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Umarex Gauntlet Air Rifle
PCP airgunners long for affordable guns that are consistent as well as powerful, and Umarex has answered the call!
The Gauntlet PCP repeater that balances tremendous shot strings, with incredible power and accuracy all for a competitive price. With an 1150 psi regulator, the Gauntlet uses less air; improving accuracy, and the amount of shots per charge on its 3000 psi tank. Once the pressure is low, you can either refill the tank using the standard Foster quick connect fitting or simply unscrew the tank with the included pressure release key to switch out your tank. As long as the pressure gauge is in the green, your shots will stay consistent. Umarex tested both .177 (7.9 grain) and .22 (14.3 grain) lead pellets, achieving 60(.22) or 70 (.177) shots on a single fill! With a velocity of 1000 fps in .177 and 900 fps in .22, the Gauntlet has no problem sending lead downrange in a hurry.
Each caliber features a single shot tray and a 10 round rotating magazine so you can spend less time reloading and more time taking rapid fire bolt-action shots. The fully-moderated barrel quiets your shots, making it a perfect platform for blasting away at backyard targets or eliminating pests. Its all-weather synthetic stock comes with integrated studs for the addition of a sling for convenient carrying in the field. A standard dovetail mount is ready for mounting the optics system of your choice.
Umarex threw down the gauntlet for a PCP that's accurate, consistent, and affordable. What more could you ask for?
|Max Velocity||1000 fps|
|Suggested for||Small game hunting/plinking|
|Max Shots per Fill||70|
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Things I liked: Hard hitting (punched through my 5/8" plywood backing board. Dead on, shot to shot accuracy (10 meter 1" targets yield dime sized groups). Easy enough to fill from 1,000psi up to 3,000 psi using my hand pump. Quiet enough that the squirrels were watching from 10 feet away from my target and were not disturbed as I shot repeatedly at it. The trigger is very smooth and breaks predictably, as shipped. The included single shot tray AND 10-shot magazine is fantastic ... test your pellets using the single shot tray and then switch to the magazine once you've found the best ones to use. Nice textured gripping and excellent shaping of the synthetic stock makes it easy to pull into your shoulder for precisely accurate shots. Clever use of the strap lugs to lock in the bottle cover and also lock the adjustable cheek piece. The large 13ci air cylinder is producing 67 reproducible shots IF I go by it's air gauge when filling to 3,000 psi (it isn't accurate ... see Things I would change).
Things I would have changed: My first two shots were amazing then suddenly, the pressure dropped so much that the pellets wouldn't exit the barrel ... Joe Broncato (Youtube: The airgun scientist) explained that problem AND the easy fix ... but it should have been addressed at the factory? If you cock, load and only get a click with no shot fired, be prepared to tamp back any 'miss fired' pellets, back down the breach until you've properly seated the air cylinder and rotated the gauge and fill port. I used a nylon tipped cleaning rod to push the pellet back into the breach (with the 10-shot mag removed first, of course). They are obviously struggling to supply the guns but it would be nice to be able to order extra regulated air cylinders for it. The small air gauge on the air cylinder isn't accurate enough. My hand pump has a better gauge that matches the gauge on my Discovery so, I use the hand pump gauge, instead of the one on the Gauntlet. The Gauntlet reads 3,000 psi when the hand pump reads only 2,700 psi!
What others should know: Be prepared to wait but, the wait is absolutely worth it ... ordered July 3rd arrived in November. I've yet to test it at longer than 10m but I can see no reason for concern at longer ranges ... my 10 m test shots were with 19 grain pellets. You may need a more powerful scope ... I'm using a 3x-9x bug buster which was fine for my Disco but this gun is so accurate that to get the most from it will likely require a more powerful scope. The full barrel shroud and 13ci tank are nice but heavier than expected ... the gun is well balanced but top heavy (with a scope) in cheaper sleds. Expect to raise the adjustable cheek piece to line your eye up with your scope. Also, expect to buy more 10-shot magazines! You'll rapidly go through them. When filled to actual 3,000 psi, I'm getting closer to 80 shots so the inaccurate gauge on the Gauntlet will cost you many shots unless you have a more accurate gauge on your pump. I figure it's approx. 300 pumps from my Benjamin hand pump to refill my gun.
Things I liked: If you were to have just one PCP air rifle, this is the one to get.
Things I would have changed: Have issues with jamming with the magazine. Pellet gets stuck in barrel.
Things I liked: Everything. I expected a lot. Yes it is seemingly based on a highly modified QB78/79 ( longer airtube than a 79 so more modding potential) and a company I have never dealt with before pulled it off flawlessly. Some complain about the hand guard/bottle cover, on mine ( stripped two of them tho) you simply need to REVERSE removal, tab's first THEN bolt, perfect. Trigger adjusts very light,short and safe. Shoots well enough for FT out of the box and the stock would be well suited for that. 2 allen's, a screw driver and included degas tool strip it all the way down, universal seals, barrel is well anchored with NO poi shift w/without shroud. I own a highly modified 79 built by a pro and so expected a lot (" I" wanted every trick + 10 shots clip that didn't effect groups and shroud) , Umarex did EVERY trick + and got it all right the first time out. Darn. Fit,finish,function,machining, there is nothing on the market even at $600.00 that comes close.
Things I would have changed: I have seen 2 with the front trigger screw sitting above flush inside the airtube. Fixed by installing an additional washer between screw head and trigger pack.
What others should know: I have the .177 and stripped a .22. If learned against a wall on the barrel overnight I have seen no poi shift. If you try to reinstall the front sling stud 1st it WILL cause miss alignment of the hand guard, tabs 1st then tighten stud. "I" do not feel this is a good design to remove and/or install a bottle with air in it. You get plenty of regulated shots anyway, just refill. JSB heavies shoot very well in mine. A cut ( forearm) QB stock will fit and would drop perhaps as much as 2lb ? The stock weighs about as much as the action, you could remove all the adjustable parts for weight savings.
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Can the gauntlet tank be refilled at Dicks or any paint ball store?
A paintball store, quite possibly. You'll want to call and ask if they can fill High Pressure air tanks to 3000 psi.
I've read where the single shot tray is more accurate that the 10 shot magazine. Why is the shot tray more accurate?
The magazine can cause minor pellet deformation, the single shot tray will not cause this and you are also more likely to notice something wrong with a pellet you would load with the tray.
What are some CHEAP hand pumps that would pair well with this gun?
The Air Venturi G7s would probably be your best bet Air Venturi G7S Hand Pump,...
To fill your PCP gun:
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2.If an adapter is needed, one will be shown
3.Add both to your cart to get hooked up
Umarex Gauntlet PCP Air Rifle, Synthetic Stock with quick-disconnect connector (1M)
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|Max Velocity||1000 fps|