Written on: 08/07/2012
Bought my Gamo Hunter 1250 from Wholesale Sports 3 years ago. It was the most expensive air rifle they had, so I expected it to be fairly decent. I really hate the heavy trigger pull, and there is no reason it couldn't be about 1/3 of what it is. It is also not as accurate as expected. Having competed in several National air rifle competitions, I will fork the additional money over and purchase a Feinwerkbau 601 or high-end Anschutz competition air rifle. This rifle is also very loud when... (read more)
Written on: 22/08/2009
Purchased a Gamo Hunter 1250 from Cabelas in May, 2 cans of ammo and two months later main spring broke, not covered by warranty $63 for postage and repair, the scope mount broke, replaced the BSA thing with a Williams 5D peep, it was lost during the repair and the scope rail has a large gouge installed by the repair center. Will not achieve claim accuracy or FPS. Don't make the mistake I did buy and RWS they are twice the rifle this thing is. (read more)
Written on: 20/08/2009 by Reddeer6 (1 review written)
I have a 1250 I purchased from Cabelas, had it two months, shot two cans of pellets, the main spring broke, not covered under warranty. Cost 63.00 to mail back to gamo and pay to have fixed. When it was returned the Williams 5DAG peep sight I put on was missing, and the scope rail has a large gouge in it. It does not achieve accuracy or velocity claimed. As yet gamo has not responded to emails or phone calls, would not reccomend any gamo to a person I do like or for that matter do not... (read more)
Written on: 23/06/2009
The Gamo Hunter 1250 is awesome but its too heavy (read more)
Written on: 09/06/2009
Gamo Hunter 1250 - generaly an extreme value for the $400 that it's worth, I swear it's strong enough to take small deer with head shots. It'll go straight through just about any animals skull. It could blow up birds with hollow points.hint: use .177 cal rws hypermax pellets, at 5.2 grains they can reach 1664 fps and 32 ft/lbs
absolutely kills my crosman multi-pump powermaster'' it's only rated for 690 fps and 7.9 ft/lbs''.also replace the stock trigger with a GTR-III aftermarket trigger... (read more)
Written on: 14/12/2008 by wuwei666666 (1 review written)
Generally a good rifle, but it would be superb if the trigger was looked at by Gamo!!!!! Trigger is most annoying and way hard to pull off in order to get a good clear shot. The Gamo hunter 1250 has a nice Grain and Finish (read more)
Written on: 28/10/2008 by socanasto
Its an amazing rifle. The Gamo Hunter 1250 is extremly powerfull and significantly accurte. Its structure is quite powerfull and has a long range capabilities withought lack of accuracy and most importantly power. For me there are no bad points with this air rifle. (read more)
Written on: 22/10/2008 by adfreedi
The Gamo Hunter 1250 was not as powerful as expected. Its is pretty accurate though. I didnt like the weight of this air rifle either. (read more)
Written on: 30/08/2008 by swanndry93 (43 reviews written)
The Gamo Hunter 1250 is a riffle that is meant to last with a solid construction, and fine checkering on the grip, the stock is made out of hard walnut wood.
The .22 fires lead pellets at 910 fps
and .177 fires 1250 fps
it's a very powerful airgun for its class and takes 58 lbs of cocking effort.
great gun for plinking and serious small game hunting.
the riffle is quite expensive but the quality of the gun is awesome.it is a heavy gun to carry for long periods of time, the sights on this gun are... (read more)
Written on: 09/08/2008 by electric2
Great gun unless you have to carry it very far. Best for back yard critters etc. Accurate below supersonic speeds, thats to be expected with any air rifle, Hard hitting with pellets weighing more than 10.5g and nice looking with my BSA scope. It is too heavy though (read more)
Written on: 06/05/2008 by shoota (1 review written)
great thing IF it works, i repeat, IF. would i by this gun again? probably not, with all the anger and waiting and money involved, i would probably go for an pre charged daystate or airarms. (almost) same power, stiff barrel .... better quality.
obviously kinda pissed. (read more)
Written on: 20/08/2007 by killib12345 (3 reviews written)
This is a fantastic gun for hunting and good for backyard plinking also (unless you are built like a weed) you should have no problems at all with this gun.
I strongly recommend it to anyone wishing to hunt small game.
p.s buy it in .22 (helps keep velocity down, improves accuracy)
Happy hunting. (read more)
Written on: 13/03/2007 by Mackerelboy (6 reviews written)
Without a doubt the 1250 is definitely one of the 4 or 5 break barrel springers on the market today that can put out over 20 ft/lbs. of energy. In pure size alone, it is the largest and heaviest springer that I have in my collection. With a scope it weighs in at a little over 10lbs. With 58lbs of cocking effort, I can only recommend the 1250 for those with the upper body strength to deal with it. I would say that the only other airgun that I have shot that compares in cocking effort is the... (read more)
Written on: 06/02/2007 by Shaun 1250 (1 review written)
With a 4-16 x 50 scope , a very lite grip and some Crosman premiers . This gun is a real performer.
You just have to remind yourself to stay still after you pull the trigger. (read more)
Written on: 28/09/2006 by shit4brains (2 reviews written)
It's a wonderful gun overall if you would be wanting to get rid of pests from doves to rabbits. I have yet to shoot a rabbit, because I would like to see the devastation a Prometheus .177 cal does at 480m/s. It would be good for bird pests, considering it would be a one-off kill. If you're looking for a long shot or hunting pellet gun. the Gamo Hunter 1250 is the way to go, but it's not for a first pellet gun, and it's not for the weak either. (read more)
Written on: 11/09/2006 by Markthebum (5 reviews written)
The Gamo Hunter 1250 is not recommended as a first air rifle or for a woman or child. This gun is for those who have experience with shooting spring piston air rifles. I'm only 5' 8'' and 160 lbs. and this gun is a bit big for me, 49 inches long and 9 lbs. I have gotten used to cocking it though. The 58 lbs cocking effort takes some getting used to. Not much of a problem once I got a technique down, but for a person without good upper body strength this gun will be too much to handle.
The... (read more)
Written on: 01/09/2006 by spears
Gamo Hunter 1250, well I brought one about 1 week ago in .177 cal. I shot about 2000 pelits after previously owning a Diana RWS mdl35. I guess I wanted something to shoot around my 1.2 acres of land I've got out the back of Seberbia here in Perth, West Australia. I went on this site and read the reviews and thought yep that's me, the V8 of air rifles! They said it was loud but I'm thinking to my self how loud can an air rifle be, so I brought one, well bugger me, the thing was louder than my... (read more)
Written on: 09/07/2006 by Tbird (2 reviews written)
Gamo Hunter 1250 - If you are looking for a true air rifle for hunting small game you are now looking in the right direction. I purchased this rifle a couple months ago and have bagged a 2 squirrels and a chipmunk so far. I have to mention I'm up to 83 red-squirrels, many taken with my bengemin silverstreak and previous shadow 1000. But this rifle is different in many ways and will help me enjoy many hunting adventures to come. Anyway, I use strictly gamo hunter pellets in my rifle, I... (read more)
Written on: 28/05/2006 by jerryjpersinger (4 reviews written)
I have had Gamo Hunter 1250 17 cal for 4 years, haven't had any problems, except I demolished a BSA scope, I did not have a good scope mount it shook loose and tore loose the cross hairs. So I sent off the scope and bsa replaced it, so I got me a 5040 mount, that took care of that problem. I hunt squirrels, I use crow mag hollow points they seem to work well, if I get a head shot then it's all over for the squirrel, I limit my range to 40 yards for a shot then it's a clean kill, any longer... (read more)
Written on: 17/12/2005 by Eastric (1 review written)
After having bought the Gamo Hunter 1250 from Suburban Guns in Cape Town in April of this year, I can truly say, that compared to my CFX Royal, this gun makes it look like a toy. I have not had the chance to go hunting with it as yet, as I own a Webley Venom Viper and a FAC Webly Raider (both single shots), as well as a Gamo CFX Royal.
The chronographed results obtained with this gun is simply astonishing...
Gamo Pro Match 7.4 gr = 1165 fps
Gamo Pro Magnums 7.4gr = 1170 fps
JSB 8.4gr =... (read more)
Written on: 30/10/2005 by teleamp (4 reviews written)
The Gamo Hunter 1250 air rifle is extremely accurate. Mine is a .177 caliber. I get my best groups using Crossman Premier hollowpoints, Gamo magnums, and Crossman copperhead. I don't have a chronograph, but all go supersonic, except when shooting up at extreme angles. I get clean head shots on squirrels (I limit my distance on small game to 25 yards). If I were hunting anything larger or farther out, I would want to go to a .22 or .25 cal. With the proper stock this could be a good FT... (read more)
Written on: 16/03/2005 by ChrisNorway (2 reviews written)
I bought the Gamo Hunter 1250 hunter one year ago and must admit that I have had some quality problems. The spring releaser broke after about 1000 shots and the shop where I bought it from were not able to repair it so I got a new gun. After 500 rounds it suddenly started to lose energy every third or fourth shot. Shooting at fifty yards it sometimes drops 10 inches. I have the FAC version that makes 930 feet/second cal .22 and it is normally quite accurate at that distance. Hopefully they... (read more)
Written on: 24/02/2005 by wvanharpen
If your looking for the ultimate in a great pellet gun then the Gamo Hunter 1250 is your baby. This gun is a killer. May be too much for small back yards. I can drop small game with one shot. Get the right scope and become the back yard sniper. (read more)
Written on: 27/12/2004 by renan gil (1 review written)
I have had the 1250 for one week now, and after I cleaned the gun I shot two rabbits and possum from 50 meters. One shoot one kill. This gun is for serious hunting, it's too poweful. I think that all that like to hunt with air rifles must to have one. (read more)
Written on: 15/12/2004 by Cjharper
The Gamo Hunter 1250 is by far one of the most powerful airguns on the market today; this airgun shoots 1250 fps in 177. cal. which most premium 22lr. ammo can't even shoot. The one thing I like the most about this rifle is where I live it is legal to shoot airguns in the city limits (please check your local laws), which you can't with any firearms. I have taken' every thing from small birds up too raccoons and even a couple coyotes if you aim for the head. I have owned many break-action... (read more)
Written on: 28/11/2004 by true impact
The Gamo Hunter 1250 gun isn't cheap! For its cost it should be of higher quality. When I fired this rifle 18 times the barrel flaked away leaving jagged edges and ruining accuracy. There might be people out in the market who cherish this gun and would defend it to the death, but I cleaned it before firing and kept it well oiled. The fact of the matter is this happened to me twice in a row, now how do you explain that? (read more)
Written on: 04/10/2004 by WINRANGER (1 review written)
The Gamo 1250 Hunter is a serious Air Riffle with really impressing power and therefore the XL size, weight and cocking effort should be expected at this power level. The 0.177 model, which I own, performs very well in terms of accuracy and hiting power using the very heavy RWS Supermag (9.5 gr) and RWS FTS (10.5 GR) pellets. With open sights 2.5 cm circle at 40 meters can be achieved consistently. Lighter pellets in my opinion do not fully exploit the power and accuracy potential of the... (read more)
Written on: 24/08/2004 by Audi (1 review written)
Ok the Gamo Hunter 1250 is my first air rifle, after reading the reviews here I choose the hunter 1250 as the rifle I wanted.
I paid about $750 Aus for this gun at gun mart and tackle in midland Perth.
I had the gun for about 500 pellets before I got a scope for it. It was some nikko 7X ... scope (can't remember) I returned it so quick.
I am a fit fully grown 23yr male and really to me the gun felt to heavy with a scope fitted. But really do you need a scope to shoot 40 metres?
Not to... (read more)
Written on: 03/08/2004 by duncanmacster (2 reviews written)
I considered the Gamo Hunter 1250 along with the Webley Patriot and the Cometa Fenix 400 .22 for the specific purpose of hunting rabbits (which are a pest in Australia). The Gamo and Webley are comparable for bulk, weight and overall feel; while the Cometa is clearly lighter and easier to handle. As this was intended to be my "main" weapon, I was also looking for a reasonable quality while looking for value. It may be argued that the Webley is better quality, but in my mind it did not... (read more)
Written on: 08/06/2004 by SHOOTER (3 reviews written)
I bought this Gamo Hunter 1250 about two months ago, I have been amazed with power of this great rifle, mine is 177. caliber and it kills rabbits, pigeons, etc. I have shot with ease. I have found that Gamo Pro Matches and Gamo Pro Magnum Pellets are best because they are very hard and pretty heavy (the pro match is a flathead pellet and the pro magnum is sharp headed)with lighter pellets (Gamo Match) this beast goes supersonic and losses accuracy. (read more)
Written on: 05/04/2004 by sarin lavage (1 review written)
I bought the Gamo Hunter 1250 gun two years ago. It has a BSA 4x12 scope on it now. It had another BSA scope, which it quickly destroyed. Mine likes the Crosman Premier 10.8 gr pellet and Beeman Kodaiks. With the Premier at 11 meters it shoots cloverleaf groups at @1030 fps with front palm rested on a sandbag. It also likes the copperhead pointed pellet. These are supersonic, but it groups well at 10m. Outside, the rifle has been more of a dissapointment. It has to be sighted in for... (read more)
Written on: 22/02/2004 by usiddkr (3 reviews written)
Gamo Hunter 1250: Mounted a BSA 4x12 airgun scope using Weaver see thru tip off rings. Fired about 50 rounds to settle in gun/scope. Then noticed that orange scope stop was creeping up the scope ring. Degreased and used some glue between scope stop and ring. Problem went away and the gun has shot extremely well since. Took the gun squirrel hunting recently and bagged 6 squirrels with 6 shots. Excellent power and accuracy. I like the extra weight of the gun as it really helps steady... (read more)
Written on: 17/02/2004 by JJ from support (4 reviews written)
My uncle first showed me this Gamo Hunter 1250 rifle pretty recently. Its bulky size suggests that it is very strong, and it is indeed very powerful. Almost too powerful for some. When I first loaded up this rifle I had a little trouble cocking it, due to it's sheer 1250FPS velocity thus creating a cocking effort of 58.3 LBS. Shouldering the rifle also wasn't an easy task. Being a large male, I would have thought that this would accomodate my large size, I was wrong. The rifle feels overly... (read more)
Written on: 17/02/2004 by ooze (1 review written)
the Gamo Hunter 1250 is great, but the webley patriot in 5,5mm(22)have almost the same power, and have a better finger friendly trigger I think. I have a (shin sung career 707 II) in cal 5,5mm(22).this korean airgun shoot with more power than any airgun in the world,1250 fps with a 28 grain eun jin pellet .www.pyramidair.com have all the most powerfull airguns and more. (read more)
Written on: 03/01/2004 by impulse1 (1 review written)
Also, I made a mistake of oiling the inside of the compresson chamber which resulted in 'dieseling' (sounded like a .222 for next 3 shots). Now I'm concerned I did damage to the gun? Anyone experienced the same? (read more)
Written on: 13/10/2003 by Gee Eye Soldier (2 reviews written)
This is my third air rifle and boy is it a doozie(lol).I've previously had a sheridan silver streak 20 cal. and liked everything about it except that it was a pnematic, hated all that pumping, so I got the hunter 1250.
My hunter is kinda picky about the pellets it shoots. Had some success with the heavier crossman premier domed pellets, but also could shoot decent with the lighter beeman hollow point gold coated pellets. You do hear a loud crack from shooting pellets less than 8.5grs. Need... (read more)
Written on: 10/09/2003 by 300Sendero (1 review written)
The Gamo Hunter 1250 Air Rifle Product should be available in a synthetic stock and I would be allot happier due to the fact I dont want the stock to crack again. I would even be willing to pay extra for a stock like that just to be sure it would hold up. (read more)
Written on: 20/07/2003 by Deadeye.
I really like this gun, I hope that this barrel latch problem is just a fluke. 7 & 8 grain pellets are hitting 1050-1150 fps and 10-11 grain are hitting 900-1000 fps at the muzzle. WOW! Groups are good with most pellets I tried and excellent with some (1/16" or less at 10yrds). (read more)
Written on: 26/01/2003 by rattso.
The gamo 1250 has excellent power. The rifle was tested against other air rifles for hitting power and was second to none. But that should be no surprise as the gamo 1250 should be travelling about 1250 feet per second. Gamo 1250 felt balanced in the hand and the accuracy was okay when tested on bench rest with air rifle scope and mounts. As far as air rifles go, this rifle is hard to cock, however the rifle was never meant for children. (read more)
Written on: 21/12/2002 by bigshoota.
This hurricane is absolutely amazing. I purchased a BSA Mil-dot Illuminated scope along with it, which is great although it only adds to the weight. This gun is loud, but not louder than a .22 rimfire. It is accurate as hell, and can drop small game from 50+ yds away. The gun stock is nicely carved, and has an absorbant recoil pad. I also have a Hunter 220, which is excellent for open sight shooting, but can't compare to the 1250 in power or accuracy. If you are strong enough to handle it,... (read more)
Written on: 25/09/2002 by Nev Jones.
Gamo Hunter 1250 .22 cal, scoped with the new Deben mil-pro 52, took a while to site at 50 yrds+, the cocking action for me was not a problem (125kg man). Tested using the acca-pell graphite coated pellets. For the tests i did have loan of a good crono (combro cb625), 1125 on average, FPS,
1 1/4 inch grouping c-t-c 8 shots fired. It is a heavier than normal rifle but, when you get used to it, this is a fantastic rifle to handle. I have also fitted the logun silencer (mk2). This makes the... (read more)
Written on: 16/08/2002 by HOllowPoint.
I was going to buy the gamo 1250 in .177 but i choose .22 cause of the heavier pellets i get 1008 fps with Beeman super bear pellets which weigh 12.65 in .22 which is very lite. Its that powerfull it can slice thru 1 inch of pine wood like butter. I was suprised with the accuracy of the rifle i have a tasco 3-9x40 world class scope on it with Beeman dampa shock mounts which cost 200 dollars australian but i can shoot groups of 1 inches at 60 yards providing there is no wind using beeman... (read more)
Written on: 05/08/2002 by jordan.
I'm a big fella so the cocking isn't a problem. The .22 hunter is a great all round gun and is comparable in quality to my other gamo air rifles. if you want an all purpose airgun and your not built like a pube the gamo hunter 1250 in .22 is 4 u.
happy plinking everyone. (read more)
Written on: 03/05/2002 by Oxman.
The Gamo Hunter 1250 air rifle is well built. It has the heft and balance of a centerfire rifle with no plastic parts unlike other Gamo models. It is a very powerful air rifle, shooting 10.5gr Crossman Premiers at 1070 fps and 27 fpe @ the muzzle. With this much power on tap it's a reality to take small game well beyond 50 yards.
Accuracy is very good, which is surprizing for an air rifle pushing such high velocity. 1" targets being hit at 30 - 40 yards without a scope!
The Hunter 1250... (read more)
Written on: 11/04/2002 by Eros.
The Gamo Hunter 1250 is a powerful air rifle. High power, muzzle velocity fnd power. My favorite air rifle! (read more)
Written on: 02/04/2002 by Adam.
The Gamo Hunter 1250 air rifle has excellent power and FPS. Hardly any recoil at all. Very nice sights and great accuracy. Hard as s*it to cock, Very loud, A bit louder then a standard .22 rimfire rifle. (read more)