Bought this from Amazon for a little over $100 as a starter rifle for my son, who is now showing an interest in hunting. We took it out today and shot at some targets that I stapled to a scrap piece of 1/2 in OSB board.
The first couple of shots were loud and sounded like a .22. Fortunately by the 10th round or so the gun quieted down a bunch. The power of this rifle surprised me as it easily went through the OSB board at 50 feet and you could see wood fragmenting into the air. The feel and weight of this rifle feels like your holding a .22 and has a sleek design to it. The scope took some time to get zeroed in. Overall I think it will be a great first rifle for my son before I upgrade him to a .22 or shotgun.