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★★★★★

“A awesome Magnum-Springer”

Written on: 20/09/2013 by Hauk (1 review written)

Hei there: In this rifle; its VERY important to use heavy pellets !. Remember, its a Magnum, have a long tube/sylinder, and the spring is almost 38 cm. long..! (about 15 inch). Shall it function wel, good and not destroy the spring; use in cal. .177 at least 10 to 16 grain pellet. In cal. .22: 21 to about 24 grain. If so, it whil be very accurate and hardstriking. Very welfit-powerfull, and exact to shoot whit. About the trigger: yes, this is heavy to pull, but change to Charlie da Tuna, GRT… Read Full Review

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Written on: 20/09/2013

Notes: this wheigthrecomending, pellets; rules in the Super-Fac. version.
(Power around 27 FPEnergi). Not in feks. UK, Germani etc.

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★★★☆☆

“Less than I expected”

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 it… Read Full Review

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“Purchased a Gamo Hunter 1250 from Cabelas in May, 2...”

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 Full Review

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“I have a 1250 I purchased from Cabelas, had it two...”

Written on: 21/08/2009 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 like… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“The Gamo Hunter 1250 is awesome but its too heavy”

Written on: 23/06/2009

The Gamo Hunter 1250 is awesome but its too heavy… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Gamo Hunter 1250 - generaly an extreme value for the...”

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 wich… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“Generally a good rifle, but it would be superb if the...”

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 Full Review

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★★★★★

“Its an amazing rifle. The Gamo Hunter 1250 is extremly...”

Written on: 28/10/2008 by socanasto (1 review written)

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 Full Review

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★★★★☆

“The Gamo Hunter 1250 was not as powerful as expected....”

Written on: 22/10/2008 by adfreedi (1 review written)

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 Full Review

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★★★★☆

“The Gamo Hunter 1250 is a riffle that is meant to last...”

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 Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Great gun unless you have to carry it very far. Best...”

Written on: 09/08/2008 by electric2 (1 review written)

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 Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“great thing IF it works, i repeat, IF. would i by this...”

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 Full Review

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Reddeer6's Response to shoota's Review

Written on: 21/08/2009

I found this review very helpful because... I would not have purchase the 1250 that I have, it broke shortly after purchase too.

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★★★★★

“This is a fantastic gun for hunting and good for...”

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)

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★★★★☆

“Without a doubt the 1250 is definitely one of the 4 or...”

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 Full Review

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Mybike9's Response to Mackerelboy's Review

Written on: 05/10/2007

Do you know if there is any difference between the hunter extreme and the hunter 1250?

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Mackerelboy's Response to Mackerelboy's Review

Written on: 22/01/2008

A couple of months ago I installed aftermarket triggers from Charlie Da Tuna in my Gamo Whisper, Gamo Hunter 1250, and Crossman Quest 800. I have always thought that the weakest area of a Gamo gun is the trigger works. I was amazed at how much better my groupings were after the installs. It has made a world of difference to all of these rifles. Charlie’s after market triggers drop in easy only requiring removing pins, installing the trigger and pinning it back in place. Total time to replace a trigger, 10 minutes. If you want to upgrade your Gamo or Crossman rifle I highly recommend you check out Charlie’s web site.

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Mackerelboy's Response to Mackerelboy's Review

Written on: 25/10/2007

Having never seen an extreme I couldn't tell you. I do know that Gamo has been advertising "bull Barrels" on some of their air rifles. I have found that this consists of a small diameter rifled steel inner barrel encased in a thick hard plastic that makes up the outer part of the barrel. The Hunter1250 barrel is all one piece steel. As for the spring piston etc. I don't know if it is the same . I would try contacting someone at Pyramid Air and get the hard facts.

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★★★★★

“With a 4-16 x 50 scope , a very lite grip and some...”

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 Full Review

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★★★★★

“It's a wonderful gun overall if you would be wanting...”

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 Full Review

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Gamoshadow1000's Response to shit4brains's Review

Written on: 01/11/2006

Hi
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<br/>I've got the Gamo Shadow 1000 and I wanted to find out how big of a difference the cocking effort of the Gamo Shadow 1000 is compared to the Gamo Hunter 1250?
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<br/>Thanks
<br/>Wezzy

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Gwalshy's Response to shit4brains's Review

Written on: 23/03/2008

G'day mate,ya won't get 480m/s from Prometheous pallets,as this velocity can only be attained using PBA's.just thought I'd mention this so ya not dissapointed.have fun.

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Gamoshadow1000's Response to shit4brains's Review

Written on: 10/01/2007

Hi,
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<br/>Do you know if they still sell the Gamo Hunter 1250 anywere here in South Africa?
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<br/>Thanks

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★★★★★

“The Gamo Hunter 1250 is not recommended as a first air...”

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.
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Markthebum's Response to Markthebum's Review

Written on: 21/09/2006

As I&#039;ve been shooting my Hunter 1250 over the last several days I noticed something worth adding to my review. I&#039;ve been trying a wide range of pellets in this gun just to see what the results are. By far the best pellets for this gun are Beeman&#039;s Kodiak extra heavy pellets .177 caliber. I did try Beeman&#039;s Silver Arrow pellets which are even heavyer than the Kodiaks but for some reason the gun just doesn&#039;t like them. Very inconsistant grouping. The only other pellets that group even decently are Beeman;s crow magnums. They group nice out to about 20 yards but beond that they don&#039;t do well. Only the Kodiaks shoot well at all ranges.
<br/> Now to my point. After shooting many lighter pellets that go faster than 1100 fps (you will know because they brake the sound barrier and "crack" like a .22) with poor results. I went back to using the Kodiacks which are what I&#039;ve decided to use from now on. There was an issue though, all of a sudden I lost accuracy even with these!!. I was getting very frustrated and began to inspect my rifle carefully to find the problem. 3 inch groups at 10 yards just isn&#039;t acceptable! They shot great before, so what&#039;s the problem??? I looked into the barrel and quickly found out what it was. There was lead caked into the grooves of the rifling. I bought a .177 cal. one piece cleaning rod and ran a dry copper wire brush through the barrel several times. Small clouds of lead dust puffed out of the barrel as the lead was scraped away. I couldn&#039;t seem to get it all but most of the lead was eventually removed. I began to shoot at 10 yards again with the Kodiaks and this time the group shrunk to half an inch with 5 shots at 10 yards. All holes touching. WHEW!! much better! After doing some research I discovered that any gun that shoots a lead projectile faster than the speed of sound, will cause the lead to heat up enough to melt and stick to the inside of the barrel. Do this enough times and your basically shooting a smoothbore gun. So, my advice is to ONLY use pellets that are 10 grains or more. My gun goes supersonic with anything under 9 grains so I use 10 or more to be safe. Unfortunatly there isn&#039;t much to pick from in .177 at that weight level.I truly wish that Gamo didn&#039;t discontinue this model gun in .22 cal. The Hunter 1250 is just too much power for a .177 caliber pellet. I bet this gun would be a dream in .25 cal. Gamo has made a huge mistake in limiting this wonderful airgun to only .177 cal. Luckly, there are a couple of companies that make extra heavy pellets in .177. Other wise the gun would be nothing but a nice wall piece. Funny thing is that none of the pellets that Gamo makes work well in this gun. None of them are heavy enough! You would think that Gamo would&#039;ve done enough research to know this, and make a .177 cal pellet siutable for their crown jewel air rifle. Ending this gun in .22 cal was a huge, huge, huge mistake. Gamo should stop the .177 line and instead make it in .20, .22, and 25 cal. instead they only chose to make it in the one caliber that is almost incompatible for the awsome power level that this airgun produces. "sigh" Oh well. Hope Beeman never goes out of business! I&#039;ll be SOL!

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Joel Eladio's Response to Markthebum's Review

Written on: 08/09/2009

I found this review very helpful because I have been facing those problem myself with my gamo hunter 1250, and still looking for the best use of this particular gun!

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Markthebum's Response to Markthebum's Review

Written on: 28/03/2008

P.S. I choose not to grasp below the muzzle break because the sweat, dirt, and oils from the hand can cause the barrel to rust. If you choose to cock the gun this way, be sure to wipe the area down with a little airgun oil or anti-corrosive. Markthebum

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Markthebum's Response to Markthebum's Review

Written on: 28/03/2008

I hold the wooden stock just below the rear sights with my right hand, the top of the butt pushes on the inner thigh of my right leg, then I grasp the large muzzel break with my left hand and pull it down until it catches. Once you get the hang of it it's actually quite easy. Markthebum

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Gwalshy's Response to Markthebum's Review

Written on: 23/03/2008

Where to start?would like to know how you cock your (well chosen)piece?If you don't already,try placing barrel hand just below muzzle break,rather than using it to cock...I await your reply...

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Markthebum's Response to Markthebum's Review

Written on: 04/10/2006

Well, good for your 10 year old friend! What type of steroids does he use? Hook me up! Could use some of them good old "pump you up" roids!

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Mike4310's Response to Markthebum's Review

Written on: 28/09/2006

I have a ten year old friend who can cock this easily with one hand.

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★★★★☆

“Gamo Hunter 1250, well I brought one about 1 week ago...”

Written on: 01/09/2006 by spears (1 review written)

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 Full Review

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Ebigbear's Response to 256223_spears's Review

Written on: 05/10/2010

hi you send you shoot about 2000 shots did you find that its not sounding as hard as before i was wandering if its loosing power ill like you to give me some info on that please

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★★★★★

“Gamo Hunter 1250 - If you are looking for a true air...”

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 Full Review

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Markthebum's Response to Tbird's Review

Written on: 01/09/2006

Gamo Hunter pellets are only 8.1 grains. Want to see your squirrels get knocked clean off the tree? Try a heavier pellet like Beemans Kadiak 10.6 grains or Beemans Silver Arrow (my favorite) 11.1 grains. I use a Gamo CFX fixed barrel gun. The day I bought it I sighted it in with the Silver Arrow pellets. A unlucky squirrel crossed my path as I was shooting at about 35 yards. From a standing shot I put one in his chest and dropped it dead. I&#039;ve used Gamo&#039;s Hunter pellets and they are a little faster because they are lighter than Beeman&#039;s Silver Arrow. But the knock down and penetration are far better with the heavyer pellet. Give it a shot, I bet you&#039;ll never go back. I didn&#039;t!

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Mybike9's Response to Tbird's Review

Written on: 05/10/2007

Do you know if there is any difference between the hunter 1250 and the hunter extreme?

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“I have had Gamo Hunter 1250 17 cal for 4 years,...”

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 then… Read Full Review

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