The sights are unusual for an airgun. The front sight is adjustable for elevation, while the rear sight is adjustable for windage. It comes with a long built-in Picatinny rail, so you can quickly mount a scope, red dot sight or laser. A big, bad, beautiful gun that loves to shoot as much as you do, the CX-4 looks and feels just like the firearm it copies. The smooth, rounded corners of the synthetic stock won't get hung up on clothing. It slides from side to side and easily lifts to the shoulder.
Remember to buy a good supply of pellets, 'cause you'll go through a tin in one sitting. Yeah, it's THAT much fun!
Without a doubt, equipped with a red dot, this is the most fun gun I've ever had! Great accuracy and precision on the target.
Convenient, fast and jam free (somehow). The thing is great. Well made in Germany and true to the Italian design, Hefty piece and well done.
Sure I've had break-barrels that break the sound barrier but this one is just right speed-wise.
I'm not easily impressed but this one is a keeper! Get one, it's fun!
After reading several reviews, I also bought the Umarex Comensator, the NcSTAR dot sight with cantilever mount, a couple tins of RWS pellets, a four CO2 tanks. Trust me, most everything previously reviewed on the gun and accessories is TRUE. Out of the box, the CX-4 is no louder than most other CO2 guns, a little louder than the Morph, and quieter that the Steel Storm (which has a pretty sharp "crack" on a new cylinder.) Then I taped up the compensator. First I taped the forward holes - no noticable change. Then I taped the back holes - voila. Just like one reviewer said, "nothing but target noise." The NcSTAR turned out to be a VERY NICE addition. It fits perfectly, seems very solid with only finger tightening, and "zero'd in" in about a 1/2 clip, shooting at a 6" chunk of 2x4 floating about 30 yards away.
I agree with all the positive reviews on this gun. It looks to be very well made. The magazine takes a minute or two to load including the time to "seat" the pellets into the holder. NO jamming so far. The stock sights seem pretty hard to use. The adjustments work OK, but it was had for me lower my head enough to use them. I sort of had to twist the gun into an unnatural position, but once adjusted, seemed OK. Fortunately, I will never be using them because the Dot Sight works great.
A couple final notes: out of the box, the gun seemed lighter than expected, and how heavy the 88 gram cylinder is, sort of surprised me. Once the cylinder was installed, though, the gun has good balance for me, and very little gas was lost during installation. The trigger on my sun seems stiff, nice break, but more effort than I would like. I'm sure I will get used to it. The hard plastic case looks to be really good quality, but the gun with scope and compensator installed, doesn't fit. No big deal.
The Nutria seem to be hibernating now that winter is approaching, but come this Spring, I think I have a real surprise for them.
First off, I love the weight of this gun. When you hold it, it doesn't feel cheap. It balances well and it just is comfortable to hold. I added the compensator, a center point scope and a laser and flashlight. The extra weight was a problem at first, but I got used to it right away. The grouping of the shots was tight and I found it to be accurate within. 40 yards, I have to go to a more rural area to shoot farther. All in all, I love this
Very high quality workmanship, has the weight and balance of the real thing.
Plus it comes in a solid protective case.
Cons: Use only Walther 88gram co2 cylinders...Crosman 88g co2 is only good for first hundred shots or so and does not function as well. (accuracy suffers). Iron sights are near useless in low-lit conditions...get the ps22 sight.
Overall: Be sure to get plenty of walther 88gram co2 cylinders and .177 (4.5mm) pellets. Also, an extra mag or two would be nice to have. This is a very fun air rifle to use.
Fun to shoot and accurate.
Be sure to buy an extra clip or two! and plenty of ammo!
Air Gun Depot has the best price and service for the gun, but get your CO2 cartridges at Dick's.
The mag is easy to load, and a Bic pen seems the perfect tool to seat the pellets in the belt feed just below flush. The most critical item on my list was function, and the CX-4 is fantastic in that department -- while the trigger is a little stiff, the gun is a dream in rapid fire. I've run though at least 300 RWS pointed pellets without a noticable drop in velocity from my first Airsource bottle, and with NO jams or failure to index the magazine, even in 30-shot strings banged out in less than 10 seconds.
Accuracy is certainly acceptable for a gun of this type, 10 shots at 25 ft. I could cover with a quarter, and a reliable beer can killer out to 75 ft.
My only complaint is the stock iron sights -- the rear sight dialed in OK for windage, but my front sight is a mess for elevation. It started 6 in. low at 25 ft., and when I tried to adjust the front post, it felt like the elevation adjustment was goint to break when I tried to raise the group...I finally got it shooting just a bit low, but my next click "up" on the screw had it shooting high. It seems like the adjustments are too coarse...shooting quarter-sized groups is great, but not if one click of the sight moves the group up or down 3 in -- from 1 in. below zero to 2 in. above at 25 ft. That's my only complaint so far, just enough to drop the CX-4 from 5 stars to 4, but even that's not too big a deal. Once I get one of my red dot's mounted on it, I'm sure it'll be 5 star performer!
Speaking of red dots -- all of mine have integral mounts and ride too low to clear the iron sights. Can anyone recommend an extension rail to raise the mounting level an inch or so? Yeah, I'd love to spring for the Walther sight, but... [email protected]
And don't forget even though this is light it is a great repeater and I can now hit Mr. Squirrel about three times. In fact there was one red squirrel that came by and I placed my red dot on him but I just smiled and let him go! Same range just as I got dialed in too! It was his lucky day. It was tempting!The red squirrel I like. It is the Rats at night I am waiting for! If I had any thing to say to Umarex or wish for it would be...1.How about making a M-16 A1 version with a longer barrel and how about making a Sniper HK PSG 1 with a longer barrel!? That would sell like hot cakes and gain attention I would think. An M16 A1?!. If they did it as decent as they did this Beretta Storm. For those of you who have had problems with your night stalkers this is where you need to be. I am just lucky I caught mine in time before it shipped. I bought two Beretta Storms because I think later on it will be a collector item. I am still getting more dialed in with it but I made great progress as I knew I would with the red dot sight. I will shoot different pellets through it and I will tighten it up even more.Even though it is not the power of a Condor or RWS Spring gun I gave it a 5 because it is built very well and has not hung up at all and in my opinion it is one of the finest Co2 guns available for a repeater.
I set up a 10 meter pistol slow fire target on a cardboard box and took ten paces back. The first 30 rounds were disappointing. With the sights set from the factory I was 6" left of target center. Using the allen wrench included with the gun, I adjusted the peephole left. Still shooting left of center. Further adjustments put the peephole as far left as it would go and I was still hitting 3 inches left of center! I was stumped for about twenty minutes as I tried everything I could think of to bring this beast in line. Then I noticed that the front sight (which is adjustable for elevation) had some horizontal play and I could actually move it to the left. I took a small piece of paper and folded it up to make a shim and stuffed it down the right side, pushing the sight as far left as it would go, and then centered the peephole. Tried three shots but couldn't see the hits (black center field) so I walked up to the target to take a look. All three shots chewed the same hole at about 1/2 inch right of center. Moved the peephole left about 1/5 turn and moved back to 45 ft. Fired the remaining magazine with every one of them hitting the black. Reloaded and went back to 50 ft. Ten shots and only one was just outside the black. Put a pop can on top of the box and went back to 50 ft. and mutilated the can! It fell over on to the ground. From 50 ft I missed the grounded can twice out six shots. It spun around so all that was visible was the bottom. Three shots without a miss! Put a new can on top of the box and went out to 75 ft. Plastered the can with my 3 remaining shots! Maybe this doesn't sound amazing, but I'm 64 years old with a bad hip and right leg, I was standing downhill from the target and I wear glasses! I have never owned a pellet rifle before so I can't compare apples to apples but I am impressed.
This is a high quality gun but Umarex needs to fix that front sight to eliminate the horizontal play. The power is outstanding and it is consistent. I'm glad I got it.
0.177Caliber 0.177 CalVelocity 600 fpsLoudness 3-Medium
0.177Caliber 0.177 CalVelocity 600 fpsLoudness 3-Medium