A Little Gun Rap From Dan – Part 32 (Multi Post)

I decided to experiment with the American Tactical Nova Freedom 177 pellet rifle, and remove the back fiber optic sight to install a Tasco scope. Well, the magazine would not load since the scope was setting too low. So, I tried an OTW Red Dot. This time the front of the Red Dot was slightly in the way, and again, would not allow the magazine to load.

The only remedy is to have taller scope mounts.

I reinstalled the rear sight, figuring I would have to sight it in again. Nope, it was right on target, shooting a 5-shot, 1-inch pattern in the center of a 2-inch bullseye. From there I plinked at plastic bottles and the cardboard toilet paper roll centers, with every round hitting the mark.

Not only was the accuracy perfect, but good to the last round.

I set the velocity on low, which is 800 fps, and fired 30 rounds on 40 pumps with the self-contained PCP pump. That is 10 rounds better than the last time I tested.

Other than the scope, Red Dot and Buck Mark Reflex not mounting properly to load the magazines, this Freedom is a great pellet gun. In fact, who needs the other sights when the open fiber optics are so great. In fact, it makes it a lot more fun.

The next test will be when I take it to the Shoot ‘N’ Plink™ range where I can try it at a longer distance with both velocity settings. That may be another video.

Until next time, shoot safe and have a great day of plinking.



I received my orders for a WRB Genuine Military/Hunting Surplus Mare’s Leg case and Browning 1911-22 concealment holster, and We The People Holsters IWB holster for the S&W SD9VE.

These are all good quality products that are made in the USA.

Trying to find a case for a Mare’s Leg is tough, but this one is great. Good material, padding and zipper, plus a lifetime guarantee.

This is the second video regarding the American Tactical AT-97 Elite Sniper pellet rifle. I was using the scope that comes with the unit after finally being able to use the adjustments to sight it in. This was done at around 10 to 15 yards, and the plinking in the video was done at 20 to 25 yards.

This is the second video with the Smith & Wesson SD9VE where I’m comparing Wolf Performance Ammunition, Arms and Optics and CCI Blazer ammo by shooting a Do-All Outdoors spinner target.