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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It did come in and I love it. It is an accurate gun with open sights. I got a mount, but I took it out to play around with on open sights. I will put a scope on it tomorrow and sight it in on that. I was just too eager to play with it now that I didn't put the scope on yet.

I like how it shoots smooth and flat like the original poster stated. It really likes my RWS Superdomes and the Beeman hollowpoints. It didn't 100% like my Crosman pointed (cheapest of the crosman pellets in pointed-for shooting in big numbers or with friends that run out of rounds), but didn't hate them either.

I will post back on the scope shooting on it tomorrow when I have it set up and go out again. I am happy so far and give it a 9/10. Not a full 10 because it gets tiring pumping after awhile unlike my 760's. I do like the bolt and breach set-up aswell.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ya, it can be a pain to pump. Part of it has to do with the way you hold it, I used to hold it just in front of the bolt with one hand while I pumped with the other hand. Now with the scope mounted I can't do that, but I hold it further up the barrel while I pump it.

Trying to hold it around the grip like you do when you shoot makes it very hard to pump, I only do that if I want to make a quick follow up shot.

But remember to get some good lube to oil your gun with, after a couple tins of pellets and oiling your gun you will notice the pumping get a little easier Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 1:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i, when i had mine, put the butt stock between my legs, held the top/barrel and pumped as such. seemed to work very well.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 3:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Matt. I usually oil after every tin or two of pellets and I have gotten used to pumping it by holding the grip (trying to get used to it for when the scope is on it), but if I can pump it easier like you say with the scope, I will try that.

Craig, I actually ended up doing it that way (holding with legs) lol.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 7:52 am    Post subject: Good write up on a classic. Reply with quote

I have some high end guns and still just picked up another 392 used. they are great. Have fun.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lol works well dont it.. and it doenst matter if there is a scope or not.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found that scraping the paint off the back of the front sight worked well for me visually. I put the scope on her and scoped it in at about 20 yards:

Not bad, not too good either (yes, I know-I suck-lol):

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BTW, my biggest problem wass the bolt hitting the front of the scope. Adjusting the scope forward makes visibility more dificult and moving the scope closer to me gives better visibility, but makes the scope less stable on the mounts and increases the inaccuracy. This is because to have free bolt movement, the scope has to be dramatically closer to me and half the scope (farthest end of it) is the only part being mounted.

I chose to move it forward (away from me) to clear the bolt and have it evenly mounted.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yea. i had big scope problems with mine with thoes 2 peice mounts. i finally firgured it out that. had to push it forwards.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can still see with the 32mm and it isn't a prob with the bolt. I love this gun now. I have to make it a killer now. Where I live, I don't get a whole lot of vermin, but they do come from time to time. I want to get me a pheasant (or try to-lol).
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