Pellet Rifle (Match Grade)
This is a Feinwerkbau model 601 pellet rifle. It's by far the most
impressive pellet rifle that I've ever fired. This is a single shot, single pump pneumatic, match grade .177 caliber pellet rifle, and it's a spectacular
shooter. I had the opportunity to shoot one of these rifles at an Annual NRA Show, and I was instantly hooked. It's very unlikely that you'll ever
see one of these sitting in your local gunshop, because very few shooters are willing to pay the price for any pellet rifle that's this expensive. This pellet
rifle cost me about $1,200 (around 1994) and it's one of the best pellet rifles ever made. This model is used in the 10 meter Olympic competition.
Believe me, this pellet rifle is accurate enough to expose the slightest error made by any shooter. If you enjoy the challenge of shooting an extremely
accuracte rifle, take a real close look at this one.
Comparing this to an American made pellet rifle is like comparing a Ferarri to an old AMC Gremlin. The reason is that most
American manufacturers are convinced that the average American shooter would rather shoot a 30-06 than spend a fortune on a weak little pellet rifle.
There appears to be limted interest for even the best quality pellet rifle in the United States, but I'll bet that would change if more shooters had the chance to shoot
one of these. This pellet rifle has an incredible two stage trigger (with almost a dozen adjustments on it). It easily adjusts down to one or two
ounces. Each distict click on the micrometer adjustable rear sight moves the strike of the pellet about .012" (twelve thousandths of an inch)
on the target. Very Impressive accuracy! This pellet rifle is designed to shoot in 10 meter Olympic competition, and it is capable of shooting 5
shot groups into a cluster that looks like a single .30 caliber bullet hole. I remember when this rifle was introduced (late in the year) to 20 of the
best Olympic shooters. This select group of shooters liked it so well, that 19 of them switched to this model, even though they had very little time to practice
with it before their final competition. The Feinwerkbau 601 was an instant favorite . . . and the only shooter that didn't switch over to this
model . . . well, he came in last place. Things like that helped convince me that I needed to get one of these pellet rifles ASAP.
You only need 33 feet (10 meters) to setup a regulation rifle range like they use in the Olympics. The regulation target has a
black bullseye that measures 1.22" in diameter. That sounds reasonable for a target that's only 33 feet away. However, for a shot to
score a 10, you need to hit the dead center of that bullseye, which is a small dot that only measures .050" (that's the same size as the head of a pin).
If you miss that (don't worry) you can still score a 9 if you can hit the 1/4" ring around that little dot. If your shot goes out of the black, the best
you can hope for is a score of 3. That's a pretty challenging target, and this pellet rifle has the ability to shoot perfect scores all day long. I just thought
that I'd warn you. If you ever try one of these pellet rifles, you may find (like I did) that you really need to get one.