This rifle is "solid as a rock" built with quality materials and fashioned with old world workmanship. With a cocking force of nearly 60lbs this is not a target rifle; it is a HUNTING rifle that is certainly capable of delivering the prey. I chronographed dozens of pellets between 10gr and 20gr. The highest standard deviation was a 4 and the lowest was a 2. This is a testament to the outstanding quality of the Theoben “gas ram system” used in this rifle. She kicks like a horse and you'll need to apply some gun tight to keep the screws from backing out.
Smooth shooting, hard hitting, accurate, great gun. Really hard to cock and pretty heavy!... I got one in .177 and liked it so much that I got a .22 barrel for it. 19+ ft/lbs with either barrel at 5500 ft elevation.
I will start with the only thing I did not like which is the cheek piece.It is too high for proper open sight to eye alignment. I just wanted to play a little with open sights before mounting a scope.
Now that the .22 cal. version of my HW90 is fitted with a 4x12x40 Bushnell 3200 Elite I wonder why this fine rifle is not offered with a barrel break and no sights like the more expensive Beeman RX2 version. The fit & finish of this gun is wonderful. Accuracy is also great. I am getting 3/4" 10 shot groups at 40 yards with Beeman Field Target Specials.
The action is very smoothe and fast allowing better follow through "for me at least" than other magnum power break barrels. This seems to greatly enhance field accuracy,and I must say after 1500+ pellets it puts most 14gr. pellets through the chrony at about 820fps. with greater consistancy in extreme weather conditions than my metalic spring guns.I will soon be getting the 5mm version of this
rifle and the pump for the gas ram. Not to overcharge, but to find that sweet spot for other pellets. So far no tune needed for this rifle, it's all there. // Uncle Dave siging off //