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Gamo Phox

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Rayo59, Dec 8, 2018.

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  1. Rayo59

    Rayo59 Active Member

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    I am undecided to buy a springer or pcp I've looked at a few YouTube vids on the gamo phox and they all seem quite positive I was thinking of buying a used AA 410 or weihrauch hw77 until I heard about these £499 for a full set up
    any guys on here use them . I would only be using one for target shooting
    My rifle I am using now is my bsa Mercury from the late seventy's . Ive been shotgun shooting for years but now have the urge to rekindle my youth with a air rifle
    any advice appreciated
     
  2. TargetVermin

    TargetVermin Engaging Member

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    I’ve had one and couldn’t fault it :thumb: sold it too a member on here @andy_g
     
  3. jonnyuk

    jonnyuk Posting Addict

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    I've never had any experience neither the Famous rifles but I've had a few Air Arms and love them.

    The s410 is a lovely rifle. I have the s510 US now and had the s400 before that.
     
  4. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    I have had a Gamo Phox, wish I still had it, something about the cheekiness of it appealed, it was accurate, quiet, not outstanding but not bad either. Basically a BSA made PCP with a Gamo trigger on it. If starting out then a damned good bargain!
     
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    mikeyhall1 Amazing Poster

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    Great rifle, though a used S410 would be better
     
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  6. Jukebox

    Jukebox Better to burn out...than to fade away.

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    If you decide on the Gamo I'm sure my local RFD has the package In for £430...it's the silenci version too (removable silencer)
    Mine has been awesome and until last week faultless when it developed a random power loss issue and has been returned to BSA for repair.
    Love mine and will never part with it :thumb:
     
  7. timmytree

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    I've got the one with the removable silencer, had it for about 6 months now. Returned it once as it was lower powered than I like. BSA (It's made by BSA Birmingham) turned it up without quibble. It was a bit stiff and notchy to start with but has settled down nicely after 1000 or so pellets. It prefers heavier pellets so is currently shooting H&N Baracuda Match, I tried the usual AA Fields but they weren't good! Replaced the 8mm trigger adjustment screw with a 10mm one, trigger is now nearly as crisp as the CD unit on my prosport. Also removed the barrel band to free float the barrel, that improved overall accuracy.
    I previously had an S200, that was slightly more accurate but not by much. Many people told me to avoid anything Gamo but if you read through the forums you'll see far more expensive guns going back with problems time and time again.
    Used AA or HW will cost similar but no warranty. My Phox came with a lifetime warranty from the RFD.

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    I should add that one of my landowners has numerous high end air rifles and a few powder burners. He took the mickey about the "plastic" gamo until he actually tried it and realised that it's actually far better than the price tag and the Gamo name suggests.
     
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    Roger65 Busy Member

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    I’ve owned one,udon still has it. Great package
     
  9. andy_g

    andy_g Well-Known Member

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    I bought the one from @TargetVermin. Had it a week and a couple of trips to the range and so far so good. I think I need to adjust the trigger but that’s the only minor point but easily fixed. My lad loves the black synthetic stock so he’s shot it more than me!
     
  10. Finnthedude

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    I've got one and it is a marvellous piece of kit, you won't get any better unless you dabble in the 2nd hand market. The only criticism I have is that I have an early .22 with the fixed silencer (that was all that was available after all), if I had the choice to change now I'd get the mk2/Silenci in .177.

    Finnthedude.
     
  11. Rayo59

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    Thanks for the feedback guys it's certainly giving me food for thought
     
  12. stevil

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    another plus for the Phox, i have a mk2 in .22 and cant fault it, easy enough to mod the trigger and that makes it so much better, its easily more accurate then i am lol
    the only trouble i have had is the air pressure gauge started sticking, email to BSA/Gamo and they sent a new one in the post, 2 minutes to fit and back to normal
     
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    have a look at..SPORTSGUNS,CARDIGAN....cheapest hw77 around, and they deliver for £20...
     
  14. TORNADOS7

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    Handled one on a couple of occasions, the stock’s not really my cuppa “but” they get some decent reviews...

    Fer “500 smackers” it’s gotta be worth a punt ain’t it ?... :thumb:
     

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