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Offline dryanw

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« on: January 03, 2013, 02:44:57 PM »
Can you believe the difference between these gamo matches and RWS Meister-whatavers. Too be fair not every gamo looked like this but they were all oxidized and generally poor looking. Amazon will be getting them back. There is no way I'm shooting these things in any of my rifles.  I've gotten slightly better quality from buying Gamo's at Bass Pro. But I wouldn't buy them from Amazon right now.
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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2013, 02:54:57 PM »
Was your tin not padded in the Amazon shipping box? I've have 3 boxes shipped to me from them with no padding lately where two boxes had damaged items. Ridiculous.

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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2013, 02:56:39 PM »
i dont recall, but all the pellets look like they were underwater for a week. They're just junk.
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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2013, 02:56:55 PM »
Not surprising if they're made in China.
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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2013, 03:45:20 PM »
Sadly Gamo has made some changes to their line up of standard lead pellets. The tins look similar but that's about it. Gamo match pellets used to be a pretty good deal as I found them very accurate in several guns and pretty cheap too. After I saw first hand what the "new and improved" pellets looked like (I ordered some .22 Magnum  and they went back too) I won't be in any hurry to order any more Gamo  >:( . When my existing stock of Gamo pellets are gone I may look at Peak pellets. I like using the Gamo for plinking and general shooting.

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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2013, 03:59:47 PM »
I just can't believe the difference. Those meisters look like they were turned on a lathe. I love RWS products.
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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2013, 05:24:07 PM »
Was your tin not padded in the Amazon shipping box? I've have 3 boxes shipped to me from them with no padding lately where two boxes had damaged items. Ridiculous.
Same experience here.  I needed some .177 JSB's and PA was out.  Amazon had them Prime--free shipping.  The tins were packed loose in a large box.  Beat to heck.
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« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2013, 05:53:16 PM »
ditto - gamo junk, rws - beautiful
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« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2013, 06:50:41 PM »
Those RWS meisterkugeln are very nice pellets. Too bad I got rid of the only gun I had that shot them well.
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« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2013, 08:50:55 PM »
Bought my first and LAST Gamo pellets today at Wally World...tomahawks...some of them were so loose I thought they were gonna roll out the barrel.....pure &^^&.
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« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2013, 09:39:07 PM »
If Amazon isnt getting them from Pyramid Air (which if the order is eligible for Prime shipping then they are not) the packaging will most likely be sub par :(
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« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2013, 10:23:28 PM »
have you seen industry brand pellets?

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« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2013, 02:17:11 PM »
have you seen industry brand pellets?

I haven't. Good or bad?
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« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2013, 02:26:31 PM »
oh just awful   :o  they came with my qb57 for free..  the scope it came with was almost equally terrible.. 

here's some pics (not mine) :  http://www.gatewaytoairguns.org/GTA/index.php?topic=9650.0

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« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2013, 06:16:25 PM »
i got a slug of junky gamo pellets ,came in a gun deal and i can see why
in 1939 hitler said give up your guns and germany will be a safer place... then a short time after all guns were taken ,he told the jews "board the train" a word in histroy

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« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2013, 02:17:39 AM »
Wow those pellets are total junk. I have Chinese Industry brand pellets that are better than those. They are about 15-20 years old, so maybe the quality was better back then. I don't shoot them, I keep them around mostly for nostalgia. I use Crosman premier super match pellets and so far they look and shoot pretty good.
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« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2013, 12:41:07 PM »
Wow...  Some pretty serious bashing here.  Not much productive. 

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« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2013, 02:04:46 PM »
does EVERYTHING on a forum have to be productive? sometimes people just need an outlet

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« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2013, 02:45:36 PM »
does EVERYTHING on a forum have to be productive? sometimes people just need an outlet

Agreed. Whats wrong with complaining about a bad product? It keeps other members from wasting money on a product that doesn't deserve to be put through their rifles. So now people know not to buy Gamo Match pellets from amazon because they are junk. I've gotten them at Bass Pro and they've been fine. But don't buy them from Amazon.  And now I know not to buy Industry brand pellets. Pretty productive if you ask me.
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« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2013, 04:14:35 PM »
does EVERYTHING on a forum have to be productive? sometimes people just need an outlet
Well...if you need an outlet, a forum wouldn't be my first choice.
Some of the posts provided nothing but a general brand bash, not the first time.
 Ryan, your last post shows you have a good outlet for the same pellets, and you should have posted this info earlier, and let folks know where they can get good ones...and that you've had success with them.  It's only this last post that you inform everyone about this.    After reading your last post,  Amazon seems to be the fault here, not the manufacturer.  Everyone (Edit:  Should know) that Amazon sells a lot of items as a buyout/closeout vendor.  Ryan, I think it's great that you are using different pellets, and not getting lassoed into opinion that you only need "X" brand anything. Airguns all have different likes, as you've found, they all are different and you are taking the time and initiative to explore them in depth.  Good On You Man! :D







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How do you word it... "Air Guns" or "AirGuns"?