What was the best Gamo rifle built and what is the current best Gamo rifle.

What was the best Gamo rifle built and what is the current best Gamo rifle.

Joined: April 7th, 2007, 8:31 pm

April 6th, 2009, 12:42 am #1

I keep seeing people talk about the 1250 which I'm sure isn't made anymore or a least isn't known by the 1250 name. Just curious. I've owned three Gamo's. One's still with me. Might want one more based on what I find.
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Joined: December 16th, 2008, 6:04 pm

April 6th, 2009, 5:20 am #2

A diamond in the rough! Accurate and made well. With some mod's, it can hang with the big boys>
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Joined: September 28th, 2006, 7:53 pm

April 6th, 2009, 5:55 pm #3

I keep seeing people talk about the 1250 which I'm sure isn't made anymore or a least isn't known by the 1250 name. Just curious. I've owned three Gamo's. One's still with me. Might want one more based on what I find.
The 1250 is now called the Hunter Extreme. I bought one last week and I had a 1250 a year ago.So they are the same gun. It has much power in .22 cal, 27 foot pounds. HTH, Benson.
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Joined: March 19th, 2009, 11:24 am

April 7th, 2009, 11:51 am #4

I keep seeing people talk about the 1250 which I'm sure isn't made anymore or a least isn't known by the 1250 name. Just curious. I've owned three Gamo's. One's still with me. Might want one more based on what I find.
I've owned dozens of Gamos and my favorites have always been the Hunter 220, 440 and 890 (steel barrels). I believe Natchezss still carries them at good prices. The CFX is a really good shooter, but I prefer break-barrels over underlevers. Out of box they're usually very loud, twangy and can be inaccurate but with a little bit of work (a lube/debur and new seal at the least), things can improve a lot. Oh yeah, a GTX trigger or RFM insert is a must...
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Joined: October 21st, 2001, 3:36 am

April 7th, 2009, 2:24 pm #5

I haven't shot the big Gamos so I didn't comment. I prefer the CFX over the 220 but it's more a matter of taste.

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Joined: March 23rd, 2009, 12:28 am

April 8th, 2009, 12:29 am #6

I keep seeing people talk about the 1250 which I'm sure isn't made anymore or a least isn't known by the 1250 name. Just curious. I've owned three Gamo's. One's still with me. Might want one more based on what I find.
if money is not an issue buy a couple and test them your self,then and only then you will know what your looking for... good luck...
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Joined: August 3rd, 2008, 1:32 am

April 8th, 2009, 12:36 am #7

I keep seeing people talk about the 1250 which I'm sure isn't made anymore or a least isn't known by the 1250 name. Just curious. I've owned three Gamo's. One's still with me. Might want one more based on what I find.
CFX in .177, I have two in that caliber and two more in .22 with a close second being the 220/440, I have two 440's and they are light, easy to tune, accurate and best of all, only $99 at Natchez when I bought my first one. They still have them at a good price with a toss away scope. I use the Leepers Bug Buster in Accushot rings, deadly out to 40 yards. I have had two plastic spring guides die on me, not sure why, the tuner who does my guns fixed them both. Also, like lots of low cost air rifles, you need to be aware the open sights often will not allow you to get on the target due to lack of adjustment. I have had my first .177 CFX tuned and it really helps. you don't need a magnum springer if you can hit your targets, they are harder to shoot and tune.
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Joined: October 10th, 2003, 5:24 am

April 8th, 2009, 10:39 pm #8

I keep seeing people talk about the 1250 which I'm sure isn't made anymore or a least isn't known by the 1250 name. Just curious. I've owned three Gamo's. One's still with me. Might want one more based on what I find.
Probably the finest Gamo was the 126 Supermatch 10m rifle. Not world class but a good gun that still soldiers on, nonetheless.

For today's market, maybe the old Shadow 1000. Not quite as sophisticated as the CFX (which is, essentially, a BSA design) but still the workhorse powerplant of the line and, when tuned, a very respectable modestly priced air rifle that's on par with some guns costing $100 more.

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Joined: February 24th, 2006, 6:15 pm

April 9th, 2009, 12:57 am #9

I keep seeing people talk about the 1250 which I'm sure isn't made anymore or a least isn't known by the 1250 name. Just curious. I've owned three Gamo's. One's still with me. Might want one more based on what I find.
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Joined: April 7th, 2007, 8:31 pm

April 10th, 2009, 1:16 am #10

A diamond in the rough! Accurate and made well. With some mod's, it can hang with the big boys>
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