Written on: 14/06/2012
I had an old PRC air rifle that was made as one would expect a cheap air gun to be coming from China. Bought a boxed 1000, air rifle scope included. Did not open the box for a year because it was packed away while we moved. When I did open it and try to put it together, I found that the scope rails were not even cut properly as there wasn't a over hang for the scope mounts to grasp, just an 'L' shaped cut. The plastic sights bounced around like a ball when trying to zero. I took my Dremil and cut groves for the scope mounts, attached the scope provided and tried to zero but each shot moved impact right to the edge of the paper without even touching the adjustments. Having shot at NRA small bore silhouette, I have some knowledge about target shooting, zeroing, sight alignment and trigger squeeze. The wood stock rubbed against the right side of the the barrel block assemby so I filed it free of the barrel. Barrel to stock vibrations are not good. It's sad that a product that touts being made in America gave such a poor showing as I really wanted a US product to outperform my PRC air rifle. If the scope provided could not function as a air rifle scope should, don't sell it as a air rifle scope. We all know they have to be tougher than a standard scope to take the vibrations. Being retired and having limited funds I now have to come up with at least iron sights that are better than these. Can't afford those expensive scopes that do hold their adjustments, or rifles that do the job right.
will probably have to replace my eye balls instead. Chuckle, chuckle. All I wanted was a decent American made springer that did a decent job. I'm not a sniper, but I have hit my fair share of silhouettes out to the hundred yard Rams. Hoping for the return of good Amercian quality at a decent price.