Beautiful right out of the box. !st checked on tightness of screws & barrel.Good to go.Cocking is differnt from a springer,bout the same force required as my AirHawk.It feels less mechanical,smoother.Sighting was no problem,3 clicks windage 1 click elevation did it for 25yrds.I dont use scopes.Open sights worked fine,but my eyes are old so i put a williams peep sight on mine,that way the rear sight is closer & it got surgical after that.
So far its pellet friendly but i have foundt these 3 work all at once w/out any adjustments. Ruger Impact,Crosman Dome & HP,Crowmags,all hold the same group,so i have a 14g,17g,18g, pellet for any sitch,so i stopped testing there. Over 2000 pellets so far,kept getting stronger as i went,i thought it was broke in around a 100 but it kept getting stronger till 500.Had to snug forearm screw & trigger gaurd screw at 1500 shots. Just check and snug.DONT strip them out it doesnt take that much,its better to simply check from time to time. Only gig is the trigger,its a bear.
Bought this to use around my Horses,they dont like springers,but do not mind this,its very quiet (makes more noise hitting the target).Possums & coons are always eating my grain & i hardly ever get a clean shot,they laugh at .17 & can absorbe them. NOT any more. 1 Ruger Impact pointed pellet Ribcage shot on a crawling coon in the rafters (45ft) (off hand) dropped to floor dead.18lbs. Didnt put a hole in my roof,Didnt spook Horses at 2am..MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.
Really fun to shoot indoors cause its quiet,but got to get creative,this thing chews up targets & will shatter even heavy pellets against metal up to 25yrds. Blew a hole in a iron skillet at 25yrds on 3rd pellet.
I really like this Gas ram technology,cant see ever going back to a springer. This rifle is deff worth the money for me. Hopefully theyll come out w/ a .25 so i can have all 3 calibers. Dont get caught up on FPS. get the .22. its has far more energy when it hits than a .17,you can hear it when it hits & see the dents in some differnt metals that a .17 wont scratch. 1/4" thick alluminum waffle skillket is a good target,dents it very deep,.17 just knocks the teflon off. Blows threw 16g steel. Course this depends on the which pellet. 14g just shatter.
Solid,accurate,powerful beautiful addition to my Ruger collection, Umerex makes these & many others under big names,They are a Excellent co. & this is an Excellent weapon & it is a weapon.