by Tom Gaylord
Writing as B.B. Pelletier
Umarex Synergis underlever repeating gas piston rifle.
This report covers:
- The test
- Very best pellet
- Artillery hold
- Rested straight on the sandbag
- A various pellet?
Currently I shoot the new Umarex Synergis at 25 yards and finish the series. I’ll inform you up front, the Synergis is a fine air rifle and worth your consideration.
As you bear in mind from Portion three, I mentioned the scope was not clear at 10 meters. Due to the fact it does not have parallax adjustments I had hoped it would clear up at 25 yards. Properly, that didn’t come about. It was nonetheless blurry at 25 yards on the complete 9 energy. It was clear adequate to see a pellet hole in the white target paper but not inside the black bull. If I was going to shoot this rifle a lot I would strategy on acquiring a various scope, although I consider you will see that the a single that comes with the gun is extremely useable.
I shot from a sandbag rest at 25 yards indoors. I began with the artillery hold that I will describe and then switched to resting the rifle straight on the bag. Due to the fact I produced alterations as I went, I will inform you how lots of pellets had been fired at every single target as we go.
Very best pellet
Umarex sent me a tin of JSB Precise eight.44-grain domed pellets that I believed may possibly be the most effective ones to shoot. So far they have been, so they are the pellets I began this test with. Following Portion three the rifle was sighted for 10 meters, so at 25 yards I anticipated the pellet to rise, and certainly it did. The center of the initial group is about 1.25-inches above the aim point, which is the center of the bull. It is also hitting about an inch to the left.
As you know, I located in the final test that the artillery hold worked most effective when my off hand was back touching the triggerguard. So that was the way I shot the initial group. The initial shot landed above the bull and to the ideal and the second pellet nailed the bull at 12 o’clock. These two shots are the two that are farthest apart in the 9 that I shot. I meant to shoot 10, but when I removed the magazine there had been 3 pellets nonetheless in it and the Synergis mag holds 12, so I will have to have miscounted the shots. I can see 9 pellet holes, as well.
Nine pellets went into 1.426-inches at 25 yards. Ahead of you get started criticizing that, bear in mind what I just mentioned. The initial and second pellet landed the farthest apart, which indicates the other seven pellets are in a group measuring .598-inches among centers. Now, that is a lot a lot more like it!
The shot at the prime ideal was the initial pellet and the shot at the prime of the black bull on the decrease left is the second. Amongst these two shots the remaining 7 pellets went into a group measuring .598-inches among centers. As I shot I was settling down and shooting superior. And via the scope I could see the modest group in the center of the two wide shots, which encouraged me to concentrate.
It was this initial group that alerted me to the truth that perhaps my artillery hold is not most effective for the Synergis. Essentially, it was these initial two shots, for the reason that when I settled down the shots stayed collectively. I have commented various instances on how smooth this underlever feels when it shoots. That indicates smooth for a gas piston — not for a coiled steel spring. A gas spring cycles so a lot more rapidly than a coiled steel mainspring that it normally feels a bit harsher. But the Synergis is a single of the smoothest ones I’ve shot. Maybe only the ASP20 is smoother. That lead me to wonder if the rifle could be rested straight on the sandbag alternatively of my hands! That would support settle the rifle down.
Rested straight on the sandbag
Yes — it can! This time 10 pellets went into .697-inches at 25 yards. This is true accuracy for a repeating spring rifle! For the remainder of the test I rested the rifle straight on the bag.
The Synergis place 10 JSB eight.44-grain domes into .697-inches at 25 yards.
The group is nonetheless higher and slightly left of the aim point so I adjusted the scope down by 9 clicks and ideal two clicks. At this point in the test I wondered if probably I relaxed a lot more it may possibly tighten the subsequent group, so alternatively of 10 shots on ther subsequent target I shot just five, for the reason that relaxing requires a lot a lot more concentration and preparation. But it didn’t support. 5 of the identical JSB pellets went into .676-inches at 25 yards. Yes, that is slightly smaller sized than the final group, but it is also half the quantity of shots. I do not see any benefit there.
5 JSB domes went into .676-inches at 25 yards.
I then shot a different five-shot group that was bigger, at .751-inches, and followed that with a 10-shot group that was .994-inches among centers. Clearly I was acquiring tired and losing concentration. I’m not displaying these bigger groups for the reason that they had been my fault and not the rifle’s. But there was a single a lot more point I wanted to attempt — even if I was tired.
A various pellet?
I wondered if the JSB Precise RS pellet that is lighter than the pellet I have been testing may possibly function in the Synergis. I only shot five shots, but appear at the group I got. 5 went into .862-inches with 4 in just .386-inches. The Synergis can shoot — even when I can not!
This group of JSB Precise RS pellets was very good till, on the 4th shot, I dropped a single. 5 in .862-inches with four in just .386-inches at 25 yards.
We have spent some time with the Umarex Synergis and found that it is a wonderful new air rifle. A repeating underlever at a price tag that can not be beat? What’s not to like? Although it has a gas spring it cocks very easily adequate and shoots smoothly to boot. The trigger, although easy, operates wonderfully and the energy is ideal exactly where we want it to be.
The magazine loads very easily and operates as it need to. In truth the only minor detractor in the combo is the scope that is not adjusted for parallax at 25 yards. But we can overlook that for the reason that the Synergis presents options that would previously have price $100 a lot more, and it is a repeater! If you have been tracking this a single, it is worth the wait.