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Gamo springer opinions please? Are Gamo rifles any good?

Discussion in 'Brights, Gizmo's & toys' started by Mike8472, Jun 30, 2016.

  1. Mike8472

    Mike8472 Full Member

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    I would like your opinions please.

    I used to do abit of shooting as a teenager am looking to start doing a bit of plinking/target shooting again. I saw this and quite like the look of it.
    http://www.ronniesunshines.com/gamo-varmint-barricade

    I used a crossman king ratcatcher as a teen but am looking for a springer as i don't want to be messing with cartridges.
    I want something powerfull/accurate enough that once i have got more practice and expirience with the rifle i could progress to a few bunnies for the pot.

    My price range is under £200 and in .22. This looks at face value like it would fit the bill, but i haven't been able to find many reviews of the rifle.
     
  2. woof

    woof Full Member

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    That looks a good package, i'm also looking round at the moment for something similar. I visited a shop lat Sunday & the Hatsan(Turkish one's)also seem good value, in the price range there are a number of choices, in particular the HW99s, no package deal, but a good rifle by all accounts.

    Rob
     
  3. MongooseDownUnder

    MongooseDownUnder Tenderfoot

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    I have a Gamo CFX Royale and it is a very good rifle. Accurate and quite powerful whilst not being very fussy with pellets. The only thing I didn't like about it was the trigger so I swapped it out with a Charlie deTuna trigger.


    Sent from my camp fire by smoke signal!
     
  4. sunndog

    sunndog Full Member

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    Personally i would go for a HW, air arms, or second hand english made rifle.....maybe things have changed but gamo were always very much a second or third rate brand in my day
     
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    adestu Full Member

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    Hw97k or an air arms pro sport
     
  6. Tonyuk

    Tonyuk Settler

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    I had an old Gammo lever action air rifle for years until i had to give it in due to the new daft license laws up here. It was never a massively accurate or powerful rifle (it was .177) but it was very reliable and easy to service.

    Tonyuk
     
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    techworm Forager

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    IMO springer rifle needs a good trigger, get a HW with a rekord trigger.
     
  8. ozzy1977

    ozzy1977 Full Member

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    Gamo are great rifle now and they own bsa.
     
  9. HillBill

    HillBill Bushcrafter through and through

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    You won't get better than a HW99s for £200 mate. To hell with Gamo when you can get a new Weihrauch for that.
     
  10. woodstock

    woodstock Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Agree 100% HW every time the build quality is second to none for springers the 80 I had on ticket was awesome got it for shooting around the farm buildings but mainly at my uncle Alec from 60-70 yds. I know it's wrong but it was fun.
     

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