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The Book of the Stoeger® X10, X20 and X50 Air Rifles

By Stephen Archer, Archer Airguns Inc.

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Version 1.0 May, 2010

Stoeger'AIRGUNS

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The Book of the Stoeger X10, X20 and X50 Air Rifles

By Stephen Archer

Revision History:

Version 1 .0, May 2010

Published by Archer Airguns Inc. http://www.archerairguns.com

SAFETY WARNING:

- Read the Owner's Manual supplied with your Stoeger air rifle and follow its instructions.

- Always treat any air rifle with the same care as you would a firearm.

- Know and obey all local laws regarding air guns.

- Always hold the barrel firmly while loading any break-barrel airgun.

This is not an official publication of Stoeger Airguns or Benelli USA Inc.

Stoeger Airguns and the Stoeger Airguns logo are registered trade marks of Benelli USA Corporation and are reproduced with permission.

Some photographs and other material, as indicated, and the graphical model number treatments are the copyright of Benelli USA Corporation and are reproduced with permission.

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For Further Information and to Purchase Stoeger Air Rifles:

Log on to Archer Airguns on-line store http://www.archerairguns.comlStoeger-Air-Rifles-sl45.htm

Visit the Archer Airguns Blog http://www.archerairguns.info

See Stephen Archer's video review of the Stoeger X20 http://www.youtube.comlarcherairguns

Below. Stephen Archer shooting a Stoeger X50 camo scope combo (Model 30031).

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Introduction.

Why a book on Stoeger airguns?

Because they're an interesting family of air rifles that are not very well known, yet they offer many benefits for airgunners, including:

• Excellent accuracy

• High muzzle velocities - particularly the X50

• Good manufacturing quality

• Ambidextrous handling - great for left handers

• Pre-installed and sighted scopes

• A strong two-year warranty

• X10 and X20 models do not require special holds for accurate shooting

• Fair prices

If you're not familiar with these air rifles yet, this book will provide much information. I hope you will find it of use. I plan to provide up-dates as more information becomes available in future.

Have fun but shoot safe!

Stephen Archer

President, Archer Airguns Inc.

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Contents:

Section Description Page
1 Models and Specifications 6
- X10
- X20
- X50
2 Design 10
3 Scopes 12
4 X10 and X20 Performance 13
Tests
5 Pellet Testing with X20 17
6 X50 Performance Tests 25
7 Parts Diagram for X20 28
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1. Models and Specifications

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Photo above shows X10 combo with 4 x 32 scope and hard wood stock (Model 30015).

Photo shows X20 combo with 3 - 9 x 40AO scope and black stock (Model 30024).

The Stoeger X1 0 and X20 models use the same basic "firing" components, barrel, spring, trigger etc. The performance of these two models is, therefore, identical in most respects. The major differences are to be found in the shape of the stock and the scope - where supplied. So, the X1 0 and X20 are considered together in this book.

The X50 is a completely different model and so it warrants separate coverage.

With both the X1 0/20 and X50, Stoeger Airguns has provided a choice of stock and scope combinations, each identified by its own model number.

All Stoeger air rifles available in the USA are .177 caliber only. 22 caliber models are available in other countries, however.

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X10 30014 30015 30016 30018
(Wood stock, no (Wood stock (Black stock, no (Black stock,
scope) with scope) scope) with scope)
Muzzle Velocity 1,000fps 1,000fps 1,000fps 1,000fps
Spec.(lead pellets)
Muzzle Velocity 1,200fps 1,200fps 1,200fps 1,200fps
Spec. (alloy pellets)
Stock Style Hunter, Hunter, Hunter, Hunter,
ambidextrous ambidextrous ambidextrous ambidextrous
Stock Material Hardwood, plain Hardwood, plain Black, synthetic Black, synthetic
finish finish
Scope No Yes, mounted, No Yes, mounted,
sighted 4 x 32 sighted 4 x 32
scope with two- scope with two-
piece rings* piece rings*
Minimum Focus of N/a 10 yards* N/a 10 yards*
Scope
Overall Length 43 inches 43 inches 43 inches 43 inches
Pull Length 14.5 inches 14.5 inches 14.5 inches 14.5 inches
Barrel Length 16.5 inches 16.5 inches 16.5 inches 16.5 inches
Trigger Pull Weight Approx 61bs Approx 61bs Approx 61bs Approx 61bs
Weight 61bs 60z 71bs 20z 61bs 140z 71bs100z
MSRP (USA) $129 $159 $129 $159 * As sold by Archer Airguns. Other dealers may not offer the same functionality.

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X20 30020 30021 30022 30024 30023 30025
(Wood (Wood (Black (Black (Camo (Camo
stock, no stock with stock, no stock, with stock, no stock, with
scope) scope) scope) scope) scope) scope)
Muzzle 1,000fps 1,000fps 1,000fps 1,000fps 1,000fps 1,000fps
Velocity
Spec.(lead)
Muzzle 1,200fps 1,200fps 1,200fps 1,200fps 1,200fps 1,200fps
Velocity
Spec. (alloy)
Stock Style Monte Monte Monte Monte Monte Monte
Carlo, ambi. Carlo, ambi. Carlo, ambi. Carlo, ambi. Carlo, ambi. Carlo, ambi.
Stock Hard wood Hard wood Black, Black, Bill Jordan's Bill Jordan's
Material with molded with molded synthetic synthetic Advantage Advantage
checkering checkering with molded with molded Timber Timber
and cheek and cheek checkering checkering camo, camo,
swells swells and cheek and cheek synthetic synthetic
swells swells with molded with molded
checkering checkering
and cheek and cheek
swells swells
Scope No Yes, No Yes, No Yes,
mounted, mounted, mounted,
sighted 3-9 sighted 3-9 sighted 3-9
x40AO x40AO x40AO
scope with scope with scope with
one-piece one-piece one-piece
mount* mount* mount*
Minimum N/a 10 yards N/a 10 yards N/a 10 yards
Focus of
Scope
Overall 43 inches 43 inches 43 inches 43 inches 43 inches 43 inches
Length
Pull Length 14.5 inches 14.5 inches 14.5 inches 14.5 inches 14.5 inches 14.5 inches
Barrel L/gth 16.5 inches 16.5 inches 16.5 inches 16.5 inches 16.5 inches 16.5 inches
Trigger Pull Approx 61bs Approx 61bs Approx 61bs Approx 61bs Approx 61bs Approx 61bs
Weight
Weight 71bs 30z 81b 100z 71bs Ooz 81b 70z 71bs Ooz 81b 70z
MSRP(USA) $149 $199 $149 $199 $189 $239 * As sold by Archer Airguns. Other dealers may not offer the same functionality.

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X50 30028 30029 30030 30031
(Black stock, no (Black stock with (Camo stock, no (Camo stock,
scope) scope) scope) with scope)
Muzzle Velocity 1,200fps 1,200fps 1,200fps 1,200fps
Spec.(lead pellets)
Muzzle Velocity 1,500fps 1,500fps 1,500fps 1,500fps
Spec. (alloy pellets)
Stock Style Monte Carlo, Monte Carlo, Monte Carlo, Monte Carlo,
ambidextrous ambidextrous ambidextrous ambidextrous
Stock Material Black, synthetic Black, synthetic Bill Jordan's Bill Jordan's
with molded with molded Advantage Timber Advantage Timber
checkering and checkering and camo, synthetic camo, synthetic
cheek swells cheek swells with molded with molded
checkering and checkering and
cheek swells cheek swells
Scope No Yes, mounted, No Yes, mounted,
sighted 3-9 x sighted 3-9 x
40AO scope with 40AO scope with
one-piece mount* one-piece mount*
Minimum Focus of N/a 10 yards N/a 10 yards
Scope
Overall Length 50 inches 50 inches 50 inches 50 inches
Pull Length XX inches XX inches XX inches XX inches
Barrel Length 19.7 inches 19.7 inches 19.7 inches 19.7 inches
Trigger Pull Weight Approx 41bs Ooz Approx 41bs Ooz Approx 41bs Ooz Approx 41bs Ooz
Weight 91bs 4 oz 10lbs 110z 91bs 4 oz 10lbs 110z
MSRP (USA) $249 $319 $249 $319 * As sold by Archer Airguns. Other dealers may not offer the same functionality.

Photo shows X50 combo with 3 - 9 x 40AO scope and camo stock (Model 30031).

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2. Design

The X1 0, X20 and X50 are all well-balanced air rifles and they shoulder well. The pull length of the X1 0 and X20 are about right for a 6ft tall shooter. The longer pull length of the X50 makes it suitable for taller shooters - or those with long arms! Bear in mind that these are positioned as "adult" air rifles and this makes sense.

The ambidextrous design of the stocks is well executed. The Monte Carlo comb on the X20 and X50 models, in particular, provides a good cheek weld when using the scope. The molded chequering on the X20 and X50 models is found on the wrist of the stock and along on the sides of the forend. This promotes handling (particularly in wet weather), but will encourage incorrect shooting techniques among inexperienced shooters as it provides the implication that the gun should be grasped there. (However, the X1 0 and X20 are surprisingly tolerant of poor shooting technique).

Photo shows X20 with scope and camo stock (Model 30025).

The automatic safety is a good feature, it's design and location make it easy to use and equally easy for left- and right-handed shooters.

The 7-inch long scope rails machined into the top of the receiver is an excellent feature and allows for a wide variety of scopes, mounts and eye relief distances. The provision of a scope stop is a requirement for spring-powered air rifles such as these and the X10, X20 and X50 don't disappoint here with a deep slot milled between the scope rails.

Barrel length of the X1 0 and X20 is relatively short for a 1 ,000fps air rifle at 16 1/2 inches (18 inches is more normal) and this partially accounts for the fairly stout cocking effort required. This also accounts for the relatively short overall length of 43 inches. The longer barrel length of the X50 makes it more of a stretch to cock for most of us. But it's not impossible!

Weight for the X20 synthetic stock combos (including scope) is about average at 81bs 70z in shooting condition. The weight distribution makes for good handling.

Overall, these are well-designed air rifles, they look robust and are well-finished for the prices being asked for them.

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Metal finish is good, with deep, uniform bluing and a minimum of machining marks on visible surfaces. The camo stock is covered with "Bill Jordan's Advantage Timber" pattern. This camo printing is sharp and well-defined in muted tones. The separate, hard rubber buttpad is nicely-molded and matches the contours of the stock well, but has no "grip" on the shoulder contact surface.

The plastic muzzle brake/front sight assembly looks substantial and its' textured surface helps achieve a safe grip when cocking the air rifle.

Screened printing on metal surfaces is clear and sharp. It's of equivalent quality to other Chinese air rifles and much superior to the "dot matrix" serial numbering used on some Crosman rifles.

The trigger-adjusting screw in the underside of the trigger guard can be used to adjust the trigger travel length. The trigger blade is a comfortable shape, but the stamped steel manufacture looks a little cheap.

The two-stage trigger is quite comfortable to shoot and fairly predictable. Trigger pull weight varies between about 6 Ibs for the X1 OIX20 models and and 4 Ibs for the X50 in Archer Airguns testing.

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3. Scopes

Stoeger air rifles are notable because many of the models are supplied complete with ready-mounted, sighted-in scopes.

The X1 0 combos are supplied with a simple 4 x 32, airgun-rated scope and two-piece rings. Specifications and operating instructions are provided in the Appendix of this book. Note that the X1 0 scopes are not "AD" (Adjustable Objective) - equipped and that the factory focus setting is for 100 yards. For this reason, Archer Airguns re-focusses these scopes to give a sharp image at airgun shooting ranges down to 10 yards.

A 3-9 x 40AO scope is fitted to the X20 and X50 combos. It is also airgun-rated and features a similar plain reticle. It does have AD, however, and focuses down to 10 yards. This scope is mounted to the air rifle with a very substantial single-piece mount that well withstands the pounding from the X50. There is a scope stop screw, of course.

Above, the 3 - 9 x 40AO scope and mount.

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4. X10 and X20 Performance Testing

The performance testing shown here was primarily based on one X20 model that I tested extensively (Serial Number STG0825187), but additional data is being collected with every Archer Airguns "Gold Service" test that we undertake with these models. So far, our testing indicates that our X20 sample provided a representative performance, but we will up-date in future as required.

Dieseling

Dieseling is quite mild on most of the X1 0 and X20 models tested to date. Dieseling is typically pronounced for the first few shots, registering in the 1,000 - 1,200 fps + range and then subsides to the 900 - 950 fps range.

By around 50 - 100 shots, dieseling has - to all intents and purposes - ceased on most of these air rifles. This is a very short dieseling period for a spring/piston air rifle and gives an indication of the care and quality control that is being taken in manufacture.

Performance Standard

For our X20 long-term test rifle, the first 200 shots were fired with "The Peak" 7.92 Grain wadcutters. These were used to set a baseline performance for the X20. The average muzzle velocity from shot 51 to shot 200 was 906 fps. Maximum shot velocity was 931 fps and minimum was 878 fps. Both of these were outliers, however, with the majority of the shots grouping well around the average muzzle velocity.

Average muzzle energy with "The Peak" wadcutters was 14.4 ftllbs.

Pellet testing was undertaken after shot 200 had been fired with the gun.

The chart on the next page shows shows the muzzle velocities recorded for the first 200 shots. The majority (102 out of the 150 shots) after the first 50 were within plus or minus 5 fps of the 906 fps average muzzle velocity.

This is very consistent for a spring/piston air rifle. (But our testing of X50 models shows them to be even better from the samples tested to date).

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Stoeger X20 M uzzle Velocity Test

1300

1250

1200 •

1150
1100
1050
1000
950
900
850

800

0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 180 200 The chart above relates to X20 Serial Number STG0825187

X101X20 Performance Testing

Archer Airguns "Gold Service" testing of X1 0/20s is showing consistent performance from these air rifles. As you can see, dieseling is relatively limited, although the samples tested to date have not been so exemplary in this respect as the X50s tested.

From this data, a pattern of "real world"performance for the X1 0/20 is beginning to emerge:

• Approximately 900fps muzzle velocity with Crosman@ Premier Light pellets.

• Approximately 14 ftllbs muzzle energy using CPLs .

• Trigger pull weight of approximately 5 - 6 Ibs.

Further test details are shown on the following pages.

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X10/20 Muzzle Velocity, fps Muzzle Velocity, fps Muzzle Velocity, fps
Gun 1 Gun 2 Gun 3*
1 1208 1090 1058
2 1261 1037 891
3 1234 1002 908
4 1195 971 902
5 929 962 920
6 942 951 925
7 948 937 930
8 998 925 995
9 968 932 962
10 945 980 1014
11 986 925 934
12 961 936 1008
13 984 926 956
14 958 947 1024
15 964 899 958
16 952 894 1031
17 938 984 1018
18 940 928 1014
19 951 939 952
20 952 900 1011
21 940 901 ?
22 921 907 ?
23 950 905 ?
24 949 920 ?
25 943 898 ?
26 953 908 ?
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X10/20 Muzzle Velocity, fps Muzzle Velocity, fps Muzzle Velocity, fps
Gun 1 Gun 2 Gun 3*
28 954 907 ?
29 950 918 ?
30 956 930 ?
Averagefps 989 898 971
Muzzle Energy ftllbs 17.21 ft/Ibs 14.2 ft/Ibs 16.57 ft/Ibs
Average Pellet Weight 7.93 Grains 7.93 Grains 7.93 Grains
Trigger Puilibs 61bs Ooz Sibs 80z 41bs 70z *Oops! Sadly, I can't find the Chrony print-out for shots 21 - 30 for gun three, but I remember that the consistency was tending to improve around the 900+ fps mark.

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5. Individual Pellet Testing with X20 Serial Number STG0825187

After 200 shots, a series of six "Gold Service" ten shot tests was undertaken with different types of "average" pellets that might typically be purchased by users of the gun. Each test was run with unselected pellets, taken straight from the tin. Overall, the X20 performed well with all the types of pellets. Although there was variation in the point of impact between the different pellet types, as would be expected, this was fairly minor at 10 yards with the factory scope setting and it would be easy to center precisely for one pellet type should that be desired.

Crosman® Premier Lights were most accurate - as expected. But the big surprise to me was how well this air rifle shot the Gamo® Raptor lead-free pellets. The groups were far better than I have experienced with any other air rifle and are comparable to those from the other pellets. The table below highlights the best-performing pellet for each result.

As a confirmation, the 908.56 ftlsec achieved by "The Peak" wadcutters in this 10-shot test compares well with the 906 ftlsec average for the same pellet over 150 shots as shown in the previous section. These pellets are the standard used for "Gold Service" testing by Archer Airguns.

The Peak Gamo Crosman Beeman Crosman Crosman
Wad- Raptor Premier Pointed Premier Premier
cutters Lead Light Model Light Light
(7.92 Free (7.93 1225 (7.93 (7.94
Grain), (5.16 Grains), (8.55 Grains) Grains)
Artillery Grain), Artillery Grains), Tight Tight
Hold Artillery Hold Artillery Stock Stock
Hold Hold Screws, Screws,
Artillery Tight
Hold Hold
Muzzle 14.52 15.09 14.11 13.33 14.071 13.876
Energy ftllbs ftllbs ftllbs ftllbs ftllbs ftllbs
Average 908.56 1,147.64 895.07 837.71 893.82 887.05
Muzzle ftlsec ftlsec ftlsec ftlsec ftlsec ftlsec
Velocity
Standard 5.65 ftlsec 7.68 ftlsec 13.82 ftl 4.47 ftlsec 6.34 ftlsec 15.13
Deviation sec ftlsec
Vertical 0.5 inch 0.75 inch 0.375 inch 0.5 inch 0.375 inch 0.5 inch
Spread
Horizontal 0.625 inch 0.625 inch 0.5 inch 0.625 inch 0.375 inch 0.375 inch
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Not unexpectedly, it was discovered after the pellet testing session that the front stock screws were a little loose (after 280 shots, total). The effect of this is to produce the slight horizontal "stringing" noticable in many of the test targets

The test was repeated with the most accurate pellets - the Crosman Premier Lights - after tightening the stock screws and the group tightened up considerably as shown on the test target. I recommend that users check the front stock screws occasionally in use and re-tighten if necessary.

A final test was to hold the rifle by grasping the forend of the stock tightly, as most new shooters will tend to do. This usually gives bad accuracy with a spring-powered air rifle, but the X20 proved surprisingly tolerant of this hold, giving results only marginally worse than with the "Artillery Hold" used for all the other tests. This is definitely a good feature for the majority of new air rifle shooters and makes the X20 (and X10) particularly suitable for them.

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"Gold Service" Test Target for X20 With "The Peak" Wadcutter Pellets

Gu~ Model: S~ )_(_O Calibre: .177 v , 2 _ .. _

Serial Number: ~TsoR2.S-J ~ r Tester: S. AR'.t&.r

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Standard Deviation: s- .. 6S: FtiSee

Av. Pellet Weight: '8 . b b Grains

A v. Muzzle Energy: /SJ28 ;Ft/Lbs Vertical Spread: o·s: . Inch c .. t-c Horizontal Spread: . 0 '62~ Inch e-t-c A v. Trigger Pull: s: Lbs ! 'L OZB

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"Gold Service" Test Target for X20 With Gamo Raptor Lead Free Pellets

Gun Model: S~U' '{20 Calibre: .177 ~ .. _ Serial Number: ST&Q8ZSlgiTester: S . Ai?J.dl.c

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Pellet Type: g(JJJJ..O ~)qto-r (l~ ~J A v. Muzzle Velocity: 111" q.. Gq- Ft/Sec

Standard Deviation: 1-, b1S FtlSec

Av. Pellet Weight: S· I b Grains

Av. Muzzle Energy.. IS-, 0 7 FtiLbs Vertical Spread: o·::cS- Inch e-t-c Horizontal Spread: , O'b2S""" Inch e-t-c A v, Trigger Pull: 6 Lbs 0 . OZB

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"Gold Service" Test Target for X20 With Crosman Premier Light Pellets

Gun Model: S'~ )CZO Calibre: .177 _. V22_.'. 2 _, ._

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Pe[Iet Type: ~ mwi.l~f l~~JAv. Muzzle Velocity: s=t;;-cil Ftlc Standard Deviation; I 3, , g? Ft/Sec Av. Pellet Weight: '1 ''7.3 Grains.

A v. Muzzle Energy: i fr" II . Ft/Lbs Vertical Spread: o'~T-rlnch e-t-c Horizontal Spread: 0 ':L . Inch e-t-c

Av .. Trigger Pull: S Lbs gOzs

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"Gold Service" Test Target for X20 With Beeman Pointed Pellets, Model 1225

Gu~ Model: ~M*,g,( X'Z.o Calibre: .177 v ~2

Serial Number~ OR~ '61-

Tester: SO; AnJN,(

Date: b / M.¢,.,'f' 12010 Temperature: 61 Deg. F

Range: 10 Yards . !/

Number of Shots: 10~ Sights: Open _-=--_----:-

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PelletType: B~ e~hl. ' M~112'2.~ Av .. Muzzle Velocity: 83:UI, Ft/Sec

Standard Deviation: 4- 41- Ft/Sec

Av. Pellet Weight: . 2 'SS: Grains

A v. Muzzle Energy: IS· 3'2 b Ft/Lhs Vertical Spread: 0 ~ ~ Inch c- t-c Horizontal Spread: 0·' b z.S"'" Inch C-l-C

A v. Trigger Pull: ~ Lbs {4 Ozs

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"Gold Service" Test Target for X20 With Crosman Premier Light Pellets

Gun Model: Stoe.a.Q..( X '2...0 Calibre: .177 V?':22

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Standard DevI.atlOn:. (,. 21 Ft/~ec Av. Pellet Weight; ~,,~ Grams Av. Muzzle Energy.. C ,Ot-I FrlLbs

Vertical Spreadr , Q·3=fS Inch e-t-c

Horizontal Spread: 0'37=5" .Inch e-t-c

A v . Trigger pun: s: Lbs I s= Ozs

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"Gold Service" Test Target for X20 With Crosman Premier Light Pellets

Gun Model: ;)~ )('2...0 Calibre: .177 _z52 __ Serial Number: rrS 0 g 25> IR T Tester: S. ftQ\;Q_;c . Date: b I M!l. (' /2010 Temperature:c9t11 Deg. F Range: 10 Yards v Number of Shots: lO-tL Sights: Open _--=---.,-----:;:'

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Pellet Type: ~ (k..:~( W Av. Muzzle Velocity: <38TI~F· sec

Standard Deviation: /5>.[3 Ft/Sec

A v. Pellet Weight: I19t. Grains A v. Muzzle Energy: 13. ,g<_ FtiLbs

Vertical Spread; O·S:::Inch c-t-e

Horizontal Spread: 0-3:tS"'" Inch e-t-c

A v. Trigger Pull: 6" Lbs 18 Ozs

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6. X50 Performance Testing

Archer Airguns "Gold Service" testing of X50s is showing extremely consistent performance from these air rifles. As you can see, dieseling is almost non-existent and the variation in muzzle velocity is very tightly controlled - all except shot 18 for gun 2 which must surely be something to do with the pellet!

From this data, a pattern of performance for the X50 is beginning to emerge:

• Approximately 1 ,050fps muzzle velocity with Crosman Premier Light pellets .

• Approximately 19.5 ftllbs muzzle energy using CPLs.

• Trigger pull weight of approximately 4 Ibs.

Further test details will be added in future.

X50 Muzzle Velocity, fps Muzzle Velocity, fps Muzzle Velocity, fps
Gun 1 Gun 2 Gun 3
1 1123 1087 1110
2 1107 1059 1104
3 1111 1076 1100
4 1095 1071 1101
5 1115 1080 1101
6 1118 1079 1101
7 1114 1082 1115
8 1118 1081 1109
9 1109 1087 1094
10 1109 1082 1097
11 1108 1061 1100
12 1101 1065 1101
13 1109 1065 1099
14 1097 1073 1106
15 1097 1067 1102
16 1107 1070 1100
17 1109 1060 1107
18 1092 964 1100
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X50 Muzzle Velocity, fps Muzzle Velocity, fps Muzzle Velocity, fps
Gun 1 Gun 2 Gun 3
20 1099 1056 1096
21 1103 1071 1089
22 1094 1072 1103
23 1104 1058 1102
24 1102 1075 1099
25 1096 1066 1101
26 1110 1046 1109
27 1101 1046 1092
28 1091 1046 1099
29 1114 1046 1099
30 1099 1046 1093
Averagefps 110S 1046 1046
Muzzle Energy ftllbs 21.S1 ft/Ibs 19.29 ft/Ibs 19.27 ft/Ibs
Average Pellet Weight 7.93 Grains 7.94 Grains 7.93 Grains
Trigger Puilibs 41bs Ooz 31bs 130z 31bs 1Soz These tests are using unsorted CPLs, straight out of the tin, hence the probable "odd" pellet discovered in Test 3.

As for accuracy, the X50 remains more accurate than me. The next page shows the test target for Gun 3. I was very happy with the group until the last three shots, which form the "half moon" above the main group of 7 shots. There's no doubt in my mind that this is the result of my shooting. Must get better!!!

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"Gold Service" Test Target for X50 With Crosman Premier Light Pellets

Gum Model: .: X60/~e.or£. Calibre: .177v!_ .. 22_ Serial ~umber: C7401rfJ2b

Tester. S. ARf::§.l

Date: /6 / Md_/20 1 0

Temperature: 6t"beg. F Range: ]0 Yards v Number of Shots: 10 V Sights: Open -----;:o.----r---

Red DOl. S wp£..

. ...-.....,....-

ARC. HER .t-\.AIRGUNS

Co pyrlgl1l: Melle r A I rguns

111\'099'75 112 1101·05 1131098·95

114 1105·7'8

ItS 1101·65

"6 1099·a5

1fT 1107·39

118 1100·45

"9 1095·47 no 1096·06-

Pellet Type: .. ~e~\~ LF Av .. Muzzle Velocity: IlcllQ.6f Ptl··. c

Standard Deviation: B I be!) FtlSee

A v. Pellet Weight: . =t. '73. Grains

Av. Muzzle Energy: 2l r £ + Ft/Lbs

Vertical Spread: O'62~ Inch e-t-c

Horizontal Spread: c 'S- Inch e-t-c

Av. Trigger Pull; 3 Lbs I SCOzs

___ .. ---~ c

119 $ 1095·47 - 1107 ·39 01- noo.GiI of:

11.92 c 3.60 0 1I10·T

....... ...c

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7. Parts Diagram for the X10 and X20 models

Copyright Stoeger Airguns.

Note parts 12 and 13 relate to a version with no "iron sights". This version is not sold in the USA.

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Above. Trigger assembly. Note the safety linkage with "push for off" knob at rear of receiver.

Above. Barrel break assembly

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Appendix:

- Stoeger Airguns instructions/spec sheet for 3-9 x 40AO scope with single piece mount.

- (Copyright Stoeger Airguns).

- Stoeger Airguns instructions/spec sheet for 4 x 32 scope with separate rings.

- (Copyright Stoeger Airguns).

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Sloeger~IRGUNS

3 .. 9x40AO with 1 block mount Rifl.escope operatingi nstruction s

Congratulations and thank you for purchasing your new STOEGER SCOPE.

IMPORTANT: READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS CA.REFULLY BEFORE. USING THIS SCOPE. THIS MANUAL SHOULD ACCOMPANY THE SCOPE IN CASE OF CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP.

Be sure that your airgun Is not loaded before fitting scope and mount onto the rifle. Always follow safely procedures.

Do not look thJOli.Igh the scope at the sun as it may cause permanent damage to your eyes.

3 4

=::

j.--_-I§r~ ·_:A'. .IIi_

,.,. ... ,' ----~-

-.,--

1 Eye piece

2. Power ring

3. ElJevation adjustment

4. Windage adjustment

5. Objective

6. Parallax adjustment ring

I

2

I I 5 6

stop screw

Be sure to have r.ight distance between your eye and eye piece, around 8cm / 3,1;' is standard.

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Assembl~ng:.

,Remove upper halves of rings, place lower part on the airgun rail with stop screw in the notch of the rail. Tighten side screw. Place scope in cradle formed by both lower halves rings. Slide scope back and fortll while looking through the scope eye piece until you have a fully lit field of view . Rotate the scope to align the reticle horizontally and vertically. Then replace upper halves of r.ings and ~ighten ring screws completely.

Adjusting and slgl1tlng In:.

Since zerolnq involves actual shooting of live pellets, it should be done at an approved snooting range. Benchrest the airgun. Turn the power ring 3 to the highest setting. Set theadjuSI:· able objective ring 6 (parallax adjustment) at Ihe proper distance. Fire 3 pe.ltets at the target which is set at 30yards from where you are shootnu.

Pain.! of impact ca,n be adjUsted by turning the e!evatlon and windage screws:

• shooting low, turn elevation screw 3 toward "UPW

• shooting right, turn windage screw 4 toward "L"

Takl'ng care of you,r scope:

When nolln use, the scope should be kept In a.clsan, dry and ventilated place away from any corrosive material.

Never try to take tne scope apart or clean internally. Send your scope to qualified service station ilit never need repair. Lens surface may be deaned with lens cl'oth.Keep lens covered when scope no! in use.

Service and Repairs

Contact your dealer for nrst assistance or the official' distributor in your country. www.sloegerairguns.com:onlineyouwillfindthedistributor!.is!.

Warranty: 2 years tram the purchase dat.e 'or al:l Stoeger scopes.

Incidental damages, consequential damages to non-manualadvices respect and .1'101'1- authorised disassembling are exc1udln.g the scope trom the warranty.

Technical spedflcatlons

3-9x40AO scope 1 block magnum mount
mm Inch mm Inch
Leflgth 350 13.8
Tube diameter 25.4 1 25.4 1
9 Ibs g Ibs
Weight 520 1,15 125 0.28 USA

Stoeger Industries

17603 Indian Head Highway Accokeek, MD 20607-2501 +1 301-283-6300 www.sloegerinduslries.com

EUROPE,. Canada,. Aust.ra.lia-New Zealand and ether countries

Contact your dealer

or tile official distributor in your country listed on Ihe web www.stoegerairgufls.com

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StoegerAIRGUNS

4x.32 scope with 2 ring mount Riflescope operating instructions

Congratulations and thank you for purchasing your new STOEGER SCOPE.

IMPORTANT: READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SCOPE. THIS M.ANUAL SHOULD ACCOMPANY THE. SCOPE IN CASE. OF CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP.

Be sure that your airgun. is not loaded before filling scope and. moun! onto the rifle. Always follow safety procedures.

Do not look throUigh the scope at the sun as il may cause permanent damage to your eyes.

Remove upper halves of rings, place one lower part on the airgun rail with stop pin in on model X5 and coming out if you inslall on model X10. On X10, place the slop pin il in slop notch in the back of the rail. Tighten side screw. Place second lower partin front of the rail. Place scope in cradle formed by both lower halves rings. Slide scope back and forth while looking through Ih.e scope eye piece until you have a fully lit field of view.

Be sure to have right dlstancs between your eye and eye piece, around 8cm I 3,1" is standard. Rotate the scope to align the reticle horizontally and vertically. Then replace upper halves 01 rings and tighten ring screws completely.

slop pin

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Adjusting and sJghtl'ng In;

Since zeroing involves actual shooUng of live pellets, i.l1 should be done at an approved shooting range, Benchrsst th.9 airgun. Remove the windage and elevation caps. Fire 3 pellets at the target which is set at 30yards from where you are shooting:

Point of impact can be adjusted by turning tne elevation and windage screws:

• shooting low, turn elevation screw toward "UP"

• shooting ri:ght, turn windage screw tbward "L"

Taking care of your scope.:

When nolln use, the scope should be kept in a clean, dry and ventilated place away from any corrosive material.

Never try to take the scope apart or clean internally. Send your scope to qualified service stalion if it never need repair. lens surface may be cleaned with lens cloth. Keep lens covered when scope not in use.

Service and Repairs

Contact your dealer for first assistance or the official dlstrlbutor in your country. www.stoegerairguns.com: online you will find the distributor list.

Warranty; 2. years from the purchase date for all stoeger scopes.

Incidental dama.ges, conseq.uentlal damages to non-manual advlces respect and nonauthorised disassembling are excluding the scope from the warranty.

Technical specifications

4X32 scope

2 ring high power mount

mm inch

mm inch
25.,4
9 Ibs
60 0,13 Length

295 11,6

Tube diameter

.25,4

'I

I Weight

g

Ibs

290

0,6<1

USA

Stoeger Industries

17603 Indian Head Highway Accokeek, MD 20607-2501 + 1 301'-283-6300 www.stoegerindustries.com

E.UROPE, Canada, Australia-New Zealand and other countries

Contact your dealer

or the official distributor in your country fisted on the web www.sloegerairguns.com

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