Date: 24/9/2017 12:45

Customer Reviews by Scott from USA

Gamo Hornet Air Rifle Combo

Gamo Hornet Air Rifle Combo Air rifle
Review entered on 2012-06-26 22:31:41

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By Scott from USA on 2012-06-26
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5.01 rating

Things I liked: The weight of the gun. I also like the break barrel action. Makes for quick reloads when snipping squirrels. For the price, can't argue the quality overall of this gun. It's heavier than most but that's my preference.

Things I would have changed: better/deeper, scope rail to mount. I had a different scope (same size) from what was included, got it all sighted to hit a ' bulls eye on command and the kick of the gun eventually made the scope slide off the back end of the mount. After re-tightening it and sighting back in, a couple of days later.. the crosshairs fell out of position and eventually broke. For a $30 scope I'm not fussin' much but it shouldn't slide back like that no matter HOW tight you have it. I think that there should be a groove stop or something like that or have a raised mount instead of it being directly on the barrel. Oh, and a nut placement or other such method possible to mount a bi-pod would be nice. BUT that'd be tricky w/o compromising the gun's other qualities.

What others should know: I know it varies per gun but the oddest thing is the type of round this thing is most accurate w/ consistently is your standard run of the mill flat heads. I've used all kinds of pointed tip pellets and they consistently veer off to 2'clock or 10. Now, granted, this could be how I'm holding it sitting in folding chair on the back deck off the railing but I can subsequently load a flat head pellet and hit a NRA rated 75' target maybe 4" diameter dead on at 60-75' way, easily. Also, I noticed while the owner's manual said not to shoot steel bb's in it, the diameter of them vs. the copper ones, well I didn't see a difference, and noticed that both are a real pain to load w/o them falling out when closing the barrel. I'll stick to the pellets.