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Winchester 1000X Spring Pellet Rifle

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by cratz2, Jun 2, 2003.

  1. cratz2

    cratz2 Well-Known Member

    Got a Winchester 1000x high powered air rifle today. 1000 fps or so the box claims. It weighs 7.4 lbs with the scope and rings so it's not a lightweight by any means and has every bit a full size stock. It is manufactured by Daisy for Winchester and bears both names on the receiver. My 1 minute review would say it feels like a quality piece, is reasonably accurate for a hunting-class air rifle and certainly hits with a considerable wallop but the trigger is... just barely better than abyssmal. But I kind of like it like that. I generally only shoot air rifles at about 20 - 60 yards and a bad trigger helps with trigger control and anticipation.

    Scope is a BSA Contender in 3-12x40 with an adjustable objective previously mounted on my AR15. Certainly bright and clear up to about 8x and I can't really see using much more power than that. Actually, it seems to look better at about 6x than it does at 3x or 4x. The adjustable objective is nice for an air rifle. Not sure how long it will last on a spring air rifle but it'll do for now.

    Overall, for $80 I'd say it's probably pretty top notch but If you can swing twice the price, something like the RWS 34 would no doubt be much nicer and still on a relative budget.


  2. JohnKSa

    JohnKSa Well-Known Member

    I've got a soft spot in my heart (head?) for airguns.

    My safe is full of firearms, but the only gun I have that's named is a customized Beeman R7 named Ellie. I've been very careful so far to avoid adding up the money I've spent on her improvements.

    Internals professionally tuned and lubricated with custom guides built and fitted.
    Trigger professionally tuned.
    Customized Williams knob adjustable aperture sight.
    Custom muzzle brake to allow the use of the stock front sight.
    Rear sight removed and an engraved cover plate installed in its place.

    What's worse is that even with all the custom touches Ellie isn't my most expensive airgun--not even my second most expensive airgun... Sigh
  3. makarov

    makarov Well-Known Member

    Is that BSA rated for use on airguns? You probably know this, but scopes can get trashed in a hurry on a spring-air rifle. Get one that is supposed to be used on an air rifle if it isn't. The only reason I mention this is that you said it was previously on an AR.

    Nice gun.

    - Makarov
  4. six 4 sure

    six 4 sure Well-Known Member

    I'm going to second makarov's post. Scopes not rated for airguns can be shot to pieces quickly.

  5. cratz2

    cratz2 Well-Known Member

    Definately not for an air gun... that's exactly why I said I wasn't sure how long it would last. I did put about 50 pellets through it this afternoon/evening and it was still zeroed and accurate at the end of the day.
  6. Snorkel Bob

    Snorkel Bob Well-Known Member

    How did ya like all that grease that it comes packaged in?? Man it takes me quite a bit to get our display models up to par when I unpackage them
  7. cratz2

    cratz2 Well-Known Member

    Yeah... it's kinda nasty. But a couple minutes with a paper towel then another paper towel and some FP10 and it was pretty good. Took the action out of the stock, cleaned it up everywhere I should. Even tung-oiled the stock though it didn't make much difference.
  8. firestar

    firestar member

    I have always liked airguns also. In the field of adult air rifles, those new Winchesters are pretty much at the bottom of the barrel. For the same amount or less money you can buy a much better gun. China makes some nice rifles, believe it or not. The XS B-18/19 is considered a classic. Also I REALLY doubt that your Winchester will do anything close to 1000fps.

    I don't mean to slam your gun, I just wanted to give you a heads up if you wanted another rifle sometime.
  9. cratz2

    cratz2 Well-Known Member

    Oh, no slam was received. I haven't seen anything around here for less than $100 that I'd trade mine for. The biggest problem is definately the trigger.

    I wouldn't hold any of the fps ratings and I am certain I'm not getting 1,000 fps because I use the beavy Kodiak pellets. I doubt if I'm getting much over 700 fps. Still packs a considerable wallop. I too two gray squirrels. One was perched on a stump just askin' for it. Got him just below the neck line and - I don't mean to sound like a hollywood director here - but he flipped completely over and I rushed down to see the result. He was completely dead in the 15 seconds it took me to get there. Shot was not quite 30 yards away and was the first shot I took at an animal.

    My next pellet rifle with be an RWS 34 in .22. Buddy of mine has one in each caliber (well, a 36 in .177 but it's the same gun) and they are both very impressive. I probably should have got the 34 in .177 instead of the Winchester but it was here, it was ready, it was $80. Compared to either paying $250 for the RWS locally or $200 and waiting for a week.

    So as I said before and said above again, I think for $100 it's not a bad dead at all but if you can pop for the other $100, I'd definately go for the RWS. I don't know anything about any of the Chinese guns. Where are they listed for good prices?

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