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Stoeger X20 Suppressor or Gamo Whisper IGT?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by lordloverocket71, Jul 21, 2014.

  1. lordloverocket71

    lordloverocket71 Well-Known Member

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    Think I have narrowed it down to either of these 2 for my first choice, I like the black look, know it isnt to everyone taste, like the suppresor, and like the fact both are fairly cheap (if i balls it up havnt wasted much money). Any recommendations on either please let me know so I can finally decide, if you favour the Gamo, please make a suggestion for a cheap scope to go with. The Stoeger I am looking about £140 ish including a scope, the Gamo £170 ish with a scope. Thanks again for all those that have contributed to my posts so far, has really helped.
     
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    Let me throw a spanner in the works,Hatsan Mod 85XTH, £150,synthetic thumbhole stock,really comfy,Quattro trigger and a moderator included as standard
     
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    Doh, musn't deviate, or I am going to go bonkers.
     
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    Can't say I'm a fan of Gamo gear or their gas struts to be fair,it would be the Hatsan or Stoeger for me,in that order ;)
     
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    On recommendation, I've just bought one of these as a present for someone in my family..Very pleased with it, and if you shop around, you can pick them up far cheaper than £150...

    I looked at the two other rifles mentioned and IMHO they look/feel cheap compared to the 85XTH...
     
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    The stoeger is good i found it very accurate
     
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    Agree with Matty,the Hatsan has a better trigger
     
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    Out of the two, i would choose the Stoeger. Gamo's IGT is plagued with power inconsistencies, some come out of the box with 9fpe, and some with 10. I've not seen a post yet that states they got a full power one.

    I've had a Stoeger X20 Suppressor, and it was a good rifle. The trigger is a bit of a let down, the creep on the second stage is long, however, this can be fixed with the addition of a Welsh Willy Trigger upgrade.
     
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    I just bought a hatsan 60's, trigger and stock was very good for the price (2stage adjustable and a walnut stock) down side was twang and generally naff cocking, but as I found out this is easy to "tune" and did so on my first go on a spriger.
     
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    Have sent PM mate.
     
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    I would have the 55S (60S if you want .22) or the 85XTH,I think SteveOR10 has had both the stoeger and the 55S,perhaps you could ask him for his opinion on both since he has both to compare.

    The only fault I have with the Hatsan is the breech lockup,a ball bearing system would have been perfect,other than that,it's great.
     
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    The problem with the breech lockup,if you can call it a problem,is due to the fact that the barrel pivot bolt is done up very tight from the factory.If you slacken it off a bit it cures it or as i said it eases up with use.Yes they are very dry inside when new from the factory but the only thing I've to mine is remove the action from the stock and introduce some grease to the spring and a couple of drops of lubricant to the inside of the cylinder through the cocking slot and lubed all the pivot points of course.Appears to have got rid of the twang and is smooth to cock.Shall get round to giving them a proper fettle at some time.Tell a lie I did countersink(chamfer) the barrel at the breech a bit more to make pellet insertion a bit easier and so the skirt on some pellets didn't protrude.Still think they're the best value gun in that price range.
     
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