Recieved the Cayden last week from Crosman. What beautiful wood!!! So happy with the craftsmanship on this. The excitement of anticipating what the wood grain is going to look like while waiting to receive the craftsman series rifles is like waiting to check a lottery ticket. I’ve been anxious since I ordered it Hahahaha! This one has tiger striping in the wood that appears when looking from front to back in the light. Tried to get a picture but they do it NO justice. It’s gorgeous and I wouldn’t sell it back to them for 100 bucks more than I paid.
Ive said it before, if the Cayden or Kratos had been my first airgun, I am not sure I would have kept looking for better and better airguns. I could totally imagine a person new to PCP’s buying a Cayden for squirrel hunting or for use as a general critter-gitter and never feeling the need to upgrade. It’s solid and it’s beautiful. Accuracy is on par with the Kratos (1/2” or smaller @50) but with about half the actual shot count. But that’s still an easy 24 shots in the sweet spot and that’s more than a plenty for squirrel hunting.
If you are not looking for the endless tinkering that most of us here have become addicted to, and you simply want a solid pcp to use, do yourself a favor and check out the Cayden. I think I’m going to buy another one.
One suggestion I would have for Crosman..... if you had someone visually grade the wood into a few different quality levels I think folks would surely pay an extra say...$45 bucks for a stock with fancy grain, and continue selling the craftsman rifles with less fancy-ness as the base price. I personally would definitely drop a few extra dollars on it to buy graded stocked rifles.
Just my .02 cents.