Written on: 07/06/2013 by WSellers3
This rifle has a bit more heft (and the same power plant) as the Gamo Shadow 1000. It is in the traditional wood and steel configuration of 2006-2007. It has been discontinued in the United States for about a year. My version is in .177. I can consistently hit the bullseye at 25 yards with this rifle and my scope of choice, the BSA 2X7X32 AO. The beech stock is beautiful, being comfortable and warm against the cheek when the rifle is shouldered. Overall weight comes in at just about... (read more)
Written on: 24/04/2009 by BRP (1 review written)
I purchased the Gamo 890 Hunter with 3-12 x 50 scope from Cabelas on-line for $209. When the package arrived, I found that the scope was not in the box, only the the rifle and rings.
I called Cabelas and spoke with a customer service person who advised me they did not stock the particular scope that comes with the rifle as it's a package deal direct from Gamo to them. She confirmed Gamo would ship the scope to me direct and I should have it within a week.
While waiting for the scope,... (read more)
Written on: 25/01/2009 by the hat
A cracking rifle for hunting, it can take all the knocks u get in the field, easy to maintain and always reliable. Beautifully built rifle with great handling. Wonderfully accurate and packs a big punch. Can kill most small game at 50 yards. Could be a bit lighter, but it's the best spring gun I've owned. (read more)
Written on: 14/05/2008 by James Butler (18 reviews written)
Bought my example of this rifle on line for $100.00 +S&H. No scope but nice scope stop. Ordered two.A friend also wanted one.One thing that has always bothered me about Gamo products is their inconsistent quality. When you get a good one it can be very good and when you get a bad one "ugh!"My example is a good one my friends less so.Cocking cycle is smooth as butter ,a real surprise.Fit and finish? Pretty good overall and for what I paid for it excellent! Out of the box this gun shot... (read more)
Written on: 29/09/2007 by ches2991
The Gamo Hunter 890 is an awesome pellet gun, i hunt with it instead of my .22lr. (read more)
Written on: 04/03/2007 by Expert Shooter (1 review written)
In general, it could be an excellent mid-price rifle if Gamo would simply provide a full metal scope stop rather than the inexpensive (cheap) plastic one which comes with the rifle. In my experience, the scope moves about 6 mm after every 25-30 shots, all because the plastic scope stop deforms and doesn't stop the movement. This is frustrating and requires continuous loosening, moving the scope back into position, re-tightening, and re-sighting. Repeated contact with Gamo customer support... (read more)
Written on: 25/06/2006 by doug24 (5 reviews written)
I can't honestly recommend this Gamo Hunter 890 based on all the problems I've encountered. For over 250.00 you should not be subjected to buying parts prior to even firing the rifle.
Will comment later after new scope mounts are installed. (read more)
Written on: 01/10/2005 by squirrel hunter
The Gamo Hunter 890 is a great gun for targets, or small game hunting. It has the look and feel of a 22. The only bad thing about this gun are the scope mounts. After a couple of shots they move and you have to sight it in all over again. I bought a Beeman one piece steel scope mount, and I haven't had to re sight it since. (read more)
Written on: 17/07/2005 by andrey (1 review written)
I bought this Gamo Hunter 890(.177 cal.) Air Rifle on sale for $180 without scope. I have shot a lot before with the Gamo Shadow 1000 which is a very good rifle. The Hunter 890 has a better scope mount base and wood stock. Accuracy is the same as Gamo Shadow 1000. The only difference I expect for the price is the life of the spring which I will know after one year of shooting. If bought for $260 I do not think it worth its money but for $180 - absolutely - better than the Gamo Shadow 1000 or... (read more)
Written on: 06/02/2005 by jh74136 (1 review written)
Gamo Hunter 890(.177 cal.)- I hope you are reading this article before you purchase this rifle. If you must have a Gamo product, stick with a cheaper model, don't pay very much. I think they just dressed this one up and placed a higher price tag on it. I do not consider myself an air rifle expert, but I am an active sportsmen, and fisherman. I know that in order to have fun with a hobby you need to have pretty good equipment. I found this product to be too heavy, and bulky. It was not a... (read more)
Written on: 06/11/2004 by Lawdog (5 reviews written)
My daughter bought the Gamo Hunter 890 piece of junk to help control pests in and around her rabbit shed. First off the Gamo scope broke before sight-in was complete. Gamo called it "user" problem and wouldn't replace it. Then within 6 months the rifle started going thru seals like they were free. Still under warranty but Gamo refused to honour it saying we must have miss-used the rifle. Velocity was never any where near the 1,000 fps. advertised by Gamo. With the lightest weight... (read more)
Written on: 04/06/2004 by A r c A n g e L (2 reviews written)
The Gamo Hunter 890 is a great begginer gun for someone who is serious about getting into airguns. Has great power for a .177 springer. It will knock any thing out of the trees in your backyard. If you are only shooting to 20 yards this is a great gun. There is so much creap in the trigger. It's pretty loud too. (read more)
Written on: 13/01/2004 by gammouser69 (1 review written)
Stiction, if I spelled it correctly, is where the crosshairs do not move all the way when the turret is adjusted. My friend and I both bought the 890 and when it is sighted in, is very accurate. We can almost consistently hit targets the size of a US quarter at about 40 meters. The scope seemed to stick when changing for distance. After adjusting the turret, the impact groups would slowly migrate across the target area before final point. We had to lightly tap the turrets to help it... (read more)
Written on: 28/12/2003 by CVanMeter (8 reviews written)
This airgun was amongst some 10 other airguns that I purchased that fell into the price bracket between $150 to $300. These included a RWS-34, RWS-48, BSA SuperSport 177 & 22 as well as several chinese "clones" of these rifles. With a purchase price of $250 US which included a BSA Contender 3-12 x40 scope and mounts. The Gamo would come in well behind the RWS and BSA Airguns and only beat out the worst of the Chinese "Clone" airguns that ran 1/2 the price of the Gamo. The bright side of... (read more)
Written on: 15/12/2003 by The Turn (1 review written)
I had my 890 bought as a birthday gift, (I had hinted heavily) and was delighted with its solid (if a little heavy) feel. The supplied scope is quite adequate although a 4x32 would be better, but anyone who feels that a high power scope is necessary may have seen too many sniper films. The rifle settled down after few hundred pellets; used Gamo's own match to 'run it in'. Bisley Magnums were my pellet of choice in the UK but not available here. I have a little gripe with the quality of the O... (read more)
Written on: 26/09/2003 by rzacker (1 review written)
The Gamo hunter 890(.177 cal.) is an excellent air rifle for the money,have used others,crossman,sheridan etc. (read more)
Written on: 12/03/2003 by Milty.
A friend of mine has a GAMO 890, and I borrowed it to go shooting. It's light, powerful, and is very accurate. It came with a BSA 4-12x50mm scope, scope mounts, and scope stop. The stock is extremely nice and the barrel is nicely blued. This rifle is nice looking and very fun to shoot. I think this package is a steal for only $259. After I bought my RWS 54, 22 cal. I said I would never buy a 177 cal. again, but I was so impressed by it,I'm ordering my GAMO 890 tomarrow. If I only had two... (read more)
Written on: 10/10/2002 by odied.
The first time I pulled the trigger on the Gamo Hunter 890, I fell in love with this rifle. Very accurate at 20 to 30 yards (RWS super point Meister Kulgen pellets). From bullseyes to berries on tree branches, this rifle is one of the best. It took some time for me to get used to the 2 stage trigger preventing myself from impatiently snatching the trigger and forcing the shot which led to a missed target at 3" to the right. I had been a Crosman fan since childhood and after receiving the... (read more)
Written on: 16/09/2002 by ANDRE T.
THE 890S HUNTER BY GAMO IS A VERY ACCURATE AND WELL PUT TOGETHER AIRGUN. I CAN TAP TEN INCH TARGETS AT 50 YARDS AND SHOOT VERY TIGHT GROUPS AT 30 YARDS. THIS GUN LOOKS AND FEELS LIKE A CENTER FIRE RIFLE. I USE IT FOR SMALL GAME HUNTING AND GETTING RID OF PESTS IN AND MY PROPERTY. I GIVE IT A 10 (read more)
Written on: 21/08/2002 by Shawn.
The hunter 890 is a great air rifle. It's not real heavy, it's extremely accurate, and it's very quiet. It's so accurate I was shooting about a quarter inch groups at thirty yards using daisy steel tipped power pellets. This is an awesome squirrel gun. I was shooting squirrels in the head with this air rifle up to about 45 yards. Oh and talk about power I shot an opossum in the head two times using rws hollow points with this air rifle and killed it. This is one nice air rifle and it only... (read more)
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