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 Post subject: Cometa Fusion
PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2021 11:12 pm 
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I got a Cometa Fusion .177 495 fps from Canadian Air Collector. I’ve had it less than 2 weeks. I paid $175 before taxes and shipping. It’s like new, I couldn’t tell if it had even been shot. It came in the original box and plastic sleeve, no papers or anything else. D&L has the fully new rifle for sale at $319.

I had looked at Cometa rifles before. They seemed handsome and a good value, of exotic Spanish manufacture. But I didn’t see easy parts availability, like I enjoy with the Crosmen. I passed.

But after I found the Fusion on Air Collector, I saw that D&L carries many parts for the Cometa springers. So I bought it.

I like it. There’s a couple things you notice right away.

One is the stock. It’s handsome, nice matte finish, light to touch. It has very nice chequering on the forestock and pistol, and it feels like it should, really nice grip. It just kinda works.

The other is the barrel and air stripper. In reviews and forums, people have fussed about this air stripper, they just don’t get it. I don’t understand their fuss, I’m interested in air strippers. And this one isn’t just cosmetic. I read somewhere that it’s a whole barrel design. There is only 12” of rifling, then channels that lead into the stripper, or something like that.

The Fusion has a good trigger, quite a step up from the Crosman triggers. I haven’t researched or adjusted it yet. There are 2 adjustment screws.

Even though it’s a rather long rifle, it feels light. It has a very nice balance, goes to the shoulder well. It feels nice offhand.

I didn’t do anything to it. I scoped it and started shooting. It wants to be accurate, I managed to dig some holes. But it doesn’t seem to like my bench rest. And I haven’t quite figured a hold for it.

After a week, I took it apart. Smooth and lube, etc. See Mods and Repairs


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Cometa Fusion .177 495 fps, Hawke Airmax 3-9x40
Crosman Optimus .177 495 fps, Hawke Vantage 3-9x40 AO
Crosman Phantom .22 495 fps, Ohhunt 3-9x32 AO IR
SPA WF600 .22 495 fps
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 Post subject: Re: Cometa Fusion
PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2021 12:22 am 
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Thanks for posting. Looks good! I'm looking forward to reading about the accuracy and shooting behaviour of this rifle.


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 Post subject: Re: Cometa Fusion
PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2021 7:45 am 
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Yeah, I put my eyes on the Cometa rifles many times too~ this one looks good! Hope it shoot good too when you find your way to handle it especially after the service you just did!

Looking forward on the updates too~

Thanks for sharing!

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 Post subject: Re: Cometa Fusion
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A few years ago, before pandemic, I narrowed down my collection to three rifles I would take with me wherever I put down my retirement feet. One of them was my Cometa Fusion. Not only is it a beautiful piece of workmanship but it's as accurate as any of my German rifles. The trigger is also relatively nice. D&L has always supported me with the Cometa products, I was able to source an extra barrel for this rife, so now I have it in dual calibre, .177 and .22. Maybe they are not so popular here, but elsewhere I have found tons and tons of happy Cometa owners in other Forums. Like the Crosman B18/19 variants, the Cometa Fusion/Fenix, and some other models share the same powerplant so parts are pretty easy to get.
Here is mine, .22 cal blonde beauty:


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 Post subject: Re: Cometa Fusion
PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2021 10:18 am 
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They sure are an attractive rifle. I remember seeing Cometa ads in the British airgun mags.


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 Post subject: Re: Cometa Fusion
PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2021 10:25 am 
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Dukemeister wrote:
A few years ago, before pandemic, I narrowed down my collection to three rifles I would take with me wherever I put down my retirement feet. One of them was my Cometa Fusion. Not only is it a beautiful piece of workmanship but it's as accurate as any of my German rifles. The trigger is also relatively nice. D&L has always supported me with the Cometa products, I was able to source an extra barrel for this rife, so now I have it in dual calibre, .177 and .22. Maybe they are not so popular here, but elsewhere I have found tons and tons of happy Cometa owners in other Forums. Like the Crosman B18/19 variants, the Cometa Fusion/Fenix, and some other models share the same powerplant so parts are pretty easy to get.
Here is mine, .22 cal blonde beauty:
Thanks Duke. I had read those couple of posts you made a while ago and your positive review of your Premier Star. It totally informed my decision to purchase. There’s still not a lot of information out there. I’m very happy to hear that you kept it. Even after just a couple weeks of ownership I wish to have one of the Star models with cheekpiece. The stamp on the heel is awesome, mine doesn’t have that. I’m ordering the .22 barrel right away.

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Cometa Fusion .177 495 fps, Hawke Airmax 3-9x40
Crosman Optimus .177 495 fps, Hawke Vantage 3-9x40 AO
Crosman Phantom .22 495 fps, Ohhunt 3-9x32 AO IR
SPA WF600 .22 495 fps


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 Post subject: Re: Cometa Fusion
PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2021 10:26 am 
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Ok, more.

It takes a bit of a knock to break it but cocking is nice. It’s a easy pull with the long barrel and 495 spring, sort of long and smooth. It closes positively.

Trigger pull is light out the box, quite a bit lighter than the Crosmen. It’s almost like a 3 stage, on mine. A light little almost first stage, and then I think the real longer firmer first stage, and then a quick short and light 2nd stage. I’m not going to touch the trigger until I sort a couple other things.

The dovetail grooves on the receiver seem short so not a lot of adjustment for eye relief. There are stop pin holes front and rear. I’ll drill a new hole when I get forward reaching mounts.

And the safety has push-pull action on the end. It works there too, different than the trigger ones I’m used to. I was smoothing the edges on that little sucker before I even opened it.

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Cometa Fusion .177 495 fps, Hawke Airmax 3-9x40
Crosman Optimus .177 495 fps, Hawke Vantage 3-9x40 AO
Crosman Phantom .22 495 fps, Ohhunt 3-9x32 AO IR
SPA WF600 .22 495 fps


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 Post subject: Re: Cometa Fusion
PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2021 4:50 pm 
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Ok, I didn’t really understand the Automatic Safety concept. I had had been pulling out the little slide before cocking, like I otherwise would with a trigger safety. Then I realized that the safety is set automatically when you cock it, pushes the little slide out. It’s amazing, a whole little safety revelation. So the shooting cycle is a sort of way funner thing. It’s cool!

And this Fusion has got suddenly more accurate. I have a ways to go but bulls and stacking are getting more frequent. I think it’s going to be rivalling the Optimus in accuracy soon. There’s gonna be a shoot out! That’ll be fun.

And I’m waiting on delivery of some items for the Fusion. Scope mounts, which will start a whole little domino effect of scoping in my rifle family. And Cometa parts, available locally! A spare Piston Seal, and a .22 Barrel Assembly. The barrel at an insanely good price of $25 before! I am so stoked.

Anyway, great fun with the Cometa Fusion.

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Cometa Fusion .177 495 fps, Hawke Airmax 3-9x40
Crosman Optimus .177 495 fps, Hawke Vantage 3-9x40 AO
Crosman Phantom .22 495 fps, Ohhunt 3-9x32 AO IR
SPA WF600 .22 495 fps


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 Post subject: Re: Cometa Fusion
PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2021 5:13 pm 
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Thanks for the review. I have often wondered about them. They seem to be a good price point, so It maybe a future gun for me :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Cometa Fusion
PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2021 5:14 pm 
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Well~ That's a cheap price for a good barrel~

Comparing a HW40 pistol barrel needs about double the price and more to get it delivered to here from UK...

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