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 Post subject: GAMO HUNTER 440 > Review & Range Report

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Gamo Hunter 440

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Of the few Gamo air rifle options available to us in Pakistan, the Gamo Hunter 440 is one of them.

The GAMO Hunter 440 shares the same powerplant and platform as the Shadow 1000. Primary differences include the wooden vs poly stock and the micrometric vs millimetric sight. The 440 is heavier due to its stock, and as such, recoil control is better. About the rear sight: honestly speaking, it could have been better. Its pretty flimsy compared to the Shadow's sight, which does not budge.


SPECS:

Mechanism
Break barrel
Rifled barrel
2 stage trigger
Cocking safety
Trigger safety

Stock
Beechwood stock
Stock checkering
Ventilated butt pad

Sights/Optics
Fibre optic sights
Adjustable rear sights
Front sight
Aluminum scope rail

Specifications
Caliber 4,5 mm / .177
Caliber 5,5 mm / .22
Weight lb 6.61
Lenght in 43.31
Muzzle Velocity 4,5mm/.177 ft/s 1000
Muzzle Velocity 5,5mm/.22 ft/s 722


THE RIFLE

Apart from minor differences highlighted above, being from the same powerplant/platform, the Hunter's performance is similar to that of Shadow, the detailed review of which is available at viewtopic.php?f=30&t=49

If one tends to carry around his rifle a lot, the Shadow 1000 gets a big thumbs up... for someone used to the Shadow, the heft of the Hunter 440 can tire them out.

If one is looking for aesthetics and favors wooden furniture, the Hunter 440 is a good choice. However, a wooden stock and a (flimsy) micrometric sight does not justify the massive price difference between the Hunter and the Shadow (35K vs 22K).


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All images in this thread have been captured by a dear friend KAGEFOX and these are being reproduced here with his consent.

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The trigger-adjustment screw:
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The fibre-optic front sight, same as the Shadow 1000
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The Rear sight... where it differs from the S1K.
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The dovetail rail to mount scopes:
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ACCURACY TESTING
Target testing conducted by KAGEFOX

All shots taken while aiming at the base of the 2" bull
Range: 25m,
Pellets: Gamo Match.

TARGET 1

Three Strings of 5 shot groups were fired. Stance was changed slightly after each string.

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Best Group of the Lot (Red Triangles). Disregarding the flyer, the group was around 1.5". The flyer was where the stock slipped on the wooden stool.

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TARGET 2

Two 5-shot strings. Stance maintained.

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All of the groups were under approx. 3".

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Nice review SA sahib. However, as you have already mentioned that its basically Shadow 1000's power plant with better furniture etc, I don't think its worth paying $450. What do you say. In this price range, one could go for the likes RWS 48, RWS 52, Benjamin Discovery, BSA Polaris etc :)

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where can i find fresh new gamo hunter .177 cal in pakistan im in mardan,kpk anybuddy help plz.


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you can try sitara market. welcome to the forum.

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thanx alot six_shooter n GOD bless u.but one of my friends told me that checkout ashnaghray and firdous in peshawar.


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@ assassin, there is a shop in Sitara Market which has a good collection of air guns. Its in the beginning of the market, one out of the first few shops.

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@six_shooter:Ok bundle of thanks my friend but help me one more time tell me the location of sitara market.is this market located in peshawar and who is the right dealer?


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@ assassin, Sitara market is located in Hayatabad market normally called as Karkhano. Please check your PM

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@six_shooter:OK thank u my sweet friend i will never forget this act of kindness thanx again.


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@six_shooter:My dear tell me which gun is best for hunting doves n piggeons .22 or .177? and which gun has the grater velocity in .22 gamo? Tell me the best option?


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