The last Pellet Guns 1.com giveaway was a Crosman 2100b pellet gun…and now I’m going to giveaway a brand new Gamo Silent Cat Pellet Gun in .177 cal….a $269 value!!!
How to Enter: Send an email to giveaway(at)pelletguns1(dot)com with Silent Cat Giveaway in the subject line and your name in the body. I will select 1 winner at the end of the giveaway promotion.
****Only U.S.A. residents can apply and you must be 18 years of age or older.*****
Silent Cat Features:
-Velocity: 1200 feet per second (fps) with PBA, 1000 fps with Lead
-Break Barrel: Single Cocking System, Spring piston
-Automatic Cocking Safety system
-Manual Trigger safety
-Barrel: Fluted, Polymer Jacketed Rifled Steel
-Non-removable noise dampener (with up to 52% reduction)
-Cocking Effort: 30 lbs
-Trigger: Second Stage adjustable
There is a lot of talk about how great JSB pellets are. Accuracy is very important for pellet gun shooters, whether you’re hunting or target shooting…you always want the best accuracy possible.
So can high quality pellets give you the best accuracy?
Do they really make a different?
Here’s the JSB Match Diabolo .177 cal pellets. Let’s see how they do in a cheaper pellet gun like the Daisy Powerline 880.
Here’s my Daisy Powerline 880. I’m shooting in my backyard.
Let’s see how my first 5 shots went…
Let’s take a closer look at this target. Remember this group is from open sights and not a scope.
This is almost a .50″ group which is great. It actually measures about .70″. So are the JSB pellets accurate? YES. Typical pellets group around 1″ from most air rifles. If you are interested in trying JSB pellets, here is a link….JSB pellets at Amazon.com
Lots of people always question whether the cheap pellet guns are accurate… like the Daisy Powelrine 880, which sells for about $50.
I own a Daisy Powerline 880 and I really like it. I bought mine 6 or 7 years ago at Walmart for $35. I use the open sights on the Daisy Powerline because it’s too hard for me to load pellets with a scope mounted. There’s just not enough room to drop a pellet in easily.
Let’s take a look at some of my targets shooting 2 different pellets. I shot some JSB Match Diabolo Exact pellets and Copperhead Hyper Velocity Hunting pellets.
Here is my target after shooting 5 JSB Match Diabolo pellets using the open sights on the Powerline 880. I used 5 pumps for all accuracy testing.
Close up view of the target. 5 shots in about 0.75″ group. Nice for a $50 pellet gun huh? Let’s try some cheaper pellets.
Another 5 shot group using open sights and Copperhead Hyper Velocity Hunting pellets.
Close up of the 5 shot group. It measures about 0.50″. Not bad for cheap pellets from a cheap gun?
If you are interested in the Daisy Powerline 880 pellet gun or JSB/Copperhead pellets, here is a link to buy them online….Pellet guns and accessories at Amazon.com
There are lots of opinions on the accuracy of Gamo pellet guns so I would like to provide one on the Gamo Hornet Maxxim in .22 cal using JSB Exact Jumbo Monster Diabolo pellets. The JSB pellets are said to be the best and I have to say, they are excellent.
The JSB Exact Jumbo Monster Diabolo pellets fit in the chamber perfectly…not too lose and not too tight. The tolerances must be very tight on these pellets. Anyway, these JSB Monster pellets weigh 25 grains.
Here is my bench rest setup. The Gamo Hornet Maxxim is Awesome!!
Here is the Glow Shot Splatter small bore target after 5 shots with the JSB Exact Jumbo Monster 25 grain pellets from the Gamo Hornet.
Here’s a close up of the target. That’s a half inch group. The target rings are in 1 inch increments. I still need to adjust the scope up and to the left about 1/2 inch.
So is the Gamo Hornet Maxxim in .22 cal accurate? YES. If you want to check Gamo pellet guns, here is a link to buy them online…Gamo Pellet Guns at Amazon.com
I never owned a Gamo pellet gun before… I now have a Hornet Maxxim .22 cal pellet gun. Some people say that Gamo products are crap…BUT I have NEWS… this gun is freakin awesome!
One of the things that drew me to this gun is the awesome looking barrel. Check it out…
The Hornet Maxxim barrel is heavy in diameter with flutes and a great looking muzzle brake/suppressor. The barrel design minimizes vibration and noise. Great for backyard shooting.
Here is a closeup view of the thickness of the barrel…and the flutes. It’s one stout barrel and it just looks awesome!!
Here’s the muzzle brake or suppressor. It is very effective and looks great.
Another view of the Gamo muzzle brake. Fantastic design!
If you are interested in this pellet gun, here is a link to buy online with free shipping….Gamo Hornet Maxxim Pellet Rifle at Amazon.com
OK…I have had my Gamo Hornet Maxxim for a few weeks and although I have not shot it that much, I wanted to give you my thoughts so far.
Let’s start with the stock….
The butt section is nicely designed, ambidextrous with a great recoil pad. It fits me very nicely and is made of a very durable polymer. Oh…it also looks great.
The grip section and trigger areas are very ergonomic with textured areas in places where it is needed. Nicely done and very functional. I like it. …and by the way the trigger is excellent!
The Gamo Hornet forend is textured for a very non-slip grip. The width of the forend is perfect…not too wide and not too skinny. The entire stock feels very sturdy. The synthetic stock makes the Gamo Hornet weight perfect at around 7 lbs with scope. I like pellet guns to be from 5-8 lbs in weight.
So far, I really love the Gamo Hornet Maxxim pellet gun. The break barrel is VERY smooth and pretty easy to cock. If you want a great .22 cal break-barrel pellet gun for hunting or target shooting, then take a serious look here…Gamo Hornet Maxxim .22 cal Pellet Gun with 3-9×40 mm scope at Amazon.com
I just received a new Gamo Hornet Maxxim about 2 weeks ago and I wanted to show you why you should clean every new gun before you shoot it. Some people say you don’t need to clean a brand new gun….But they are wrong.
Let’s see why you should clean a brand new air rifle before you shoot it the first time.
Here is the Gamo Hornet Maxxim with the barrel broke, first cleaning patch and carbon fiber .177 cleaning rod. I did not use any cleaner on the patch. I just placed a clean patch on the .22 cal jag and pushed it through.
Here’s a closeup of the 2nd cleaning patch. Not too bad.
Here’s the 3rd patch. I ran 2 more after this and the final patch was pretty clean. Air rifles are easy to clean since there’s no powder. The dirt is most likely some sort of factory preservative to prevent rust in the barrel.
I bought 2 tins of .22 caliber pellets to try out in my new Gamo Hornet Maxxim pellet gun…the JSB Exact Jumbo Monster Diabolo and the JSB Exact Jumbo Heavy Diabolo. They are different weights but basically the same design. The Heavy is 18.13 grains while the Monster is 25.39 grains. I like the heavier pellets because they are typically more accurate and penetrate better. They’re awesome for hunting.
Here’s a closeup of the JSB Exact Jumbo Heavy and the Jumbo Monster pellets. The Heavy is on the left while the Monster is on the right.
These are the ultimate in precision air rifle pellets. When I load these into the Gamo Hornet Maxxim chamber they fit perfectly…not loose and not too tight. If you want to try some of the best pellets available, here is a link…JSB Air Rifle Pellets at Amazon.com
I just received my Gamo Hornet Maxxim air rifle and so I’m writing a thorough review on it. Lot’s of people say the scope is a piece of crap.
Let’s check it out…
The Gamo 3-9×40 mm scope is made in China but it doesn’t feel cheap. It’s actually quite heavy and feels pretty solid.
Here are the contents of the Gamo scope box. You get scope, lens covers, info booklet, pre-mounted rings, lint cloth and hex tool.
Here’s a closer view. The rings come pre-mounted and checked out to be tight and mounted correctly.
This is a closeup of the rings/mount. It’s very heavy duty and sturdy. Definitely not cheaply made.
Here’s a bottom view of the rings/rail type mount. It has 3 hex bolts that fasten the mount to the rail/base on the Gamo Hornet Maxxim. You can see the recoil bolt on the left. This fits in a hole on the rail so recoil does not move the scope mount.
Rings were tight and installed properly with a slight gap between upper and lower rings.
The eye piece features a magnification dial and focus adjustments. The lens was clear and in focus.
Hex keys are the best type of bolts for scope mounts. The tighten really well without stripping.
Here it is…Gamo 3-9×40 mm scope mounted. I tightened the 3 hex bolts as per the instructions…tighten the center and then the ends.
Closeup of the heavy duty scope mount rings and base. Now it’s time to sight it in.
My Gamo Hornet Maxxim arrived on Saturday. The shipping box was creased in the center but the rifle was not damaged…thank God.
You can see the crease in the center of the box. Shippers are pretty rough with packages.
This Gamo Hornet Maxxim is .22 cal.
I’m so glad that nothing was damaged inside the box. I hate returning stuff.
Let’s take a look inside the Gamo Hornet Maxxim box.
Here is the Gamo Hornet Maxxim sealed in plastic
Gamo 3x9x40 scope insluded.
Everything was packaged well…so damage was done by the gorilla shippers.