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Stoeger x20s .177

Discussion in 'Airgun Reviews' started by dave-greenock, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. dave-greenock

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    Il start by saying im not one for doing a few thousand word detailed reports so i shall keep it simple.

    Picked up the stoeger today as i had been looking at the gun/videos/reviews all week and decided to go for it, I have seen a few people saying the trigger is awful although i have only put around 100 pellets through it since i got it a few hours ago i don't really have any complaints about the trigger and have tried adjusting it yet, It doesn't seem twangy and is pretty quiet to. The only other 2 air rifles i can compare it to that i have owned are a theoban fenman gas ram and an smk underleaver i had in the past.

    It has a nice weight and feel to is and at 43 inches long i quite like it, the barrel breaks nicely and isnt to tight nor slack, gun feels solid and so does the synthetic stock.

    I got quite a nice surprise when i opened the box as on the website from the shop i bought it it stated that i was getting a compact steoger scope 4x32 with a illuminated reticle but instead i got a stoeger 3-9x40 AO scope, quite chuffed with that only thing is i need higher mounts now but they aere already ordered, some hawke ones will be here in 2 days time.

    Heres a picture of the gun anyway and over the next tin of pellets i will get some pictures of groupings from 20, 30 and 40 yards to see how the accuracy is when the gun has been broke in.

    If anyone has any questions or anything if missed don't hesitate to ask
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  2. SteveO

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    Nice one Dave, Stoeger appear to have changed the stock as the chequering on mine is different, maybe its just the case as mine is not the suppressor version.

    I do prefer the look of the barrel on this version. :up:
     
  3. dave-greenock

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    Yeh the barrel done it for me i think mate. Not looking to tune mine at the moment but what kind of difference did your gcp tuning kit and trigger make to yours ?. Im nightshift the rest of the week so probably get out at the weekend and see what groupings i get. And also have a play with the trigger adjustment and ser what suits me.
     
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    I suppose this is as good a place to say Hello as any. Hi!

    I bought one of these last week, had a good play with it on Saturday and I'm quite impressed with it for the money. I don't think you'll be disappointed with your groupings, Dave; I gave the barrel a clean, tightened the trigger right up and was getting close to 1/2 an inch at 15 yards straight away. The only minor gripes I have with the gun itself are that it's not as quiet as I was hoping and the safety is a bit clunky.

    I got the same surprise scope and that's all right except it's not much use as a rangefinder, (yards out) and the coloured lens cap is a joke; I can hardly see through it! Still, I'm not complaining too much. :)
     
  5. jesim1

    jesim1 Kit bitch to the Stars

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    Intro section is the place to go, this will get lost in the thread.

    As far as the Stoeger goes Dave, I've only heard good things about them, and I've a mate in Kilmarnock who has one and swears by it, so I've every reason to believe you will be happy with it - good one about the scope also, real winner.

    Thanks for the write up, let us know how you get on, but remember different guns like different pellets, so try a few to see what yours likes.

    James
     
  6. dave-greenock

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    Yep it is a fantastic little air rifle, im almost through a tin of h&n ftt's when i finish them im gona strip the air rifle and do a polish and re lube, ive got a tin of aa fields for it next and rws hobbys aswell, When i get the chance il get some pictures of groupings up on here.
     
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    I thought the same about the safety mate, after a few hundred shots the safety i suppose i could say beded in and its a bit smoother now so all good. i swore i would never get a pcp but ive got my heart set on a bsa r10 mk2 so looking to get one in june i think.
     
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    Just a note to anyone with a stoeger x20s, i striped cleaned and re lubed mines there and im glad i did as it looks like it was lubed with wd40 from the factory lol, i used moly grease and its quite a simple job.
     
  9. Patrick

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    There area few airgun snobs that think the only airgun worth owning is an expensive PCP or a weihrauch springer but some of these budget airguns can perform quit well especially after a bit of fettling and selecting the right pellet.Let us know how things go.
     
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    I definitely will mate, ill get some pictures up next weekend with groupings at 20 30 and 40 yards.
     
  11. Potty Plinker

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    With you there; I own several rifles and without doubt have the most fun with a £100 Webley Rebel! (OK, £150 with scope and silencer.) It has its faults but it's as accurate as any of the others and quieter by a long way.
     
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    With you there! I own several rifles and without doubt have the most fun with two of the cheapest; a £100 Webley Rebel and a Hatsan Mod 60 S I picked up new recently for £95. (Get 'em while you can at Branthwaites, I doubt they'll be selling them at this price for long!)
     
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    Hatsan are underrated,they well made rugged guns.I waiting for my Model 95 to arrive.the MOD 60s is tremendous value,where else can you buy a well made gun with a good trigger and a walnut stock for that money! With a bit of tlc and fettling they can perform very well.
     
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    Yep. I stuck a decent scope and a silencer on the Hatsan, (had to grind the barrel down to get the silencer on, but that's another story), and it's easily a match for the Crosman Venom I paid £240 for. Far better made and the trigger is in a different league! Even tweaked, the Crosman trigger is a bag of crap in comparison.

    (Sorry about the double post above; still finding my way around here...)
     
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    OK, back to the Stoeger after a couple of months use. I love this gun! I fitted a Nikko Sterling 3-9x40AO Mil Dot scope, (sold the one that came with it on ebay), and it's reliably hitting a one inch target at fifty yards using cheapo Marksman domed pellets! It seems to be very forgiving with pellets and is similarly accurate with Crosman Copperheads, Umarex Domed and Prometheus, the only others I've tried. 10/10 from me and highly recommended to all; the best £150 I've spent in quite a while.
     
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    I've had my stoeger supressor for 6 months now , but I opted for the .22 version. Out of the box and with the first pellet I was grouping in two inches on the target from 30 yards, after zeroing the scope I'm now hitting the bullseye constantly .these guns are a good match with all the airgun snobs at our shooting range, I'm hitting every target the way more expensive guns are and most people are gutted that I'm doing it . Puts a smile on my face every time, I've only been shooting for about 8months and really happy with this gun. However ,I am looking for a different gun to go shooting with, I just want one gun for the range and one for the rabbits/pigeons etc. there's a smk skeleton for sale near me but I've not heard anything on them, any advice on these guns would be appreciated thanks in advance. By the way I'm new to this site and it's been a great help. Thanks
     
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    I have had lots of expensive PCPs years ago, Rapid MFR, Falcon Raptor, AA 400 Classic to mention a few, but found it boring and gave up. Now 10 years later I was going to buy another springer but wifey had to have private medical treatment so cash all gone. My brother bought me a hatsan Mod60s and I am made up with it. I am struggling with open sights cos I am old but thanks to the generousity of 2 members of this forum I have been given 2 scopes, one for my rifle and one for my grandsons. Can't hit targets as easily as I could with the pcps but its a lot more fun.
     

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