Gamo Magnum Air Rifle Features
- IGT MACH 1 gas piston (IGT=Inert Gas Technology)
- Velocities up to 1650 fps in .177 caliber and 1300 fps in .22 w/PBA Platinum ammo
- Fixed fiber optic front sight
- Fully adjustable fiber optic rear sight
- 11mm scope rail with scope stop
- Rifled steel barrel
- SWA (Shock Wave Absorber) recoil pad reduces felt recoil by up to 74%
- All-weather ambidextrous thumbhole stock with black rubber inserts on grip, forearm and cheekpiece
- Custom Action Trigger (CAT) independently adjustable 1st and 2nd stage, allows you to tailor you trigger
- Automatic cocking safety system
- Manual safety
- Recoil Reducing Rail maximizes scope lifespan with 99.9% recoil compensation
- Includes 3-9x40 adjustable objective scope and mount
- 3-9x magnification
- 40mm adjustable objective lens
- 1" tube
- 30/30 reticle with fine crosshairs, perfect for target acquisition
- 40 ft to 12 ft field of view
- 3.5" eye relief
- 21.6 oz
- 13.5" long
- Includes lens caps
Benefits of the IGT MACH 1 over a metal mainspring
- Large cylinder delivers more velocity and terminal penetration
- Smoother cocking and shooting
- Increased precision and speed
- Less vibration
- No spring fatigue, even if you leave it cocked for hours
- Functions perfectly in cold weather
- Lasts longer than a metal spring
This is now the 5th air rifle purchase that I have made within the past year and a half. I have been lucky thus far and pleased with all of my prior purchases, yet this Gamo, the second Gamo rifle of those purchases takes the cake in a lot of areas.
The ergonomics of this rifle are amazing, very comfortable feel and weight to it, in all honesty, I was hesitant on getting a rifle with a thumb hole/pistol grip stock variation, I am amazed and surprised on the overall comfort and functionality of such a design. The polymer stock is ideal for toting around in my Mule to drive into my pasture, walking the fence line or running through the brush. Easy to maintain and no need worry about scratching up a nice wood finish.
The power of this air rifle is very impressive. I did not bother to mount the supplied scope to the rifle, yet put on a 4x Center Point scope for the break in period. Within 25 shots, had it zeroed in at 30 yards. My incentive and reason I had gotten back into shooting air rifles simple was a result of my raising cattle and need for eliminating Feral creatures around my cow pasture. Within my area, there are feral goats, pigs, cats and dogs, not to mention Myna Birds, Rats and the over abundant Feral Chickens. Although I have just received the air rifle, have not run even a 100 rounds through it, broken in the air rifle nor learned its strengths and weaknesses, I did manage thus far to nail a feral rooster at 50 yards dropping it where it stood.
This air rifle from what I have seen thus far, likes the 15.5- 18gr variation of pellets best. I like many others, have pretty much bough just about every .22 pellet currently available, with some worth their weight in gold and some just plain useless. Thus far I have gotten very promising results with the H&N Crow magnums, Gamo Red Fire and Crossman Pirahna's. Just a word of caution, particularly for those which are VERY concerned with a loud discharge because of neighbors or in urban areas... do not fire Alloy pellets in this air rifle. I fired a Gamo Luxor Alloy pellet in this thing, it cracked and sounded like firing a .22 LR or Magnum rim fire rifle. Surprised me, hell even laughed and did it a few more times, yet I live in a VERY RURAL area and could give a rip, for those living within a city.. well more than likely someones neighbor is going to be calling the SWAT team on you.
The cocking effort is stiff, yet nothing a healthy individual cannot manage or do consistently for a plinking session. You can tell it is a serious system do to the increased difficulty of cocking compared to my Benjamin Jim Shockey air rifle, yet nothing to make anyone just wanna give up on it.
Damn glad I made the purchase thus far, will mount a bona fide scope on it within a month, the amount of shooting I do daily, should have it broken in within a month.
It seems to digest the .22 Gamo Rocket pellets quite well, but I couldn't get much of a grouping because of the insanely unstable homemade tripod I cobbled together; when I could get a stable rest, it seemed to do a good job of putting the shots on the crosshairs for the most part. The CAT (Custom Action Trigger) was pre-set at the factory with not a hell of a lot of first-stage travel, so it was nice to be able to adjust that; the second stage is literally "right there" when you (gently!) squeeze through the small first-stage part of the pull, and the second stage breaks like glass---a VERY crisp trigger break. Very nice.
The only "meh" part is with the scope: it doesn't seem to be as nice and sharp as the box scopes that have come with my two Benjamins, but that's about my biggest concern---and scopes are replaceable, after all. Plenty of power, that's for sure: it's said to be 200fps faster than my Benjamin Trail NP2 of the same caliber, and "Fat Albert" (my name for my Benjamin) has no problem punking out trash pandas (raccoons) with the Gamo Rockets, so the Magnum will undoubtedly be a fine performer too---and at about two pounds less than the Benjamin. Hey-hey-hey!
matches up to all the post sofar. l little hard to cock but , should get better as it breakes in, other than that gun shoots as stated, had no trouble getting it sighted in, but would deffinately put better scope on it , u should clean it really well when u first get it , also make sure to lock-tite all screws and tighten with torque driver if u have one. i have had good luck so far , got 3 peskeky squirrls and 4 rabbits and the air field where we land and service the crop dusters air craft.(lost a plane last year caused by them when plane was landing ) pilot was ok just shaken up a bit. if u don`t have one in your line up get one u won`t be sorry .THUNDSER
The rifle does have a minor bit of barrel droop, fine with the package scope as it has lots of adjustment room, not so much with a high power scope as you run out of adjustment so you will need to shim or use an mount specifically for droop.
As for scopes this is a new on also, I have a nice Hawke ordered for it, but the rifle ate two Leapers scopes for lunch. One was the shorter SWAT 3 to 9 and the other was the longer regular size 4 to 12 with weaver rings. The first one lasted about 20 shots and the second one third shot the reticle spun in the tube. But the package scope has hung in there for about 600 shots so far.
Yes Gamo finally gets it, with this one and the Urban PCP those (SNOB) brands have something to worry about. Why pay 700 or more for a rifle that is no better.
And Gamo has a five year warranty, and this rifle is light, it is not a 12 lead weight to lug on a hike, it is actually quite easy to carry with a sling and light enough to make some decent off hand shots.
Oh almost forget, the trigger is great. I just ignore the slack in the first stage, but I call the second stage a two stage, you have to shoot it to understand. You can feel the trigger pull a bit and with just a bit more pressure it fires, you know exactly when it will fire, it is a great trigger when you get a bit used to it.
0.22Caliber 0.22 CalVelocity 1300 fpsLoudness 2-Low-MediumMag Capacity 1
0.177Caliber 0.177 CalVelocity 1650 fpsLoudness 2-Low-MediumMag Capacity 1