Gamos are considered by many to be good beginners rifles. Decent quality, good bang for the buck, reasonable accuracy and power. Downside, qualilty control can be sloppy, fit and finish isn't always the best, and they have notoriously bad triggers. But your'e right, they have a lot of different models, and it can be confusing. My suggestion would be to buy one of the less expensive models with a synthetic stock. Then order a GTX or GRT trigger(check other posts and forums, you'll find them) right away. Then get a lot of pellet and shoot, shoot, shoot! If you go for a Gamo in the 1000 fps range, my pellet suggestions would be RWS Superdomes, JSB Exacts, and Crosman Premier domed. These are all mid weight pellets, with a good track record in these guns. This will get you in to this sport without a huge cash outlay, and if you decide it's not for you, you won't be out much. Very likely under $200. As to what the more expensive guns get you, well, the list goes on and on. Higher quality overall, better barrel, triggers, internals, metal and wood fit and finish, etc. Better accuracy? Maybe. And possibly more power, depending on what you want. But for a starter gun, the Gamo rifles are hard to beat. One thing to keep in mind. Velocity and accuracy are typically in conflict when it comes to air rifles. So if your goal is to hammer the same hole at 30 yards all the time, stay away from the high speed guns. Sorry I got long winded, hope this is some help. These forums are a great resource, it's where a lot of us start, and keep coming back for more.
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