I got this beauty two weekends ago (my shooting time is counted in weekends not days!) and I have to say that was one of my best shots in buying.
A living legend in top level competitions in 80s and 90s takes your heart with its classic lines. Now that technology advanced with top engineering and futuristic designs, this lady has the unique charms of the old era still able to perform at top level.
The moment you touch it you realize what top engineering is all about. Designed on paper (no PC in the 70s when it was originally designed) without any influence by any marketing department, and without the goodies of the modern technology, it is made to perform. Pull back the lever and you hear the winding sound without any unnecessary loose tolerances felt in your hands. Touch and pull the trigger and feel what a trigger should be like. Experience the springs releasing the shot with all the dynamics that come with it and in the same time isolating any movement from the stock and appreciate the skills of these engineers. Let the mechanism lock back in its place after the shot and smile.
This is what it is all about. You may have all the top performance of the new generation top level guns, but she has the unique charms of a top performer from a bygone era.
I dont want to go into numbers like groupings, consistency etc. With that collection of medals in top level competitions in the 90s what really to add?
It is all about the feeling. And, yes, the pellets go exactly where I aim.