Written on: 12/05/2004 by Ulysses (8 reviews written)
Inexpensive, looks durable, only have to cock it once instead of pumping it, fairly decent sights.
No butt plate (raw wood), kinda ugly finish, needs to be tweaked and broken in.
The rifle I have is called the B3-1 just to avoid any confusion. When I first got it I was afraid I had wasted some money by getting a cheap air rifle instead of a $200 Gamo or Benjamin Sheradin etc. The trigger was hard to pull and I was getting 6 inch groupings at about 75 feet. I tried a cheap Tasco scope but the scope was having a bit of trouble staying in place. The gun smoked badly for the first several hundred rounds. I was consistantly pulling to the right when I shot because the trigger was so hard to pull. OK. After tightening all the screws that hold it to the stock, removing it from the stock and moving the trigger spring forward (toward the muzzle), retightening the stock screws, tightening the rear sights, moving ther rear sights forward, moving the rear sights forward again after they creeped back, spraying WD-40 in the air chamber and letting it run out, tightening the rear sights again, shooting about 800 pellets through it, it now works fine. I am now getting groups just over an inch (inch and a quarter maybe) at 80 feet with flat-nosed pellets. I can hit a 16 ounce can at 80 feet just about every time. I can hit a 3 inch can lid hanging from a tree about 2 out of 3 times. I can pretty much hit everything I shoot at within this 80 foot range. It was advertised as having a muzzle velocity of 900 fps. The box it came in says 700-750 fps. In reality I think it is closer to about 500 fps compared to penetration tests using a 400 fps BB pistol, a 600 fps pellet pistol, and a 630 fps pellet rifle. I would say it is more accurate than my Daisy Powerline 880 pump rifle, but not quite as powerful. I have never shot a high quality spring-air rifle so I can't really compare it to one of those. But for the money I would say this is a perfectly good rifle for general plinking and perhaps shooting small game. I have also found parts available online so if it ever breaks it can probably be repaired.