Gamo Big Cat 1250 .177 Caliber Air Rifle Combo
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
I tried to decide between all .177's and couldn't justify the Benjamin prices, at least for a first purchase. Finally just decided to start with this very mid-range Gamo, and I’m really glad I did.
Build quality is great (again for this price range). I was worried about the furnished scope, but just clamped it tightly and it has been fantastic. The gun itself is fairly heavy. I was not expecting that from a pellet gun, but I think that aids in accuracy. This is my first pellet gun, so nothing to compare it to since BB's as a kid.
The gun is pretty loud for the neighborhood (to my ear, my friends said it wasn't bad at all...) so I took it to the lake last weekend to sight in and get a feel for it. Right out of the box, the groups were 2.5" high and left, but CONSISTENT. So a little scope adjusting and we were shooting <1" groups from 30+- yards. I have now set up a little range in the basement, and tried additional pellets and can overlap shots from 36 feet (the limit of how far I can shoot inside.)
I switched pellets when I shot through the furnished Gamo pba's and am now using some RWS 8.2 grain flat nose that come with a cleaning kit. The accuracy is even a touch better, but it did require re-sighting the scope. The switch put me about 1.5" to the right, but a couple of clicks and I was back in the bulls eye.
Last night for the first time I took a shot at a rabbit that has been eating my wife's flowers (the reason for the gun in the first place) and dropped him at about 40 yards with the RWS pellet. I will probably get some better "hunting" pellets, but at least one flower-eater is taken care of for now. I don't consider myself a great shot, but the gun and scope did a terrific job getting him down with one pellet. I'm very happy with my purchase and Gamo seems to be a very good company with accessories, information, etc.
August 7, 2013
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
Best pellet gun I ever bought and more power and you would have a 22 riffle
January 23, 2013