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Everything! The power, the feel, the look. (i got the .22 cal) The cocking force needed isnt as bad as i thought, or as bad as everyone was making it out too be. Im very small, too, 24, 5'11, 150 lbs. Im plenty strong, but from what i was hearing i figured, i might get sore after awhile, but shot hundreds of rounds the first second and third day, no problem, just got easier and easier. The gun is VERY heavy, but again, i got used to it and now it feels really good, not heavy at all, except during extended free standing aiming. it gets heavy, but so doesnt anything after awhile of holding.Things I would have changed:
I wouldnt let anyone send out another rifle without a scope in the box. I was very disappointed at this as i also got it christmas day only to have to go out and buy a hundred dollar scope, which im happy with and planned on replacing the scope anyway so its okay, but thats just not acceptable. Um, i would like to make it lighter but at the same time its okay because i feel like the power is in the weight and i love the power, recoil is so strong but again i wouldnt change it.What others should know:
You NEED a one piece mount for the scope and the recoil screw MUST be screwed down all the way or the recoil will push the scope right off the back of the rail after quite a few shots if your not paying attention, but its not a problem with the one piece mount that comes with the scope, i just didnt receive my scope so i didnt have the one piece mount for the first week. you should also know how heavy it is, might make your arm or shoulder sore, either from caring on a sling or shooting. gamo sling works perfectly with the pistol grip and bull barrel by the way. I wouldnt be too concerned with the 58lbs of cocking effort needed if you feel strong enough because you'll easily get used to it with a little shooting, but it is surprising at first. I would definitely suggest the charlie da tuna GRT III trigger, as its incredible on its own, nevermind the fact the trigger pull on the the socom is really long and will fully mess with your accuracy. Also the gold is a very nice touch Otherwise that the rifle is definitely worth the money and takes some learning to get accurate and used to the weight and cocking but its SO worth it. I just wish i could shoot it all day but being winter its getting dark around 430
I have this rifle in .22 & .177 it's super hard to say which one I like best they both give me&my friends loads of fun. Imagine an air rifle that hits as hard as a firearm, and super inexpensive to feed. Both guns take a lot of practice to dominate,but once you get the hang of their sensitivities your going to be rocking. Both are heavy weights in relation to cocking but once you start pulverizing targets the effort won't matter. Hitting minute objects 1 x 1 inch at 30 or 40 yards with explosive power S.O.P.Things I would have changed:
OH if they would have come with open sights then these guns would have been on the road to classics, such a pityWhat others should know:
Gamo can make first rate guns , the finish and the design on these rifles is admirable.The socom extreme looks super I'm sure, like in my case it will garnish a respected place in any air gunners collection . I should have acquired them at Pyramyd .
What a gun! Its well balanced and has very very good power. I like the scope and how the gun feels when you shoot.Things I would have changed:
The trigger is not to bad....... i replaced it with a grt111 from charliedatuna.com. made a incredible difference and my accuracy improved. Installation is the same as the quest 1000x.What others should know:
If you want power this gun is it! The best pellets for accuracy is the copper coated FTS 8.80 grain, and the Crow Magnums from Beeman 8.80grain. Great gun! LOVE shooting it! Good practice for hunting season.
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