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Gamo Red Fire
The Gamo Red Fire has a pointed, red polymer tip that delivers an expanding mushrooming effect on impact.
Gamo Red Fire .22 Cal, 15.4 Grains, Polymer Tip, 125ct
Item Code: GA-632270454 [PY-P-1347]
|Suggested for||Small game hunting/plinking|
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Things I liked: These are a great pellet for pest control and I would guess 'small game' hunting. If you have a higher power pellet rifle (~1,000 fps muzzle velocity or more) like a PCP, the Predator Polymags do expand a little better and are slightly more accurate. But, especially if you have a medium power or lower pellet rifle (~900 fps muzzle velocity or less) you probably won't see a difference between these Red Fire and a 16 Grain, Predator Polymag. The Red Fire are a great pellet, at a reasonable price for knocking down small pests/game. The Red Fire have a little better 'reach' then the Predator Polymag for longer shots. (Lighter, Higher Muzzle Velocity, less drop, etc.)
Things I would have changed: The Red Fire seems to be made from slightly harder material than the Predator Polymags which I think accounts for the 'slightly less accuracy' of the Red Fire. I suspect these Red Fire don't seal or mold to the rifling's quite as well. The Predator Polymags have a little better expansion with higher power rifles.
What others should know: These are my 'go-to' pellet for general pest control. I have used the Predator Polymag Short .22 Cal. (15.75 Gr.) and still use the Predator Polymag .22 Cal. (16.0 Grains) but for general small pest control we like these Red Fire pellets. We've found the Gamo Red Fire .22 Cal. to be about as accurate as the 15.75 Grain Predator Polymag Short .22 Cal. while the 16.0 Grain Predator Polymag .22 Cal. is a little more accurate out to distances of about 20 yards. We have Squirrels, Ground Squirrels, Gophers, mice, a few rats and the occasional Nuthatch to deal with. Usually the Red Fire pellets work fine for all of them out to 30+ yards. The 16.0 Grain, Predator Polymag has an advantage at less the than 20 yards, especially with larger Squirrels and Gophers. We found the 15.75 Grain, Predator Polymag Shorts 'knock down' as well as the 16.0 Grain, Predator Polymag pellets but as far as accuracy they're somewhere between the 16.0 Grain, Polymag and these Red Fire pellets at distance.
Things I liked: I have tried many different pellets in my Gamo Magnum .22caliber rifle but these are the ones it likes & I like the tip I wish they had them in a 14.5 grain but the 15.4 work LOOKOUT SQUIRRELS !!!! I killed a LARGE rat that was in my Chicken Feed with one of the GAMO Red Fire Pellets & the entire top of it head was removed It turned it a flip Stopping Power YES Gamo Red Fire Pellets are my 1st choice for hunting .
Things I would have changed: I have only one gripe with the Gamo Red Fire is that some of the tips are coming off from the pellet I had several that the tips were gone & after looking they were in the bottom of the tin I hope Gamo will address this little problem I will hunt with them for good Oh and another thing they should have them in a tin of 250
What others should know: USE THEM !!!
Things I liked: Screw top lid w/ sight window is nice . Great quality control ; no damaged skirts or missing poly tips . I buy them because my rifle loves these over all else ....bottom line . Slighty smaller diameter than other pellets is the ticket for "my" rifle .
Things I would have changed: Closer tolerances in the swagging is the only thing that comes to mind . Not that the size is all over the place , but when you seat every pellet in a break barrel by hand ; you can feel when one is different .
What others should know: My air rifle is a break barrel Benjamin NP2 in .22 , tuned trigger , (secret) moly coated the barrel . Crazy accurate .
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Nice irregular SEEM running the length of the lead. Anyone know if this screws up accuracy? seems as large as it is ,it's gotta have some effect .
I thought the seams would affect accuracy too but surprisingly I found this pellet very accurate in both my Benjamin Steel Eagle gas piston rifle & Marauder pistol in .22. The .177 version is very accurate as well. Can be expensive shooting as tin count is only 125/tin so best for hunting.
Surprisingly it has no ill effect on performance, these pellets work well in all my springers and group great,not so much in my PCPs but superb accuracy in springers