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Information Please

PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:44 am
by terry08
I have been looking at the gamo air rifles. Reading hundreds of reviews and watching some you tube videos. Not sure if I believe all I read, if all are correct then the rifle is some kind of bad. I never heard of hog hunting with a pellet rifle, some even kill deer with it and accurate out to 100 yards and beyond. Tell me this ain't true before I spend my money.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:08 am
by terry08

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:20 am
by gtk
my son has the $140 gammo. Its not an entry level rifle, but its far from "top of the line".

It surely helped pass the time, when we couldn't find .22's.

Premium ammo makes a big difference in those rifles. Also, a cheap scope will not work on those rifles, because of the recoil/vibration.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:48 am
by terry08
Thinking I better stick to the 22 and try to find cartridges.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:54 pm
by gtk
I'm not knocking them.. They are great fun, & accurate !

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:27 pm
by leepurvis
Here you go, Terry. All the way up to .50 cal.

http://www.topairgun.com/pcp-air-rifles

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:44 pm
by chadbragg
I had a Benjamin nitro piston that the thief stole. I'll definitely replace it with an adult air rifle. Not sure of which one as of yet, but will be a 22 or 25 cal.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:39 pm
by terry08
leepurvis wrote:Here you go, Terry. All the way up to .50 cal.

http://www.topairgun.com/pcp-air-rifles

Thanks Lee, I had seen that site while searching the web. I just got to make a decision.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:49 pm
by huntall
My boy has a gamo and a stoeger. My advice is get one with a nice 3 x9x40 scope, because the fixed power 4x32 is not going to give you the accuracy your looking for.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:42 am
by terry08
chadbragg wrote:I had a Benjamin nitro piston that the thief stole. I'll definitely replace it with an adult air rifle. Not sure of which one as of yet, but will be a 22 or 25 cal.

Chad, what do you use it for? Just target shooting, or hunting?

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:05 pm
by patinlouisiana
Terry,
Santa bought himself a Gamo silent Stalker IGT for Christmas.
In hind sight I wish I had gotten the .177 instead of .22.
It is fairly accurate but not out to 100 yards.
You have to learn how to shoot all over again due to the double recoil of the springers.
You can't hold it tight. It has to float in your hands.
I learned the hard way that my lead sled is worthless with a break barrel air gun.
You will also need to try many pellets before you find the one it likes.
Have fun! :ylsuper:

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:11 pm
by patinlouisiana
Don't know if this will work but if it does this is a 5 shot group @ 25 yards

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 6:53 am
by terry08
Looks good Pat, I am leaning more towards a new 22. I read where folks hunt large and small game with them, but accuracy out to 25 yards don't seem like much to me.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 7:05 am
by chadbragg
Terry I did a bit of all with mine. I did pest control around the garden and it's safer and cheaper to let Jr take out plinking than a regular 22. Mine wasn't quite as accurate as pats and was really finicky with pellets. Different brand/type pellets would impact 2-3" apart. Unlike pat I really like the .22 cal and am considering going up to a .25. In my opinion the .177 just don't have the butt for rabbit and squirrel. I too am researching before I replace mine. For what you are wanting to do I'd just get a nice savage bolt action with accutrigger that'll shoot long rifle and shorts.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 4:11 pm
by terry08
Thanks Chad, I want to kill snakes and other varmints. Need something that I don’t have to second guess. Will stick with the 22, if I can find ammo.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 6:53 pm
by patinlouisiana
Terry one of my brother in laws got the Ruger American rimfire and it looks to be a sweet bolt action. and it will accept the 25 round 10-22 magazines.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:57 am
by jv
Been looking at the air rifles myself and just haven't decided which way to go but do like the Gamo's

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 3:00 pm
by redleg62
I have a benjamin nitro and am happy out to sixty yards


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