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Gamo Elite Maxxim Review. Not Your Usual Internet Review.

Discussion in 'Airgun Reviews' started by Maurici, Feb 5, 2019.

  1. Maurici

    Maurici Well-Known Member

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    Well. Yes or not...
    Being as fun as it is to shoot, had me engaged, A LOT. With a normal springer, i can assure you i wouldn have shoot already over 5k pellets in as you say 6 weeks.
    I wouldn't have been engaged enough to learn more and go to the local club... i may have shoot more in the las 6 weeks than in my whole life with my two single shoot springers... i can assure you that. To get bitten you need to have fun aside of the performance, and this one does the trick better than any other right now.
    I may agree that money may be better invested in something more accurate to star with, but i regret nothing about it, is fun, is cool to shoot, And she will stay with us and will have its own use...and will get back to her over and over again when i want to destroy a can or hit some spinners in the garden... 10 shoots in less than half a minute is unbeatable. (Without going to pcp of course)
     
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  2. Patrick

    Patrick Donator

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    Irrespective of what others say about the gun,myself included, the important point is this. If you're happy with the gun and it does what you expect of it in a pleasurable manner then quite frankly that's all that counts.After all surely the main object of any hobby or pastime is to derive pleasure from it and have some fun. No doubt as time progresses and you stay with the hobby you will buy a higher spec better quality rifle that will offer a bit more accuracy and as you say you may keep the Maxxim purely for its novelty aspect and it may even become a collectors piece in years to come.Let's face it there are some airguns that are now sought after collectors pieces but they were hardly quality items by any stretch of the imagination, the GAT pistol is a classic example and there are others.
    While no one including yourself would consider the Maxxim to be a high class air rifle the fact that you've put about 5000 pellets(10 tins)through it in about six weeks suggests perhaps that it's not as rubbishy as some would think as i think any major flaw would have manifest itself during that time. If ultimate quality and pinpoint accuracy was your sole reason for owning an airgun then i'd think it would be a rather boring pursuit.
    How many golfers own top of the range clubs such Callaway,Ping, TaylorMade etc etc and expect to get a hole in one or finish a round with a par or under par score every time they play or if ever perhaps, not many i'd hazard a guess but it doesn't stop them enjoying the game.
     
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  3. Maurici

    Maurici Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. That was the whole point of the review, and I've tried to be as objective as possible.

    -Is not as rubbish. You may outperform her quickly? Arguably... yes. You may consider that if the gun does that from a bench, if you hold it correctly, it should do the same standing... and maybe, but is not worth the trouble I think.

    -Is it fun to shoot and accurate enough to start without too much worry for the pleasure of shooting? Definitely!!! Unfortunately, if you then deciede to take it more seriously, then you need something more precise... it may happens after 6 weeks, the second week if you are a natural, or never if you are a plinlker. But nobody knows that when you start a hobby, so the more important charactheristic is shootability and FUN. And this one delivers more fun for the money that any high end rifle ever will.

    From what I know, that is motorsport... I've been in all the stages of it. Budget "drive whatever you have and have fun", then I mooved to a serious hobby with quite fine material and tools, and ended in a series of competition seasons with the finest material my budget would allow me and over spending on it very -too- often. Now I'm back to the less serious stage of it.
    I don't know ANYBODY that is keept the bug for motorsport starting with a wining car. all the people I know, have started in the worries free not too fast but really fun stages and moved up when needed... and keept lapping around the track no matter what. This is the maxxim for me, that s****y and reliable thing that keeps you shooting. Results?? well who cares. They will come, eventually.
     
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    Hi Maurici, really enjoyed your review, I have only been air rifle shooting a few months and the Maxxim was one of the rifles I was interested in, saw quite a few positive reviews on it while I was deciding. Almost bought a second hand one but ended up with a used HW99S instead, these are roughly the same price new I believe. Anyway sounds like you enjoying yours, 5k pellets in six weeks. All the best and happy shooting.
     
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    There's a lot of wisdom in what you've said, Maurici. I own some expensive guns but the one I reach for most times is a cheap piece of **** with open sights which I'm not worried if I scratch or get wet, it's just fun to relax and shoot with. It may have shot more pests than the other guns too, at short range in my vegetable garden and fruit trees, I don't know because I don't keep count.

    Nice review :thumb:
     

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