Written on: 18/08/2009
let me just say if you can get this gamo gamo sporter gun buy it .There is limited amout left.With the gold trigger replacement this gun is very accurate. weights just 5 1-2 lb,s 41 inches over 700fps sounds like r-7 or hw30s its close . I love the open sights bright front sight matchs the rear dosen,t float around. cocking about 25lb,s handles very good. nice wood rubber butt pad.I have 12 air gun,s this only one I didn,t scope sights are that good.Firing cycle smoothing out after 750... (read more)
Written on: 05/08/2008
Good rifle, powerful and accurate. A great air rifle. Th only problem i can say is that the front sight is a bit fragile but still does the job. (read more)
Written on: 06/11/2007 by the4thshake (1 review written)
I paid about $60 for this gun and am just tickled with what I got for my money. Having owned gamo rifles before, I knew the creepy trigger would be an issue and ordered a trigger replacement for about $30. Yes it cost half as much as the gun but it makes the gun shoot 10 times better. At 10 yards it was shooting 1/2" groups with open sights. After mounting up a 3x9 scope in a one piece mount, I moved the target to 15 yards and was shooting 3/8" groups. Not to bad..... I tried to mount a... (read more)
Written on: 06/02/2007 by bb2791 (32 reviews written)
I got this Sporter 500 at a bit more than USD170 here; which I consider it as a great deal (Compare the Crosman 2100 will cost USD200-220).
This is the most accurate air gun and the first break barrel air rifle I ever owned, the construction is excellent with real wood stock.
Even it is single shot, I consider it is more continence to load compare with the bolt action like the Crosman 760, 2100, Daisy 880, etc. Just break the barrel and insert the pellet directly into the barrel. With the... (read more)
Written on: 29/09/2006 by breakandfire (1 review written)
This is a great air rifle, and it will last you many years with consistent performance. I have had mine for probably six years, and it shoots the same as it did on day one. I really don't want to get a new gun just because this one is so much fun and easy to handle. If you want a good air rifle just for minor hunting plinking or whatever, this gun is the one you want. (read more)
Written on: 10/07/2006 by Steve1953 (2 reviews written)
Plunking in your back yard or hunting small game this Gamo Sporter is a very hard rifle to beat for the price. Filled a pop can with water and at 40 yds it burst it open rather nicely with the 7.0 gr. wad cutter. (read more)
Written on: 06/07/2006 by Steve1953 (2 reviews written)
Gamo Gamo Sporter - If you live in town where firearms are not allowed to be used and you would like something to plunk around with, this is the rifle for you. Enjoy! (read more)
Written on: 15/02/2006 by Oleford (10 reviews written)
Made a good deal on this Gamo Sporter 500 so my nephew will now have an air rifle. This is a good little airgun for someone to start with. Has a lot of good qualities about it. A nice hard beechwood stock with a rounded check rest, hard plastic buttplate, easy pulling steel trigger, and pretty good accuracy. Found RWS Superdomes shoot very good. (read more)
Written on: 25/07/2005 by swr (1 review written)
Gamo Sporter (500) Air Rifle Review
My original decision to purchase an air rifle was because I wanted to thin out the flocks of pigons that were making a nuisance of themselves in my back yard. I also wanted something for the rats, and occasional snake and possum at the barn where we board our horses.
I've been a lifelong shooter and hunter and have a fair amount of experience with firearms, however this is my first air rifle since I was a young child. Please keep this in mind while... (read more)
Written on: 15/06/2005 by shooter25 (1 review written)
I got this Gamo Sporter (500) Air Rifle for seventy five dollars on sale and it is the best gun i've ever had! I wanted an air rifle for killing birds and this one does it humanely! (read more)
Written on: 28/11/2004 by max or TRIPPLE H (2 reviews written)
First of all, nothing is wrong with the barrel of Gamo Sporter 500. Its not flimsy actually since its made by hard plastic. You don't have to worry about finger prints and smudges.
Me and my friend shoot action figures out in the back. I hit those things right were I aim, if your scope or sights are sighed right you'll hit every time just like I do. (read more)
Written on: 08/08/2004 by w2fgv (1 review written)
I've had about 5 break barrel airguns over the last 20 years and this one looked like a good deal in the ads. When it arrived I was shocked to find that the barrel was made of plastic with a thin steel tube liner. Even worse, the jaws that the barrel is held by are also plastic. Why didn't they mention this in any of the ads or even on the Gamo website? Anyway, I did shoot it briefly before I returned it. It shot decently, but the problem is that plastic tends to deteriorate over time,... (read more)
Written on: 29/07/2004 by marctrainor (1 review written)
I love my Gamo Sporter (500), and even though I'm not a professional shooter, this gun has a very quality feel and look to it. Boy what a difference between this and any other cheapie air gun I've had in the past. If I didn't know, I'd think it was a quality 22 calibre rifle. It has a nice feel and seems to shoot very accurately. I don't have any specs on this but; I'll bet it would prove that out. I really like the sights. They have a very professional feel. A lot of bang for the... (read more)
Written on: 02/09/2002 by TRealD.
If you want a great plinker and light hunter this Gamo Sporter 500 is the gun for you!
I love mine despite how many people rip on Gamo this model I think is well worth it. Its like a cheaper R7 only much more powerful. It shoots crosman 7.9 pellets at around 730fps.
I've shot many grackles and squirrels with mine. All kills were from 15yds + and humane. I've mounted a Simmons 4X scope on mine, but I think it's actually more fun to shoot the gun with open sights. At 25yds I can... (read more)