Written on: 04/01/2011 by R Moon (2 reviews written)
Bought my Evolution (.177 walnut) as a 'garden gun' a few months back, I've fitted a 1.5-5 simmons WTC on top. its a cracking little gun, accurate, predictable & feels nice on the sholder. I've occasionaly been tempted to take it out bunny bashing instead of my 100KT. (read more)
Written on: 05/11/2010
I brought an evolutuin brand new last year, I had to wait six week for the delivery. I tuck the gun out of the box and it was brocken so I sent it back and got a re-fund. (read more)
Written on: 10/08/2010 by QRichTee (3 reviews written)
i bought this after i got settled with my rapid 12, so getting used to the recoil was paramount. but because the trigger and the recoil is so consistant it only took a day. by far easyer to shoot than a springer, lighter and quieter too. the r/h walnut stock it very nice to hold. i bought this over a hw97k simply becuase its all round a better air rifle. (read more)
Written on: 01/05/2010 by craigmcg (1 review written)
bought theis gun a cupel of months ago its my first gas ram i have ever fierd and its brilant took a rabbit the other day with it at about 70yards and it droped noproblem at all have alredy shot 3 hares 16 rabbits 27 woodies 25 rooks all within a range of about 30-50yards its the best rifle i have ever owned would recomend it to eneyone (read more)
Written on: 22/04/2010 by Blammer (4 reviews written)
This is my forth Theoben and my best (Carbine profile .22) its the next best thing to a Fenman (no longer made), accurate, quiet and the best looking gun i have owned. The gun is light nimble and consistant, take care if fitting a sling as you need to drill for a stud in the fore grip. (read more)
Written on: 07/12/2009
I've had my .20 Evo for just over 3 months now. It came with a walnut stock, right-handed sporter version. Lovely bit of wood. Call me crazy but I stuck the action into a Custom Stock of Sheffield CS700 walnut thumbhole (bling-bling but what a lovely piece of craftsmanship).
I've got nothing but praise for this gun - easily the best break-barrel air rifle I've ever owned, in fact the best air rifle I've ever owned:
Accurate; powerful; superbly machined (there's not a bit of the action that's... (read more)
Written on: 03/12/2009 by bykerneil (1 review written)
Had it six months, now on its second return to factory for loss of power thus cannot hold zero. tried RWS,H&N, Accupel, you name it, still not very good grouping and eventually dropping right off the paper at same 30yd mark. I am seriously unimpressed and will be trading in for possible hw97k / tx200 when it comes back. I Should have had a look on here before I bought it..... ! ahhh well, hind sight is a wonderful thing..! (read more)
Written on: 28/11/2009
Recently purchase evolution, had to wait 6 weeks for delivery. When I tried to load it the cocking lever pin wasn't fitted right and gauged a groove into the stock, also the fixing screw to the trigger guard was the wrong size so they off set it so it would hold the guard in place. I phoned up the manufacturer and they replied I should have brought a dearer gun? Never got fire this gun, I got a re-fund and brought a Weihrauch instead. (read more)
Written on: 22/11/2009
Bought my Theoben Evolution 5 years ago and had nothing but trouble from day one. I am dissapointed with all aspects of the rifle. I think it is over priced, over rated And the engineering is not what it is cracked up to be. The finish on the stock looked like a beaver with a hangover had produced it.
On shooting for the first time I was dissapointed at how weak it seemed. Not having a chrono and having to put the gun into storage as I was moving abroad I didnt have time to check the gun... (read more)
Written on: 14/05/2009 by dac41 (1 review written)
this is my second theoben evolution and i went for the left handed walnut carbine 177cal and what can i say i am even more over the moon with this one the looks r stunning and its a joy to shoot and i can take my quarry out up to 40 to 50 yds no problem . (read more)
Written on: 24/11/2008
The Theoben Evolution air rifle is powerfull accurate quiet good grouping. Its a really good looking gun! Ive just bought the evolution had it for about 2 month absolutly amazing gun have taken bunnies at 55 yards (read more)
Written on: 21/06/2008
I had always thought that spring guns where loud heavy and a bit passed there time but when i swapped my air arms s200 for the theoben i was proved wrong its very accurate, very little recoil an most of all, i like how well built it is. as i had the s200 (which is a very light gun and i would recomend to any one) at first without it was a bit heavy but now ive had it a bit i really think it light for a brake barrel. (read more)
Written on: 18/06/2008 by Bill Glasgow (3 reviews written)
Coming back into air gunning after a 16 year break...I found myself with such a wide range of fantastic air rifles to choose from. However, after buying a few back additions of Airgunner and Airgun World (which is well worth doing for anyone in the same situation as myself) I started to get a clear idea on what was right for me...and what was right for my shooting needs. And combined with 1 or 2 trips to my local gun shop I finally decided on the Theoben .22 Evolution with the walnut stock... (read more)
Written on: 30/05/2008 by 121mike212 (6 reviews written)
This airgun has a lovely feel. Im left handed but can still use the right handed stock with ease. this is a well made beautiful looking gun, even more so when the stock is made from walnut.
One of the things that makes this gun so good is the gas ram system. Its such a joy to shoot. With every shot you can feel the quality workmanship that goes in to making this such a fantastic gun. (read more)
Written on: 06/03/2008
hi guys .. i dunno if this is a stupid question but i have the theoben evolution 177 .. was wondering if u can over power it ? i mean are gass rams tunable so u can get more foot pound out of them ? (read more)
Written on: 19/02/2008 by daimaesteg
Theoben as a company really need to do more for the consumer because they would not replace my stock after 3 months of ownership, the stock cleanly snapped when i cocked my evo due to dry and brittle wood inside the stock itself, i can understand this may have escaped quality control but this does not mean that i am to blame for the stock breakage.
10/10 for the rifle
5/10 for the stock
1/10 for customer service
p.s. if anyone knows of theoben stocks for evo;s please leave details on here
thanks (read more)
Written on: 17/01/2008
I bought my .22 theoben evolution gas ram after owning many previous air rifles including a mk1 rapid and an mfr so I knew I would be buying a quality gun. I have an FAC but needed to purchase a sub 12ft lb air rifle for rat shooting on a local dairy farm and also for a bit of 'plinking', I didn't want the hassle of a 'bottlegun'so opted for a gas ram.
Ive owned the evo for a couple of months now and I'm very pleased with it. Accuracy is fantastic putting pellet on pellet at 25 metres.I... (read more)
Written on: 28/12/2007 by lewisk86 (1 review written)
I have had my Theoben Evolution carbine thumbhole stock .177 for three weeks now and it's the best rifle I have ever owned.
The build quality is the best I've seen on a rifle. the rifle is also very accurate,I can get 1 hole groups at 40 yards and 1/2'' groups at 60 yards.
I am so happy with this rifle I've have sold my dystate air wolf and my v-mach tuned hw80 as the evolution does everything I need.
I would definitely recommend this rifle to anyone. (read more)
Written on: 07/12/2007 by davecttrll
Well i just bought a brand new Theoben evolution rifle .177 in right handed walnut stock for 426.00 along with a BSA essential scope for 43.00 from Drapers airguns, Nottingham great service at this shop. This is my first air rifle so i'm no expert but i am very impressed with this rifle. The stock is perfectly finished and very nice to hold in all shooting stances, the barrel is finished in a blue/black which of course is perfect.
The cocking action seams tough at first but it soon gets a... (read more)
Written on: 28/06/2007 by MartinJP (20 reviews written)
I had my EVO" carbine for about 4 years and I was always pleased with it, very good hunting choice for those not inclined toward a PCP. I finished the stock myself with walnut oil and the result was very pleasing. My only gripes personally were the trigger which is thin and roughly cast and looks cheap and the safety catch whose location and means of operation I hated. I have read a couple of indifferent reviews and comments on this and other Theobens but my experience was mainly good. (read more)
Written on: 04/10/2006 by robbo 16 (1 review written)
Had my Theoben Evolution rifle over a year now and it has proven to be a god send, in respect of keeping vermin under control where I work. With the hawk scope and the general excellence of the weapon, I know I can have a quick kill every time, meaning no suffering. (read more)
Written on: 26/03/2006 by eddy1961 (2 reviews written)
The Theoben Evolution is a great gun straight out of the box well put together no bad points here. The HE gas ram system makes for a very smooth action compared to the springers I've owned in the past. (read more)
Written on: 26/01/2006 by simon antwis
Straight from the box the Theoben Evolution shot well, took 20 mins or so to set up scope(wtc 3.5x10x50)and was knocking the center hole out of targets to 45 yards(.177)
The feel and balance of the rifle are very good. I went for the thumbhole stock version and how wise i was!! It has a quality and smoothness of action way above its price bracket.
Have yet to venture into the fields with my new rifle, but am sure it will be a hit with the bunnys too.... Will let you know ! (read more)
Written on: 21/09/2005 by Maciej (1 review written)
Opinion of the Theoben Evolution after four months. Excellent accuracy, barrel is amazing. Trigger may be regulated without problems (just take a look in manual). Equipped with good scope is almost perfect. (read more)
Written on: 19/04/2005 by stuartglaister1 (1 review written)
The finish is great for the Theoben Evolution, it fires accuratly out of the box. Giving 11.5 ft lbs with daystates 8.44g. Makes your shooting better than before.
PS, After sales very helpful (read more)
Written on: 27/03/2005 by steve2807 (1 review written)
I bought my Theoben Evolution 2nd hand but had not been fired much and was like new it cost me £320 complete with scope and it is worth every penny, it is quiet low recoil and very powerful at 12lb ft I never miss a head shot at 25yds or so and flips rabbits at that distance no problem. I guess I have a good one and would buy another. (read more)
Written on: 02/03/2005 by jayboy (4 reviews written)
I bought the Theoben Evolution rifle, and returned to the shop and eventually to a very unhelpful, and rude, Theoben because it kept losing power. The recoil was like shooting a shotgun and never improved in the six months I had the gun, and I believe this played a great part in its lack of accuracy. I put a Hawke varmint 2 scope on top which the gun promptly ate, and then a Simmons wtc again which it destroyed. The rifle itself was really well made, and the quality was stunning, but because... (read more)
Written on: 10/01/2005 by will 58 (2 reviews written)
Had my Theoben Evolution for 5 weeks in which time it needed pumping up because it was only doing 10 ftlbs. I sorted that out the week after I noticed fluid on the nice walnut stock. I took it back to the shop and swapped it for a logun solo and a pump. Theobens are good guns maybe I just got a bad one. Just don't see what the fuss is about, the gas ram system my tx200 shoots better. At £420 with vortex it's a bit over priced. save your self £170 and get a TX200. (read more)
Written on: 02/09/2004 by clivesgun (1 review written)
Bought the Theoben Evolution mail order on the strength of reviews seen on the internet and in the airgun press, as yet I am not impressed with the build quality.
The action seems well finished, the stock is in beech and is very poorly finished in a darkish stain, looks very amateurish the safety prong that hangs down in front of the trigger is just a rough piece of steel that has already taken skin off, I will need to cover it in some sleeving to get rid of the rough sides. The recoil is... (read more)
Written on: 25/06/2004 by schaaftos (4 reviews written)
My friend just bought a new Theoben Evolution Air Rifle and he wanted me to review it, like I said before it is way above its class for its price, superb satin finish on stock, amazingly accurate, with my evo i can shoot a 5 pence piece dead centre from 12 metres or 13.658 yards, it is an amazing well crafted hunting weapon, also on his and my rifle we both have nikko stirling scopes. I have a 4-12x50 wide angle platinum and he has the new gold crown 4-12x50 and they stay zeroed and perfect... (read more)
Written on: 23/06/2004 by schaaftos (4 reviews written)
I have 7 theobens because they are great! the Theoben Evolution Air Rifle has to be the most well-crafted air rifle made by theoben to date, and gives the MFR a run for its money. the Evolution, Sirocco 2000 & Fenman are all on par with each other for handling, the evolution comes up trumps because it has great looks and unlike the fenman a larger barrel making it look more 'mean', a good all round rifle. (read more)
Written on: 25/08/2003 by Wally27 (10 reviews written)
I am quite new to air gunning (Apart from plinknig about 10 years ago) and needed to buy a new air rifle for a bit of fun with the un-wanted vermin in my back garden. Purhased the Evolution due to good reviews, not having to purchase a pump or divers bottle and it was a nice gun to handle at the gun shop (Didn't think about walking miles when holding a nice solid gun at the counter!!). No real complaints, nice and accurate but just find it heavy. I know people will say that they walk miles... (read more)