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Umarex Gauntlet 2 Reviews

Umarex Gauntlet 2 PCP Air Rifle

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By Nick from USA on 2022-05-23 13:56:39

Things I liked:

Very accurate

Things I would have changed:

The degassing . I've received 2 Gauntlet2 in .25 cal and had the same degassing problem. The first time I returned it was no problem.The 2nd time was a PIA. I chatted with Doug, and he gave me the 3d degree then told me to return it to Umarex for a Warramtu claim. So much to "Returns being painless' as stated in Pyramyd airs Return Policy. He had me so PO with all the irrelevant questioning.

What others should know:

Yeah. If you end up chatting with Doug for warranty issues, HE WILL MAKE IT EXTREMELY HARD FOR YOU!!

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0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:

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By Wayne from USA on 2022-07-06 07:43:18

Things I liked:

Never got to shoot the gun. It showed up with the air tank loose, when I tightened it the filler would not line up no matter how many time I unscrewed and rescrewed . I tried to air it up would not hold air. went on Youtube and watched a review of the gun, not good.

Things I would have changed:

I will never order another without the 10 for $10 test

What others should know:

Umarex did not finish this gun before releasing it. I still want one but I will wait till the reviews are good. AS always Pyramyd took the gun back with no problem. exellent service

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  • 2.0 2.0

    2.0 2.0

    3.0 3.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Power, shot count,regulated, foster fill, back 2/3 of the stock

    Things I would have changed:

    There are a few..Quality Control! Rough gritty heavy cocking, Shot loose screws after a hundred rounds.There is no leed in to the rifling making chambering next to impossible.No adjustable power.Floppy hand guard. Barrel support or lack of. No qd attachment on the front. 1/2 20 threaded muzzle.2 stage trigger

    What others should know:

    I really wanted to like this but its hard to, looks and feels good but the inconsistency and lack of qc is very frustrating. The very poor machining makes it gritty and rough. Dont bother w slugs I tried, a lot. Also pellet and hold sensitive shooting most too fast for accuracy. After Many different weights sizes brands I found 2 shoot well, getting nickel sized groups@36 yds. Ok not great, then starts to throw every few shots out.Pull it out next day and it shoots 1 inch off from zero. Go through it find loose screws fix clean but the issues never really go away. Zero, put away shoots a good group but over an inch off. Ive tried tight,loose clean,dirty pressures,temps barrel bands,polishing optics,mounts ammo holds,rests. Its just inconsistent, even if it wasnt possessed the shot cycle is violent,its heavy and loud. I fixed the things that bugged me making it a little more accurate and consistent never fixed. Leaving a burning hole in my pocket and low expectations. G2 .22 caliber

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    This is one of the hardest hitting rifles I have picked up in a long time ! The accuracy is out standing !

    Things I would have changed:

    It is very loud some needs to be done about that IMO !!

    What others should know:

    Get this gun you will love !

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Gun is great

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    The air rifle is beyond amazing for its price! Purchased the .30 version and am quite impressed with its power and accuracy.

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing

    What others should know:

    Umarex has had some leaking issues on these rifles. Pay the extra $10 for it to be tested before shipping. Also, if the rounds in the magazine don't line up with the breach when you load it the first time, watch a video of how it's done. If you load it just any ol way there's a chance it won't be correct.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    The Gauntlet 2 in .25 is a tack driver and it has plenty of knock down power. I zero'd it for 35yds and put pellet after pellet into a ragged hole. I tried using slugs after zeroing with pellets but had slugs all over the target. I used a Benjamin Hand pump to fill it to 3,600lbs which is the max for that hand pump. I was able to easily adjust the cheek comb. It performed very well, it had no leaks or issues. It is plenty quiet for my use, Not exactly stealth mode but not too Loud either. I would buy again and I would recommend it to others.

    Things I would have changed:

    Pulling the bolt all the way back is difficult compared to my older Benjamin Marauder .22 PCP rifle. I'd like to see the new style T-Bolt with easy pull on this rifle. Also the safety makes a very loud noise when taking Off safe mode. Your game will hear it:)

    What others should know:

    When you buy it be sure and buy plenty of pellets because you're going to want to keep shooting it:)

  • 2.0 2.0

    3.0 3.0

    2.0 2.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    The first one I received was horrible all the way around. The only good thing about it was that I returned it, and they sent another gun.

    Things I would have changed:

    Bolt would not cycle smoothly, pellets jammed in mag/barrel, accuracy was awful, and the trigger felt like it was full of sand. Second gun felt/was better in accuracy, but still all other areas the same. I purchased/installed a "kit" for the gun, and after MUCH fussing/fiddling, and tuning, I got the gun to shoot acceptably. This gun is bulky and heavy. the forearm around the tank is HUGE and difficult to hold/grip.....while the rear stock is overly skinny/narrow, and not at all comfortable. The factory trigger is nothing short of HORRIBLE. LONG creep and very gritty feel. Accuracy with installing a "kit" was bad on both guns...and in 1 1/2"+ @ 30 yrds, and even wider further out.

    What others should know:

    Using the Benjamin Marauder as a comparison, the Gauntlet 2 is a very poor choice for the money. It just takes far too much to make it shoot even acceptably. I would totally recommend the Benjamin Marauder over this gun. Simply put, it's everything this gun is not. I've owned several Umarex guns, and have not like/care for any of them....including this lemon. The Marauder, or even the Avenger would be far better choices then this gun.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    This thing is very accurate. I put a 5 shot group with 50 grain JSB pellets inside a half inch bullseye at 50 yards. I also really like the adjustable cheek piece so that I can get the perfect cheek weld.

    Things I would have changed:

    The grip/trigger. I cant grab my normal grip because the trigger is just a bit too far to hit the bend of my shooting finger. I would also Change the trigger. The trigger pull is crazy long. However, the break comes is indistinguishable and comes as a surprise every time.

    What others should know:

    When airing up the tank it stopped airing up and started leaking at 2000 psi and then wouldn't hold air at all. Umerex said they had a batch go out with that issue but the fix was just to tighten the bleeder port.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    The Gauntlet 2 .22 cal. Is my first PCP. A great choice after much research. Accurate and a high shot count. Pryramid Air did a good job on the inspection and proof shots. Will be considering other products from this reliable source for my airgunning.

    Things I would have changed:

    Bolt is a bit stiff and wish all had the adapter for a moderator.

    What others should know:

    Excellent choice.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    The power, accuracy and the cost

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing at this time.

    What others should know:

    I read reviews that some customers cant fill their gun cause it leaks air, mine also leaked when I tried to fill it . It will get up to around 2000 psi and stay there so I turned off my compressor and I heard the leak coming out of the muzzle I did a close inspection of the gun and noticed that the degassing key port was blocked by a rubber insert unlike my G-2 25 cal. I found out that the degassing port on the gauntlet 30 was relocated under the fore end grip. I used the Allen wrench that came with the gun to close it and reconnected my compressor and it filled all the way to 4500psi in 9 - 10 min. from 0.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Massive power and extremely accurate.

    Things I would have changed:

    Incredibly loud, Add more internal baffles. Add strap points so I don't have to lug this thing around. Offer a carbon fiber tank as an option.

    What others should know:

    Heavy, heavy, heavy. Added the biggest Donny suppressor and it's still loud. It is a real bear to cock this thing. Hopefully it will get easier with use. Don't rely on just ballistic putty to stop these pellets. Back up your targets with steel. And clean out and repack your putty often.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Accuracy, , power. And nice looking

    Things I would have changed:

    None.

    What others should know:

    Very accurate rifle, at 100 yard hitting quarter size target. Excellent power. Also excellent customer service. On the first week it arrive it was loosing air I send an email to costumer service. Explaining it was loosing air. I was worry to send it back and get another one didn't shoot the same. With this one I was hitting small target at 100 yard (quarter size). Costermer service wrote me back explaining that those air rifle. Needed to be tighted the bleed valve. Wich I did. It fix the problem I kept my rifle, my accurate rifle Very happy buying this excellent rifle. Thank you.

  • 1.0 1.0

    3.0 3.0

    1.0 1.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Never got to shoot the gun. It showed up with the air tank loose, when I tightened it the filler would not line up no matter how many time I unscrewed and rescrewed . I tried to air it up would not hold air. went on Youtube and watched a review of the gun, not good.

    Things I would have changed:

    I will never order another without the 10 for $10 test

    What others should know:

    Umarex did not finish this gun before releasing it. I still want one but I will wait till the reviews are good. AS always Pyramyd took the gun back with no problem. exellent service

  • 4.0 4.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    The Umarex Gaunlet 2 is a very accurate PCP rifle out to 30 yards, and likely even farther. After receiving the rifle I shot nearly 250 rounds through it using various weight pellets which are known for their accuracy. Most of my three round groups had at least two shots touching each other or within a millimeter of each other, using a front and rear shooting bag off a bench. My As next session will test the rifle to 50 yards with some of the heavier weight pellets. It is a "bolt action" rifle which uses 10 round rotary magazines. As such it is not built for exceptionally fast follow up shots. I had no issues with the magazines feeding various types of pellets. I am charging the rifle using a portable PCP compressor. It can be charged using a high pressure hand pump, but doing so will give the user a real workout.

    Things I would have changed:

    The Umarex Gauntlet is not a small pellet rifle. It weights around 8 pounds. A lighter rifle would be desirable, but the Gauntlet 2 has a fairly large pressure tank and a regulator controls the air pressure used for each shot. These features make up for the increased weight and size in my opinion. The action on my rifle seems to be a bit stiff, especially when compared to the actions on most centerfire bolt action rifles. This does not make for quick follow up shots, which is not an issue when target shooting, but it may be if one uses the rifle for hunting.

    What others should know:

    Call me a "whimp" if you wish. When I first bought my Umarex Gauntlet 2 I was using a high pressure hand pump to charge it. Doing so is not an easy process by any means. I recommend a portable PCP compressor to charge this rifle.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    It's power for hunting.

    Things I would have changed:

    Air cylinder needs to come from factory with fill port & gauge in right position & tight on the rifle.

    What others should know:

    Got JSB Diabolo .30 cal 50.15 grain Domed Pellets & it likes them better than Hatsan Vortex Strike 48.60 grain. Dime size or less group at 25 yards. First kill on squirrel this morning at 20 yards, head shot. Installed barrel band from Hajimoto & s.30 cal suppressor.

  • 4.0 4.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Once you get one that is not defective it is an AMAZING value. It shoots like a dream. My current one has a smooth trigger, a bolt which functions easily and ergonomics well suited to the bench. I was in disbelief of how accurately it shoots at 50 yards. I believe the fact that the JSB 30 cal pellets are not as prone to deform in shipping and handling as are the smaller caliber pellets also contribute to the accuracy.

    Things I would have changed:

    Umarex initial quality control is shaky. My first one was ridiculously difficult to cock, could not hold air and had a very long, rough, creepy trigger. Fortunately, PA customer service is remarkably good and they exchanged it.

    What others should know:

    Even my replacement G30 leaked air until it was shot many times (my initial range session consisted of 21 shots) and then everything settled in and all was good. When it is right it is a a wonderful gun! The reason for the four star rating rather than five is due to initial quality issues.

  • 1.0 1.0

    1.0 1.0

    1.0 1.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Looks cool.

    Things I would have changed:

    Not leak.

    What others should know:

    Gun showed up with tons of scratches on it, and it looks like somebody tried to cover that up with a sharpie. From the first time I filled it up, MASSIVE AIR LEAK. About 500 psi leaking out per hour. Im sure if I got an honest new gun, I wouldnt be having these problems. Ill see if I can exchange it and update my review.

  • 4.0 4.0

    5.0 5.0

    4.0 4.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    I like it has consistent power .I like the fill port.

    Things I would have changed:

    The barrel is not held tight by nothing .The plastic part that is stopost to help gas way to much play in-between the barrel and the plastic.

    What others should know:

    You will need to tighten up the air tank and some screws there production line can be better .

  • 1.0 1.0

    1.0 1.0

    2.0 2.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Adjustability, power and caliber.

    Things I would have changed:

    Make sure it will hold air.

    What others should know:

    Returned because of massive air leak and requested a refund since no more were in stock, along with cancelling the order of a second Gauntlet 30 that I had on pre-order for a gift. Purchased one from Utah Air that was in stock, to replace it.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    The rifle shoots great. Was easy to zero in. Very accurate. I love it. My first PCP rifle

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Very accurate

    Things I would have changed:

    The degassing . I've received 2 Gauntlet2 in .25 cal and had the same degassing problem. The first time I returned it was no problem.The 2nd time was a PIA. I chatted with Doug, and he gave me the 3d degree then told me to return it to Umarex for a Warramtu claim. So much to "Returns being painless' as stated in Pyramyd airs Return Policy. He had me so PO with all the irrelevant questioning.

    What others should know:

    Yeah. If you end up chatting with Doug for warranty issues, HE WILL MAKE IT EXTREMELY HARD FOR YOU!!

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