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I'm looking to buy a good air rifle/scope combination. I've tried the gamo bone collector rifle and had no luck sighting it in. I actually had the reticle fall out of the first scope. After 30 shots with the second scope I still couldn't zero it so i returned it. Any suggestions on a good combination? I don't mind paying for quality. RWS are expensive but just want to know if they are worth the price or is there any other rifles out there. Also, is there a good air rifle scope? Thanks

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RWS makes a good one. Also, my friend has a Gammo, compared to his you got a good one.
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Sighted my gamo in at a indoor range so i had no conditions to deal with. This is only my opinion that after 3 shots accuracy goes down the more i shot it the worse it got. Took back to range if i was there and shot 2 or 3 shots then let it set for awhile and it then would hold a zero. I bought it to keep in practice in the off seasons it didn't work out. bought a RWS and never looked back.
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Guys, Springers, or Spring Air Rifles can be and usually ARE, very finicky about what type and weight pellet they like, and they absulutely require a diferent type of hold than any other type of rifle. First thing you MUST do is buy more than one type/weight of pellet (for .177 cal., usually never heavier than 10 grains and never lighter than 7 grains.). Secondly, they require the artillery type of rifle hold in order to shoot them consistantly well. The Gamo bone collector can be a very accurate rifle-with the right pellet, though the gamo scopes that come with them are usually pure junk. On the low end for reasonable qaulity for a springer scope would be the Center Point brand. Also NEVER use a regular rifle scope on a springer rifle due to the reverse recoil and completely diferent type of vibration created by the rifle. A springer will shake even the BEST center fire rifle scope apart. I have several Springers and none of them cost more than a couple hundred bucks and I would put every single one of them up against rifles costing much more. My CDT tuned Gamo Big Cat will shoot a ragged, sub-1/4" hole at 30 meters and around a 1/2" at 60 meters. I have less than $250.00 invested in the rifle. I would recommend you check out pyramidair.com or a couple of the air rifle dedicated chat forums for some really good info before spending an arm and a leg on a new rifle.

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