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★★★☆☆

“BB AND PELLETS FALL OUT WHEN HELD DOWN”

Written on: 18/04/2014 by RaymondDugan333 (1 review written)

LIKE GUN BUT WHEN YOU LOAD A BB OR PELLET IN AND HOLD GUN DOWN IT FALLS OUT WHAT IS WRONG… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“How to fix”

Written on: 19/11/2013

Bought a ruger air hawk elite from cabelas 2 hours from where we live after bass fishing tournament, cost too much to drive and return it, two different scopes and lots of different ammo later decided there is something wrong with gun,not sure what but it sounded loud the first shot ,then it sounded like a 500 foot per second gun and would barely keep a 10 inch group at 25 yards. After reading reviews it's sounds like some of these work very well and some are not worth a penny. Just was hoping… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“blackhawk is junk”

Written on: 09/09/2013 by fishkiller149 (1 review written)

Bought the first blackhawk from walmart for plinking in backyard and squirrel hunting. First shot after mounting scope was pretty close. After that could only get 2 out of 10 shots on paper much less bullseye. Took it back and got another blackhawk. Again exact same results . 2 out or 10 on paper at 25 yards. Shot 300+ of different pellets trying to break in gun.still no luck. took this one back as well. used the money towards a.gamo bull whisper. Now I'm in the red every time. I own… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Ruger Air Hawk ”

Written on: 18/07/2013 by m733a2 (1 review written)

This was a good rifle. I sight it in and hunted rats in the backyard, all neck or head shots. when out of the box, it does take some shots to get a good group. Once you have a group, put the optics on and zero it. The rifle is long at 48 inches and cocking it is around 30lbs. I did not find the optics sight great but it's doable. I have a scope on mine anyways… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“My Air Hawk Mess”

Written on: 15/03/2013

I am so disapointed with this rifle!! When cocking it lately it would not always fire!! I would then try to recock the already cocked rifle and it might decide to fire!! The safety no longer works. I am out an air rifle now and have to spend alot more money because I trusted the RUGER NAME!!! I've owned alot of rugers in the past and they have been great but because of this mess I will never buy another ruger. Again --- I trusted the RUGER NAME!! So, Ruger why are you selling such junk??? I… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Accurate and Powerful”

Written on: 01/03/2013

The Ruger Air Hawk is my first air rifle but for the price, I am quite impressed. I have sampled other air rifles and they don't hold a candle to the Ruger Air Hawk. Scope is easy to sight in and it is a straight shooting gun. Excellent velocity and a very fair price. I also like how the safety is automatically activated when you pump the rifle. I haven't found anything I don't like about it. I am only using it for target practice, so I can saw how valuable it would be when hunting. However… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Ruger air hawk is junk ”

Written on: 15/02/2013

I had one for about a week very foul smell when I shot it then the cocking spring came misaligned , a total waste of my time and hard earned money , those of you who bought one and had troubles with it you know where I am coming from , those of you who bought one an had no troubles with it give it time you will ! I took mine back got all my money back and bought a gamo bull whisper , now that's a fine peace !… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Solid Rifle!!”

Written on: 24/11/2012

For the price and availability in parts, if ever something should go wrong, this Ruger .177cal air rifle is pretty darn solid! I mounted the Ruger scope that came with the rifle, shot about 30-40 rounds with it and decided it could be a better rifle/varmint hunter with a better scope. I mounted a Center Point 4-16x40 AO scope with Red/Grn illuminated mildot crosshairs and shoot bullseye's within a 1/8" grouping at 25 yds. Just make sure all your Stock screws are tight and mounting screws for… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Nice rifle But .....”

Written on: 09/11/2012

This gun is now rock solid ...after a 1,000 rounds here are my findings . 1 .. Use rws pellets ..tried most major brands and the super dome rws are far the best in this gun . 2. Takes about a 1,000 shots for the rifle to get accurate and settle in 3. Use blue loctite on the scope , stock and compensator screws to keep the gun tight and accurate 4. After a1,000 shots I cleaned the barel and lubed etc as per owners manual and now.... This gun is very ...accurate shots to 75 80 yards all day… Read Full Review

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Sean.andresen's Comment

Written on: 27/12/2012

How inaccurate was yours to begin with? Mine is missing but up to a foot at about 100 feet consistently and in every direction. Should i return it or waste 1000 pellets trying to make it run better?

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★★★★★

“Worth the money!”

Written on: 25/10/2012

With great trepidation, based on a number of negative reviews, I went ahead anyway and purchased a Ruger Air Hawk .177 rifle. Decision was based upon price and the chance to select from a number of examples. I was able to select a rifle with a beautifully figured stock. I cleaned it and oiled it prior to installing the 4X32 scope. I used Locktite on the base screws, hearing that the scope tended to come loose upon firing. I then purchased RWS Diabolo Basic .45 gr pellets. I set up a 25 yard… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Ruger Air Hawk- may need long break in period”

Written on: 08/10/2012

I purchased the Ruger Air Hawk in late Mar 2012 to control pests on my property. This is the first rifle of any type I have fired in 30 years, but the pests were taking control and the traps wern' working. I read many reviews on the rifle and on firing air rifles in general and tried to adopt as many suggestions as I could. Over the summer I must have fired at least 2000 pellets of all types and weights and in the process learned several things about the rifle. First- it took a very long time… Read Full Review

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Areasonableperson's Comment

Written on: 19/12/2012

Thank you for this report. I have 285 rounds on a refurbished Blackhawk at present, and was already favorably impressed,. Now I shall look forward to an even better experience when the rifle is fully broken in. Patience is still occasionally rewarded.

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★☆☆☆☆

“ruger air hawk cain't zero”

Written on: 05/10/2012

i bought this rifle for my daughter for her birthday, and i want to begin this review by telling everyone that i am an ex army sniper and gunsmith. after spending considerable time trying to zero this rifle with the factory iron sights and developing no sustainable groups, i decided that perhaps my eyes were to blame and i mounted the scope. After carefully mounting the scope ensuring that all screws received lock tight and were properly secured i hit the range again. Now i must mention that… Read Full Review

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M733A2's Comment

Written on: 18/07/2013

Piston operated guns are different and it takes around 50 rds to get a zero on the weapon. You won't be able to zero it right out of the box.

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★★★★★

“So Far So Good - Good Powerful Rifle”

Written on: 10/09/2012 by Tofik345 (1 review written)

Bought this a month a go .and it has been nothing but good news ..yeh the compensator got loose ..nothing loctite didn't resolve ... Bumped the spring up from 495 to now 895fps ...dialed the scope in ( took awhile) now after 500 shots 1 cleaning and a lube job this rifle rocks!! Good groupings , I get the odd flier ( more times it's the pellet or the way it was placed in when loaded.. Pretty good for a Offshore rifle ...just needs some TLC from new… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Love my Ruger Airhawk. Nice Little Critter Killer”

Written on: 24/08/2012

RUGER AIR HAWK This is a GREAT GUN for around $100.00!!!!!!!! What do people expect for $100.00 from anything you buy at Walmart? If you want a really nice airgun, then go spend a thousand bucks, and you will have one. If you want a nice entry level air gun, the Ruger Air Hawk will get the job done. After trying and returning every other cheap inaccurate airgun from Walmart, I finally bought the Air Hawk, and I guess I got a good one because I have not had any trouble like I've read some… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Ruger Air Hawk .177 way under rater but...”

Written on: 27/05/2012

If you listen to the gun snob and the ones leaving negative reviews you will miss on a nice, affordable, fun and very accurate air riffle. Most negative reviews claim "they're chinese junks". Basically, some people automatically disqualify chinese made item and that tells me that most of them do not own the item. How can one possible write a review on something they don't own or never tried? The Hi-point series on gun, riffle and carabines are made here in the U.S but are the worse gun you can… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“POS Air Rifle 5 Star Ratings R FALSE!”

Written on: 11/05/2012

This Air-Rifle really sucks. Scope Falls off all the time. Give you fliers every now and then. It will never have pin-point accuracy. 2"+ groups at 20yards. Stock isn't even aligned properly to fit the upper. Straight trash. Ruger you are officially trash now. 3 years and you still can't fix the problems with your Air Hawk… Read Full Review

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Seal_Team06's Comment

Written on: 31/08/2012

Then obviously your scope mounts suck.
I've had mine for two years and my scope has never fallen off.

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★★★★★

“Ruger Air Hawk Combo”

Written on: 24/04/2012

When I bought this rifle I had to apply med locktite on the scope back stop and scope. It took a while to break in this rifle and fine tune the scope settings, After 1000 rounds of crossman premier I was very satisfied with the results of my shot groups. My shot placement were excellent, when I placed those crosshairs on the target it would precisely hit where I wanted the point of impact. I don't buy target circles I simple draw this circle smaller on a paper plate for percision training, 9… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“exercise in futility”

Written on: 12/04/2012

I first cleaned the barrel.next I zeroed with open sights,the elevation knob was unreasonably stiff.I got it dialed in and was reasonably satisfied with it"s accuracy @ 1 1/2" @25 yds. even though it would toss one now and then.I then carefully installed the scope and attempted to zero after shooting it in and retightening the rings and mounts,and also the stock screws and triggerguard screws.heres were everything went to hell.I shot in a much larger set of five groups of ten shots each,and… Read Full Review

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Dragon3Rdgroup's Comment

Written on: 03/10/2012

i agree i have had considerable trouble zeroing this rifle i am an ex sniper and bought this product because or the ruger name. i concluded that ruger rifles are of fine quality so would their air hawk, i was dead wrong! Despite all my efforts and a considerable amount of ammo i am only able to keep dime sized groups for 4 or 5 shot's then one flies out and the ~ next group is off somewhere else. There has been despite gravies efforts no consistency.

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★☆☆☆☆

“Ruger Air Hawk Problems”

Written on: 19/12/2011

I just bought the Ruger Air Hawk,I am taking it back tomorrow.Ruger has great products but they should not make any more of these rifles.1-Its way too heavy.An air rifle should not be as heavy as a shotgun.2-The sites are too hard to set.3-The buttstock is pointed on the bottom and pokes the shoulder 4-The whole stock is just too big.To sum it all up,Ruger needs to re-think this whole thing.I will buy Ruger products again but I wont buy an air rifle… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“ruger air hawk I took a bath with this junk”

Written on: 17/10/2011 by kenyoura (1 review written)

Ruger should be ashamed of putting their name on this junk. Try to get any help and you will see how the problem was passed off. No one will help because they know they are marketing a bad gun. I sent the original gun back it was replaced with one just as bad, and I am on my third scope sent out by them. The biggest laugh was a target group they said they shot while testing my rifle. It was a group copied on a copier. They also sent a scope stop, more junk. One Email suggested that I… Read Full Review

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Guest's Response to kenyoura's Review

Written on: 14/11/2011

this is a very good gun. me and my freinds have shot it around and it is accurate if you sight it in with or with out the scope.

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