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Gamo Phox - What They Don't Tell You In The Instruction Manual

Discussion in 'Technical' started by Metradio, Aug 26, 2019.

  1. Metradio

    Metradio Well-Known Member

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    This is aimed at new Phox/Air Rifle users:

    When unboxing the rifle and pump you will find that the Gamo Phox filler probe does not fit onto the pump hose Quick Release fitting, for it to fit you need to remove the QR fitting from the end of the hose using correctly fitting spanners/tools and replace it with the Gamo Phox filler probe. The other solution is to leave the female QR fitting on the hose and obtain a male 1/8 BSPP Quick Release fitting and fit this to the filler probe. The correct QR fitting is available from eBay, Amazon etc

    Whilst trying the fit the supplied scope you will find a metal pin on the scope mount preventing correct fitting on the rifle scope rail, the pin should be removed by removing the scope ring tops from the mount and removing the scope, the metal pin Allen socket can be accessed via the rear lower ring mount and screwed clockwise till it separates from the mount. Re-assemble scope and mount and fit on to rifle rail - it will now be fully adjustable. The pin on the scope rail is fitted so that it can be used on non PCP rifles where the recoil can shift the mount on the rail, these rifles usually have mating holes in the top of their rail.

    Mike
     
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    mikeyhall1 2018 Forum Nice Guy - Pepe Le Pew

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    Some very useful info there for those that buy one. Great stuff.
     
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    Metradio Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Mikeyhall1, I felt I had to write this as I had to find out the hard way.

    Mike
     
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    Maybe it is in the manual , but :- a) How long did it take to pump up (and did it have specific instructions on how to do this with an empty rifle)? B) How does it shoot now you have it operational ? Thanks for the heads up.
     
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    Metradio Well-Known Member

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    A) It came partly charged and I use a compressor, so I don't know how long hand pumping would take from empty. Compressor only take a minute or so to top up.
    B) Shoots fine, cannot fault it. Tried all sorts of pellets through it, cannot decide which ones are best..
    One of my better buys.

    Mike
     
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    timmytree Big Poster

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    Mine came full of air, pumping takes 3 minutes or so from 100 bar to 210 bar or thereabouts. Easy to do and I'm 61 with a bad back, asthma and COPD. Can't remember what was in the instructions!
    Great little rifle for the money. Light and accurate, cheap enough that I don't worry about it getting a few knocks. The action is just a wipe down with an oily cloth, if the stock gets dirty it goes in the sink with soap and water. It's not a posh rifle, just a tool that happens to put pellets where you aim them. If you want good looks, don't look at a Phox.
     
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    Metradio Well-Known Member

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    Just had a look in the manuals - there are separate manuals for rifle, scope and hand pump - nothing specific on how to pump with an empty rifle, it is pretty well 'plug n pump'..

    Mike
     
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    Metradio Well-Known Member

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    Gamo Phox user manuals compilation in PDF attached...

    Mike
     

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    Thank you for posting that. I see it says "cock the rifle" first, when filling. Daresay that is standard ( but I do not own a PCP yet ). Something to ponder for Christmas. I like using my Sharp Ace, but prolonged use is not fun ( Im 65 with arms like a fiddler crab ).
     
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    Anybody know why you need to 'Cock the Rifle' before filling ??

    Mike
     
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    Yes, If the rifle is not cocked and air pressure is very low, there is a chance (a good chance with a very low or/empty ) that the rifle won't fill.
    The air will wizz in and out at the same time. cocking changes the air flow and allows the rifle to fill :)
     
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    Thanks johnerz, that makes sense..

    Mike
     
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    It takes the hammer off the valve thus ensuring the full closure of said valve.
     
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    I've just bought a Gamo Phox .177 and I'm trying to soak up all the tips and info thanks for all the input
     
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    Glad you find it useful..

    Mike
     
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    just picked up one of these today, 2nd hand, no manual for the gun so a big thank you to Metradio for posting it :)

    had a quick go at pumping it up, but seemed the air was just coming straight out of the nozzle...not sure what i was doing wrong...more experiment later
     
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    A few weeks ago I purchased an aftermarket filler probe with a Foster 8mm quick connector, tried it and it leaked air badly at the probe end. A quick email to the seller, got the reply "sorry about that, the probes we have just had made are fitted with the wrong 'O' ring seals, putting a few in the post for you now..."
    Fitted the new 'O' rings - problem solved..

    Mike
     
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    cheers Mike, will try some new o rings from sonewhere
     
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    new o rings fitted today, works fine...bit of a work out though
     
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    Sorry I should have said: remove/cut off the inner 'O' ring, the one furthest from the probe tip. spread a small amount of silicone grease along the length of the probe, slide the new inner 'O' ring onto the probe, slide over the top of the outer 'O' ring and into it's correct place. Remove/cut off outer 'O' ring and slide new 'O' ring onto probe and into place..
    The inner 'O' ring is replaced first as it is easier to slide it's replacement over another 'O' ring rather than fight your way in and out of an empty 'O' ring channel..
    Hope that made sense ?

    Mike
     
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