Date: 23/1/2021 3:15

Customers Q&A on Gamo Big Cat 1200 and 1250

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  • Scott from USA asked:

    I am a very good marksman and wondering if anyone has had issues with their gun and scope. I zeroed at 10 yrd and it is accurate. The more I shoot the further it goes lower. Scope and mount are tight. Switched scope out and same issue. Any suggestions?

    • Diana from USA asked:

      How loud is it? Is it backyard friendly?

      • Tyler from USA:

        That depends on your backyard. It's borderline.

    • Blake from USA asked:

      What is the energy of the .22 version of this?

      • Tyler from USA:

        Around 20 FPE with most pellets

    • Joe from USA asked:

      I have a Gamo Big Cat 1200 that I am trying to find the most accurate pellet for. I have put a quality scope and one piece base on it. Now I am using Cabelas 10.5 gr ultra magnum pellets but am not happy with the accuracy, especially on the first shot when it counts while hunting with it.

      • John from USA:

        It all depends on how good you are. Crosman Premiers 10.5 grains would be the heaviest I would use. I have had great shooting and hunting success with the Crosman Premier 7.9 grains. Shot and killed a large groundhog that came within about 20 feet of my deck using Crosman Premier pointed hunting pellets. Woodys World.

      • Stanley from USA:

        I have three Gamos in .177 and they all like and are very accurate with the Crosman Premiers 10.5 grain ultra magnum.

    • Ulyssew from USA asked:

      Can you get any extra mounts for this gun like for iron sight lasers or flashlights

      • Stanley from USA:

        There are mounts available lasers and flashlights but doubtful if iron sights could be made to fit?

    • William from USA asked:

      I am a newbie to air gunning. I have Gamo Big Cat 1250 in .177 cal that came with a Gamo 4x32mm scope. I would like to upgrade to a 3-9x40mm scope. Can anyone recommend a descent scope in the $100-150 dollar range? I installed a Simmons 3-9x40 on this gun, but I have read some articles stating that I should use a scope designed specifically for an Air-Gun. Thanks for any assistance with my question.

      • John from USA:

        If you bought the scope you might as well use it. I still have my 4X32 scope on my Big Cat 1250. It is sighted/zeroed in very accurately at 80 feet, can not miss the 1 inchtarget. I do have a few extra CenterPoint 3-9X32AO scopes I could put on it, but this air rifle is so accurate and consistent that I feel good enough to stay with it. Get a chronograph. Woodys World.

      • Stanley from USA:

        I have a Gamo Hunter Extreme in .177 cal. and i replaced my Gamo scope ( 3x9x 50mm ) with a Leapers / Utg scope 4x12x50mm and reused the one piece mount ( much better ) still holds zero since 2009 . It only cost about 100.00 dollars at that time . Normally Hawk , Leapers , Utg, Centerpoint are all good brands , and will all hold up really well on spring and nitro gas piston rifles . Most of the time they will say if it can be used on these rifles . I would not trust Simmons for this application . Good luck.

    • jack from Australia asked:

      Would this be allowed in Australia?

      • Stanley from USA:

        You would need to check to see if they are allowed or not ? Technically its not a firearm.

    • Samantha from Canada asked:

      What if I want to purchase this in Canada? Over 500 FPS it's considered a Firearm and you'll require an FAC... how do I know that it won't be confiscated somewhere along the way?

      • Stanley from USA:

        At 1250 fps i doubt it could even be shipped?

    • David from USA asked:

      is it spring loaded or gas

      • Stanley from USA:

        Spring piston according to specs.

    • glen from New Zealand asked:

      How do I adjust the trigger, please? It feels very stiff.

      • Stanley from USA:

        Page 8 in the owners manual.

    • Wes from USA asked:

      What would be the best .22 cal pellet to shoot squirrels and rabbits with from this air rifle?

      • John from USA:

        Any of the Crosman Premiers: Destroyers, Pointed Hunting, Ultra Magnum Domes. Hollow Points, will do. Take your pick. Woodys World.

      • Jack from USA:

        i use the gamo tomahawks

    • Eddie from USA asked:

      Does the Gamo Big Cat 1250 and the Gamo Shadow Express .22 caliber/shotgun share the same powerplant, being they both produce 750 fps with standard lead pellets.

      • Tyler from USA:

        That would be a question best answered by Gamo directly but I believe the diameter of the compression tube is not the same between the two.

    • yang from USA asked:

      After first 1000 shot, my Gamo Big Cat 1250 starts to up from target by 2 inch out of 30 feet range. I re-adjust it to the center. But after 20 dozen shot, it jump low 2 inch. Is there a way I can fix this?

      • Scott from USA:

        I have had similar issues with mine. I changed the scope and same issue. Put the scope on other rifles and they are fine.

      • Tyler from USA:

        That sounds like it may be a scope issue. Have you checked the mounts to see if they are moving on the rail? Or if the scope is moving within the rings? I would check that first.