I’ve had my eye on a .22 caliber air rifle for quite some time now. I’ve seen this type a few years ago in a Cheaper Than Dirt catalog and they were running about $150-$200 which I just couldn’t justify spending on an air rifle when I could very well just pick up an actual .22 rifle for the same price. While I was at Wal-Mart the other day, I seen one of these beauties marked for $99.99 and had to grab it. This kit comes with a break action barrel, reciever/stock, 2 interchangeable barrels (one .117 caliber and one .22 caliber) and a scope.
Walking to the door with this in one hand and a pack of .22 caliber hollow points, I knew I was up for a fun night of cutting thru cans in the backyard. The first thing you feel even as picking up the box to throw it in the cart, is this is no cheap toy. Weighing in about 10lbs, you feel like a bad-ass when you heft this up to look down the barrel. It’s not the usual plastic, light weight feeling you get with the Daisy pump up rifles.
Starting with the load, it takes a good effort to crack the barrel and cock this gun up. The spring is no weak piece and I’m sure this will last a while. As with most break barrel, spring loaders, this gun packs a decent punch for recoil. I was really surprised with the feeling after pulling the trigger. I cretainly wouldn’t want to be in front of the business end of this little puppy.
It comes with a pretty decent scope setup but no iron sights, which I can deal with since I’m going to be plinking with it at about 30 yards. At first, after shooting about 10 or so shots, the scope bumped itself out of place, but I added a little bit of electrical tape around the mounts and tightened the hell out of it and haven’t had an issue after that. I took about 2 dozen shots to finally sight in the scope before I was hitting a dime size bull’s eye at 20 yds with ease.
I def plan on giving it a camo paint job as the black and shiny steel are too polished for my taste in a small game gun and I already seen a couple tutorials on getting a good, flat woodland camo finish to help conceal this 4 ft long monster. Nothing gives away your position like a 2ft long bright shiny metal barrel.