I will treat this thread as an ongoing review, with some photos (need to replace a couple of these) to start with and and ongoing discussion.
Here is a picture of the complete set up. I will do a review of the scope separately (I will show it with the Leupold close focus adaptor on too).
Literally every part of this rifle is adjustable - this ensures that the stock is a perfect fit for the shooter.
The complete butt of the rifle can be lengthened or shortened or twisted by several screws and dials. This solution is also applied to the cheek comb, which can be raised/lowered, twisted, canted or slide backwads/forwards.
This is the same for the butt plate and (additional) butt hook - they can be moved up/down, left/right or twisted each and every way - this will ensure you get perfect eye relief each time - even at 50 mag.
This is a full match trigger (the rifle is derived from the 10m version and adjusted to give 12ftlbs in this country - be careful of imports as soem run at 18-20 ftlbs!!!!).
the trigger is totally adjustable in its position. It is also totaly adjustable on first and second stage, travel and release pressure - in fact it is a work of art to set it up properly - but when it is - wow - it shows.
The only criticism I have (and that is why I have put a piece of electrical tape in front of the blade) is that the first stage adjustment is infront of the blade and can be touched by your finger tip - this can reduce the weight down to such an extent as it may go off - not safe - hence the tape, set it and cover it up!!.
The cocking ears are both sides of the action undeneath the front scope mounts - pushing these forward releases the loading port (but the white loading lever) - insert the pellet direct into the breech and close the loading lever - you are ready to fire.
This has come from the 10m version, and really assists with the follow through when shooting. The end of it is the black circle in the end of the breech. It works perfectly - when you release the shot, the rifle does not recoil at all - it is totally 'dead' to shoot and really helps with accuracy.
I have added a UK Neil moderipper to the front of the rifle - this acts as a moderator as well as an air stripper - from tests, I have found this tightens up the groups at long range.
The main air cylinder has an air arms quick fill on it - just makes it easier to keep topped up.
Just how accurate is it??
Keep the barrel clean, weigh and size your pellets, and I have achieved a ragged one hole group (6 shots) at 62 yards on Furnace Mill plinking range. - it is perfectly accurate - as I know FWB straighten each and every barrel - this is a match barrel as standard.
the only let down with the rifle is the user !!!!!!!!!!!!!
It is filled upto 200 bar and I find it stops 'on the reg' down to 110 bar - with this you get around 80 good shots. As soon as it comes off the reg, the POI drops about 35mm at 55 yards !!!
The reg works very well - I wll get 5 fps variation with my pellets across the complete fill.
I am well pleased with the rifle and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone. It takes at least 9 months of regular shooting to set this up accurately and be able to use it instinctively. It does temperature shift (like all rifles), but I am aware of this and have different click settigns according to the temperatre readings (guage on the scope).
If your shooting technique is up to it, you will get very tight groups at long ranges, providing the wind does not come into effect, and your choice of pellet is well prepared - it is not hugely pellet fussy though.
I have shot over 10,000 pellets through it with out any problems.
They also come in a blue stock too - this is one we used to own