Written on: 20/06/2007 by turbo1889 (1 review written)
Made of good old steel and hard-wood, Very Accurate
Requires cleaning and break in period after purchase before full potential is realized.
First off, I presently own three of these not including the ones I've modified far beyond their original design. All are capable of 1/2 inch groups at 25 yards provided you have proper hold and break in period. Proper hold involves a very loose but controlled grip on both hands so that the rifle vibrates with a very slight buzz feel in your hands during each shot. Hold it too tight and the groups get a lot bigger. For a break in period a lot (Two 500 tins should be about right) plane lead pellets, WD-40, and a .17 caliber rifle cleaning kit with cotton swab attachment. After initial cleaning of the gun, fire it repeatably and clean and swab the barrel with the cotton swab attachment every twenty shots or so. There is all kinds of metal gunk in the internal workings of the gun from the manufacturing process that needs to be worked out and if left in the barrel will result in rifling damage over extended shooting. If this gun is for a kid as his first pellet gun then you can skip this stage and the gun will still do 3 inch groups or less at 25 yards, but if you want the super accuracy this gun is capable of do the break in properly.
As a precision tool in the hands of an individual who is a good shot this gun is fully capable of single shot kills on gophers and other similar sized pests at 25 yards that kill the gopher quick enough that he doesn't get back down his hole (drop in tracks). Shoot for the head or neck.