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Crosman Recruit Multi-Pump .177 caliber Pellet & BB Rifle air rifle with scope
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195 of 215 people found the following review helpful
on May 7, 2012
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I bought this gun for 40$ to mess around with my buddies in the woods. When it arrived I was disappointed to find that the stock and area around the chamber was plastic. However, I found this was not an issue and the gun was surprisingly more accurate than any of my other friends 100-200 dollar guns. Considering that this gun was only 40$ and i put a 7$ new scope on it and it shot perfectly on target consistently at 30 or so feet I am very impressed. If you are looking for a fun but cheap gun to carry in the woods, shoot cans with, kill pests, play with I would definatley recommend this!!
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86 of 95 people found the following review helpful
on July 10, 2012
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Update 7/29/12: I decided to use the original scope until I buy a new one, and I discovered that it is NOT the scope pictured on the product page OR the box it came in. The packaging doesn't seem to have been tampered with so I don't know why it is different, however, I'm not going to make a huge deal about it. Just thought I would let some potential buyers know that you might not get the scope in the picture.

I bought this gun to mess around with (and to take out the evil squirrels/sparrows in my backyard) and so far I like it. Updates to this review are below.

IMPORTANT: YOU CANNOT SEE THE "VISIBLE" BB MAGAZINE IF THE SCOPE IS ATTACHED, AS IT MUST BE ATTACHED ON TOP OF THE MAGAZINE WHERE THE RAILS ARE LOCATED. You may want to purchase some sort of offset or riser to attach toward the front of the rails as this would increase visibility further back. However, in doing so, calibration of any scope attached would also have to be offset to account for this elevated adjustment.

Pre-firing review:

1. The pumping is okay, and doesn't seem to be a problem.

2. The bolt moves smoothly, and doesn't hang up at all.

3. The adjustable stock isn't too comfortable, the end is plastic; and it is hollow and thus noisy.

4. I never got the chance to test the iron sights, I installed the scope out of the packaging (no, it isn't pre-installed, you have to attach it yourself, it comes with mounts). The scope is a 4x magnification, 20mm objective scope and is dialed in at around 25-30 feet. Works fine.

5. As far as composition, the gun is mostly hard plastic, and is fairly durable. If you happen to have an accident (say, on a rooftop), and drop it, it won't break. I would know. The barrel is metal (or if not, is cleverly disguised). Though I wouldn't just go dropping the gun everywhere, treat it with respect.

6. There are no rings/mounts to attach a sling, so an alternate method will have to be used.

The gun comes with everything you see in the picture, nothing more. You will need to purchase a bipod and/or sling separately. If I were you I would invest in a clamp-on bipod, as there are no real accessory rails on this gun other than where you mount the scope (dovetail, if I'm not mistaken). After I recieve ammunition and fire about a hundred/two hundred BBs/pellets, I'll update as far as accuracy, jamming (if any), and overall likability.

7/10/12 Update

Post Firing:

1. The gun was accurate, about 4 in. spread at 50ft. The scope, however, took some dialing.

2. The scope is fairly decent. It took about 8 shots to re-dial mine.

The gun did not jam at all. Overall, the gun is nice to shoot with and decently accurate. I put out about half a tin of pellets and half a bottle of bbs, took out 2 squirrels and a very noisy bird. Hope this review helps.

7/12/12 Update

I have taken the scope off out of pure distaste. The elavation dial is worthless and requires too much frustration to accurately dial in. I am assuming this is due to cheap manufacturing processes and therefore is the reason the scope came with the gun for free. I have tried out the hard sights on the gun and they work perfectly fine with some practice. I'm not taking any stars off, as this review is for the gun itself, not the scope that comes with it (which is crap). Buy a NEW scope, and possibly a dovetail-to-weaver adapter rail for mounting, as well as a tri-rail system to put on the barrel if you prefer to buy better quality bipods, lasers, flashlights, etc. As previously stated, there are no mounts for a sling, so choose carefully, or install mounts yourself.

Hope this review helps.

Dante Vrankovich
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119 of 136 people found the following review helpful
on February 21, 2012
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The guns name really is a good term to be applied to it. This is a fairly well made reliable gun that if you take care of will last a very long time. It is good for a first BB gun and general target practice. Excellent for use by kids and adults alike. The scope it comes with is actually not bad and I would recomend putting it to use. It penetrates any can from up to 40 yards away with ease. If you want increased accuracy and power splurge for pellets. But if you just want to hang out and casualy put a few hundred rounds into some beer cans then you can stick with regular old BBs. I hope this has been helpful.
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125 of 147 people found the following review helpful
on December 23, 2011
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The gun is very nice and shoots smooth. the parts have not broken on me and i have done a lot of crap to it.The scope works ok and even though the pump can be annoying it still is a ok gun for the price.

Durability 10/10
Price 10/10
Scope 8/10
Accuracy 8/10
Power 10/10
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
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I'm really enjoying my Crosman Recruit. For the $40 price tag, I don't think you can get a better pellet gun. Haven't shot BBs with it yet, but absolutely love the Crosman Destroyer pellets. At close to 20 yards, those pellets sink completely into 2x4s. I don't exactly have a whole lot of experience shooting, but that seems pretty cool. The gun is very accurate, in my opinion, and fun to shoot.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
on March 20, 2013
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This is an okay gun not my best though. I would like to start off with the following. This is not a kid's gun so it WILL be hard to pump so i recommend the RED RYDER for the kids. For average people it is perfect. The iron sights work great and the scope makes it look cool. And now for the experts. This would not be a buy from me if I knew the scope was bad, pumping after 6 or 7 gets pretty hard and the bb loading hole is a little too small.
PROs:
☢Good durability
☢Great for beginners or average people
☢Looks Good
CONs:
☢NEEDS A BETTER SCOPE TO MAKE IT EASIER TO ZERO IN
☢BIGGER BB LOADING HOLE
☢PUMPING IS NOT REALLY A PROBLEM BUT IT COULD BE PERFECTED

So my overall review is get this gun if you are a average shooter, you will have loads of ⓕⓤⓝ!
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on March 10, 2013
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I just received this rifle today and tried it out a little in the backyard so keep that in mind when reading my review. I haven't put this product through it's paces yet so i'll update if i change my opinion. It gets 4 stars because it looks good, seems to function fine and have reasonable performance and power for it's price range. Don't pay more than the amazon price of around 40 dollars. If i had paid the around 70 dollar msrp i might not like this rifle as much. I used copperhead bb's and daisy flathead pellets today. I'll be trying the crossman pointed pellets and daisy silver bb's later. Crosman recommends in the manual to only use their products as they will have the best performance but it spit out the daisy's fine of course.

I didn't attach the scope till after i started, of course it doesn't come attached and as some reviewers pointed out the scope isn't of great quailty, the crosshairs in mine are crooked and i'll have to see if i can adjust it. the regular sights are fine, pretty good i thought. the front has a green fiber optic like sight that captured the low light well at dusk. as for loading the rifle i thought it was pretty easy even though the opening for the bb's is small, just make sure to load the main res over something that will catch the dropped bb's or load it slowly. do this with the bb retention button on the top pushed up. after u have filled some pull the button back after you close the loading gate on the stock and point the rifle down and shake, bb's will fill the visible mag on the top of the rifle. Once the mag is full push the button up so more bb's don't fill during firing. for pellets you use the included magazine, which is easy to lose but you can buy 5 packs anyway for faster reloading.

The cocking effort is noticable but not that hard, it's easy to see the bb loaded on the tip of the magnetic bolt before its loaded so you know whether u loaded one or not and the magazine lightly holds the pellets in place so u can carry it in your pocket. Make sure there are no bb's in the top visible mag and that none will get in there when switching to pellets. The mag slides and locks in place fairly nicely when pushing it across the breach and u have to move it after each shot by hand. it looks like the main difference between this model and the 760 pumpmaster are the adjustable butt stock and maybe the scope but they seem basically the same so i'd get whatever is cheaper, the butt sock adjustment is nice even if it is cheaply attached but you can get a little customizing out of it. this is a variable pump, 3 pumps min 10 pumps max but you do have to pump, pull back the bolt to charge push foward to load before each shot but since it's a repeater it still shoots fairly fast, 5 pumps is fine for most tasks but if your gonna go after a pesky squirrel make sure you use a pellet with 10 pumps.

Finally I'd like to say that before you buy any airgun make sure you read the description and instructions when u get the item before giving it a bad review, make sure your doing it right before u say it won't load or has no power and there is a breaking in period on some of these items and they perform better after a few months of regular use. Make sure you know whether you want a bb gun or a pellet gun. I wanted this because it does both meaning it is versatile but handles neither round as well as a airgun dedicated to bb's or pellets individually. Smooth bore accommodation for the bb's means less accuracy out of your pellets. All around a fun gun, maybe not a hunting gun and variable pumps are sometimes hard for kids but 3 is all you need to make sure it clears the barrel and seems to travel well but dosen't have the power of an 8 to 10 pumps so it's easier. the younger the child you are shopping for the better the chances are you would be better off with a Daisy Buck or Red Ryder. If you want match grade accuracy or the ability to easily take down small game then you probably should look at the single shot Gamo or Rugers. The Recruit is more for backyard applications. It plinks well and isn't stunningly accurate but it's fun and with enough pumps and maybe a nice crosman hunting or destroyer pellet it should take care of small pests like birds, mice, anything smaller than a rabbit. If your looking to teach an older child about firearm usage and safety this rifle features a manual safety, bolt action and scope so it's basics are similar to the real thing. I have complaints but they aren't major. If i suffer a catastrophic failure like others have reported i'll update.
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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful
on June 22, 2012
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This is a great bb gun. For the price it can't be beat. Crosman official site has the same one for 2 times the price. It's a very powerful bb gun. Today I shot it all the way through 9 cans. :-)
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39 of 49 people found the following review helpful
on July 15, 2012
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No one lives in the house behind me and it had a big industrial flood light that was on all night ruining the ambiance and wasting electricity. I was practicing shooting pellets at cans against the garage and missed a little. The scope must have been aligned wrong or something.The pellet went right through the diffuser and busted the bulb from 35'. It's more powerful than you would think. So be careful.

Best BB/pellet gun ever.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on July 22, 2013
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This gun is amazing it says for small game but i have brought things like raccons and squirrel down with this gun
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