Gamo Hunter 1250 [ 177cal ] Reviews



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Gamo Hunter 1250 [ 177cal ]


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Reviewer: SSG Brousseau
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Very nice air rifle for the price. Even though the scope is adaquate I would recommend spending the extra money you saved buying this riffle on a higher quality scope. Once the scope is zeroed in, this is an extremely accurate rifle with a maximan effective range at 50 to 55 yards. I would also reccomend the Gamo Silent Cat. But I Think the best Gamo for the price is the Gamo Big Cat, at about $150.00 out of the door.


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Gamo Hunter 1250 [ 177cal ]


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Reviewer: rudy jr
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at the age of 21 i have been through 8 air rifles and 11 air hand guns. the 1250 is AMAZING!!!! at about 1250 fps it takes down anything. GAMO now has a NEW PELLET called RAPTOR PBA(performance ballistic alloy) ammo. use them with the 1250 and it can BLAST OUT AT OVER 1600 FPS!! these two items can become a very deadly weapon. one person on this site said the pellets can melt a little bit as it is being shot out but the PBA RAPTOR AMMO ELIMINATES ALL YOUR PROBLEMS you have with the 1250. CHECK OUT THE VIDEO AT GAMO.COM AS THEY TAKE DOWN A 180-185 POUND HOG AND ALSO OTHER ANIMALS. the only DOWNSIDE to the 1250 is its WEIGHT! and adding a scope just puts on more. this rifle is the best i ever had.

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Gamo Hunter 1250 [ 177cal ]


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Reviewer: Mark Hendricks
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I’ve owned my Hunter 1250 for about a month and have just gotten it broken in. It’s very accurate as long as heavy pellets are used. Unfortunatly in .177 cal. most pellets are under 9 grains. This gun will brake the sound barrier with anything 9 grains or less. It creates a cool sounding “CRACK” just like a .22 rimfire but this will cause the pellet to become unstable in flight and be very inaccurate. The other problem is that pellets going 1100 fps or more will melt slightly as they travel down the bore. This will clog up the grooves in the rifling and again, mess up the accuracy. A dry copper brush run down the bore a few times will clean the lead out of the barrel and correct the problem.(cock gun and run rod from breech to bore)

I only use .177 Beeman Kodiak pellets in mine. At 10.6 grains they are heavy enough to slow the velocity down to about 1050 fps. With the iron sights I can get 5 shot groups at 10 yards that are half an inch with all holes touching. I can hit a soup can at 40 yards almost every shot. If I had a scope this would surely be even better.

The power of this gun is amazing. I also own a Gamo Shadow 1000 rated at 1000 fps. A very good gun with plenty of power to take small game, but it doesn’t compare with the Hunter 1250. The 1250 will shoot a Kodiak pellet compeatly through a 1 inch pine board at 20 yards with enough power still left to stick the pellet 3 or 4 millimeters into the tree behind it. my Shadow will only go three fourths way through the pine board with the same pellets.

Squirrels usually drop dead at ranges up to 45 yards with one well placed shot. I have only had to put a second shot on one of the several squirrels I’ve taken, and that’s because the first shot hit too far back from the kill zone and got it in the hind quarters.

Cocking is easy for a grown man once you get used to it. But 58 lbs cocking effort will be too much for most women and kids. Not a kids airgun anyway. Thist is one of the few air rifles that could reasonabily kill someone. Even a close range body hit could cause a mortal wound. At ranges of 20 yards or less there is enough power and penetration to hit vital organs. So this one is NOT a toy!

So far there are no problems other than the issue with lighter pellets. To bad Gamo discontinued this gun in .22 cal. It’s just a little too powerfull for .177 cal.

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Gamo Hunter 1250 [ 177cal ]


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Reviewer: Sendero
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This is a great airgun with the acceptio of it has too much power!! I broke 3 scopes before the one on now. I have replaced the stock twice due to it cracking at the front forend of the stock where the screws hold the barrel to the stock.

Other than that this is awsome and would highly recomend it. But stay away from BSA scopes there junk, And also owned by ganno so the will try to push it of as they do now with there package deals. Onceagain these BSA scopes will not hold up to this recoil kicker (From my owm experience)

A little spendy for this 1250 but you get what you pay for. at almost 400.00 if you goung to hunt rabbit or even a clos range coyote you can almost get a ruger 1022 Magnum ot 17 HMR for an extra 100 bucks.

Just my 2 cents worth