Written on: 18/04/2010 by ryan13 (2 reviews written)
This rifle is an absolute beast with is 8 rotary type clip, polymer receiver and stock (which is what the H&K G36 is made from), fiber-optic open sights, it's 600mm steel barrel and super smooth bolt action (which is also made of a high quality metal).
The good points towards this gun is it's power. On a fresh new 88 gram co2 canister it punches out either a .177 or .22 pellet at approx 16 joules (11.5 ft/lb). When the power runs down to it's last shots which is around 40 shots where it is just 7 joules (the power of a co2 pistol).
The bad points to this gun is the fact that the power does go down gradualy each shot, obviously not by much though. If you are using this for vermin control then please be sure to only use around the first 60 +/- shots just so you actually get a clean kill. The very very last clip you could possibly get out of the co2 canister i noticed actually drop out of the barrel, but no big deal. Co2 can be on the expensive side of things and because of the 8 shot clip and the bolt action, you soon run dry of the pellets. So be sure to buy your consumables in bulk!
I have mounted a Hawke 3-10x44 and within literaly 10 shots i had it pin point accurate. I was taking out one penny coins at 25 yards. Nice! I normaly tend to use Eley 5.5 Wasp pellets, a perfect combination with my gun. If you are getting this gun i suggest experimenting with various pellets to find your best match as everyones gun is different to another. The clip takes pellets up to 10mm so prometheus pellets are just about right.
I bought this gun from Fenland Rural Sports in Warboys, near Huntingdon. Fantastic service from there. Best £238 i have spent in years. £305 including 3x co2, 1x tin of pellets, 1x scope, 1x set of low scope mounts, so £275 including 10% discount!
All in all, the Umarex 850 Airmagnum is fantastic value for money, and a great gun to use wether you are hunting or just general target shooting.