to make the Gamo's work properly. Use 1/8th steel plate. At the Ashland Air Rifle range,
we retro fitted 45 Gamo's with new 1/8th thick faceplates and they work perfectly.
We were encouraged to use something other than Gamo's because of the possibility
of a faceplate hit causing them to fall over. The biggest culprit we found, was the
Gamo squirrel. The tail flexes enough to cause vibrations upsetting the mechanism.
Hitting it on the nose or ear would bring the same result.
A thicker faceplate, plus the addition if a brace between the body and tail eliminated
the problem. Tested at 10 yards with a 27ftlb .22 USFT. No faceplate knockdowns.
Multiple shots on the tip of the tail, and the ears and nose. Same results.
I suspect there are quite a few shops out there who could make faceplates. We even have some Black Widow spiders.
Head Gopher and Assistant
Match Director Ashland Air Rifle Range