Written on: 08/06/2012
I purchased my GAMO 200 HUNTER over 12 years ago and it has been in my air-gun collection since. I had bought other air rifles in the past and also have gotten rid of a few of them, but this GAMO 220 HUNTER is still in my collection. Yeah, it has a few scars, dings, and cosmetic issues, but for the most part, this air rifle has delivered reliabilty, accuracy, and fun over the many years that I have owned it. Great rifle all in all. SIGHTS The PROS to this air rifle are that it has a… Read Full Review
Written on: 15/12/2009
Great Rifle! This has been the best rifle I have owned. Doves are very easy to kill with the Gamo Hunter 220. The rifle works best with Gamo palets I have shot quarters at over 30yds time after time. The scope is very simple to adjust. So Far so good.
Kind of heavy… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/06/2009
The Gamo 220 Hunter Combo .177 is very light weight and powerful… Read Full Review
Written on: 10/02/2009
The Gamo 220 Hunter Combo .177 is an awesome gun. I have shot through almost everything I have shot at. Nothing to can stop this gun except 2/8 inch of steel. Great accuracy without scope. Great penetration power. My sights broke off within a week. Poor handling most likely, but also poor quality in the sights… Read Full Review
Written on: 25/11/2008
All in all, i love the Gamo 220 Hunter Combo air rifle. It shoots straight in the ranges that i've tried it in. the stiff trigger makes it kinda hard for me to do well at the long ranges, but it's not bad at all… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/09/2008
this Gamo 220 Hunter Combo is not great to look at nor hang on the wall but it's fun to shoot once you've taken apart and clean al the grease out and relube properly. i have mine tuned with a more powerful spring, custom guide, trigger insert, piston seal, and the port polishing works done to it. still can't shoot it with a scope but with open sights compared to my rws model 34, which is also tuned. i still choose this to shoot hunt with over the rws 34 because it's lighter and shorter. they… Read Full Review
Written on: 25/05/2008
I got my Gamo Hunter 220 used, with no scope. Open sight accuracy is respectable, nice tight groupings.
I was disappointed with the Raptor PBA ammo, although velocity jumps to 1200 fps, I find that it lacks overall impact. Very surprised to see this gun puncture a fire extinguisher with pointed lead hunting pellets from Crossman @ 20 yrd.
For accuracy, velocity, and overall stopping power, I recommend Gamo Rocket pellets.
Overall, I am very pleased with my Gamo Hunter 220… Read Full Review
Written on: 11/02/2008 by peejayharrison (3 reviews written)
Excellent squirrel and bird gun. very effective close or long range. Got mine from dick's sporting goods for 49.99 as an opened box item. A steal in my book. I also own a crosman g1 extreme(.177 )and quest 800x(.22). I have found the gamo to be most dependable and consistant over time… Read Full Review
Written on: 02/11/2007 by drewmthomson (2 reviews written)
This was a gift from my in-laws. It has been a very consistent riffle. The Gamo Hunter 220 combo shoots the same as it did many years ago. No problems with the BSA scope. Never had it slip or nor was it blurry. The cross hairs are as they should be. Very little adjustments to the scope after all these years. I can not compare it to another air riffle since this is my first. I just purchased last week the Gamo Hunter Extreme and will be using that riffle once by birthday arrives in 9 days. Look… Read Full Review
Written on: 13/05/2007 by logan9967 (1 review written)
6 to 8 years ago I purchased two of these, since then they have been invaluable. Excellent for "quick pop the barrel out of the window and kill that rabbit in your garden before the neighbor sees" scenarios. Very quiet compared to other 1000fps airguns I have used, unless you dry fire it. And after years it just needs the occasional sighting in which is easy to do and understand with the open sights and it only takes a steady hand and a cardboard box with a dot on it. With this I have killed… Read Full Review
Written on: 18/02/2007 by nickker (1 review written)
I bought a Benjamin Sheridan at the same time for about the same price. No way to compare them. The Gamo is twice the rifle… Read Full Review
Written on: 13/02/2007 by novitt (1 review written)
I bought this gun maybe four years ago. It was a good shooter out of the box after I learned to shoot springers. It t has a nice simple design.
I eventually sent the gun to Charlie Tuna for a Super Tune and GTX trigger and now it's really steller. http://charliedatuna.com/index.html This made the gun great. Get it and shoot if for a year and then send it off. It's good either way but great after a tune. Gamo's are diamonds in the rough and capable of a lot with a little work… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/01/2007 by acttacus (1 review written)
Having owned the rifle for over 6 years and have tried numerous other springers and PCPs, so I thought it is time I make some contribution to others considering purchasing the rifle.
Firstly, I want to make a strong remark to those that have considered this rifle inaccurate.
Having won many smallbore rifle shooting competitions I know that many shooter converting to airgunners often neglect the fact that the projectile in a air rifle is not fired from a sealed casing as bullets are, but are… Read Full Review
Written on: 24/11/2006 by rzebrak (24 reviews written)
I bought it in Sports Authority even thinking that it is most likely lower class of air rifles.
Using also similar type of rifles as hobby I got impression that some of the models went too fast to achieve 1000fps velocity by expense of accuracy neglecting in the same time other mechanical features wich should be modified in the same time in order to maintain good accuracy… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/11/2006 by Ovejero (1 review written)
I have been collecting air rifles for a while. I have some of the classics: RWS 54 .22, 52 .22, 48 .177, IZH 61, Benjamin Sheridans .20 and .22, Crossman 1000X. They are all great shooters with lots of power and great accuracy. Even the $94 Crossman was a great and pleasent find! and one of my favorites to shoot.
I have been looking at the 220 for a while, attracted by the extraordinary good looks and feel of the gun. I would go time and time again to the isle at Cabelas and handle the gun… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/09/2006 by quinley (1 review written)
OK, forget the scopes and bench rests. We took the Gamo 220 Hunter Combo .177 out to a field and set up tin cans at 70 yards. While my son was blasting away with a .22 rifle, I was calmly knocking over the cans before he could even chamber another round. It may not put a five shot group into 1/4", but the fun we had in the field saved this gun from being sold. Go out and plink around - it may leave you with good memories (I can still see the aggravated look on his face when he had to walk… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/06/2006 by Hf22 airgun hunter (1 review written)
I have used this gun for basic shooting, but it is a very inaccurate. The only good thing about this gun is the 1000 fps and has good knock down power( if you can hit your target). It is a good gun after you sight it in but after a few kickbacks you will have to sight it once again… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/05/2006 by JasonPatrick (1 review written)
I have an old pump pellet gun that I have been using for the distinguished job of rodent eradication. It gives decent power, but I got sick of having to give it ten hard pumps to get the job done. This caused me to head out into the scary world of spring loaded air guns. I settled on the Gamo Hunter 220 Combo because I didn't want something Chinese, and I was reasonably happy with the reviews that I had read.
I bought the gun 2 weeks ago and for the first 4 days was extremely disappointed… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/03/2006 by shadow177hunter (11 reviews written)
My dad bought the Gamo 220 Hunter Combo .177 e for me this past Christmas for $125 and was fairly satisfied with it until "the problems occurred". First when I opened it the stock was extremely loose and part of the barrel seal was damaged. After a month the front fiber optic just fell out as I was walking out into my yard but they gave me a new one for free without hesitation. Then it stopped accepting flathead pellets by falling straight through the barrel. One day I walked out to shoot and… Read Full Review
Written on: 24/09/2005 by losec (3 reviews written)
This review is based on ten months of ownership of the Gamo 220 Hunter Combo .177. No matter what pellets I used, I could not make a grouping smaller than 3" from ten meters using a bench rest. My Crosman 760 which is 24 years old, groups better than the Gamo. Out in the field, this airgun is not too hard to carry while hunting. If only it can consistently hit the target, I would be very happy with this airgun. Once it does hit it's mark, squirrels don't have a chance. One shot is all it takes… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/07/2005 by knuckler (5 reviews written)
I purchased this Gamo 220 Hunter Combo .177 Air rifle at accademy and it took me a while to sight it accuratly, but remained impressed with its speed and accuracy at LONG distances. When I had it sighted in well I could cut plastic spoons in half at 50 yards away. But after firing 4000-6000 pellets through it in around 5-6 months I got to a point where the spring broke and was forced to return it. But overall the rifle was very affordable, accurate and fast… Read Full Review
Written on: 31/05/2005 by keenavv (2 reviews written)
I told the "gun guy" at Sportsmart about what an inaccurate piece of junk the Gamo 220 Hunter Combo .177was and he said "bring it in and swap it for a new one". So I did. The new gun is good. The old one was defective… Read Full Review
Written on: 15/05/2005 by rob3dr (18 reviews written)
I orginally wrote a bad review on the Gamo 220 Hunter Combo .177 Air Rifle. I'd had this gun for over 2 years and never got good accuracy out of it...not even acceptable accuracy.
I was ready to throw it in the trash. Well, I'll own up to one mistake with my review. I was using improper mounts on the Gamo and the vibration kept causing them to move. I couldnt get it to group without the scope but it had been so long since I tried with iron sights, I dont recall just how badly it shot.
In… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/04/2005 by brucemg51 (4 reviews written)
I have read some negative reviews about the Gamo 220 Hunter Combo .177, and it's hard for me to believe that those people are writing about the same gun that I own. I got the Gamo 220 combo .177 around 15 months ago. Just a few weeks ago, I contacted Gamo in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. I told them that I wasn't happy with the accuracy of my rifle. They told me to send them the rifle and they would either fix it or replace it. So, I packed it up and shipped it to Florida. Ten days later, I had a… Read Full Review
Written on: 15/03/2005 by markturci (1 review written)
Gamo 220 Hunter Combo .177:
Bad points are easily fixable. Remove one of two
trigger springs makes the trigger very easy to pull. Put a longer stage adjustment screw in trigger. Travel is now perfect. Spring lube on the main spring takes care of the twang. Should know how to slightly modify anything mechanical
if you going to be happy with it… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/02/2005 by rob3dr (18 reviews written)
I've had my .177 Gamo 220 Hunter Combo now for about 2 years. I keep hoping once it 'breaks in' it will shoot accurately. I guess after 2 years, this just isn't going to happen. I didn't return it right off the bat because I know you must give springers a chance to break in. 2 years later....
Power is good. Mine chronys at about 900 to 950fps using Beeman Gold hollowpoints. If any of you have a Gamo that you do find accurate, a trigger tune is a must. I got a new trigger blade from… Read Full Review
Written on: 11/10/2004 by Gunner Gamo (1 review written)
I had this gun for at least 5 days and I just sighted it in yesterday; it's in the 10 ring every time. I was shooting at 25 yards; it does pretty well at 50 yards also. This is an overall great hunting gun. It's good for chipmunks, squirrels rabbits and pigeons. I got my Gamo at Gander Mountain for $179.99 which is a good price considering the suggested retail price $225. Good luck shooting and remember 2 tighten up the screws on the scope… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/09/2004 by Tightgroups (1 review written)
I just bought the Gamo 220 Hunter Combo .177 and attempted to sight it in. I am very! disappointed in the accuracy. It just will not hold a decent group. For shooting something as large as a rabbit it will be Ok up to about 15 yards, but if you want to shoot anything smaller you better spend a lot of time on your knees praying. The tightest group I can get at 12 yards is about 2 1/2 inches I was expecting at least 3/8 to 1/2 inch at that range, which I don't consider very accurate, but this… Read Full Review
Written on: 10/08/2004 by Jayson (1 review written)
Gamo 220 Hunter Combo .177 - I got this gun as a birthday present and at first it was appealing because of the speed but when I tried to sight it in it wouldn't hold zero. The trigger is repugnant and accuracy with the standard sights just do an ok job at short ranges. It is plain old junk… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/07/2004 by Kiwidad (1 review written)
I bought a Game 220 Hunter Combo a couple of weeks ago for my oldest (12 year old) son& I to use to practice prone, sitting and standing shooting skills (as we have started going to an outdoor .22lr silhouette range).
I paid NZ$299 for it. I put three rounds through it at the Petone Hunting and Fishing in-store air rifle range, (20m) using only the factory open sights. Out of the box, I got a group using Gamo match pellets (two shots touching, one 20 mm to the left). For the money… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/06/2004 by hunter19 (1 review written)
Ok this Gamo 220 Hunter Combo .177 Air Rifle is my first spring air gun and i think it is a great gun, for a kid like me it is extremly accurate for me and my brother and my dad shoots great with it too. My first shot with it went straight through a 5/8 in. thick piece of plywood and it sounded much more porwerful then evry other shot and in the back of the wood there was a much larger exit then the size of the pellet, is this normal? So far i have had it for two days and shot about 75-125… Read Full Review
Written on: 23/05/2004 by Skarzmuffy (2 reviews written)
The Hunter 220 is one of the best rifles I have ever known... the accuracy, the power and the built of the gun is just shocking... I own a Hunter 1250 and it is too powerful, I went hunting with it couple of times and it was a big loss... The Hunter 220 is almost as powerful as H-1250, it is a great hunting rifle, it is very accurate, but it takes time setting the sight and practicing shooting it... if anyone thinks its a bad gun they should learn how to shoot and adjust the sights... I love… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/05/2004 by Skarzmuffy (2 reviews written)
The Gamo 220 Hunter Combo .177 is a good rifle if you want to put it on the shelf, but it is a very terrible rifle to go hunting with... I was shooting everything with it... the scope gets off sight every couple of shots... The rubber bearing of seals on the barrel are very bad too... if you can shoot this rifle without a scope maybe you can get some accuracy but with a scope or without mostly its terrible… Read Full Review
Written on: 13/05/2004 by Vanburhoff (3 reviews written)
First off I would like to say the Gamo 220 Hunter Combo .177 lives up to its 1000fps and more with certain pellets. With daisy wad cutter this rifle was blasting through the speed trap (chronograph) at 1050fps! after just 500 rounds. However due to heavy recoil it took quite some time to get the hang of how it shoots. Accuracy is not that impressive for such a high dollar gun. It groups .30 at 30yrds.... bummer. That was with beeman pellets. I noticed with mine the scope rail was a little soft… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/05/2004 by keenavv (2 reviews written)
The Gamo 220 Hunter Combo .177 was not a great buy at $170. Gamo online says send it back pay $10 and shipping from CA to FL. Apparently no west coast reps. It won't shoot a 4 shot 4" group with the scope (BSA) and is a little better without it. This is from a bench rest with sand bags… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/03/2004 by CAPMAK (1 review written)
Just got the Hunter 220 Combo a few days ago on sale at Sports Auth for $150. Out of the box gun sites were right on target. Put the BSA scope on and had it sited in 15 mins. This rifle shoots dead on target shot after shot. Even my 10 year old consistently hits bullseye at 30 feet. This purchase is a welcome change from my Shadow 1000 one. Got the highly endorsed 1000 from Walmart but had the same frustrating scope sighting problems that many talk about. Also had occassional accuracy… Read Full Review
Written on: 02/03/2004 by SmeagulsxGolum (3 reviews written)
Ratings were based on each rating system, Gave my Gamo 220 Hunter Combo .177 an overall 8 Stars because of the Cocking Bar breaking on it. At moment I am in the process of buying myself a Webley Scott Patriot, much more powerful hunting rifle, specialy in .25 caliber.
I'm not dogging Gamo but think they should have a better cocking mechanism.
Happy Hunting and BE SAFE… Read Full Review
Written on: 15/02/2004 by peter1505 (6 reviews written)
I first bought my Gamo 220 Hunter Combo .177 caliber combo from the sports authority, and the first one had a frayed rubber seal (around where you load the pellet), so I returned it after firing a couple shots. The first gun handled and fired like a Shadow 1000, same recoil, same power, same accuracy. (btw I also own a Shadow 1000 and a TF99 Mag .22). I painlessly returned the gun and brought the new one home and when I fired it something seemed wrong, it had next to no Recoil. I figured… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/02/2004 by dingo118 (1 review written)
Ok... by the sound of some of these bad reviews, it sounds like people dont have any patience. The Gamo 220 Hunter Combo .177 will smooth out after 500 - 1500 shots. This is standard spring air gun stuff. The twang of the spring will get less, the barrel will pull straight and everything will come together. Is this a 1500 dollar match gun. it's a back yard plinker. But even so.. it'll shoot very small groups at 50 yards after you get it worn in.
and to the guys that bought an RWS for… Read Full Review
Written on: 02/01/2004 by Shooter50 (1 review written)
If you have ever shot a Beeman or RWS spring piston air rifle and are looking for the same accuracy and quality you will want to pass on this one. I tried 6 different kinds of pellets-including pellets that shot well in my RWS model 36 like the Crosman Premier- and I did get some decent groups up close, but out past 20 yds or so this rifle is very inconsistent. This is probably due to the heavy dieseling that occured every shot and never did completely go away… Read Full Review
Written on: 13/11/2003 by arniekoch (1 review written)
I have found that firing the Gamo 220 Hunter Combo .177 from a bench rest that it will group at 2 inches at 100 feet. Heavy pellets such as the Beeman Sivler arrow help hold accuracy at 100 feet. Lighter pellets will give a longer range and have 6 inches less drop at 100 feet. Accuracy of the light weight pellets vary by design from groups of 3 to 5 inches at that distasnce. Advise sticking with one type of pellet and testing each for accuracy. Triger pressure is high and being spring powered… Read Full Review
Written on: 27/08/2003 by CC Shooter (1 review written)
Overall the Gamo 220 Hunter Combo .177 is a great gun for the money. Right out of the box the 220 looks great. It has plenty of punch and looks impressive. Here's the deal. The gun takes a while to sight the scope in. I mean go to your local range and take the time to sight the scope in. I spent about an hour shooting and by the last 15 min I was dead on target. Once you get it sighted it is a great gun. I use everything from Crossman Copperhead domed (not so good), to all the Gamo… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/08/2003 by raulloerajr (1 review written)
The Gamo 220 Hunter Combo .177 Air Rifle is the best deal for your money. Not only do you get a great price but also a great airgun plus a BSA 4x32 scope. It has the look and feel and almost the power (1000 FPS) of a 22. cal rifle. But it's silent! It is great for small game or just target shooting. I like Gamo so much I bought 2 airpistols and just purchased the Silver Shadow 1000 air rifle which looks like a high powered sniper rifle… Read Full Review
Written on: 02/07/2003 by Spud. (1 review written)
I have had this gun for several months now and have enjoyed it. I got it after owning a Crossman Powermaster 66 for a while. The Crossman left some accuracy and power to be desired so I bought this gun. It can kill a tree rat from 80 feet easly (assumeing you hit it in a good spot) I have even blown birds in half with it. Its fairly accurate out to 80-85 feet depending on your ablity and the pellets you are using. There are some pellets this gun will not shoot accurately (stay away from… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/06/2003 by Markos. (1 review written)
I really want to get a bigger cal rifle. I love this gun and would buy it all over again, if I needed another gun… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/06/2003 by LiL Markie. (1 review written)
Having owned both Benjamin pump, Crossman CO 2, and RWS spring piston air rifles, for the money it's very hard to beat the GAMO 220. It's a great start for those new to spring piston air rifles, as well as being powerful enough and accurate enough for seasoned air gunners. Granted the included scope leaves alot to be desired, the fiber optic sights work great. With open sights, I have taken squirels at 30 to 40 yards with single body shot kills. Having fired the gun around 3,000 shots now, it… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/05/2003 by kris. (1 review written)
The Gamo 220 Hunter Combo .177 is a very good intro rifle. I recommend it for anyone intrested in the hobby. However, if you already know you'd enjoy shooting an air rifle as a hobby, I recommned saving up for an RWS or a beeman. This rifle is not as accurate as gamo claims. Extremely accurate at 10 yards, but it looses accuracy at 25 yards… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/04/2003 by Bizman. (1 review written)
A great value at this price. I did extensive research before spending my hard earned cash. I spoke with people who owned the model and the reviews were good. Love the gun, it looks and feels like a large caliber weapon. Would buy one again in a split second. Very Happy!… Read Full Review
Written on: 24/04/2003 by Phil. (1 review written)
I just bought the Gamo 220 Combo, with the BSA 4X32 scope for $139.00 American. WHADADEAL!
Great value for a gun that shoots 1000 fps.
This gun delivers a lot of bang-for-the-buck! It's a great value.
If it shoots as accurately as many of the other reviewers say it does...I will be a very happy guy.
The abrasive trigger can be taken care of by me and my Dremel tool… Read Full Review
Written on: 18/02/2003 by Heny1. (1 review written)
I bought this new. Out of the package, The scope was simple to install. It took only 3 shots to zero. The 4th shot was dead center of the 3rd. out of 15 shots 3 were dead center of others and 4 were widened. I am knocking Squirrels out of my garden at 100-125 feet with only one shot. after 5 other airguns I am now done looking. At only $159.99 just can't beat this deal… Read Full Review