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I wouldn't buy one again.
on March 28, 2012
I was extremely excited about this rifle when I bought it, and rightly so: Groundbreaking design, as an airpowered shotgun.
However the whole "shotgun" thing losses its luster after a fairly short amount of time, and then once I got serious about shooting with this thing as a .22 caliber pellet rifle, I found that the smooth bore ensured bad groupings and questionable accuracy at anything over 40 yards.
I had a Leapers CQB scope mounted on it, which was a 1.25 to 4 X zoom, and I found no real repeatability with it. Even bench rested.
But this rifle is deadly for pest control at medium distances. If I were to buy another, it would be a Gamo with a rifled barrel.
Reloading is easy, so keep your spent shotgun shells. You have to buy the lead shot, but I just use foam tape punched out with a paper punch to keep the lead inside the shells. Don't over fill with the shot - Any more than 12 to 14 grains of #9 birdshot can jam up in the barrel, acting like a squib.
I seriously love this rifle, but I only gave it three stars because I really find it inaccurate. If I want to nail a squirrel or a rabbit in the head at 40 yards, this is not a gun I would trust.