Well well! the ASP20 arrived today! .22 Caliber in the synthetic stock. I actually got a chance to shoot about 70 rounds or so through it before I ran out of daylight In a word, excellent! It has a nice balance, crisp sharp action, a very good trigger, very accurate, and consistent. A real pleasure to shoot!Details The gun shoulders nicely and is a little heavier than what I am used to. But not overly so. I like the balance point.Cocking effort is quite reasonable and the low pivot point helps with that. A wierd quirk is that the barrel has what seems to be some slop when it is broken open. However it locks up very nicely and is solid as a rock. I understand this is by design. They keystone wedge really works a treat!The trigger. I like the trigger right out of the box. A well defined short first stage, and the second stage while maybe a touch hard pull is crisp, clean, and extremly predictable. No need to change a thing for me!Shot cycle is very fast and sharp. I can tell right now that the ASP20 can be a scope killer! The flip up dust cap on the rear of the scope popped off at one point and bounced off my glasses. Scared me good Whatever scope you put on the gun make darn sure it is springer rated. I like the welded on Weaver rail. Makes sure the scope will stay in place in spite of the sharp recoil.Accuracy.. I think I said the word WoW more than once. Dime sized groups out at 30 yards! And it is not even broken in yet! I shot JSB Jumbo Exacts. No chrony numbers yet, it's still breaking in and dieseling just a bit. It only took a few minutes to get the scope zeroed in. Though it is still wandering just a tad due to not being broken in and the dieseling. I did find it is somewhat sensative to the shouldering pressure, but not nearly as much as some of the other springers.Sound level. Yea it is a bit loud. I did not take any sound level readings yet but will get to it soon. I think some of the loudness is due to the fact it is still deiseling.The only slight 'con' I have found so far is in seating the pellets. The pellet head drops right in but it is very VERY hard to seat the pellet. If you get this gun get a seating tool, your going to need one! I presume this will get better with break in. The lead is very nice and clean. I could not inspect the crown as the moderator is permanantly affixed and you just cant see it. But given the consistancy it is probably just fine.First impressions my conclusion. Very impressed. The ASP20 is leaps and bounds superior to my Benji springers. After so much frustrationj with them it is nice to have springer that brings a smile to my face!I will get more data soon as to some chrony numbers, trying different pellets, and sound levels.Thanks for reading! If you have any questions or comments please feel free to add them!
Nice mini review, Tom. Thanks for sharing. Are you able to compare the Sig to a Diana 34 or a Weihrauch HW 95? I'm sure there's no comparison to a Crosman. Any further questions I would have would involve disassembly. I'm curious about the internal construction. I like the European springers but it would be nice to see some American competition for quality and workmanship.
Tom, you say it is a very good trigger. What rifles, besides the 2 Chinese ones you mentioned owning, have you shot to compare it to? Have you shot a T06 trigger? T05? Rekord? Tuna trigger? How does it compare to those? How did you load the pellets to maintain a consistent seating depth?
Quote from: uglymike on July 25, 2019, 03:57:55 PMTom, you say it is a very good trigger. What rifles, besides the 2 Chinese ones you mentioned owning, have you shot to compare it to? Have you shot a T06 trigger? T05? Rekord? Tuna trigger? How does it compare to those? How did you load the pellets to maintain a consistent seating depth?The Benji Titan (Trail)l has a GRTIII installed, and the Mayhem has a CBR in it. I like the CDT triggers but find them a bit 'mushy' there not as consistent as the one in the ASP20. But there a far sight better than the ones that come with those guns. No problems with trigger jerking or misfires as you know precisely where it will let go.To seat the pellets. I use a pellet pen with an adjustable setting tool on the other end. Very handy little gizmos. Frankly I dont think I could seat a pellet fully into the ASP20 without one! Even if I could it would not be long before I had very sore fingers.Make sure you get the MKII version as the original did not have the adjustable seating tool. I have mine adjusted so it just barely seats the skrt into the lead. Like a mm or less. If you change pellets you will have to re-adjust iit, but that is very easy with a 1/8" flat blade screw driver.https://www.pyramydair.com/s/a/Pellet_Pen_With_Pellet_Seater_Loads_Seats_22_Cal_Pellets/4870
Cliff, is yours as hard to 'load' a pellet as my .22 is?The head of the pellet drops right in partway but then it takes considerable force to seat it. It is as if the lead is choked or something?
I would retest those JSB heavys again. Looks like you may have had wind problems with that group.