Since there was an earlier discussion about the .20 version, just wanted to share my experience with the .177 out of the box rifle. Got my few days ago and mounted a very basic (and cheap) Oryx 4x32 scope on it. I?m in no ways expert and I have only few weeks experience with guns at all but there are lots of newbies like me asking questions about different rifles, so may be this will help them with their expectations. In general the gun is very well made (as you can expect in general with german quality). With 4.2kg it?s a bit on the heavy side for me (I?m not a big build but I like the weight), so I did some tests in the backyard holding the gun with both hands but resting them on a chair with some pillows. As I opened the box, I didn?t touch anything on the rifle ? not even the trigger weight screw, no cleaning whatsoever from the factory grease or anything else. First started sighting the scope by doing some shots from 28m with Umarex flat pellets and then switched to FX dome pellets. Bellow is a picture of my target from 28m. First needed some scope adjustments on the middle target for the FX pellets, then started with finer adjustments on the bottom right, after that switched to the bottom left (from then on haven?t touched the scope), then top left and the last is top right. On the top right I was trying to shoot as fast as I can. Just cock the rifle, safety off and as I go down to rest my hands on the chair with pillows, I was already pressing the first stage of the trigger. Then aim and shoot as fast as possible. The trigger has a very fine second stage, which in my opinion is about ? mm and then the shot goes off. The second stage really helps to know exactly the moment of the shot but you need to be very sensitive on the finger in order to feel it. The next day I started shooting new target with cold barrel and didn?t need to touch the scope at all in order to hit the bulls eye. I did the shoots with no wind. In regards of power with the FX dome pellets from 28m can panetrate 2lt bottle of coke filled with water but the pallet stayed inside. Without water it penetrates both sides. I?ll test it on the crony after few more shots and post the results as well.
P.S. Please don't laugh at my groupings (yet)