"FENIX 400 AIR RIFLE"
The FENIX is a budget air rifle in name only for over the past two or three years this gun has earned itself quite a following, this is especially true amongst people who see an air rifle as a "tool"...be it hunting or pest control...
I recently had the pleasure of putting a FENIX through its paces over several acres of farmland which is owned by a good friend of mine who is a fellow airgunner, Armed with his trusty old Webley Vulcan he decided to take a couple of hours off work and came along to keep me company! Between us we managed to bag five Rabbits...four of which were despatched very cleanly with headshots from the .22 calibre FENIX!
So, there was no question over the accuracy and stopping power of this great carbine, i hadn't really expected to but i really liked its stock, which had nicely cut panels of chequering on its grip, its raised cheekpiece aligned perfectly with my scope of choice ( a Tasco 4 x 40 ) the stock just felt "right" in every way and it suited me perfectly, the guns factory fitted silencer gave it a very purposeful look and cut muzzle crack to a whisper, the two stage trigger unit suited me fine and needed no adjustment to its factory setting,
Faults?...isn't there always! but in the case of the Cometa Fenix it was nothing too serious, having it tuned would turn a good gun into a great gun, in fact, all spring air rifles regardless of make would benefit from tuneing!
The Spanish made Cometa is distributed here in England by "David Nickerson Ltd" who are based in Lincolnshire, when you consider that you can buy one of these great air rifles for about the same price as a good scope you realise what a fantastic bargain it really is, at approx seven and a half pounds in weight this full size rifle is aimed at the adult market, but don't despair...there are several models in the Cometa brochure that would be perfect for youths and adults of a smaller build...Check them out!!]
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GUIDE JULY 2009 By Ken Lambourne.