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|Max Velocity||525 fps|
|Cocking Effort||19 lbs.|
|Front Sight||Fiber Optic|
|Rear Sight||Adjustable for windage & elevation|
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Things I liked: Great starter and plinking rifle. Not too small for adults either, but 6'4' shooters may have a problem acquiring the sights. Easy to cock and shoot all day. Not too hold sensitive, as far as I can tell, at least I haven't found any particular hold or position that gave me better accuracy, trigger control and breathing are what works with this rifle every time. Not sure about what groups it is capable of - I am not that great a shooter, but I can call virtually all my fliers with this rifle, so, it's me.
Things I would have changed: Throw away the scope and make it $10 less
What others should know: The scope is junk, just like other reviewers said, but this doesn't surprise me one bit, so no star taken. Use open sites, they are awesome. The sites came adjusted way too high, so sight in at shorter distances first (at 15ft I was 4-5 inches off). Crosman Competition (milk carton) pellets are too loose for this rifle. They come out sometimes before I can close the gun and get crushed and block the port. Not good for the seals. Pay attention and slowly close and lock barrel pointed *downward*. Easy when you are standing but a bit awkward while seated/prone. The best way would be to use a pellet seater adjusted as deep as you can, I experimented with different depths and can't tell if it affects the accuracy one bit.
Things I liked: Trigger pull. Fiber optic sights. Easy cocking. Recoil pad. Thumb hole.
Things I would have changed: Gamo's cheap scope should be discontinued.
What others should know: Some people have complained about the hollow stock becasue of the hole on the bottom of the stock. I cut some studry foam to fit the hole precisely - that keeps out dirt and makes the gun a littel more quite. I have 3 of these Gamo Recon guns and really like them. Once you experiment and find which pellet the gun prefers, they are very accurate. All three of my Recons like the JSB domed pellet in 7.33 grains. I can shoot pop bottle caps at 20 yards with consistent hits. Throw away the Gamo scope and intall a BSA 2-7x32 scope with Accushot rings and you will be very happy with the combination.
Things I liked: I gave this to my grandson for Christmas It handles and shoots great Great value for the money and for a beginning shooter
Things I would have changed: Scope works but that's about all I can say for it I'd recommend a better scope
What others should know: Very easy for beginning shooters to learn shooting skills with. I'm almost tempted to buy another one for myself but I already have 4 and don't really need another one. Grest plinker.
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gun use lead shot or other type ?
Lead pellets only
The gun would shoot .177 caliber airgun pellets.
|Max Velocity||525 fps|