its kind of love hate thing with this gun....the stock scope and mounts left me wishing for more (2 piece and 4x32) its kind of ok...for the gun for cans and stuff i have always had better scopes....and i had a hard time shooting groups with 4x and weird stuff was happening with fliers...i blamed lack of zoom
so i found a simmons 3-9x40 fixed AO...but the focus ring is exposed so it was easy to dial out paralax for my shooting distance...i only use this gun for one thing....plinking targets at 20-25y shooting it in was easy and i was surpriced...but then weird stuff started again....fliers and some day would be off several inches despite using proper hold etc....some screws where comming loose and i crossed my fingers that was it....but no
so just for the sake of trying i took my BAM 1 piece mount and the 3-9x40 scope from my B30(great trigger but otherwise dont like it), its an airgun scope or at least sold like one unlike the simmons
and what do you know groups tightened up considerably....and more over now it doesnt shift poi from day to day cool !!! i was thinking its the gun thats something wrong with...my luck usually makes it so.
but no the rifle is fine, its accurate when i practice the howitzer hold, and in general not that hold sensitive....still groups where more than im used to...im spoiled rotten with pcp and ragged one hole groups at such short distance as 25 yards
turns out theres a "lawyer spring" a stupid spring which sole purpose is to make the trigger hard to pull.....with that out the trigger adjustment screw all of a sudden worked, and trigger got a lot better, still a far cry from AA410 / rapid /B30 yeah the B30 has a clone of the wiehrauch record trigger so its pretty good
the crosman trigger sorry benjo trigger has creep in it, and its hard to tell when you hit the edge before it fires, so 30-40% of the time im surpriced it fired....but now that its lighter (a free upgrade) its not too bad, and 1" groups are now easy (at 25y) ....
i havent measure the power, says 18 fpe on the box...i dont know if thats true, but it seems flat shooting, its .177 with cph, and more than once i aimed right at pigions at 40-50y and make contact so its not all bad.
i really like the firing cycle of the gas ram, fast, little vibrations etc...its not far off the feel my Eliminator had
rifle is well sized for an adult, and its not heavy !
finish is not in my taste but thats how it is....it is a 160$ rifle not something 10 times as much
the shroud works well, it has gotten a bit louder than it was new, or maybe i just got my ears cleaned, or maybe power has increased from new.
in the end...i would buy one again and i can recommend it, remove that extra spring and your good to go....get a good scope and mount and it will make a huge difference, but stock is fine for a kid or just casual plinking cans, tin soldiers etc...for groups and paper shooting a new scope and mount should be first on the list
i wonder if its possible to take some pressure out of the gasram, i wouldnt mind if i could take power down to 15 fpe instead of 18 fpe....18 seems a bit aggressive, and with a squirrel theres enough power to punch through and through with CPH both head or vitals, so it could make do with a tad less power
anyhow....have a great day....kill some squirrels !
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