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Gamo Varmint Reviews

Gamo Varmint Air Rifle

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By Stephen from USA on 2017-08-29 14:05:38

Things I liked:

very accurate for a spring powered rifle. Very moderate cocking effort for the achieved velocity. My Gamo Varmint is pushing 8.18 grain H&N wad cutter lead pellets at a consistent 910 feet per second. EXCELENT results.

Things I would have changed:

nothing

What others should know:

This rifle just keeps getting better with use. I have now shot close to 1,000 pellets thru it. Several styles of pellets that it shot just O.K. when new, it now shoots them very, very good. I have a large quantity of daisy wad cutters that I bought for less than 1/2 cents each on clearance at local farm supply stores. None of my other 177 cal. guns, rifles or pistols shoot them worth a darn. Now that the Gamo Varmint is broken in, it now shoots the Daisy pellets almost as well as the high quality H&N match rifle pellets. This makes for very economical plinking. I have found a pellet that this rifle has fallen in love with. H&N Match Rifle wad cutter pellets, 8.18 grain. H&N Match Rifle, .177 Cal, 4.49mm, 8.18 Grains, Wadcutter, 500ct This pellet makes this rifle think it is a PCP. It just puts them exactly where you point the gun. This target was shot at 10 meters from a bag rest by a 68 year old guy who doesn't see all that well. Shots #1 and #2 Were scope adjustment shots dialing in the point of impact for the new pellets. This is great performance from such a moderately priced gun with a non AO scope. This rifle shoots many pellets moderately well. It has a very nice trigger, making it easy to shoot accurately. The safety that does not reset itself is a feature I really like especially when target shooting. I like this almost as much as my gas piston Benjamin Prowler. This is probably the easiest to shoot spring powered rifle that I own. The recoil and torque are very moderate.

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By Richard on 2024-02-13 12:31:59

Things I liked:

Seems to work...

Things I would have changed:

The scope.

What others should know:

Can't hit the broad side of a barn with this thing. After talking to a customer service rep, this comes shipped with a "throw away scope". It has no sights, so what the heck am I supposed to do with it? I thought it was a steal because of the price point. I bought it to fight a crow infestation, and it's worthless. Not happy.

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    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Seems to work...

    Things I would have changed:

    The scope.

    What others should know:

    Can't hit the broad side of a barn with this thing. After talking to a customer service rep, this comes shipped with a "throw away scope". It has no sights, so what the heck am I supposed to do with it? I thought it was a steal because of the price point. I bought it to fight a crow infestation, and it's worthless. Not happy.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

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    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Well made product, the quality is as good if not better than a Ruger pellet riffle I purchased a few years ago. Very pleased with my purchase.

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing

    What others should know:

    Great value

  • Rating 4.04.0 4.0

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    Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    Loudness in my opinion is a very solid 5! It's sounds like a small-caliber bullet report -- REALLY. It hits hard and with a well-placed and decent quality scope is quite accurate! I cannot kill animals; I just cannot do it. If you are an airgun hunter however, please restrict this to SMALL animals and pests. My exception to not killing any animals is that I will kill disease carriers like mice..and this will do the job in a humane way and instantly.

    Things I would have changed:

    Field sights would be cool.

    What others should know:

    It is a very good rifle for the price!

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

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    Things I liked:

    This Gamo Varmint with scope struck me as a good deal so I bought one. I find it very accurate at 75 foot distance, seems quite powerful, want to get rid of some squirrels quite sure this will do the job.

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    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    The Gamo Varmint is an excellent buy for the money. The accuracy is great. Haven't really tested it beyond 50 to 55 feet so far but within that range my groupings were within 1 inch.

    Things I would have changed:

    I've already replaced the scope. The scope it came with was ok I guess, but I prefer to use a scope with a little better magnification.

    What others should know:

    The price is excellent and the rifle was delivered promptly. Everything I needed to go with the rifle was right there on Pyramid Air.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

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    Things I liked:

    Verry accurate

    Things I would have changed:

    Replace the scope

    What others should know:

    Works well with H&N pile-driver

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    I wanted to see how cheap you could go and maintain a decent shooting experience. I am a big fan of Gamo rifles, and own eight others, along with offerings from Crosman, Hatsan, Walther and Diana . I found that Gamo guns represent solid value and are reliable shooters. On the positive side, this rifle is cheap, light, reasonably well-built, and will not disappoint as far as accuracy if set up correctly and fed a decent quality pellet. It's got good smack, and has the power to put down the type of small game you would shoot with a .177. It is easy to cock, and won't wear you out at the range.

    Things I would have changed:

    I am going to modify the trigger, but I end up doing that to all my Gamo guns. Look up the trigger screw update. It works wonders, and costs very little. While this rifle gets the job done, it cannot be described as buttery smooth. The report is rather like hitting a leaf spring with a frying pan. Compared to a Diana or other higher-end springer, it is kind of a jangly critter. But then, what do you expect for under $100 on sale? I suppose I should to the obligatory complaining about the optic as well, but I won't. It is packaged minimalist 4 x 32 scope. The scope will get you by, and is perfectly adequate for potting rats at the dump. Upon arrival, mine got a higher quality 4-9 power scope off another Gamo that had itself been upgraded. The 4 x 32 works for Crosman x77 and x22 series pistols, which lose gumption rapidly beyond about 30 yards anyway.

    What others should know:

    As Gamo is trying to keep to a price point, you don't get iron sights. It's likely you won't miss them much. The sub $20 Crosman/Daisy red dot sight works very nicely if you don't want magnification, and costs less than a twelve-pack of decent beer. Comparing it against other rifles in this price range, the Varmint has little to apologize for.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

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    Things I liked:

    Very accurate, good power, light weight, low price, easy to disassemble and work on. Great for varmints and hunting, I took a cottontail by my guarden this summer, the pellet zipped right through its head.

    Things I would have changed:

    A CAT trigger would greatly bennifit this rifle, but with practice you can learn this trigger. The scope is not very good and hard on the eyes, so upgrade on the scope.

    What others should know:

    My Varmint really likes Air Arms Falcon 7.33g pellets. I put 10 shots under a dime at 20 yards. You will want to upgrade to a better scope right away. I toped mine with a Center Point 4-16 by 40, it's working good so far. Watch some videos on how to disassemble, deburr and degrease your rifle. All springers are over greased and need to be cleaned and deburred. You don't need a super magnum for hunting or pesting, this rifle will save you a headache and $200. This is a great starter rifle and more than good enough for seasoned airgunners.

  • Rating 4.04.0 4.0

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    Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    Fit, feel, and finish good. Nice balance, easy cocking. A little hold sensitive but not bad. Trigger is ok and gets smoother with use. Hard to beat at $99.

    Things I would have changed:

    Put a better scope on it and a scope stop.

    What others should know:

    My rifle likes Crosman Premier hollow point 7.9 gr pellets best. Hit a 25 cent target at 63 yards on first shot (held 1 mil dot high - scope zeroed at 25 yards). Other pellets grouped well, just allow for different weights. Make sure you mount scope secured and clean the barrel at about 500 rounds fired. Having fun with my pellet gun. BTW, have been shooting for 63 years.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

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    Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    Great low cost plinking, paper puncher. Mounted UGT bug buster scope. 10 yard zero with 5 shot 1/4 inch grouping. 25 yard 3/4 inch grouping. 50 yard 2 inch grouping. All with crow man premier hp 7.9gr pellets in .177. Chrono 885 FPS. Trigger getting better with use. The rifle is a little hold sensitive. Find what works for you and repeat. A ton of fun for $200 with this set up. If you want a dedicated tack driver then you will have to move up to a more expensive category ie German or Other manufacture. For general fun and small pest control,this is a very good option.

    Things I would have changed:

    Should come with upgraded scope. This rifle has no open sights.

    What others should know:

    Great little rifle in this price range. It gave me a renewed passion for pellet rifle shooting. Great place to start with a possible upgrade in the future.

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    Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    Great velocity, easy load, muffled sound

    Things I would have changed:

    Addition of iron sights in addition to scope

    What others should know:

    A little hard to sight-in but using a better quality of ammo would probably keep the pellet from wandering and be more consistent.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Get gun right out of the box, took some time to get the scope set up but very pleased

    Things I would have changed:

    The scope is the bare minimum for use, regular sites should also be provided or offer gun with or without scope

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    The size and weight. Nice for target practice

    Things I would have changed:

    The safety location near the trigger is awkward

    What others should know:

    Good entry level rifle

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    Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    Good for its price. Not as good as other high-end rifles.

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    Things I liked:

    After sighting the gun in my son went out and shot a squirrel that same day. Very happy with it.

  • Rating 4.04.0 4.0

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    Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    The things I like? It's light. I like the synthetic stock. It fairly accurate out to 30 yards. I can consistently hit a 3 inch round piece of steel at 30 yards with the cheap scope and Crossman destroyers. It's pretty powerful too for a low end Springer. There's some noise and vibration from the spring when it fires, but as long as I have something to lean against when shooting I've learned how to hold the rifle so that it shoots consistently.

    Things I would have changed:

    It should probably come with open sights, although the scope does its job.

    What others should know:

    There are tune kits for this rifle. There's a guy in Europe selling a "double" spring kit. I suppose if the Sprint in mine broke, which it will at some point, I *might* consider ordering the double spring kit. Then again, I think I might invest in whatever the latest low end Springer is. I got a smoking deal on this rifle. If you can pick it up with a bit of discount, like using a PA coupon, I would not hesitate pickup this rifle.

  • Rating 4.04.0 4.0

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    Things I liked:

    Best break barrel air rifle hands down for the money. Light weight, under six pounds. Great trigger. Not as long and cumbersome as some of the fancier models. Its a spring piston which is not offered in most of the other gas piston Gamo's. All the power you need for small game like rabbits, squirrels, and pests. Scope is good enough for the rifles capabilities. Nice stock with ambidextrous cheek piece. Great no frills get the job done rifle. Only 30 lbs of cocking effort so no sore arms. Accurate as any other expensive models. Under $100 bucks! No brainer get this gun you won't be disappointed!

    Things I would have changed:

    Sling mounts on all rifles please!

    What others should know:

    I own many break barrels including magnums and larger calibers. One thing I have noticed is most of them focus so much on "FPS" and silent technology. They end up being long, heavy and hard to cock. If you are shooting over 1100 FPS you are not going to achieve much accuracy once the pressure of the sound wave catches up with the pellet and causes it to wobble in it's flight. Yes I have a .25 spring piston and it is a beast. If one truly wants a good survival rifle, you want something light, synthetic stock to resist poor weather, and something that isn't as long as a musket when going through brush. I would grab this gun before my magnums or large calibers. Most quarry does not require more than the 17 + foot pounds this rifle produces. It is simple and throw on a Gamo Buddy sling or a para cord and you could carry this one all day. Use a 10 grain pellet and you can easily drop anything you would need to feed yourself in a day after or hunting scenario.

  • Rating 4.04.0 4.0

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    Things I liked:

    For the money-Great shooter right out of box.At 10 yards grouped all shots together was very happy. Easy cocking.Did clean barrel first. When attaching scope removed the rear rings only.Did not remove front rings.After attaching shot one inch high and vertically dead on. Trigger is good.Been collecting and shooting air guns for 40 years. As have said for the money good rifle.

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing to date.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    very accurate for a spring powered rifle. Very moderate cocking effort for the achieved velocity. My Gamo Varmint is pushing 8.18 grain H&N wad cutter lead pellets at a consistent 910 feet per second. EXCELENT results.

    Things I would have changed:

    nothing

    What others should know:

    This rifle just keeps getting better with use. I have now shot close to 1,000 pellets thru it. Several styles of pellets that it shot just O.K. when new, it now shoots them very, very good. I have a large quantity of daisy wad cutters that I bought for less than 1/2 cents each on clearance at local farm supply stores. None of my other 177 cal. guns, rifles or pistols shoot them worth a darn. Now that the Gamo Varmint is broken in, it now shoots the Daisy pellets almost as well as the high quality H&N match rifle pellets. This makes for very economical plinking. I have found a pellet that this rifle has fallen in love with. H&N Match Rifle wad cutter pellets, 8.18 grain. H&N Match Rifle, .177 Cal, 4.49mm, 8.18 Grains, Wadcutter, 500ct This pellet makes this rifle think it is a PCP. It just puts them exactly where you point the gun. This target was shot at 10 meters from a bag rest by a 68 year old guy who doesn't see all that well. Shots #1 and #2 Were scope adjustment shots dialing in the point of impact for the new pellets. This is great performance from such a moderately priced gun with a non AO scope. This rifle shoots many pellets moderately well. It has a very nice trigger, making it easy to shoot accurately. The safety that does not reset itself is a feature I really like especially when target shooting. I like this almost as much as my gas piston Benjamin Prowler. This is probably the easiest to shoot spring powered rifle that I own. The recoil and torque are very moderate.

  • Rating 4.04.0 4.0

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    Things I liked:

    Got this today as a replacement rifle , im glade I did out, of the box accuracy, good quality finish, good blueing, decient scoop, put the scoope on and at 15 meters got a dime sized group , wow this rifle is not even broken in yet. gun is also very light, now that ive tried one of there lower cost guns , im definetly going to get the new gamo swarm

    Things I would have changed:

    maybe some open sights would be good but other than that, nothing!

    What others should know:

    very good entry level kit, easy to cock , not too loud,

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