Shoot this latest Stingray II, and if my test gun is anything to go by, you’re in for a surprise, as the relatively mild, super slick, firing cycle hammers home the point. Mild recoil, very little resonance, and no spring reverberation, just about stopped me in my tracks, and with just a slight metallic ring the main accompaniment of pulling the trigger, I was left mightily impressed.
On the range, I suspected that that Quattro trigger would play its part, and I wasn’t to be disappointed. Sub-1/2”clusters over 25yards, with Air Arms Diabolo Field pellets, and ¾” groups with some Webley Harriers that I happened to have handy, proved the action’s capabilities beyond all doubt.
I was impressed when I first clapped eyes on this model, and now having spent time with it, the quality of that lovely woodwork, super slick action, and well thought out design throughout, left me convinced that this famous old British brand name will continue to flourish. The price may suggest that this is an ideal starter/novice gun, but in truth the accuracy, power and overall performance indicates that this rifle is far more than that, and it will also be quite at home for pest control and hunting duty.Read more