I just picked up a new Hunter 1250/.177. Everything is great except that while cleaning out the barrel for the first time ,I noticed a single tiny black (what looks like a hole )probably much smaller than a grain of sand about 2" down in the bore at the top.It shows up very well when held up to a light.Has anyone else seen this type of thing before ?? Should I be very concerned over this ?Id hate to send the rifle back for work . Its brand new.Any comments are welcome. Thanks
I wrote what I saw!..I personally found 3 bad barrels, I dont live in usa, so I assume its a worldwide problem, and it wasnt same model as in this case, mine was made in spain by GAMO! I dont find that ridicolous.
What is ridicolous is that a large firm like gamo cant drill a hole without destroying the barrel.
I dont care if you got 100 gamos rifles!
Another flaw is that many of their barrels is drilled offcentre.
Whats the matter, cant handle the thruth?..or have you seen too many gamo commercials..LOL
This message has been edited by hunterdk on Mar 10, 2007 2:36 PM
I'm wondering how harmful something like this is in an airgun. A firearm, yes, due to hot gasses. Is it inside the monoblock that holds the barrel? Maybe it will fill in with lead after shooting, at which point it won't strip any more off the pellet? Then it would be pretty much moot since you hae the rest of the barrel plus choke, if any. I do agree that, for what they are asking, that's not acceptable.
This is a brand new rifle so you can expect that it wouldnt be right on at first.I just got back from the range today with the Gamo 1250/.177 and was able to fire probably 75 -80 rounds at 15 yards. I mounted the 4x tasco I had been using on my rws48.Well, I started off with the heaviest pellets I Had for about the first 30 rounds.Im not sure if this is normal but with 11.5 grain silver arrows, they were starting off in wide pattern and not really holding 1".I then went to RWS meisterkugln 7.6 pellets and the groups started to tighten right up.By the time I left the groups were easly in 1" and closer to 1/2"I was getting the sonic booms and the rifle sounded like a 22 for sure .I thought the lighter pellets would be wildly inaccurate but they were really doing fine .I know that 15 yards is a very close range.Next time ill go to 25 yards and see how it does there. Oh ,one thing id like to point out is that I took a number of shots at small rocks in the dirt at 55 yards. The .177 was right on the money and not hitting low in the dirt. It looks like the .177 is a flat shooting caliber for sure.I was initially worried about this hole in my barrel that Gamo drilled during assembleyto mount the rear sight . It seems not to be problem so far.Im happy them way the rifle is breaking in .I will purchase a chrono to see what kind of velocities im getting. I like the Gamo very much . The trigger is nice to .
Sounds fine then. I was out shooting a couple of my 1250's
March 10 2007, 2:00 PM
today. Its the power on these things that amazes me. When my .22 hits dirt at 75yds it pops up just like my .22 rimfire. I was shooting the Kodiaks (21gr) and they chrono'ed at 705. If I were you I would use the CPH 10gr or heavier pellets. My .177 shoots CPL at around 1190. At 15 yds they are still supersonic and will hold very tight groups, but beyond that range they drop below the sound barrier and the groups open up.
Re: Sounds fine then. I was out shooting a couple of my 1250's
March 10 2007, 2:26 PM
Yes Ken , these powerful Gamos are fun and very enjoyable to shoot.I just want to make sure mine with the hole in it shoots as well as others without this hole. That is a genuine concern.Its doubtful that Gamo will view this as a problem.I just want to get on with testing different pellets and at different ranges.I will post there reply to me .
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I will wait to see what Gamo says about it.Now that I see how well the rifle is breaking in ,im much more at ease about it .I thought id be getting 5" groups and thats not the case. I wonder if that tiny hole has much effect on the performance of the rifle if any. The gun has a nice trigger and everything else about it is in order.At least I know the barrel is securely staked.. (joke)
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