OPAH, when you can, you may want to consider a scope with an Adjustable Objective on it. Helps a bit with making shots on these AirRifles, because the shots are closer distances than regular rifle stuff. On my Umarex Octane .22 I've got a Simmons WhiteTail Classic 6-20x50mm AO scope on it. I mean.. I just bought it because I wanted a big honkin scope so I could make shots at night in the backyard illuminated by just a single solar-rechargeable pathway marker light. The AO wasn't even a factor in my choice... but once I got it and saw what they do for you, I'm convinced AO is the way to go for AirRifles. Because if you were to try to look at something at 20yds on high-power on a regular 100yd parallax adjusted scope... that close-by object will NOT be very clearly in focus typically. But the with AO... Bada-Bing, Crystal Clear!
I'll keep that in mind Gdog, but for now the Cat is for my garnad son I pulled the scope so he can learn proper shooting and sighting techniques with the fixed sights. in the mean time I'll play with the two scopes that came with on the Hunter extreme and see with one works best.
At 25', on 3 power and using the top hash mark on the scope. Appears to have been sighted in for a pretty long distance. Just need a little tweak left needed. Crosman Destroyer 7.9 grain pellets. 5 shots, one just off the target.
OK on with the Information: I heard that the spring break barrels shouls not be left cocked for any real length of time, but the air rifles you could leave pumped forever if you wanted. Or do I have that backwards?
Incher48 did you pop those off in the back yard? I did a bout six rounds hoping the scope was close ( it wasn't) but was amazed at 25 yards the Pellets penitrated at least a 1/4 inch into my block wall and did not flatten like a pancake, they were compressed but not flat.