Gamo Air Rifle Experience

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  1. Bullhed78

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    I picked up a .22 Gamo Whisper Fusion Mach 1 late last week. This is my first air rifle. I mounted the scope with a torque wrench last night and finally got to shoot it. I played hell getting it to sight in. I consider myself a better than average rifleman with lots of experience shooting. I chalked the inaccuracy up to not being familiar with the recoil pulse of an air rifle. After 53 pellets at 15 yards I finally had it sighted in. Later I noticed the reticle had canted but the scope was still tight. Sent Gamo an email late last night and they responded first thing this morning. They are sending me a new upgraded scope free of charge. Talk about great customer service. Here’s to hoping it fixes the problem and I enjoy air gunning.
     
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    3 sentences of advice when shooting Gamos or any type of spring/ gas ram airguns.
    Put about 500 more pellets through it before expecting great accuracy.
    Try shooting more then one type of pellet. Don't go cheap unless the gun likes the cheap ones.
    Make sure all your screws a tight.
     
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    There, their, they’re. There is a difference. Thank you for pointing out my mistake. LoL
     
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    Thanks for the advice. I did check all screws before shooting and after. I bought some Crossman pellets and Gamo pellets. They were like $14 per 100 pellets. I will try a few different brands and kinds out before I settle on what works best. How often do I need to clean the barrel of it? Do I clean it the same as I would my rifle? I wasn’t real thrilled to find a broken scope on a brand new rifle but glad it was the scope and not the rifle if that makes sense.
     
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    My.22 RWS airgun likes JBS Diabolo and H&N Baracuda pellets. My Beeman R1 .177 likes the H&N silver point and Beeman pointed and wadcutter pellets, both airguns are ok with the Crossman pellets and do really poorly with Gamo pellets. I will typically run a few RWS quick cleaning pellets through the barrel after a shooting or hunting session. On more powerful airguns double up the cleaning pellets to reduce shock to the system.
     
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    Thanks for the input @xrayit I didn’t know there was such a thing as cleaning pallets. I will have to do some googling to see how they work unless you would like to explain. Any other information for a complete airgun newbie would be appreciated
     
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    From the Airgundepot web site.

    Cleaning Pellets

    As a responsible airgun owner, you understand the importance of caring for your airgun with regular cleaning and maintenance. When you are in a hurry and need to clean the inside of your barrel, the use of airgun cleaning pellets is a trusted method. Made with material designed to absorb and clean, cleaning pellets remove dirt, debris and lead build-up in air guns. They are ideal for any type of pellet gun, but they do not take the place of a thorough cleaning with a rod. With regular use, they will help maintain performance and they can be used in a pinch when you want to quickly clean out the pellet or airgun at the range or in the field as needed.
     
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    i haven't seen anyone mention the artillery hold yet, which is vital to shooting spring piston air guns.



    that helped my air gun game quite a bit! even after i switched from scope to open sights!
     
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    Thanks for the news on there customer service, it would help me decide on them for an air rifle.
     
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    @CowboyJesus Artillery hold is an interesting concept and not one that I would have figured out on my own. Thank you.
     
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    ^^^^^^^^^ This^^^^^^^^^
    Very good advice. Shoot it. A lot. POA will change.
    Burn up some cheap ammo, then see what it likes.
     
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    glad i can pass on the help i once i got here myself. like i said, it's was a game changer for me-and be prepared, if you're coming from powder burners, it'll feel so wrong at first, but it should help you dial in!
     
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    Make sure your pellets are heavy enough to not break the sound barrier, 1125 fps. They become unstable when they do. Enjoy your new rifle. joe
     
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    OK, time to show some ignorance. When I saw the thing about "cleaning pellets`, I must admit that I thought that. I was about to see something about making sure that the pellets were "clean". :rolleyes:

    Is there an issue with usiing a patch saturated with air gun oil? Or a cleaning snake (I think thats what they're called)?
     
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    did you think they meant something like this?



    cleaning and resizing pellets are something the really serious folks do (i'm not there yet, but i try at least remember my options)
     
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    That's exactly what I thought (o_O :)), thanks!
     

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