Written on: 12/04/2009 by Vulcanator (13 reviews written)
Mine is a .25 cal Beeman Kodiak (re-badged Webley Patriot) that I purchased used a couple of weeks ago. Initial impressions are the bluing, a lustrous quality that easily surpasses my Weihrauchs! The woodwork that incorporates a screw for a sling swivel, a chequered pistol grip with white spacers and a rubber butt plate. The stock is nicely finished and is of handsome proportions and pleasing to the eye. The fit and finish overall is superb. The rifle is also equipped with open sights that... (read more)
Written on: 25/02/2009 by Tetrol (1 review written)
Opening the box of my Webley Patriot - it all reeked of quality - the finish, bluing etc was perfect. The varius metal working surfaces had a very fine lubricant applied, not even enough to smear with a finger, but there all the same. I think it is a heavy beast, but so am I - 193cm and 111kg. I fitted the scope before trying the rifle, as I figured I would do so in any event later.
While doing so , I tightened the accessible screws down, some of which seemed to me to have some half turn... (read more)
Written on: 29/11/2008 by candid opinion
A total waste of money! And the bother of an FAC. Horrific recoil and accuracy is poor. Those that write here should compare it to even the cheapest .22 rimfire rifle which will outshoot it in every aspect.
I absolutely hate to think what that recoil is doing to that expensive telescopic sight you've fitted. So called "real" guns - and I've shot them all from .22 rimfire to .270 to .470 don't punch you in the face when the spring is released like on the Patriot.
My advice? I'd sooner go two... (read more)
Written on: 12/10/2008
The Webley Patriot is a very powerful air rifle. I really like the recoil, it makes it feel like a real gun. It is very loud and also very heavy but still a great rifle. I would recommend this rifle to any adult how is looking to hunt small game such as rabbits and magpies. (read more)
Written on: 21/05/2008
You have to have another guns since this gun is recommended to be used only occasionally for large small games and birds since it is heavy and very powerful too. I have HW80 in .22 , a Diana model 52 , webley excel in .22, HW27 in .177 and a webley Omega in .177. (read more)
Written on: 04/05/2008 by Vulcanator (13 reviews written)
Bought this rifle new in April, Webley have made a few changes. "Tru glo" sights which are of plastic construction, the foresight is actually pressed onto the muzzle unlike the old metal sights, so if you drop the gun and break the sight -oh dear!
The stock is subtly redesigned, the wood is of good quality and the fit to the metalwork is excellent. The pistol grip no longer has the white spacer and end cap. The stock screws at the fore-end are horizontal and are larger than previous models,... (read more)
Written on: 02/05/2008 by skylineman
Those that complain that this gun is too hard to cock, or is too heavy or is inaccurate are either a bunch of kids or are just not right. I mean, seriously, even my girlfriend can cock this gun 30 or so times before she gets tired and she is only 160 cm tall and weigh 50 kg! It's all about the technique people. Think leverage.
And the weight? C'mon, 9 odd pounds aint heavy at all. If you're complaining that it's too heavy - find something else lighter like a plastic gun or water pistol. This... (read more)
Written on: 12/03/2008 by robo342 (1 review written)
For my shooting characteristics, this gun was made for me, a perfect fit. I am very happy with the workmanship, accuracy, and especially the power. Is this gun the right fit for most, probably not, you must analyze what you want from a gun, how you are going to use it, and then do your research. If you do, then there is a very good chance you will write a very good review on whatever product you are reviewing. (read more)
Written on: 24/02/2008
The thing to consider before buying a Patriot is that in most cases a different airgun is a better answer to the question. I own a Patriot in .25 caliber, and it is my least used airgun out of a total of 7. It is a one trick pony, lots of power for a spring airgun, and I'll admit I was drawn to that. But if I really need power, it still pales when compared to any cartridge firearm, so why? (Unless you live in an area that restricts them)
I am not whining that it is to heavy or hard to cock,... (read more)
Written on: 15/01/2008 by chariotracer101
I am not here to write a story about the Webley Patriot but just to simply leave a few pros and cons about this rifle since I do have one. I purchased this rifle with the intention on using it as pest control and hunt small game. This rifle does exactly that, it hits its target with authority(Mr Squirel is down for good)! I also find the Webley Patriot to be very accurate. Not quite as accurate as my Beeman R9 or my Beeman RX2 but after all this rifle is not made for this type of shooting. A... (read more)
Written on: 04/10/2007 by michael2615 (1 review written)
Don't listen to rubbish these people say about the gun, go and try it out yourselves at a gun shop. (read more)
Written on: 15/09/2007 by wal1
Everything about this rifle says "big" and "solid". I'm in the process of breaking mine in (got it 2 months ago), and have between 600-700 shots in. You get used to the cocking effort; it's not prohibitive if you're reasonably strong. Best accuracy so far comes with 31g Kodiak (634 fps), 26.5g Cro-Magnum (750 fps), and 24g Beeman Silver Arrow (about 810 fps). I've been having quite a time getting consistent groups, but I attribute that to shooting technique (it takes a LOT of practice), and... (read more)
Written on: 02/04/2006 by RLC (2 reviews written)
I ordered my Webley Patriot rifle from Cabela's about five years ago because I was impressed with the velocity figures. I bought it in .177 caliber. I was shocked when I received it because of it's size and weight (my last air rifle was a very old Benjamin in .177). It also takes a while to get used to the noise (almost as much as a .22 rimfire) and the recoil (more than a rimfire). I put a BSA 2-7x scope on it (bad choice, this is the worst scope I've ever looked through). The gun is... (read more)
Written on: 15/02/2006 by blk822 (3 reviews written)
Well I just got my new Webley Patriot today and WOW what a rifle. Lots of POWER. Great workmanship and I couldn't ask for a better shooting rifle. I have a Gamo Shadow 1000 and it is a toy compareded to the Patriot .22 cal. I was sighting in my 4-16x50 leapers scope and it was shooting through 1/2" plywood at 30 yards. I used Crossman Premeire domed pellets and they shoot very straight. And had lots of penetration. Great rifle for the money. (read more)
Written on: 11/02/2006 by mark bone (1 review written)
I hear a lot about cocking the Webley Patriot.I am 5'8 180 and I can shoot 200 pellets though it a day I do it a lot. I have a RWS 350 and it feels like cocking a toy. Well here are the results I shot Kodiak 30.9 gr at 621 avg at 50 yards they went 530.4 fps, thats 19.2 fpe. It's a very powerful air gun. Crow mags go 705 mv, they are very inaccurate after 25 yards. I bough BSA and Rino pellets JUNK!! I also bough Beeman ft they look good. 19.7 gr 815 mv hope this helps (read more)
Written on: 31/08/2005 by Spartacus101
Compared to My Beeman R-9 rifle the Webley Patriot is much more powerful. Well worth the money. The effort it takes to cock is not really a negative, this is just a minor detail that anyone will overcome and over time will not seem so apparent. I recomend either a Bushnell Banner 4-12 by 40 or what I have on mine which is a Banner Trophy 4-12 by 40 an Excellent scope. (read more)
Written on: 26/06/2005 by Andy 2911 (2 reviews written)
Have just bought a Webley Patriot, fells good. But have one problem. Need sight and mount can anyone help me in selecting a good and affordable one. Gun has gas ram fitted but have heard the owner before me has went through a few sights (cheap ones probably as he's a skinflint) any info will be really welcome. (read more)
Written on: 26/06/2005 by relliktibbar
There is one word that adequately expresses the Webley Patriot's suitability as a hunting tool: HASENPFEFFER. The .25 cal. absolutely devastates game.
This air rifle has deservedly been labeled, "[M]ost powerful springier." It is clear that the Patriot is an air rifle for the experienced shooter. Anyone spending this much money without adequately researching the nuance of the product is betrayed by their own whining and complaining in the various online forums. This is a big rifle. ... (read more)
Written on: 29/04/2005 by mmartin
The Webley Patriot Air Rifle is the best over all spinger besides my FBW 124. Devastating power with awsome down range performance. Shooting sub 1/2 groups the second day I recieved it with open sites at 30 yards. I own 3 other springers that just don't come close to this gun for over all perfomance. (read more)
Written on: 23/01/2005 by Casey002 (1 review written)
I have had a Webley Patriot for quite some time now and have found it to be very accurate and quite a satisfying shooting experience. Don't expect very good accuracy until 500 to 1000 rounds are put through it. Always check the tightness of all fasteners before shooting. I have also found that a thoroughly clean bore is essential for any degree of accuracy. As for the recoil, it is more that most air fifles, but come on it's not as bad as a rimfire. Are the people in these reviews adults or... (read more)
Written on: 22/12/2004 by Squirrel1 (1 review written)
I have had the Webley Patriot for almost a year now, and I am very pleased with her. When I took her out of the box I was very impressed by the fit and finish of the rifle. The blueing was very nice and the stock was nicely finished too. At first it seems a bit heavy, especially with a scope added. So I would say that this is not a rifle for the smaller person. Also the cocking effort is on the high side, however this is to be expected with a 29 - 30 foot pound rifle. After I shot it for a... (read more)
Written on: 17/12/2004 by tallguy606 (6 reviews written)
Finally got a .22 Webley Patriot after reading all the reviews. Sold my .20 R1 to get more power. Love my Patriot, it just blasts whatever you shoot at. I shoot open sights with Crosman Wadcutter pellets and am hitting empty shotgun shells from 30 yards, even with 53 year old eyes! Super velocity and power, far more impact on target than my R1 .20. Am looking for possum, nutria etc in woods, I just know this rifle will drop them like a sledgehammer. I love this gun and will never sell it. (read more)
Written on: 28/11/2004 by KG1
I purchased the Webley Patriot gun for the .25 cal knock down power. I also own a RWS 350, and a Beeman 950, and can give a comparative viewpoint of this rifle. The Beeman 950 is not in the same league but is a lots of fun and very accurate. The RWS is powerful and the pellet blazes through anything you shoot, and is the best for long-range shots. But for knock down stopping power the Webley Patriot is the gun to have. I just got the Patriot and have not tested it at longer-range shots... (read more)
Written on: 18/04/2004 by kwkeltner
I find the Webley Patriot has tremendous power as much as anyone would need for a pellet gun. I spent hours and hours (days into weeks) and did not find the pellet that would come out with consistent accuracy with the rifle. I tried match pellets and six other different makes and vaireties but could not get the gun to be consistent with accuracy. I used a pellet rounder to try to add consistency to the pellets - it did not help. I am quite disappointed with the rifle, to have spent so much... (read more)
Written on: 17/03/2004 by ferdia (3 reviews written)
I bought a Webley Patriot a few years ago and have to say it was a pretty disappointing experience. The rifle was a .177, probably a rarity for a patriot, but I was tempted by it's supersonic capability. Power wise I had no complaints. At 50 yards it could put a pellet through an empty drinks can *without knocking it over* I put a pellet through a jam jar without the jar shattering at 20 yards. No, the beef I had with the weapon was the recoil. Such a powerful recoil made it to all... (read more)
Written on: 09/02/2004 by tommy6206 (1 review written)
I have just read through all the reviews on here for the patriot and it seems most have never shot 1 or are just rubbish shots. I shot 1 yesterday for the first time. It has been sat on the dealers shelf for 18 months that I know of. I was shooting at 50mtrs with bisly pest control pellets with OPEN sights plus they was a strong wind ,I was able to get 2" groups with out a problem. It does have some weight behind it but then thats because its built so solid the finish is A1 and accuracy... (read more)
Written on: 10/12/2003 by nzCraig (5 reviews written)
I'm now the proud owner of a Webley Patriot .25.I traded my Cometa Fenix in,as I was looking for more power.That's just what you get with the Patriot and heaps of it.I use to think my Fenix was a big air rifle,but seen it beside the Patriot made it look small.The Patriot is the type of air rifle that commands respect eveytime you pick it up.The build quality is fantastic,wood,metal etc and is a great looking rifle. Ok it's a heavy rifle and it take's a bit more effort to cock, but the... (read more)
Written on: 20/09/2003 by WVhunter (1 review written)
I got the Patriot in .25 cal. and Im very happy with it. I got the gun for hunting (squirrels mostly) and It really does a good job. For their size, them bushytails are tough critters but when the pellet from the patriot hits, it leaves a very deadly impression. The cocking effort is not as bad as people make it out to be. This is a very hard hitting hunting airgun. It has to have some cocking effort to get that kind of power. The Patriot is more than you need for shooting pop cans in the... (read more)
Written on: 12/05/2003 by jacksniper.
Just bought a .22 cal Patriot a few days ago after wanting something more powerful than my RWS .177. Along with the gun I order a few different cans of pellets ( beeman Crow Magnum and Silver Bear, Bejamin Diablo, and Predator Ballistic tips. I was instantly impressed by the high quality craftsmanship (aside from the shameful sights). The bluing is very deep, the stock is beautifully designed. First shot was with the Predator pellet in my back yard. Put out an old, heavy, large ,plastic... (read more)
Written on: 10/05/2003 by webley.
a great, unique rifle, extremely powerful and accurate enough when you've learned how to shoot it
one of my favourites, never going 2 part with it! (read more)
Written on: 27/02/2003 by gary.
i had this rifle 1 year ago and i don't rate it at all due to appalling accuracy, it has good power but nothing else. I now have a weihrauch hw 90 which is just as powerful and alot more accurate and is better because it uses the theoben gas ram system which is more consistent. (read more)
Written on: 22/02/2003 by johnny.
I bought this rifle when my mate bought his Hw 90, they're both as powerful as each other but his is nicer to hold and is more accurate. It is also better than my patriot because of the gas ram system as it will not lose power as my patriot has already started to lose power making his hw 90 more powerful now. So don't buy this patriot buy a hw 90 i'm buying one soon and selling my patriot (read more)
Written on: 20/02/2003 by dave.
I've owned mine for 5 years now and couldn't be happier with it's power. bExcellent accuracy can be obtained if you use the right pellet and learn to hold it the right way. I find a very light hold works for me. What really makes this gun great is it's versatility. If you ever tire of shooting the standard fodder, buy a 5# bag of hornady #3 buckshot. It is harder than pellets and has far superior penetration characteristics. Also, I've had success shooting hard cast pistol bullets..250 caliber. (read more)
Written on: 25/01/2003 by Frood.
I've already written a review of this gun but it's time to set the record straight. Have you noticed that there isn't anyone saying "this is an okay gun"? They either love it or they hate it. There's a reason for that and I think it's all about pellet choice. The Patriot throws out heavy pellets at just under the speed of sound (1080 fps). If you use a lighter pellet, it goes supersonic. Quick story: when I bought the Patriot I used the pellets that I had handy, Crossman 14 grains. The first... (read more)
Written on: 17/01/2003 by BirdLarsen.
Ok, I was trying to decide whether or not to get the Patriot for a very long time. I read every review at this site (as well as many others), talked to dealers, and visited shops to see for myself. Finally, I bought the .25 caliber version (you can put other caliber barrels on it to make it a .22 .20 etc.). I didn't buy it to "show-off", I bought it for one reason only, an accurate, powerful, ADULT-size, HUNTING weapon. Now it's my turn to say a few words about this gun. At first... (read more)
Written on: 08/01/2003 by urbantiger.
I bought one of these about a year ago thinking I was moving up in the world. The gun has awesome power, one of the reasons I bought it. However I found it wasn't very accurite at all at beyond 20 yeards or so. Power is nothing without accuracy. I have shot with guns with a lot of recoil before and was fine with them so I can only see the gun as being at fault. However one reason for this might be it was a second hand gun. Overall for this particular gun I would advise anyone to save a... (read more)
Written on: 07/11/2002 by Airgunner4life.
Anyone who makes the claim that the Patriot/Kodiak is not accurate, simply hasn't practiced enough to master the recoil and hold sensitivity. I can shoot 5 through one hole at 30yds, and I'm really not that great. The power is pretty good, and I have noticed no spring fatigue. The gun is heavy, but a sling will "cure" that. For the money, one might strongly consider a PCP. However, in keeping with spring piston simplicity, this gun is great. (read more)
Written on: 08/10/2002 by steve.
I am from Wales and i rough shoot a lot and found the Webley patriot gun ideal for that as its rugged and sturdy. This gun is typically English made as you can see by its quality. It's accurate, it's got good weight but the price is steep - i paid £300 for it with no scopes - but it's worth it. I can kill a rabbit at 80yrds with my 8x56 scopes with ease.
I've found no beter gun at this 28lbs power level. (read more)
Written on: 25/09/2002 by M..
If you are into airgun hunting with a springer, then nothing will come close to a Webley Patriot in .25cal. Just blasts any creature you are supposed to hunt with an airgun.
Never mind whether it is that tiny head shot. Just hit the animal/bird, and it's dead. As other reviews suggest, a Theoben gas ram conversion is available, so no more arguments about how long the spring will last (it will probably outlast the purchaser) but with the gas ram, cocking effort will climb to 55lbs. Excellent... (read more)
Written on: 03/09/2002 by Frood.
The Webley Patriot/Kodiak is a great gun but it requires more care than some (both maintenance and shooting technique). Because of its weight, it's sensitive to bumps and jars. As with all spring-air guns never slam the breech shut or -shudder- pull the trigger with the breech open. The Patriots massive spring WILL bend the barrel. If you use a scope, get a good scope. This gun will turn most scopes into pretty paperweights. Make sure your scope is rated for super magnum airguns. Recoil is a... (read more)
Written on: 28/07/2002 by NS..
I consider the Webeley Patriot to be the finest, spring-piston, .25 caliber break barrel air rifle around. It's power is in the 27-30ftlb range, and it features remarkable accuracy out to beyond 50 yards. It is capable of taking most types of North American small game and varmnits. Even coyotes could be despatched at under 30 yards with proper shot placement. It's quality is unequalled for it's astonishingly low price of $430, making it, in my opinion at least, the best big bore air rifle... (read more)
Written on: 20/06/2002 by jimbo.
I own an aa310 and a pro sport. both fac rated. A friend of mine has rapid 7 hw77 hw80 22 rimfire all on ticket.
He bought a Webley Patriot air gun secondhand. Whilst it was fairly consistant over the crono it was rubbish beyond 30 yds - too much recoil. I tried it and found it to be the same. There are many good, high powered springers out there now. Dont buy one of these. They're rubbish, full stop....................................................... (read more)
Written on: 25/05/2002 by sam.
The Webley Patriot air gun never failed to impress me, whether I was shooting through 1 inch pine or shooting empty shot gun shells at fifty yards.
The gun does require a firm grip for good accuracy and a test to determine the most accurate pellet but the gun will shoot any thing from #3 buck shot to beeman kodiak in to a half inch group at thirty yards, except beeman's laser pellet or any pellet with a flat head and light wieght.
Velocity, the gun would shoot cromagnum pellets at 695 fps... (read more)
Written on: 21/05/2002 by Lloyd.
I read the other reviews and laughed. Has anyone who owns a Patriot ever shot anything else? In all my time of shooting I have never shot a worse high powered rifle. Accuracy is a joke, never produces what webley claimed ( 30ft/lbs) most produce 20-22 . Try a Air arms pro-elite at 22ft/lb , it will blow a patriot into the dust. Maybe thats why Patriots have been selling in the UK for less than £100 secondhand ? (read more)
Written on: 27/04/2002 by Muggs.
The Webley Patriot air rifle has been held within my family for 22 years.
We hold the .22 version. It is accurate and easy to hold. It is also easy to reload with the break barrel. For its age it is in good condition and shows that it can be easily maintained. I give this rifle an overall rating of 9/10 (read more)
Written on: 22/04/2002 by nygren.
The Webley Patriot air rifle has good power, good precision and is a very nice weapon. i have shot a lot of crows, rabbits and squirrels. (read more)
Written on: 15/04/2002 by Kise.
Don't buy this Webley Patriot air gun, buy a super sport or something. (read more)