Gamo Big Cat 1250 .177 Caliber Air Rifle Combo
Great Bang for the Buck
I bought the big cat rifle mainly for target practice and I must say it was much more than I expected out of the box. After experimenting with 10 different kinds of pellets I found that crossman Premier hollow point worked best in my big cat. These seemed the most consistant to load with the best accuracy.
Every pellet fits tight and has to be pressed into position. I didnt like the scope so I changed to a 4x16x40 and added a scope rail and lazer. That made a very nice improvement. The stock (long-pull) plastic trigger was annoying so I changed the plastic trigger to an aluminum aftermarkert trigger. The gun improved 70+% IMO. Now I only have to concentrate on the target in the crosshairs and not when the shot was coming off.. I am getting another cat set up exactly the same way for my sons birthday. He's going to love it as he has some unwanted pests in his yard but wanted something he and his girlfriend could do together.
I dont know what to buy next for myself as I feel I already have the most accurate air rifle available. Thanks Bass Pro for having the cat on the shelf in your HBG. store or i wouldnt be writng this review.
The only ironic thing about this gun is I intended to buy a noodle rod and ended up with a pellet gun and I'm not the least bit dissappointed. It was a real pleasant surprise to get such a great accurate gun that was easy on my wallet. Get one you wont be disappointed.
April 19, 2012
accuracy for a price..
I got this gun a couple months ago. I started by shooting some pretty basic crossman brand .177 pellets and noticed the gun had a very low fps in comparison to the box. The pellets would drop extremely quickly. I decided to use the gamo PBA platinum pellets, and i got 1050-1100 fps. The only problem with this is that Gamo PBA platinum pellets cost around 18 dollars for only 100, making them pretty expensive. But if you are willing to pay extra for pellets. It was accurate and worth the price. (aside from the pellets) The next problem with this gun is the scope. The scope is the WORST scope i have ever seen on any airgun. Its made of plastic and will last you about a month, so would recommend buying one with your gun. But aside from that pretty good quality.
May 23, 2013
WOW-AIN'T NO TOY
Very powerful, like shooting a .22 rifle. Has a kick and even muzzle flash. Nice scope included. Test fired once scope mounted. Shooting high and left. A few clicks and more test fires and more clicks, I was shooting in bullseye or very near from 20 yrds. Very pleased so far. Drawbacks: Heavy, almost too loud for backyard varmit shooting. Best be sure of your target and what is down range and be aware of ricochet.. When test firing and target shooting, would suggest at least 1/2 wood behind what ever target you are shooting. I like
September 26, 2012
GAMO Big Cat 1250
First off, as most of the previous comments said; the scope is useless. Replaced it with a Redfield 2X7, an extra from my .270. Next problem is the pellets that come with the gun. Could not pattern either scope with them, Used the whole box of 50 that came with gun.
Read comments and got Crossman Red tips. Patterned the gun at 25yds with a dozen shots.
First time using it after patterning, shot 6 pellets, killed 4 squirrels.
No problem now, use the heavy pellets.
December 9, 2013