Written on: 07/07/2010
I have owned my Gamo for a number of weeks now, I am certainly no more than a begginer at rifle sports and have alot to learn. When serching for a suitable gun to meet my needs, I came across this very traditonal looking rifle. After consulting an educated gent (my Dad) in the field of shot guns and armoury, he completely agreed that this purchase would be a good one...
I took it home, Made a target in my garden, it was a good 60 yrds away... I had a complete cluster of shots all within a... (read more)
Written on: 20/09/2009
The Gamo CF-30 is a good little gun my gun likes bisley pest control which i bought from my local gun shop for 4 for 200 good shooting would recomednt to anyone
Written on: 18/04/2009
The Gamo CF-30 is very good for beginners and has a very powerfull shotso becarefull and always put on the safety it s very comftable right next to the trigger i v started with the cf-30 and to tell you te truth it `s an awsome gun. (read more)
Written on: 14/03/2009 by mvahlroos (1 review written)
The Gamo CF-30 is a very good air rifle for average shooter, good value to money. Fun, easy and decently accurate rifle for someone, who shoots for fun. Not for beginner nor pro, good for average guy. I found mine easy to shoot after tuning the trigger. Size and weight are within my needs. Accurate enough to average shooting. Quality is good and the stock is well finished. (read more)
Written on: 12/03/2009
i have had my Gamo CF-30 since christams i have got on with it well it is a powerfull gun ideal for bird shooting and rabbit hunting i got a rubbish smk scope £20 does the job hoping to get a better 1 but got to wait. all an all a good gun recomend for any first time owners little matienence and a bit recoil. (read more)
Written on: 04/02/2009
this is my 3rd gamo cf-30 rifle but not my favourite it is not a bad rifle, probably excellent for a first-timer but i have a modified (+-800fps) qb 79 with a tuned trigger. it feels lighter, trigger releases when expected, 9oz cylinder is very cheap to refill and (after a lot of cleaning the barrel) is very accurate. maybe some mods to the gamo will surface on the net soon and turn this into my favourite, we will see. Good velocity for standard co2 rifle and 10 shot magazine. Bad points... (read more)
Written on: 16/11/2008
Good rabbit hunting rifle for those built up areas where you cant use a firearm. light weight but powerfull also accurate becouse of the fixed barrel. There is a lack of calibers e.g only 177/22 (read more)
Written on: 30/09/2008
It's very accurate. It's not so heavy. Have a good shape. Fit's very well. It's a very good weapon. I really like my Gamo CF-30 air rifle, its great to use. (read more)
Written on: 31/08/2008 by Whittaker420 (6 reviews written)
A powerful and affordable rifle, with extreme accuracy. As a pheasant and rabbit hunter a rifle with power and accuracy out to 40 metres is essential. I previously used a BSA lightening, and my CF-30 .22 is much better. Yes, it is larger and louder than the BSA, but I find it has a much better kill ratio.
If your considering buying a sub-£350 spring rifle buy this, trust me! (read more)
Written on: 18/04/2008 by danielhorn (1 review written)
The noise and recoil are easy to fix as shown in the other reviews so overall its a top affordable rifle (read more)
Written on: 23/01/2008 by sambo14 (1 review written)
The gamo cf-30 is a good rifle and great value for money, would be even better if it was quieter, great accuracy when a scope is fitted and set up properly, also the front sight could do with being secured properly as mine fell out. (read more)
Written on: 06/09/2006 by nolimits (2 reviews written)
Fasten your seat belts!!!!! I have a .22 and it was noisy with a lot of recoil. As D.I.Y is in my blood I opened the Gamo CF-30 gun and made some adjustments. Don't laugh it really work out fine. I used heavy outdoor tape. Yes read it again.
This is what I did;
First I cleaned the gun inside. Then I put the heavy tape around the rear and front spring guide and turned / screwed into the spring. The heavy front spring guide moves around in the piston very easy so I taped this to get a... (read more)
Written on: 20/04/2006 by onizuka
This Gamo CF-30 is not a bad gun, very nice to shoot, but is not a TX200 (read more)
Written on: 15/12/2005 by HJ De Villiers (3 reviews written)
When I started looking for an air rifle, I had the following criteria for selecting an air rifle:
2. +- 1000 Ft/sec
Living in South Africa makes it expensive for the average citizen to buy a precharge rifle. The Gamo CF-30 got my attention, as it is well finished and fitted into my budget. The fixed barrel and under-lever cocking system adds to consistent performance. As can be expected, the harsh negative recoil results in a noisy vibration, that in my opinion is... (read more)
Written on: 20/10/2005 by bulleye
I have had my Gamo CF-30 air rifle for two years, and I'm very pleased with it. It is light. The recoil is smooth without a hint of vibration, and the accuracy superb. I can hit 5 cent coins at 55 yards every time. (read more)
Written on: 05/08/2005 by mariuscheek (1 review written)
I recently purchased a second-hand Gamo CF-30 in .177 which had had only a couple of tins of pellets fired through it. The stock was badly scratched in a few places, so I painted it black and gave it a coat of satin varnish. Lovely. I also bought a Gamo red dot sight because the iron sights were not up to much. I was pretty happy with the performance overall. The CF-30 is a full power rifle, and mine loves Bisley Magnums (for some reason they are a lot tighter than Bisley Pest Control or... (read more)
Written on: 19/02/2005 by shooter12 (2 reviews written)
After reciveing the Gamo CF-30 and zeroing the scope, I took it for a few shots down a mates farm. Did I know what I was in for? The power is spot on and the recoil nice to have. Very good budget gun for the beginner and a nice little toy to have for the more experienced marks man alike. (read more)
Written on: 11/09/2004 by davenport field security (2 reviews written)
I very much like using my Gamo CF-30 as it has the feel of a cold killer. Although some may argue that it lacks character I personally enjoy the look and feel of a real gun and find much to recommend its use on small to medium quarry say up to a hare at 30-35 metres (around 100ft). Although it can be a little heavy, that of course can be a benefit and not just a hindrance. When judging a spring gun, just remind yourself of the years of perfectly good shooting you and maybe your... (read more)
Written on: 27/08/2004 by elcambur (1 review written)
The Gamo CF-30 is Very accurate for a recoil rifle.
A picture is worth more than a thousand words. (make your own conclusions).
Distance: 15 meters (They were carefully measured before shooting)
Pellets: H&N Diabolo sport
Scope: Tasco 3-12X40mm (read more)
Written on: 12/05/2004 by feralflatna (2 reviews written)
Every time I shoot with the Gamo CF-30 I get a different group pattern, it takes a lot of concentration to get consistent tight groups. I seem to pull to the right when squeezing the trigger. I can never tell exactly when its going to fire. The trigger has a really long travel with a vague feel. If I squeeze and then let go of the trigger before it fires, and squeeze again the trigger resistance is less up to the point where I travelled the first time. I'm usually taken a little by surprise... (read more)
Written on: 16/02/2004 by SHOOTER (3 reviews written)
I got my gamo cf 30 about 6 weeks ago and I think it is the best air rifle I ever shot. the power is just amazing (COULD KILL A RABBIT FROM 40 METRES!)This gun is really hard to handle and cock. I think I would recommend it only for strong persons...This gun is best when you have a scope on it. You can hit a paper target (10x10 cm) from 80 metres! (read more)
Written on: 19/01/2004 by crustyoldnickers (1 review written)
I own an Air Arms S410 which I am absolutely delighted with. It easily hits a half inch target at 25 yards every time.
My Dad bought a Gamo CF30 just before Christmas and I helped him zero in the scope. As it cost a third of what I paid for my gun, I wasn't expecting it to be that good, but it surprised me that when set up it was hitting the same target just as consistently. On a power test the results were similar too. I wouldn't rate the guns in the same league for other reasons, but as... (read more)
Written on: 17/09/2003 by SUPERKODIAK (6 reviews written)
I tried the Gamo CF-30 Air Rifle last week, and i was very disapointed after reading good reviews on the net, it's not because you're owning one that you must tell lulabies. This gun is poor, of course it's a lower cost, but it's not a reason to buy it, the spring noise when shooting is enough for me, to make me prefer my worst slingshot instead.
Do not cash money on it, save it for A BSA, RWS or new Browning (See my review for the Vectis).
I write this bad review 'cos i don't want anybody... (read more)
Written on: 27/07/2003 by pitbull.
The thing about the cf-30 is that everyone says it is cheap, nasty, and not worth the time of day until they shoot it. I went into a gun shop and asked for a bsa lightning instead he handed me a cf-30 i handed it him back because it was gamo but then he told me to have ago with it so we went to the range were i stood waiting to be disapionted, as soon as i hit the first target the gun was as good as mine, now i have learnt not to juge a book buy its COVER. all my mates were taking the mick... (read more)
Written on: 22/03/2003 by fikander.
Low cost, quality fixed barrel airgun that could be used for pest control, hunting, plinking, and entry level field target shooting. I thing it is a quality air rifle that would be satisfying to both a beginning airgunner or the experienced veteran.
Written on: 24/01/2003 by chell.
The cf-30 was my first gun so I did not know what to expect. Then I purchased a FX2000 and it made me relise how bad the cf-30 was. But you have to remember that you get what you paid for. The trigger is very heavy and it kicks. And when it kicks it sounds and feels very tinny. The front optic sight fell off and was lost, that did not worry me to much as I had a scope on it anyway. I found the accuracy to be all over the place, but that could be put down to the type of pellet used. I did use... (read more)
Written on: 14/10/2002 by windoo.
The Gamo CF-30 is an excellent rifle to use for hunting, short distance field target shooting and plinking. The rifle is fairly lightweight so you can carry it when hunting with ease and gives you the advantage to keep the rifle steady which can produce great accuracy along with the optical fibre sights. Due to the loading system which involves a hull cartridge import this will restrict the length of the scope therefore it cannot be used for long distance field target shooting. (read more)