Skip to comments.Attention Preppers: good deal on an Air Rifle at Woot today. . . .
Posted on 09/07/2012 12:30:09 AM PDT by Salgak
Found a good deal for the Preppers out there: Woot! is selling a good Gamo Air Rifle, .177 caliber, for $135 bucks including shipping.
Gamo Varmint Stalker with Scope
I've been looking at Air Rifles/Pellet Guns to add to my collection of useful tools, and got this deal in the mail this morning. It won't last long: Woot's deal is 1 day or whenever they sell out, whichever comes first. . . . I grabbed one, many of you will probably like this deal too, about half retail, and about a third off of general online prices.
Not as accurate as a competition air rifle, but it sends the pellets out at a pretty high velocity. Some come with a scope and a laser. One might think the laser is a bit silly, but I, er I mean my friend said you could use the displacement of the laser in relation to the crosshairs to judge range.
Anyone wishing to grow fruit, or nut trees in a suburban backyard will find a Gammo air gun with a silencer to be very useful.
They offered that before and I passed. Went to Dick’s Sporting Goods and picked up a Remington .177 (for squirrel eradication in my case) for less than $90 that more than does the job.
I got one of those several years ago. Worked well for a few years, executed many bunnies in my garden. Then, suddenly, it developed barrel sag. Can’t hit anything with it now.
Won’t penetrate a blue helmet; I’ll pass.
That is a great buy!! I paid $250 for my Varmiter.
Thanks... just bought one to be prepared for starling and grackle season! :-)
A review from Amazon.com
Inconsistent shot groups July 7, 2012
By In Georgia
After 200 shots, and shooting from a solid bench rest I get inconsistent 2 to 3 inch shot groups at 45 feet no matter what kind of pellet I use. That’s 45 feet! Walk it out, it’s only a short distance. I’ve been told the accuracy will improve the more I shoot it. My question is: Will I ever get better than 2 inches at 45 Feet? How many more times will I have to try? I’m looking for better accuracy than this.
It could be just a defective unit. I have a
Gamo whisper that gets 1/2 inch groups at the same range.
That seems a bit wide. Mine shoots all pellets touching at 33 feet (10m). I picked 10 m because that is the range competitive air guns are shot at so I had a benchmark on the relative accuracy. It might be the pellets as well. I shoot RWS and Gamo brand pellets through it, not Crossman or Daisy.
I apologize if i am telling you things that are obvious to you.
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