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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2015 6:12 pm 
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Hi . I just bought this older air pistol, a Gamo Falcon, and I would like to know what Pellets make and model do you think it is more likely to shoot well ? for paper shooting only.
this is an older gun but it is in superb condition, like new.

you can see the gun here: w ww.aceros-de-hispania.com/airguns-parts/gamo-falcon-airgun.htm ( I broke the link, not sure it's allowed to post links here...)

thanks for your help
stef, Montreal.


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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2015 8:35 pm 
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forgot to say it's a .177.... :D
thx


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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2015 10:44 pm 
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I had a very similar model, the Gamo Center. Very weak shooter. Best velocity I was able to get from it after polishing everything inside and making a new seal was about 300fps with 7gr wadcutters. It seemed to be fairly accurate with any RWS, H&N, or JSB wadcutter I tried in it. The tap loading tray doesn't allow for very long pellets, but some RWS Superpoints I tried shot badly and very slowly. Most of the thousands of shots I put through it were RWS Diabolo Basic. Managed to score as high as 512 out of 600 with the pistol if memory serves.


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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2015 6:56 am 
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thank you for your help.
I have a chrono so I will see how fast It can run.
I know it was very loud with I dried fire it
(the price was right and it came with a metallic pellet trap box)
I will try the Diablo basic sir
thank you
stef


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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2015 10:49 am 
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herbeapuce wrote:
thank you for your help.
I have a chrono so I will see how fast It can run.
I know it was very loud with I dried fire it
(the price was right and it came with a metallic pellet trap box)
I will try the Diablo basic sir
thank you
stef


Is this a CO2 powered pistol?

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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2015 11:03 am 
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No, it is a spring piston. Please do not dry fire it again, unless you want to crack the piston. Dry firing spring powered airguns is NEVER a good idea!


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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2015 11:30 am 
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GerardSamija wrote:
No, it is a spring piston. Please do not dry fire it again, unless you want to crack the piston. Dry firing spring powered airguns is NEVER a good idea!


Won't do it again . Thank.


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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2015 4:24 pm 
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Mine likes RWS Meisterkuglns and Hobbies. Superdomes are also a reliable ammo.
For an under lever pistol with decent sights, the Falcons were a pretty good bargain. Not the most powerful one in my collection, but well-balanced and reasonably accurate for a spring pistol...

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