If you enjoy killing tin cans, slapping spinners and destroying paper targets, then this CO2 pellet rifle is right for you. It's dependable, accurate and compact. When it comes time to shoot for enjoyment, this will be your go-to airgun. Using an 18.2-grain lead pellet, our tech department achieved 515 f.p.s. After settling down, our test gun consistently shot 500 f.p.s. with this heavier ammo and had a standard deviation of only 5 f.p.s. Very few guns have such a low standard deviation, and that low rate is almost unheard of in CO2 guns. The manufacturer states the max velocity is 600 f.p.s., which would require a lighter pellet.
Sheridan 2260MB Features
- CO2 powered
- Metal Breech (MB)
- Ambidextrous hardwood stock
- Fixed front sight Fully adjustable rear sight
- 11mm optics dovetail
- Manual safety
- Caliber0.22 cal
- Velocity600 fps
- Ammo TypePellets
- Barrel StyleRifled
- Fire ModeSingle-shot
- Gun Weight4.75
- Overall Length39.75
- Rail11mm dovetail
- Front SightsBlade and Ramp
- Rear SightsAdjustable for elevation
- Trigger Pull3
- Warranty1-year limited warranty
It is not worth giving any chronograph results, as they change with temperature and altitude, as well as they will change with rate of fire too. Suffice to say, it will accomplish small game hunting, great for plinking, and a nice gun to teach shooting and fire arm safety. It is accurate, and is back yard friendly. The power is low enough to make a simple back stop for.
Full disclosure: my 2260 is the Crosman Heritage version. After I had it in hand, I installed a steel breech. This Sheridan version comes with the steel breech already installed, but it was not yet available at the time that I bought mine.
At the same time that I installed the breech, I also performed the Biohazard valve mods to increase performance. Then I cross-pinned the valve and added a HiPac, which is a screw-in air tube that converts a co2 gun to high pressure air and/or bulk fill co2. The result? I now get 850 fps with JSB 18.13 grain pellets for about a dozen shots per fill of HPA, along with good groups all the way out to 75 yards.
That is what can be done with this rifle. But you don't have to take it that far. The original 2260 was called the "Rabbit Stopper," and it is. This 2260 is a great hunting rifle out of the box, and the steel breech makes adding a good scope a no-brainer.
By the way, this is the gun the Benjamin Discovery is based on. You can think of it as a co2 powerlet version of the Discovery.