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|Max Velocity||1200 fpsMeasured with 5.4-gr. ammo|
|Muzzle Energy||17.27 ft/lbsMeasured with 5.4-gr. ammo|
|Cocking Effort||30 lbs|
|Suggested for||Small game hunting/plinking|
|Trigger Pull||3.74 lbs|
Things I liked: seems like all us positive people think alike. i love my hornet, its light, accurate and feels and handles just like my hunting rifle, thats why i bought it. gamo did replace the scope which is much better and i broke the spring from carrying it cocked to long and replaced it with one from vortek corp. i can shoot the eye out of a rat at 50 yards or so.
Things I would have changed: the triggers not that great, i greased it up with lithium grease and made a big differance .
What others should know: dont keep springers cocked for to long.
Things I liked: I liked the weight and size of the gun. It's comfortable to carry in the woods all day but still feels like a "real" rifle.
Things I would have changed: Noise!
What others should know: I decided to write this review because the ones I had read before buying this gun were a bit vague and didn't answer some questions I had. Let me start by applauding Gamo for the accuracy of this rifle. I shoot the primers out of 12ga shells at 20 yards with considerable consistency. My problem with this gun comes from the over all quality of materials used. The plastic covered barrel and plastic trigger, the flimsy safety and the print on the barrel give a cheap appearance to the whole thing. My final complaint is the noise it makes. It's not that it's a loud gun because of the speed and power behind the pellet but the mechanics that cause such terrible vibration. It almost sounds like someone hits the gun with a hammer every time you pull the trigger. Basically it seems to me that Gamo took a kids toy and made it dangerous. I would personally recommend spending $20 more and get a Benjamin Titan np. BTW the company is GamoUSA but the rifle says "made in Spain".
Things I liked: I like the performance for the price. Mine can hit a nickel with 100% consistency at twelve yards, using cheap Crosman pointed hunting pellets. Groups at this range are around a half inch using these cheap pellets. With the scope dialed in at 12 yards, I have no problem hitting a coke can at 40-50 yards. I also like the weight, power, ease of cocking, and the balance. Rips through a 1/2" hardwood board easily, even with wadcutters. Very handy little rifle, great for stalking the woods and I'm not worried about messing it up. It would make a nice little truck gun.
Things I would have changed: I picked this gun up on sale for $89. For the money, I wouldn't change a thing. The weight and balance of this gun beats every other spring gun out there at this power level, regardless of the price. That said, here are the shortcomings of the rifle: The trigger isn't the greatest, but I have used guns that cost a lot more with triggers that were much worse. Also, the gun makes a lot of spring noise and shoots with a lot of recoil and vibration. I had some issues with my zero shifting at first, but sure enough the stock screws had vibrated loose- this is normal for a powerful spring gun. I took the action out of the stock, applied some spring tar through the cocking slot, and used some loctite on the screws when I put the stock back on. The tar made a noticeable difference in how it sounds and feels when fired, but it didn't really seem to improve the accuracy or the overall performance of the rifle. The loctite has kept the screws tight for about a tin of pellets so far.
What others should know: I am not an airgun newbie. I have been shooting and tinkering with spring guns for about six years, and I've done a dozen or so home tunes on different rifles. I picked this up because my only shooter at the time was a powerful .25 breakbarrel that is very heavy. I wanted a lightweight .177 springer to carry around and plink with, that still has the power to hunt. This gun serves that purpose well. Easily capable of squirrel and rabbit hunting out to around 25 yards, maybe further with a more accurate pellet. Not the greatest gun in the world, not even close- but great for what it is and fantastic for the money.
is it possible to have a bipod installed?
This rifle is noted as combo. Does that mean that it will also shoot bio gradable bbs?
Combo means it is sold with a scope . BBs will not work.
Can this be converted to gas spring?