If you're interested in the tactical look, then feast your eyes on the Stoeger ATAC Suppressor air rifle! With a gas ram that will let you keep your gun cocked without worrying about breaking the mainspring, this gun could become your next all-day hunting rifle. It comes with a factory-mounted 4-16x40 scope with an adjustable objective and mil-dot reticle. You can add other optics on the Weaver/Picatinny rails on either side of the forearm. Adding a laser or flashlight will help you acquire your targets in dim light, such as dawn and dusk.
- Gas ram (GRT=Gas Ram Technology)
- Factory Mounted Scope
- 4-16x40mm Adjustable Objective Scope
- Scope Sighted in at 25 yds
- Lightweight (9 lbs with scope mounted)
- Breakbarrel Gas Piston
- AFC Suppressor (Air Flow Control)
- Ambidextrous synthetic stock
- 2-stage adjustable trigger
- Automatic safety
- Buttstock spacers to change length of pull
- Integral Weaver/Picatinny rails on forearm
- Weaver/Picatinny accessory rail
- Functions very well in cold weather
- Adjustable buttpad (for your personal length of pull comfort)
- Includes: Stoeger ATAC .22 Cal Air Rifle, 4-16x40mm AO Scope, and 2 Piece Rings
- ManufacturerStoeger Arms
- Caliber0.22 cal
- Velocity1000 fps
- Ammo TypePellets
- ActionBreak barrel
- Barrel StyleRifled
- Body Typerifle
- ButtplateAdjustable Rubber
- Fire ModeSingle-shot
- Gun Weight9
- Overall Length43"
- Barrel Length13"
- Magazine Capacity1
- MechanismGas piston
- OpticsVariable / 1 inch Tube
- RailWeaver Mount
- Trigger AdjustabilityTwo-stage adjustable
- UseSmall Game Hunting / Target Shooting
- Warranty2 Year Limited
Things I like:
The integrated silencer is awesome. You can hardly hear this guns report. The gun seems to be made with good quality. The stock is well made and not too light for a plastic one. The stock butt design is nice. I like the shape. You can use the hook shape at the end to hang the gun up if you want. I can get good groupings at 25 yards with JSB Diablo pellets. From my experience, you must use a strict artillery hold on this gun. This means a gentle grasp on the forestock and a fairly tight tuck against the shoulder. I practice shooting all my guns from a standing or "off hand" position. If you don't learn your hold in this position, you will miss in the field. Shooting from a rest with this gun is best with a bean bag rest on the front and the same tight shouldering as with the off hand shot.
Things that were OK:
The scope is not great. The clarity is bad and the end of mine at the eye relief had to be tightened to the point that the dot is not in line with the magnification. The gun is not bore sighted as said, but what do you expect. All the screws on the gun should be removed one at a time and lock tighted and put back into position. If you don't do this, don't expect a good experience. The initial cocking pull takes a slap to get started. You also have to snap the barrel fairly hard (and loud) to put it back into position after loading. I also don't like the fact that you have to use the weaver rails to mount a sling. I took mine off, they are in the way when holding the rifle. I will install an after market sling. I have not tried a bipod. I generally don't use them. Again, if you can't shoot off hand with a gun, you will be staying at the range with a rest anyway.
Overall, I really like this gun. It is powerful for a .177 and I can get nice groupings with practice. I like break barrels for the challenge of learning each one. PCP rifles are great for repeated, easy accuracy. If you want to hunt seriously and don't want to take the time to learn the break barrel holds, get a PCP. It will pay off in your time. I would recommend this gun to someone who enjoys break barrels already and wants a new challenge.
1) Shoot about 200 plus pellets through this gun to smooth it out. Don‚€™t be overly concerned about your grouping, type of pellets, or the patterns at this time‚€¶just shoot. My initial groups were all over the place.
2) Now you need to try various styles of pellets and weights. People complained about pellet tumbling. This is true with only certain pellets. I tried 8 different types and the best pellets by far, for this gun, is the JSB Match Diabolo Exact Jumbo Heavy .22 Cal, 18.13 Grains, Domed. These were the most accurate by far and averaged about 730 fps, 21.46 FPE. These hits hard and extremely accurate. Again ¬Ĺ‚€ groups or less at 25 yards.
3) Remove the stock (3 screws) and then you need to remove the stock-lug at the rear of the mechanism, 10 mm wrench. Use ‚€œRED‚€ Locktite and re-install the lug. If not this can come lose over time and directly affect your accuracy. When you re-install the stock use the ‚€œBlue‚€ Locktite on all the screws.
4) Clean your rifle and be very careful not to strike the muzzle baffles at the end of the rifle. Just take your time and go slowly.
5) I replaced the stock trigger with a CDT GTR-III. I also did some custom modification on the safety to smooth it out. My trigger pull is right at 2 lbs.
6) I replaced the scope with a Leapers/UTG 3-9x50 and used heavy duty UTG 6 bolt scope rings.
Some might be .20 and others .24