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Gamo Phox. .177

Discussion in 'Airgun Reviews' started by timmytree, Aug 18, 2018.

  1. Paulos

    Paulos Active Member

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    Well, Ive just spent the last 45 mins reading this thread!
    Ive been to my local gun shop, and this model was the one he recommended for my budget and requirements.
    Hopefully will be purchasing one next week, so no doubt there will be loads of questions soon.

    First post by the way, so Hello to all!!
     
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    Hello and welcome, I have no doubt you'll be pleased with your purchase. It's not just on here that they are praised , but all over the web . I haven't seen one person complain about them.
     
  3. Paul73

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    Cracking gun, shame your so far away as I’ve got mine up for sale but .22
     
  4. Christoph1945

    Christoph1945 Forum doner & BASC member

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    Paulos,

    If you are as pleased with your Phox as I am with my Coyote, one of the Phox's sisters, you will be a really happy chappy. :thumb:
     
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    Welcome from another Somerset resident. Where are you getting your rifle from and are you getting the full Phox kit? I picked mine up from Riflemans near Langport, they offer a lifetime warranty on new rifles.
     
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    Christoph1945 Forum doner & BASC member

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    Some registered firearms dealers are now selling the other Gamo models as kit packages and that was how I got my Gamo Coyote kit from Warrington Guns. Of course, you can always source all the kit items separately and perhaps shave a little off the cost but the lifetime warranty that timmytree writes of sound very attractive.
     
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    Other RFDs also offer lifetime warranties but if you have a problem with your rifle you have to get it to them and back again which could cost a bit!
    I'm lucky that Riflemans is only 30 mins away.
     
  8. Paulos

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    I have been looking in WCG Sporting, in Wiveliscombe.
    The chap was quite helpful, and its not far from me, so I think it would be good to start a relationship with a shop, which would come in useful for the future.

    I did have a look on Riflemans website, but they dont stock any Gamo?
    I notice they have a range, and offer a 1hour lesson on how to setup a scope etc, thought it might be useful, rather than trawling through youtube videos and messing it up!
     
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  9. mickdevil68

    mickdevil68 Newbie

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    Thank you to everyone for making this forum so informative. I'm thinking of buying the Gamo Phox .177 package and looking for the best package deals currently..any tips? As a relatvie newbie...not sure of the difference between the Mk1 and Mk2. Any tips on the best pellets to use also would be appreciated. Many thanks.
     
  10. Paul73

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    I think the main difference between mk1 and mk2 is the mk2 has a screw on moderator and the mk1 is glued on, are you going for a .22 or .177 if you’re after a .22 mk2 pm me I’m selling one just need a bottle or pump to fill it.
     
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    mickdevil68 Newbie

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    Thanks for coming back and the information, I'm actually looking for the .177
     
  12. Paul73

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    No worries they’re both pretty good rifles, I was a bit unsure till I took the plunge and bought one. The scope that it comes with is fine, but if you want to get the most out of it you’ll probably upgrade that, it’s easy to get used to, only thing I’d say is make sure you fully pull the bolt back to cock it, they’re pretty stiff when new.
     
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    The advice given by Pau73 is spot on regarding the stiffness of the bolt on new Gamo rifles. Despite having been forewarned about the same matter, I had a wee bit of trouble with cocking the bolt on my brand new Gamo 177 Coyote and finished up pushing several pellets up into the barrel.

    The above matter was easily solved by gently pushing an aluminium cleaning rod gently down the muzzle and driving the pellets back into the breach; having first removed the moderator and magazine.

    As for best pellets for the Phox; I can only state that my Gamo Coyote isn't very pellet fussy over twenty yards but out of a selection of one dozen pellets the tightest five pellet groups were produced by Crossman Premier Domed, Webly Accupels, JSB Exact Express, and Bisley Magnums.

    Oh, the Coyote hated SMK Spitfires and spat them out like a pugilist spiting out broken teeth and produced a five pellet group of about 1.5" centre to centre.

    Coyote grouping tests.jpg Group E = Crossman Premier Domed
     
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    it’s easily done, I double loaded mine a few times, but it’s accuracy is brilliant and like you said, not pellet fussy but it did like the jsb, think it’s to do with the soft skirt.
     
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    Hoy, leave my Mrs out of it! :laff:
     
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    This thread is probably the reason I bought Paul73s .22 Phox from him last weekend.
    Got the cylinder filled on Monday, today was the first chance I got to try it properly in the garden.
    50 shots in total. Changed the standard Gamo-branded 3-9x40 for my “vintage” Tasso 4-16x40 AO.
    Soooooo easy to shoot, quiet, consistent. Tried the JSB Exacts Paul gave me, then some VERY old Accupells and Ely Wasp. The last 10 shots at 10 metres are covered by a 5p piece, so WELL impressed! Timmytree I totally get what you’re saying Yes it’s cheap, it’s not a premium make, but damn it shoots well.....
     

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    Christoph1945 Forum doner & BASC member

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    When Missy and Master rat go lights out they never know what gun delivered the lethal blow!
     
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    It gets better :)
    I bought a new scope this week - Hawke Vantage 2-7x32 AO Mildot. Might seem odd to say it but I’ve wanted this specification of scope since the mid ‘90s when I couldn’t afford one. Tactical Scopes had it for very sensible money too :up: Zeroed it this afternoon, realising part way through that a tank refill might be in order. Sorted.
    I had gone clay shooting with a mate a couple of weeks ago and picked up some 20g cartridge cases as the metal end cap forms a suitably challenging target. This photo is the last 5 shots of today’s session - hit the firing pin on both cartridges at the first attempt, and on the target 3 shots through a single hole, all at 10 metres.
    Can you tell I like this rifle yet? 19390ADE-9A90-4F84-9B17-7C044BA66DBD.jpeg
     

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    Nice shooting Tex! :thumb:
     
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