This is a Spring piston not a Nitro Piston
Nitro 17 by Gamo. The all new Nitro is the younger brother of the Sport with
slightly reduced velocity and the same all weather durability. Nitro Steel Spring
power plant delivers 1000 f.p.s. with PBA ammo. New carbine-length all weather
composite stock with rubber fore-end inserts for a solid grip. Precision rifled
steel is mold-jacketed with high-tech polymer to create a fluted bull barrel,
which enhances balances and reduces cocking effort.
Includes a 3-9x40 precision optic.
- Spring piston break barrel air rifle
- Velocity: 1000 fps (with PBA ammo) Includes 50rds. of PBA ammo
- Rifled steel, Flutted Bullbarrel
- 3-9x40 Precision Scope Mil Dot Glass Etched reticle
- Weather composite stock Thick, ventilated rubber recoil pad
- Two stage adjustable trigger Automatic cocking safety Manual trigger safety
- Length: 43.25 Weight: 6.25 lbs
- Caliber0.177 cal
- Velocity1000 fps
- Ammo TypePellets
- Barrel StyleRifled
- Cocking Effort30
- Fire ModeSingle Shot
- Gun Weight6.25
- Overall Length43.5
- Barrel Length18
- MechanismSpring piston
- RailDovetail Mount
- Warranty30 Day Limited
I would recommend this item to a friend.
A very nice rifle at a fantastic price.
June 15, 2012
Bought this to complement an old Crosman 760 Pumpmaster in our war on yard rodents. I was very happy with the condition (perfect) of this refurb gun. The fit and finish is top-notch, including the scope. Unbelievable for a $99 gun. It has a great feel without being overly heavy. I thought that the cocking action was easier than expected, having never used a break-barrel before. The scope mounted easily and was easy to sight in, only requiring about 25 shots. Mine came with a one-piece mount and all necessary mounting tools were included in the package. I do need to go back and loc-tite the scope clamp screws as recommended in the instructions. I have yet to slay any garden robbing rabbits or squirrels, but I suspect it will do a great job. I would recommend this deal to anyone--just remember that despite the name it's a coil-spring powered gun, not a nitro piston type. I was happy to find that it is quieter than the old 760, as this is the reason I didn't go with one of the 1250 fps guns.
Pros:Excellent build quality, nice scope, nice overall feel, relatively quiet. Great price. Plenty of power. Accuracy. Easy to cock
Cons:Would have liked automatic safety.
Gamo nitro 17
February 2, 2011
I own several Gamo rifles. This particular one is a little low in power. However,great for the price. I buy this rifle for the 3-9x 40 scope. Don't get me wrong, although the power is a little low, and vibrate like plastic during shooting, the rifle is pretty accurate, and requires very little effort to break the barrel. In all, this rifle is an excellent rife for beginners because this rifle has all the bell and whistle that a rifle shoot have at a lower affordable price.
Review of Nitro 17
December 1, 2010
Very nice .177 pellet rifle. My only complaint is that the front scope cap doesn't fit after the scope is mounted on the rifle.
October 24, 2010
the bust gune i have had!!!!!!!