Ruger® Air Hawk Elite .177 Caliber Air Rifle Combo
- High performance airgun and scope combo
- Spring-piston break barrel action delivers shots up to a blistering 1000 fps
- Large muzzlebreak
- Ambidextrous hardwood thumbhole stock, vented recoil pad, and adjustable trigger for comfort
- 3-9x40 scope
- Adjustable trigger
Enjoy trustworthy Ruger performance from a high-powered airgun in the Ruger® Air Hawk Elite .177 Caliber Air Rifle Combo. The Air Hawk Elite has an ambidextrous hardwood thumbhole stock, vented recoil pad, and adjustable trigger for comfortable shooting. The 3-9x40 scope and adjustable trigger help you deliver dead-on accuracy shot after shot after shot. The spring-piston break-barrel ends with a large muzzlebreak to fire pellets quietly at a blistering 1,000 fps. Length: 44.8''. Weight: 9 lbs.
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Like a new engine (or anything else you know that needs breaking in), it WILL take some time to break in.
Once the greases and oils and stuff have made their way around inside the gun, it WILL quiet down immensely.
Some say the first 500-1,000 shots are the "break in" period for airguns. But since they are all made differently, you'll just have to listen.
Personally, I own this piece and I got it quiet in about 200-250 shots.
Don't forget to tighten EVERYTHING every 100 or so shots while it "breaks in". So many people forget that as things settle, they can loosen, move, etc.
It's good habit to check every time you clean your barrel to ALSO check screws and bolts.
Have fun shooting! The Ruger Airhawk Elite has become my favorite rifle! (btw: Although it's made in China, it's actually designed by RWS! ;).
You see, this particular airgun was not designed by Ruger, but rather ENDORSED by Ruger. It's actually developed by RWS. In fact, the entire thing (except for the stock) is the same assembly as the RWS Panther!
Now the reason I say "never" is simple. RWS DO make some of the finest air rifles you will ever lay eyes on, HOW EVER, a majority of them cary the trait of having their barrels "lean down" ever so slightly. Only ONE rifle ring manufacturer has compensated for this.
Next time you go to the store, tell someone you have a "Diana RWS" and you need a "Leapers Scope base WITH A BACKWARD SLANT".
THAT will solve your issue. RWS has this mount on a majority of their guns (which are manufactured by Diana; owner of RWS).
BTW: don't forget to tighten ALL the stock mounting screws. Check them from time to time until they stop moving. Just keep checking during the first 500 rounds.
Also, when you get the right mount, check out "scope sighting" on YouTube.
Knowledge is power.
Have fun and be safe! L8R!