To be honest when I first came back to air rifles I bought several magazines and even subscribed to one, it took me several months to notice that everything reviewed was fantastic and was reccomended by the editor or the reviewer.
If you think about it the magazines have to balance their interests between manufacturers and shops using the advertising space to create revenue and then the readers also creating revenue.
This results in reviews which are basicly a watse of your time reading it. If you want an honest opinion you have come to the right place, the people on here are great and will often go out of their way to help.
Often second hand equipment can be a better bargain than new if the budget is a bit tight, good luck with your search.