Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 14
Rated 5 out of 5 by JAHDC Outstanding squirrel hunting rifle
OK, I read all the other reviews, and despite some of the negative comments I bought it anyway because the squirrels in our area became over populated and destructive (and Dick's had the best price).Here is my disclaimer, I am not a hunter and never killed an animal in my life (except running one or two over with my car) and am basically from a large city, but these rodents were making me mad to say the least; we went from seeing none when we moved in to about 7 or 8 playing havoc in the neighborhood.I am a former cop, so I do have considerable firearms experience, just not pellet guns.I borrowed a friend's pellet rifle and shot about 100 pellets and barely hit one and when I did, they jumped and ran, but came back - no worse for the wear.I did my research but didn't want to spend a fortune on a pellet gun and settled on this one.First, I did what another reviewer did, took it in my partially finished basement and tried to site it in without the scope. The power, especially compared to the one I borrowed, was amazing. Across a large basement the pellet went through a cardboard box with the target on it, three rubber matts and into the concrete wall, which I too will be patching and painting.Sadly my first couple shots at the squirrels missed, so out of frustration I put on the scope (which a lot of people complained about) and sighted it in from my upstairs bedroom window to the bird feeder area the squirrels liked to congregate and eat (and rip apart the feeders). I was shooting at an 8" circle target and hit the center consistently once I made the adjustments.The next morning the squirrels started to come by and one by one I hit them, a couple ran for several feet and they succumbed to their injuries. Two made the mistake of going up the tree to which I shot both out, dead before they hit the ground. It looked like a killing field.I have woods in the back of my house and the hawks, foxes and coyotes had a squirrel feast.This rifle proved powerful and accurate. I would highly recommend it.
April 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kage Great gun
Very accurate and sturdy, feels like a real hunting riffle.
February 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by gtrobnj BEST pelet rifle by far
this is now number 14 of my collection and out of all my guns this would be in the top 3 or if I could put two number one's this would be it, ok to start I like everything about this, i'v herd people don't like the trigger ? trigger works great and can be adjusted but myn was perfect right out of the box, and as far as the scope its okay I plain to put a bigger or stronger should I say because of the distance this rifle will shoot, and I dono what people are saying that it was hard to put the scope on? it only go's on one way line the set pin up in the rear hole in the barrel and the rest is basic, does it sound like a 22 ? no but it does have a lot of power so be ready for that kick back.this is no toy and shouldn't be left in reach of a child or shot around kids, I RECOMMEND THS 100% A TRUELY GREAT AIR RIFLE...
February 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jdrew quality gun at its finest
It is real wood not to heavy and a quality scope/rifle. The only down side is putting on the scope
January 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by scarletsmoke Got The Squirrel
So, I was starting to feel like Bill Murray from Caddyshack. I had two squirrels constantly on my bird feeder. I would shoot at them with a small Daisy BB gun to no avail. Even if I hit them, they would come right back. So I got mad and bought this pellet gun. I bought the lead free high velocity pellets as well. When I took it out of the box, the weight surprised me. It is well balanced, and has enough weight to help steady your aim. I was going to put the scope on it, but the squirrel was mocking me. The iron sights looked good so I thought I would try a shot with the irons. I loaded one of the high velocity rounds and took a shot at the squirrel. The first pellet out of the gun went straight through the squirrels head. I was surprised to say the least. I had not even zeroed the gun. The sights were right on. I decided to keep the scope off for the time being. The gun sounds almost as loud as a .22, and has a light recoil. Great pellet rifle.
December 5, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sam Good but heavy
It is a decent airgun. However, it is really heavy. You also need strength to pump it. But otherwise, how can you get the high velocity? That's two sides of one product.
July 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by russel Very accurate!
I bought this rifle a few months ago and have love shooting it since. I never mounted the scope and just use the iron sights. I like how bright the sights are, but they are a little too big. I can hit a 2in steel target at about 40yds every time with this rifle. The talk about it being as powerful as a .22lr isn't true. It won't flip the targets let alone reset them. (my .22lr with subsonic rounds will with ease). It is great for some plinking and pest control. The break action is very stiff at first but after 20-30 rounds seems to break-in.
The scope is mounted to my .22lr, and works great for that! It mounted right up and was very close to zero from the start. I considered the scope to be a nice bonus that came with an excellent air rifle.
June 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Daniel19 amazing
I purchased this gun today in-store and it works great. At first it is hard to pull the barrel back but then you get used to it. The iron sights are pretty good but not the best. The scope is a little tricky to put on and will take some time. The gun is very solid and has a good weight to it. It feels like shooting a .22 and almost sounds like it too. would not recommend this gun for a kid because it way to powerful and hard to pull back the barrel. The pellets go pretty far because in my back yard the woods are about 120 yards away and i could hear them hitting the trees. The gun dose have some kick to it but not too much. I would say it great for target shooting and medium- small game hunting. I give it a 5 out of 5. Best pellet gun i have ever owned.
May 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AirRifleShooter Crossman Vantage air rifle
When you buy this you will not be displeased. This gun has a lot of power and will kill just about anything you point it at so be careful. I would say that this gun should not be given to anyone under 14 years old who knows nothing about gun safety. This gun is extremely accurate when you sight the scope in properly. I can shoot from 50 yards at a cinder block and it will chip it. My only complaints about this gun are that it is really heavy which makes shooting from a standing position a little challenging. Also be sure to tighten the bolts on the scope really well because the scope will just about fly off the gun after the first 50 shots. After you have tightened, cleaned, and zeroed in everything your pest problems and targets are in for a rude awakening!!!! Bottom line buy this gun.
December 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by LDB amazing product once again by Crosman
This air rifle has tons of power. It tears aluminum cans to shreds after about 10-20 shots hit. Feels like firing a 22 and has about the same amount of power. It never missfires, even when the pelet is put in the wrong way in the barrel. I wouldn't suggest this to a new younger shooter though but maybe a smaller fun to shoot bb gun would be great.
December 10, 2012