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Ruger Blackhawk Combo air rifle
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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful
on January 20, 2012
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Good looking, accurate and hefty gun, but the scope was so-so. I replaced it, along with the mounts, using Instapark® One Piece High Power Magnum Airgun Scope Mount Stop Pin. and Leapers 5th Gen 3-9x40 AO Mil-Dot Rifle Scope with R/G, 1 Tube.
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30 of 35 people found the following review helpful
on January 7, 2012
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i have bought other guns that were way more expensive and this is best the others i got were 400$ i love this one i will never need any other air rifle11
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on May 18, 2012
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Bought this for a bit of squirrel control. It has surpassed my expectations. It packs a punch. My previous airgun experience is with pump guns...all toys compared to this one. Very satisfied.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on March 8, 2013
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I got this air rifle to keep my shooting skills honed as it's getting to expensive too do the real thing. I got the Ruger as it's been my experience that any firearm with the word "Ruger" attached is going to be a good product, and with the Blackhawk I haven't been disappointed. Even though it is manufactured in China, Ruger provided the specs and felt it's quality was worthy of their endorsement.
[POSITIVE] So far I've put about 100 pellets down the tube. It took me a dozen to get the iron sights squared away and another twenty or so to get the scope somewhere near zero. I say 'near zero' as I believe the rifle is not fully 'broken in' yet (as others have stated it may take 200 rounds to settle in.) I'm consistantly shooting six round 1-2" groups at 60 feet from a rested position. The first shot (always the most important) from a cold barrel is always the best, and in the X ring. The trigger pull is clean and crisp and breaks evenly at a little over three pounds. The safety is very positive. The power is awesome. My first shot went into a solid block wall backstop and chipped out a 1" divot 1/4" deep. It proves devastating to targets like lemons and oranges, opening up quite a wound cavity. The rifle has a very solid, hefty feel. Cocking is smooth and not a problem for any normally strong person over 12 years old. Recoil is negligible. It's just a joy to shoot.
[NEGATIVE] The primary reason I gave a 4-star rating is that maybe one out of ten shots will result in an inexplicable 'flyer' three to four inches out of the pattern. I'm hoping time and use will eliminate that. The noise is a bit loud, particularly if you're shooting in a close packed residential neighborhood.
[USER NOTES] Swab the barrel before you fire for the first time, and be careful to use a non-petroleum-based cleaner or the rifle will 'diesel' and sound like a .38! I use Clenzoil with no problems. Always shoot into a SUBSTANTIAL backstop! This rifle is powerful and will carry a very long distance. It's not your old Daisy BB-gun. Take your time when dialing in the sights by shooting three-shot groups, averaging placement, making adjustments, and then resting for a few minutes between test groups..
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on May 11, 2012
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I like this rifle. Seems to be of sturdy construction. First few times cocking it took a lot of effort but it has eased up and smoothed out quite a bit after about 500 rounds. I'm shooting Crosman Destroyer pellets and they seem to be very accurate. One thing to do when setting up the scope is to make sure the scope ring towards the stock is butted up against the stop plate. After you sight the scope in put a bunch of blue Loctite on it to keep it from loosening, otherwise you'll lose your zero and wonder why you missed. Other than that this rifle is good to go. It's relatively quiet. When shooting outdoors you really can't hear too much. If you are in an enclosed area it does seem louder. Kinda sounds like somebody slapping a desk with a ruler.

Did I mention this thing was accurate? Easily take out a bird at 50 yards. Haven't found any tree rats yet to take down but one day...

Anyways, for $99 this thing is great. Very pleased with it. Sure you could get a better scope, but honestly I think for practical purposes it does a great job. I would get another if I had to in a heartbeat.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on April 21, 2013
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Regular ammunition has become very scarce and expensive, so I decided to purchase a pellet rifle for casual plinking to keep my skills up to speed.

I had looked at quite a few pellet rifles around this price range and finally settled on this one for one main reason. Many pellet come with a scope, but not all come with a scope and iron sights like this model. A scope is a great benefit to those of us with less than perfect eyesight, but there are times when a scope is a hindrance and good old iron sights are what is needed.

I was first impressed with the weight of this rifle. I was expecting something on the light side and more on the "toy" side of the rifle spectrum but that is not the case. This is a solidly built pellet rifle that should last for a long time.

I delayed mounting the scope to first get the iron sights exactly where I wanted them. I set up a standard target at 25 yards and found the iron sights to be right where they needed to be at this range. The first time I tried the break barrel cocking it was somewhat difficult, but became easier after the first few shots. The shot group was not as tight as I am used to, but became better and better the more I used the rifle. I read in the reviews where it takes around 500 rounds to fully break in any pellet rifle, so after 250 pellets that is proving to be true.

I then mounted the scope and found it shooting quite low at 25 yards. I use targets with 1/4" squares making it very easy to calculate the number of clicks required for scope adjustment, and after two attempts I had it right where I want it.

I am going to buy some heavier pellets to try but am very satisfied with the accuracy I have now. If I had been shooting factory ammo from my other rifle yesterday, I would have spent over $150 just in ammo, but had a great time shooting $3.15 worth of pellets.

This rifle is not a toy, it is an impressive rifle that would put small game on the table if necessary, So far, I only have Pros for this rifle. If I discover any Cons I will update this review.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on May 30, 2012
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If you're looking for a cheap toy gun for your kid, this isn't it. You can tell this rifle is made by a reputable firearms company. Even before you take it out of the box, you can feel the heft to this rifle. It's solid. Fit and finish on it is pretty good. The bluing on the barrel is excellent. This rifle has hi-visibility fiber optic sights, front and rear. The rear sight is adjustable for windage and elevation. It took little time to sight it in with "iron sights".

This rifle goes off with an almost .22-like "bang". It's not the quietest air rifle in the world, but who cares? I have not shot an air rifle since I was a kid. And I could not believe the changes that have been made to these things over the years. It's a hard hitter, and shoots nice and flat. I sighted in for 25 yards, and put in pretty respectable groups.

I've read some complaints on here about the scope. I'm not sure how other people mount their scopes, but generally it's a good practice to use Loctite on the screws when you mount an optic. I mounted mine just fine. It's plenty tight. I used a BSA bore sighter and got it lined up before firing any shots through it. Once I fired the first shot, it took me about 8-9 shots to get zeroed in. That's not too bad. Now it's practically dead on. I didn't have any problems with the scope being fuzzy or any other quirks. People have to remember that it's an air gun scope, not a Nikon or a Leupold. It's to be used for fun, not competition. If you want to compete, spend the extra money on something else. But for everyday use, the scope provided will work just fine.

All in all, it's a good purchase. I'm not going to complain a bit about buying an American made product with Ruger's name on it. It's solid, and will hold up to hard use in the field. And for a hundred bucks, you can't beat it. It's got plenty of power, and it's accurate. If you can get those qualities in a rifle for that price, you are making a good purchase.

Very pleased with it, overall.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on April 23, 2012
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This rifle was purchased for me as a gift, I am extremely satisfied with this rifle! It shoots very accurate with the Gamo rocket pellets, I highly recommend that anyone who orders this rifle to also order a few tins of Gamo rocket pellets. The only thing I found to be a downer about this rifle and scope combo is the scope rings them selves,The screws stripped very easily when I went to torque them down,They also are not see through rings which would allow usage of both sights, So I am currently waiting for my new set of see through rings to come in so I can untilize the beautiful fiber optics and the scope. However I do like that they use hex head screws to assemble the rings to the gun and to the scope that they provide. I have had this rifle 5 days now and after getting it sighted in I decided to do a little population control on the colony of rabbits that live on my property, within about one hour I had 5 rabbits on the ground! It provides plenty of power to take down rabbit and even raccoon and opossum. Once again, try the Gamo Rocket pellets, I have also had decent shot groups with the crosman destroyer pellets as well, I have found this gun favors pellets between 9 and 11 grains. I can not get consistent groups with anything lighter, I have tried 11 different pellets and am sold on the Gamo Rockets, That is my ammo of choice for this gun, all guns are different even if they are the same, (If that makes sense) So try a few different pellets and find what works best for your application! Good Luck!! Get one now!!! These rifles are AMAZING!!!!
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
on March 9, 2012
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purchased the blackhawk not really knowing much about break barrels. in fact i haven't shot a pellet gun in 40 years. cleaned the barrel and found it was a bit hard to cock. getting old. i figured the technique that work for me and loaded it up. after being used to the pellet rifles when ii was a kid i took a shot at my grill from about 30 feet away and came close to putting a hole thru it. will for sure have a solid backboard from now on. very pleased so far. it will be nice to do some shooting without going to the range. read where it was heavy no lie there. feels good to be able to shoulder a weapon without it feeling like a toy. hopefully it will hold up because i plan to use it quite often. probably won't mount never have used one so i don't feel like i am missing anyhing. seems the people from china might have done something right. will buy another ruger if this one wears out.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on May 12, 2012
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I have been having problems with squirells and other animals gnawing the wood trim to get into my attic. I was afraid they would chew on the electrical cables and start a fire in there. I tried just about every humane thing to do. Electronic gadgets, traps, even poison but they never even touched it. Sooooo, I purchased this air rifle to eliminate the problem. The rifle scope is accurate straight out of the box! I have neutralized about 5 so far. The exterminator wanted $95 for the first animal and $45 for each additional one. I saved a fortune by purchasing this well crafted, accurate high velocity air rifle. This is not a childrens toy! It can be very dangerous so be careful and make sure there is nothing or nobody behind your target. Good hunting!
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