Like most of the other comments I have read, I am disappointed beyond words in this gun. It is touted as “developed by hunters for hunters”. Well, there’s something about “hunters”, and quality, that Crosman doesn’t seem to understand on this model. I am about to receive my 5th, yes, 5th replacement gun from Crosman. For the price, you would expect a gun that both looks good and shoots good. My experience is that it might shoot as good as a dime store BB gun, but I can’t even say that for sure. The style is eyecatching but the finished woodwork has been nothing short of horrendous. Scratches in the wood, nicks, gouges, you name it. Loose screws, rear sights that couldn’t be tightened because the tapped hole was too shallow. Looked like it had tooling broke off in it. It goes on and on.
I would forgive a minor nick or scratch that could be repaired but, to get gun after gun that looked like a beaver chewed on it is unforgivable. My first gun had actually been used but sent to me as new anyway, and the woodworking was horrendous.
The worst problem I have seen again and again is that the gun will not place acceptable shot groupings. One or two shots close then follow ups that might be 4 or 5 inches off, for no apparent reason. I’ve tried several types of pellets but the problems remain. I’ve went through the barrel break in procedure as recommended, no difference. I really don’t think the barrel is the problem anyway and that the fault lies on the spring action design. The gun jumps horribly when fired and the trigger pull is unbelievably rough, as I’m sure all of you know. The gun jump happens before the pellet even leaves the barrel and therein lies a severe problem.
As an ethical hunter, I will not shoot at an animal, squirrels are my favorite small game and head shots are the only shot I will take, if I can’t be assured the shot will go where it is supposed to. I don’t know what else I can say here except that I have seen very few positive comments made about the gun.
You might wonder why I am on my 5th gun and I’ll just say Crosman Customer Service has been extremely good about trying to help me through this. Even at that, I am almost hesitant about even opening up the package on this “newest” gun as I’m already pretty sure the meager performance will be a problem with this one too.
I’m beginning to wonder if the break barrel design is an engineering flop and by what I read from you folks, and am hearing from others, there is no doubt in my mind that at least this gun is a waste of money.
I’ve tried to get feed back from the mfg. on grouping expectations on the Superstreak but they have been pretty tight lipped about it. They have to know they have a dud here and my guess is they’ve got a boatload of returns they don’t know what to do with. Let’s hope they put the hammer down on someone, somewhere, and get this embarrasing and reputation damaging problem behind them. Someone fell asleep at the wheel, somewhere.