About 6 weeks ago I had an eye problem and the doc said my rifle shooting was over. So I sold the best pellet rifle I've ever had...a Beeman-tuned R9.
Goin' nuts so I started training with a rifle left-handed and left eye. It worked! So I ordered a 440 from Natchez and it arrived last week. I like the rifle but it had rust on the barrel...both inside and out...and it was built 4 years ago! So I returned it and they sent me another one.
It arrived today...no rust, but also a 4-year old rifle. Now, I don't know if Gamo has improved the quality of this model over the past 4 years, or what, so I decided to just shoot it a few days and decide whether to keep it or just return and start over.
It seems to be pretty well put together, except for some really rough work on the stock's forend, inside. So I cleaned that up, put in one of Rich's Inserts, removed the sights and installed a Gamo brake. It cocks smoothly, firing is fairly quiet with moderate recoil, and the first few pellets were quite close. So, we'll see.
The reason for this post is that I want the Forum to know that if you want one of those 440's on sale for $119.99, it's going to be 4 years old and 'maybe' rusty.
The first one they sent started to have a piston squeak after about a hundred pellets. I suspect the lube dried up over time.
JK's Airgun Forums, moderators, and administrators are not responsible for any problems that may occur from reading or using content posted on this forum, as they are the exclusive responsibility of two parties: the person who posted it and the person who acted on said posted information.Use of our forums by people under 18 years old is allowed only with legal guardian(s) present.