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Gamo Big Cat 1250 Review

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The Gamo Big Cat 1250 air rifle has the word “Big Cat” in its name, implying that there is something special( and nasty!) about this gun. After reviewing it carefully, I am confident to say that no matter what your shooting skill is, this air gun will take you to the next level (or should I say supersonic level?)

Gamo Big Cat 1250’s Gun type

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The Gamo Big Cat 1250 is a spring powered air rifle. For each shot, the spring inside is compressed by the cocking action. When you pull the trigger, the spring decompresses, causing the piston to move forward. The piston in turn makes the pellet go down range due to propellant force from compressed air. All of this happens in the fraction of a second. With this springer, you don’t need to pay for on-going expenses such as CO2 cartridges or pumping equipment like other air rifles.

The barrel of the Gamo Big Cat 1250 is not a smooth bore but a rifled barrel with grooves inside. Unlike the smooth bore, the rifled barrel makes the pellet spin. Spin stabilizes the pellet, improves its accuracy and enhances the shooting range. Moreover, this barrel is fluted (fluting means cut out materials from the cylindrical surface), so it is lighter (since the materials are removed) and dissipates heat quicker. But it dissipates heat rapidly not due to increasing surface area as conventional wisdom states. The real reason is the air inside the barrel is able to reach the surface quickly, then equalizes with the outside temperature at a fast rate. As a result, the bore is cooled off faster than the normal barrel. This unique feature of the Gamo Big Cat 1250 allows you to shoot for long hours without worrying about an overheated barrel.

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Daisy Red Ryder 1938 air rifle Review

Daisy Outdoor Product is a well-known manufacturer for many decades in American. The Daisy Red Ryder 1938 is one of the most famous and popular models the company ever produced. In my opinion, there are five great reasons people choose to buy this particular air rifle:

  • Budget price
  • Respected name
  • Had one as the kid
  • Are a fan of the Christmas Story movie
  • Looking for a beginner air rifle for someone aged 10 and up ( and I do mean ALL the way up because there are plenty of adults who like this rifle )

The gun has undergone a few changes over the years and the materials used in production aren’t the same as when you might had one as a child – even WHERE it’s manufactured has changed – but it’s still got the same look and a nice, accurate shot.

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