birds or rabbits. Now, if I had something like my .22 Hammerli 850 I use for squirrels, and the clips had the pellets always falling out, THAT would be something to complain about. Nothing worse than missing DINNER 'cause you 'reached in' for a clip, and NO PELLETS!!! Take care, y'all, and shoot safe.
Things I liked: I converted my MP-61 to this version. I found I like the closed dot front sight and the diopter. It took a bit of fiddling around but eventually I got the gun dialed in and am getting very tight groups that I would be hard pressed to keep up with on a more expensive target rifle.
Things I would have changed: Nothing. It's a fun little gun
What others should know: There's not much that you can upgrade on these. Find out where the sight is hitting, get it dialed in and enjoy. They are fun. Be sure to count your shots and be sure you don't dry fire.
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This is an air rifle I was considering when it went "out of stock", "unavailable", et al. Are there efforts to get these back?
|Max Velocity||490 fps|