Written on: 14/04/2012 by wild-one
i've owned and xs38 for over a year now, yes typically it came fairly dry and twangy but after a little lube calmed down, during greasing couldn't help but be impressed with build quality for its £100 price tag. power out the box varies but more than 80% i know of have been on legal limit from new if you've had 9ftlb readings i'd of taken it back as something was really wrong or clean out the interals as it may be too sticky. they have geat potential 18ftlb i'd say would be easy if you... (read more)
Written on: 12/04/2011
Yes this gun starts off twangy however even before bedidng in when its power is well below the full power when its fully run in it will put a clean as drilled hole through a floor board at 30 m using bisley wasps flat head pellets. It has the power I desire in a hunter sporting gun and is accurate even with the iron sights. The only draw back is be carefull not to lift by the barrel shroud underleaver dock or you will pull it out of place needing to be pushed back before firing becomes... (read more)
Written on: 25/12/2010
I recently bought a XS38 combo from woodfieldgcp, the rifle was bought & delivered on a face to face basis by Will the owner of WGCP at a very reasonable price.
I have a problem with rats and crows around the barns and needed something that would be able to dispatch quarry at 30+ yds.
My first impression of this rifle is how well these Chinese guns have been made,I was told not to touch them with a barge pole but glad I went to have a look for myself.
I have had a few BSA's and a HW's in... (read more)
Written on: 29/09/2010 by weihrauchman (4 reviews written)
SMK XS38 custom supergrade underlever air rifle .
What we have here is a straight clone/copy of the legendary HW77
Bad points - twangy action,main spring and internals were dry and not lubed at all , supposed to be full power but it was barely 9 ft/lbs.
Good points - Solid build quality,highly polished bluing,very nicely finished hardwood stock, accurate out of the box, anti bear trap mechanism - and easy to tune with one of the tuning kits available online.
Well this gun was so dry... (read more)
Written on: 10/09/2010 by virgoprestige (1 review written)
Sports Marketing, SMK XS38 underlever 19" barrel bundled with 4X40 SMK tele.
Worked very well staight from the box, the 4x40 tele bundled with it is okay, but needed sighting in. Firing a few hundred shots improved its performance noticably, with improved power and tighter grouping. There was a good clang from the mainspring to begin with, this too has deminished along with the dieseling with some use. This is the first gun I've used with auto safty and anti beartrap, at first I found it... (read more)
Written on: 05/06/2010 by NitroGary0 (15 reviews written)
I fancied an underlever Air Rifle and was tempted with a Air Arms TK200, however, even secondhand, these attract a healthy price tag. So after reading up on various U/L rifles i conntacted Solware in Tamworth and ordered my XS38. I was a little apprehensive at first, as i had not even handles one of these rifle, let alone fired one.
I was amazed at how good it was, accurate out of the box, able to hit a 40mm target at 25 yards first pellet. Great weight advantage being quite heavy but very... (read more)
Written on: 29/09/2009
Well i was out shopping in Pellpax in Norfolk and I saw the new model SMK, after deliberating (arguing) with the father in law as to whether or not to buy a chinese rifle I decided to go for it, it came with a 6x40 scope and the whole package was up for £199, I argued this down £180 which is about right for the gun.
Initial impression were good, however the it needed a bit of refinishing to make a good rifle.
This rifle is a copy of Weirach underlever rifle, and to be honest is actually a... (read more)