Thanks to NeilG for posting the review of the EV2 Mk 2.
A bigger thank you to Gerrie for explaining that every rifle gets a good write-up in the airgun comics as a bad review will upset the advertisers. So you have to read between the lines - Gerrie said this is what Nick Jenkinson says. Well Nick himself wrote the review.
Page 2: "The new EV2 barrel is 1mm slimmer than the previous barrel (14mm instead of 15mm) and it's machined in Germany ...