by Tom Gaylord
Writing as B.B. Pelletier
Gamo 126 single stroke pneumatic 10-meter target rifle.
A history of airguns
This report covers:
- The test
- R10 Match Pistol
- Air Arms Falcons
- RWS Hobby
- Sig Match Ballistic Alloy
- Gamo Match pellets
- Vogel Match pellet with 4.50mm head
Today is a day I have waited for for many years. This is the day I discover how accurate the Gamo 126 10-meter target rifle is. Let’s get right to it.
I shot off a sandbag rest from 10 meters. I shot 5 pellets at each target.
R10 Match Pistol
First to be tested and also used for sighting-in was the 7-grain RWS R10 Match Pistol wadcutter. Sight-in took three shots and then came the group. The 126 put five R10 Pistol pellets into 0.314-inches at 10 meters. That’s not a very auspicious start. I expected better from this pellet.
Five R10 Match Pistol pellets went into 0.314-inches at 10 meters.
Air Arms Falcons
I often test one or two domed pellets in a target rifle because many readers ask for it. At 7.33 grains the Air Arms Falcon seems like a good choice for my 126 that’s shooting more like a pistol than a rifle. Five of them went into 0.155-inches at 10 meters. Now, the holes left by domed pellets moving at slow speed are hard to measure with accuracy, so this could be off quite a bit, but I was still impressed. It brought out the trime!
The 126 put five Air Arms Falcon pellets in 0.155-inches at 10 meters. That’s not bad!
Next up was the venerable RWS Hobby. Hobbys are sometimes quite accurate in lower-powered air rifles, but not in this one. Five made a 0.281-inch group at 10 meters.
Five RWS Hobbys went into 0.281-inches at 10 meters. Another not-so-spectacular pellet!
Sig Match Ballistic Alloy
Next I tried five Sig Match Ballistic Alloy pellets. These were the fastest in the 126 in the velocity test, and today five of them went into 0.218-inches at 10 meters. That’s pretty good.
Five Sig Match Ballistic Alloy pellets went into 0.218-inches at 10 meters.
Gamo Match pellets
I searched though my supply of .177 pellets for
Gamo Match pellets