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New Gamo Hornet

ghostsniper1ghostsniper1 Posts: 2,645 Senior Member
Well the wife felt kind of frisky and bought me a Gamo Hornet rifle advertised to push a lead pellet at 1000fps and an alloy pellet at 1200fps. It is a single, barrel cock action.. Im telling you, you wouldnt believe this thing. For a pellet gun, any varmint is in trouble even at fairly descent rages. I popped a nuisance blackbird with it the other day and it looked like someone busted a feather pillow lol. The shot was a through and through at about 40 to 50 yards. Hold zero like you wouldnt believe for being a barrel break design. I have to say that I am quite imressed with this thing. The quality feels like holding a heavy barreled, high dollar rifle. Really neat rifle for plinking and pest control.


  • NNNN Posts: 25,236 Senior Member
    Interested on a report using it for pest control, specifically, how critical is exact vital hits in brain, heart, lung etcetera?
  • ghostsniper1ghostsniper1 Posts: 2,645 Senior Member
    Well the best I have so far is that the Blackbird I took out at about 40 or 50 yards didnt suffer much if any at all with a shot right behind the neck which not only a through and through, but what see med to be instant death. I purchased 4 different pellets which are: magnum, ultra magnum, hunting and precision match. The bird shot I took was with the precision match (just happened to be loaded with.) I would easily put this rifle against any ****, rat, bird, squirrel or honestly, anything under the aformentioned. I had the rifle sighted at only 20 yards when I took the shot on the bird and it seemed as if there was little to no bullet drop in trajectory at the 40 to 50 yards the shot was taken at. And this thing will drive tacks at these distances for a .177 pellet. Very impressive and a great gift for shooting in city limits.
  • justin10mmjustin10mm Posts: 688 Senior Member
    I've got a Gamo Shadow .177 and I am very unimpressed with it. Accuracy is not very good or consistent. I'm sure there are very good pellet guns out there, mine just is not one of them.
  • BullgatorBullgator Posts: 393 Member
    I have a Shadow 1000 and it's the best airgun I've owned. It's not a high end airgun but it beats the pants off the cheapies we had as kids (Crossman 760, Red Rider, etc). Mine is plenty accurate and hits hard. My only complaint is the crappy gritty trigger. But it dispatched it's share of Willard's hoard when they chose to trifle with me.
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