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What a couple of weeks this has been. Got a little break barrel, the wife decides it is hers. Then when we are getting it fixed (low pressure in sealed unit ram), she decides that really an afternoon with a break barrel will make life unbearable (got a bad skin complaint and it will inflame and crack the skin under the arms). A PCP is of course the answer and one of my old ones is still sitting in a gun shop, unscoped, for £300!

She does not want to pay that. Especially for a secondhand gun. She wants new. So she says "I want to go to Pellpax!" Struck me as a bit strange then she sends me a link...

https://www.pellpax.co.uk/airguns/air-rifles/pre-charged-pneumatic-pcp-air-rifles/gamo-gx-40-pcp-air-rifle-177-new-2019/24527

 

Do flaming what? A PCP, new, in box, made in Britain, multi shot, ambidextrous for under £290! Went and had a look see.

Firstly Pellpax has got a shop again, a nice shop, well laid out, quite a few different guns on the wall, ammo in a cabinet, very nice, very professional looking. The staff seem knowledgeable and after finding out we have has rifles before did not try to go into details. The Gamo is taken off of the wall and proffered for handling, it indeed was ambidextrous, trigger is better than that on the Phox or Coyote (must be using a longer screw), nice balance and affordable. "We'll take one in .177!" She says, slapping the money on the counter. One was sourced from the back, the register filled in and off we go home!

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Well what comes in a box like this?

 

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A gun like this.

 

Which out of the placcy bag is very much like....

 

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The stock is very comfortable.

Now seeing as I had played musical scopes earlier and one scope had found itself without a chair, it got a seat on the Gamo.

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That VT-2 seems to look quite good on there.

 

The gun has the SAT trigger, a 10 shot magazine, SWP 232 bar, going to do a shot string test later. But the trigger does feel really nice, better than the Phox or Coyote. Predicted shot count is about 70. so enough to cope with a night on the birds should the GL ever get sorted! 

 

 

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8 hours ago, secretagentmole said:

Filled to 232 bar, started firing, 11.19 ft lb, rose to 11.39 ft lb, stopped firing at 10.5 ft lb, number of shots 95! 

Not bad from an unregulated rifle. 

My Phox will do over a 100 but now I fill to 200 bar, shoot 70, 10 in the mag and 60 in a container and refill.A shot string shows everything within 20 fps. Far better than the S200 and probably on a par with the 400 series. It doesn't leak, it just works and doesn't give me any problems.

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10 minutes ago, Rimfireboy! said:

Got to be worth a punt then at that money👍

They are probably the best value out there and so far I haven't heard of any serious problems like leaks or bad barrels. 2 year warranty I think and mine came from a local RFD who also gave a lifetime warranty.

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3 hours ago, secretagentmole said:

I think it might have been tinkered with, the release does not seem as far back as on the Phox or Coyote...

Check the length of the adjustment screw, if it's 10mm long then BSA have been taking notice of the forums and replaced the 8mm one.

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I've been searching the internet to try and find reported problems with the Phox/Coyote/Buccaneer. So far nothing!

I'll try and find out figures from my local RFD but up to now it seems as though thy get sent out working and owners like them.

Mole, try removing the barrel band, I did and it improved accuracy across the fill.

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14 hours ago, timmytree said:

I've been searching the internet to try and find reported problems with the Phox/Coyote/Buccaneer. So far nothing!

I'll try and find out figures from my local RFD but up to now it seems as though thy get sent out working and owners like them.

Mole, try removing the barrel band, I did and it improved accuracy across the fill.

I will do that if the groups at 30m are too large. But otherwise, will leave well alone (I believe in if it aint broke don't fix it!).

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It sounds to me like your good lady is a keeper Moley!!

That looks a cracking rifle, Hope you both enjoy it immensely 👍

I all the years i've been shooting, I've only ever bought two guns brand new!!, One was a Gamo too, A Gamo Stutzen, T'uther was one of the last ever Sharp Ace to enter out shores!! 


John 🙂

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19 hours ago, johnbaz said:

It sounds to me like your good lady is a keeper Moley!!

That looks a cracking rifle, Hope you both enjoy it immensely 👍

I all the years i've been shooting, I've only ever bought two guns brand new!!, One was a Gamo too, A Gamo Stutzen, T'uther was one of the last ever Sharp Ace to enter out shores!! 


John 🙂

Not so keen on her at the moment "Go and hammer a stake in for the pellet trap, it's raining so the ground will be softer!"

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