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.