Gamo Tomahawk .177 Caliber Pellets
Gamo Tomahawk Pellets
The Gamo Tomahawk pellets are pretty good pellets, they're very accurate, despite having extra lead hanging off the skirt most of the time. As far as expansion goes, they don't really seem to expand at all, but neither do most other pellets that advertise the same thing. The most I've seen is a very slight flattening of the point after I shot a rabbit through the rib cage. If I had to say one bad thing about these pellets, it would be that they seem to lack killing power. For some reason, they just don't drop squirrels like other pellets I've used, even if I hit them in the chest. Overall, these are great pellets for plinking, and good for hunting if you can get good shot placement in the heart/lungs or head.
March 26, 2008
I just recently replaced and old scope with a Pursuit 3-9x32 22 scope. After sighting it in with old pellets I was getting poor results with pointed pellets. I switched to hollow points and accuracy got better, not good. I bought these and RWS Super H Point. These grouped around 1" maybe a little more. As for penetration the pellets completely buried themselves in a 2x12 with maybe 1/16" past the face of the wood. The expansion was not very noticeable. I did notice that the pellet was about 1/2 the original length and that they were slanted. I think the description from the company is very close to the truth. I can't vouch for expansion. All the pellets seemed to be uniform as to how the fit the barrel. I noticed this by how all the pellets seemed to insert with about the same fit into barrel. I have an old break barrel rifle and I can't attest to how they drop varmits yet, but time will only tell. Seems to be a good fit for a $300+ air rifle.
July 23, 2014
These would work for just plinkin' around, but if that's all you're doing you're probably using match points. These just don't shoot as tight a pattern as most other lead pellets. The Crosman Destroyers are a very similar design for hunting, but shoot a much tighter pattern in my Gamo Hornet. And if I'm going to shoot at an animal, I want to know exactly where the round is going!
December 14, 2012
A good choice of pellets.
I honestly really like these pellets. I use them with my Gamo silent cat and they work really great. They penetrate cans, bottles, and put nice big dents in your fence.
For those of you saying they are terrible, it might also be the gun you are using. For accurate and powerful guns they work great.
(They do completely flatten out on impact with solid objects.)
August 8, 2009