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Advice Crosman phantom v BSA super sport v gamo shadow igt

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Dorset Derringer, Jul 1, 2014.

  1. Dorset Derringer

    Dorset Derringer Engaging Member

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    Wondering if anyone either owns or had experience of a crosman phantom .22 and if so, what are you views on it?

    also, which would be the better rifle out of the crosman phantom, the BSA supersport and the gamo shadow igt?

    thanks

    alan
     
  2. cloverleaf

    cloverleaf Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    Not wishing to play up to my image as the forum's most cynical curmudgeon, but IMO:

    Crosman Phantom: Cheapo Chinese crap with an American badge.
    BSA Supersport: Overpriced cheapo Spanish crap with a British badge.
    Gamo Shadow IGT: Cheapo Spanish crap with a Spanish badge and an added dash of bullsh*t.

    If forced at gunpoint I'd take the Crosman - they're not particularly great (cheap build, nasty trigger) but OK for the money, reasonably solid while the synthetic stock is surprisingly weighty and apparently of decent quality.

    I'd avoid the BSA as it costs far too much for what it is (a tarted-up and rebadged Gamo), the trigger is terrible; design, build and reliability are pretty poor. A cheapo rifle cynically sold under a once-trusted brand name and aimed at those who don't know any better.

    Probably last on the list is the Gamo shadow - an absolutely horrible, poorly-made piece of crap made worse by the inclusion of the gas ram "IGT" which makes it harsh, snappy and inefficient; with the added bonus that one day all the gas will eventually escape and render the gun fit for nothing other than scrap (which is arguably all it was good for in the first place).

    Someone less offensive will be along soon to tell you to spend your money on a Hatsan 55/60s or a used Weihrauch. In the meantime, there are plenty of threads on budget springers on the forum if you'd care to indulge in the search function ;)
     
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  3. Dorset Derringer

    Dorset Derringer Engaging Member

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    Thanks for your honest opinion. It's what I need as I'm a newbie. Someone else has said about the hatsan so will take a look at that
     
  4. cloverleaf

    cloverleaf Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    No problem - glad you found it of use :)
     
  5. mattyts

    mattyts Donator

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    That would be me,this time ;)

    Spend your money on a Hatsan 55/60s or a used Weihrauch.
     
  6. tommy gun

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    go for a old brummie bsa supersport
     
  7. Dorset Derringer

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    Thanks. Think I might look at the hatsan. Appreciate all the comments though.
     

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