Tech ForceŽ Jet - .22 Caliber
The Tech Force Jet is the newest Tech Force rifle added to the line up. This rifle features the following:
* 1250/940 fps muzzle velocity in .177/.22 cal
* Adjustable rear sight
* Scope rail
* 2 stage adjustable trigger with automatic safety
* Thumbhole Beech Stock with raised cheek piece and soft rubber recoil pad
* Checkered forearm and pistol grip
* TRUGLOŽ fiber optic sights
Today I was working in Kentucky putting in a server in Louisville. Since I had some time to kill on the way down to Richmond, KY, I decided to take the long way and go to Bardstown to visit Eric Munson at Compasseco/Pyramid Air. Eric and I spoke for about half and hour about the transition to PA and I asked him about some "new" stuff. Well he showed me a gas ram TF 99 and a TF 89! The difference in cocking is HUGE! They are SO much nicer than the normal gritty sound when you cock a TF gun (before tuning anyway). I was impressed! Now I want a Gas Ram TF 89!
Then he showed me some guns he just got in a couple weeks ago. He told me he has sold two, one if .177 and one .22. It was the new TF Jet. I hefted it to my shoulder and bought it on the spot.
I went over to a nearby WMA and shot it about 8 times before it got dark and I had to go. Let me tell you, it takes me BOTH arms to cock this thing! It is a BEAR. I'd guess without knowing it is a 50 lb cocking force. Of course I should have waited until I got home and cleaned the barrel but I just wanted to take a few shots. It kicks about like a .243.
Here are four guns together for comparison. The top one is my RWS 350; the next one is the Tech Force Jet with the thumb hole stock; the next one is a TF 89, and the last one is my recently repaired TF 99 (thanks Shadow)!
You can tell while it is nice, the RWS 350 has a much nicer stock and bluing! On the other hand it costs half.
Same four guns but a different angle.
Here is the Jet by itself. You can see from the comparison it is a BIG gun. I think it is actually longer than the 350. It isn't near as barrel heavy as a 350 though.
A couple of features that we as Tech Force customers have asked for and they've included all of them on this model!
A globe to protect the sight from getting dinged. My TF 89s didn't last very long.
A decent scope rail! You can at least put a UTG mount on it now to help hold the scope in place. The gun also comes with a scope stop, but I haven't mounted it yet.
Decent stock screws! These have allen head screws so that you don't strip them as easily.
Here is a chrony review from Eric. He did it just after I left!
Looks like around 23 FPE with 14.5 grain pellets if my calculations are correct. Summary Review:
Okay, so I've shot it about a hundred times today and it is beginning to smooth out a bit.
Here is one of my first 20 yard groups. After shooting the flier on the bottom, I noticed that the scope was moving about. I'd forgotten to tighten the scope rail! Once I got the rail tightened down it was grouping around a quarter size at 20 yards. I'm really not used to the trigger yet.
I did weigh the gun today. The gun and scope weighed about 11 pounds. That is roughly the same as my RWS 350. My scale isn't very good, so I couldn't calculate cocking force, but I'm 6'2" tall and weigh 250 pounds and it takes me both arms to cock this thing.
Before you shoot it clean the barrel, locktite ALL of the bolts, check the scope rail, and when you mount your scope make certain it is tight.
Here is a short video of me shooting the rifle. Forgive the "whitey tighties"
Likes and Dislikes:
1) I like the stock. I know some don't but it fits me pretty well.
2) It is plenty powerful!
1) The amount of preparation before you can shoot it accurately.
2) The trigger is hard to pull, but I haven't adjusted it yet.
Overall I think this is going to be a good hunting gun for possums and raccoons. It hits hard and will get more accurate as it is shot a little more. Pretty decent gun for around $200 if you want to own a magnum air gun.