Gamo Hunter 220 Combo [ 177 ] Reviews



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Reviewer: Guest
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I bought this gun used at a yard sale. im very impressed with it. it hit hard and is accurate. The only problem i had was the barrel would come loose and wobble. That was fixable with some brass 7/16 washers on either side of the barrel as it goes into the breech. very nice gun i would recomend it


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I picked one up used. Stock trigger, it shoots extremely accurate. Easy to cock and shoots better than 5 other rifles i own. I would recomend it.

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Reviewer: Greg
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This was my first ‘MAGNUM” springer. The factory trigger is terrible, taking what I figure to be well over five pounds of pressure to fire and there’s lots of creep. I ended up getting a GRT III trigger and it works wonderfully. This gun is extremely hold sensitive and it’s hard to get it to group well with anything. The only pellets mine shoots well is Crosman Premier hollow points that give about a one inch group at 20 yards. The included scope is made by BSA and is complete garbage and has no place on a gun with this much recoil, the crosshairs on mine broke after about 500 shots.The scope also began fogging up shortly after the crosshairs broke. The gun did go fairly fast over the chronograph sending RWS hobbies out at 930 fps and Crosman hollow points at 895 to 900 fps. I have now switched my interests to gas guns because I became tired of trying to hold the Gamo consistently for every shot, especially when hunting. I will never buy another springer.

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Reviewer: Dale
Recommended: Recommended
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I have had my Hunter 220 for several years and it will shoot as accurately as the trigger pull will allow. The BSA scope is junk. Throw it a way and buy a better replacement. I have shot 1.5-2.0-inch 5 shot groups at 54 yards. Pellet brand and quality definitely makes a accuracy difference. My only complaint is the trigger. There is considerable creep and the break will cause you to pull off the target, especially if you are not at a bench rest. The adjustment does not seem to help. I am told that is the nature of this type of spring loaded power system. The quality of the gun is excellent for the price.

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Reviewer: Tom C.
Recommended: Highly Recommended
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My son and I each bought this rifle for handling squirrels and crows. We are able to make short work of these pests with 75-100 FT. shots. The supplied BSA scope however is not up to par, so we both replaced them with Simmons 3-9 variables which we are very happy with. Our prefered pellet is the “Beeman Silver Arrow” which seems to have better hitting power and accuracy.

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Reviewer: I LOVE ANIMALS....because they taste good....
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i’ve had this gun for a while now and still i’m very satisfied. for the price its probably the best gun you can buy. it’s a gun that will hit almost anything you point at if you sight it right and it does it with magnum air power. the recoil isn’t all that bad either. the cocking is very easy. the trigger is eceptional, it is claimed to be adjustable but i can’t feel any diffrerence even after fully tightening the adjustment screw behind the trigger. the gun is pretty solid so as long as you do the basic bolt tightening routine maintenace.

“every rat that i’ve sent to varmint heaven that lives in my brother-in-laws barn is about the size of a size 9 shoe from eating all the grains and feed and yet i sent them there flying sideways with every shot. another time with one shot from about 15 feet away, i also made a skunk closed its eyes and sat down queitly without a single spray for eating the chickens eggs without my consent. A SKUNK, ONE PELLET.”

its light weight is perfect for all day feild sport hunting. its basically the shadow and the hunter440 in a generic wooden stock, i changed mine and sat it the shadows stock because it can take better with usage wear and tear. small games are not a problem if the right pellets are used. i recommend the gamo rockets and the PBA raptors for rabbits, racoons, skunks, muskrats, or any critters of that size if hunting with this here rifle. anything else such as target shooting or stray pests, do use daisy precision pellets becacause its cheap. the scope that comes with the combo set is a BSA peice of junk, so i advise you to puchase the rifle by itself if you can and put your own scope on. i also have a diana R34 and personally i think this cheap rifle(hunter220) is a better buy than the over rated R34 german gun, even though they perform equally to my opinion. the mirror blueing on the hunter220 is better looking than the R34. the R34’s blueing looks as if it was made for malitary use, it gets kind of dull after a while.

there is really nothing dissapointing about this gun except for the fact that it’s been discontinued by GAMO. the new version of this rifle is the new HUNTER SPORT. it has fluted bull barrel with no open sights and must be used with a scope. so if you want the huter220, you better go and get it before it dissapears from the local retailer’s shelves.

at around $180 and a maximum output of 1200FPS with the GAMO PBA’s(RAPTOR pellets), it is a greatly under priced gun for its QUALITY and POWER when compared to other guns of this category, the high powered magnum air rifles.