The Octane Elite gives shooters options for sighting with fiber optic green and red sights or use the included 3-9x40 for zeroing in on targets and small game. With the Octane Elite, you have all the advantages of a hard shooting gas piston, with the attention to detail that Umarex on the map.
Umarex Octane Elite Air Rifle Combo, Gas Piston Features
- ReAxis gas-piston
- Rifled steel barrel with SilencAIR integral silencer
- StopShox recoil reducing system
- 2-stage adj. trigger
- 3.50 lbs. trigger-pull
- Fiber-optic sights (fully adj. rear)
- FPS w/Alloy Pellet: 1450 (.177)
- FPS w/Lead Pellet: 1250 (.177)
- Picatinny optics rail
- Automatic safety
- Ambi synthetic thumbhole stock
- Rubber recoil pad
- Grooved (ribbed) grip
- 42 lbs. cocking effort
- 3-year warranty
- 9.50 lbs.
- Includes 3-9x40 AO scope (10 yds to infinity parallax adjustment, duplex reticle) and mount (scope is not mounted)
Here are the benefits of the Umarex ReAxis gas-piston:
- Smoother cocking
- Smoother shooting
- No spring torque
- No spring fatigue, even if you leave it cocked for hours
- Functions perfectly in cold weather
- Lasts longer than a metal spring
Quiet gun even with rounds at 1,200 fps.
Adjusted the trigger to minimum pull, and it improved, though not perfect trigger pull.
To begin with, the trigger is horrendous but easily fixed by installing the aftermarket Match-Grade-Trigger component now available for the Octane and clone air rifles. Then there's the issue of the loudness of the gun when fired.
My first-gen Octane is one of the most quiet air rifles I've ever owned. This new Octane Elite is one of the loudest; not backyard friendly at all. After some careful inspection I found that the reason for this was that the thru-hole on the cap at the end of the Silence-Air suppressor on my Octane Elite measured a whopping .3515" in diameter. The same hole in my first-gen Octane measures .305" in diameter. I have since then put out requests to my fellow Octane shooters to measure the thru-hole in the caps of their Octane suppressors to see just how much variance there is from one to the other. The differences were astounding.
As far as the touted velocity levels attainable by the Octane Elite, mine were no where near the stated velocities with lead or non-lead pellets. The reason for this is mainly due to the damaged piston seals in nearly all Octane and clone air rifles sold. I don't really care about warranties so I take my air guns completely apart in order to find where the causes of all these short comings originate. With respect to the piston seals, the slot that's been milled into the underside of the receiver leaves two very sharp serrated edges that the seal must contend with upon installation. Without smoothing over these serrated edges, it's nearly impossible to install a new piston seal without damaging it in the process. When I do it, I take the time to round off those sharp edges. When they do it at the factory, the assembly line manufacture does not afford them the luxury of smoothing off these damaging sharp edges. When an Octane is returned for the replacement of the piston seals, generally speaking, the techs doing the replacing don't round off those sharp edges either so they end up damaging the brand new piston seal they're installing.
I know that on the face of it everything I've written thus far seems terribly negative but to me it's just an annoyance. It's not a deal breaker. I and many other Octane owner/shooters know how to fix these issues; and once fixed, we end up with air rifles that would make the owners of the higher end break barrels air rifles hang their heads in shame.
The sad irony is that once you take it upon yourself to fix these issues you stand a good chance of voiding the warranty that your Octane or Octane Elite comes with; and if you send it back, they WILL replace parts for you but the parts they replace generally make no difference in performance. Umarex Octane customer service people are really nice folks but they are more like stock clerks, not service techs. So many of them that I've spoken to have very little hands on experience with the inner working of the products they are their to service.
0.177Caliber 0.177 CalVelocity 1450 fpsLoudness 3-Medium
0.22Caliber 0.22 CalVelocity 1250 fpsLoudness 3-Medium