GAMO, one of the world’s leading manufacturers has a new break- barrel-gun with an advanced gas-ram system, which together with new high-tech pellets gives a consistent level of performance
The firm of Industria El Gamo, S.A located in Barcelona, Spain, has become the largest airgun manufacturer in Europe by providing quality adult air rifles, air pistols, scopes, pellets and other accessories at reasonable prices. Gamo air rifles cover the entire field – plinking, small-game hunting and pest control, rather than serious
The newest model in the Gamo line is the Shadow IGT (Inner Gas Technology), an air rifle that enhances a proven break-barrel action with the addition of some innovative features. The Shadow IGT utilizes the same firing mechanism as the popular Gamo Shadow and Hunter models, both of which are designed to propel .177 pellets to 1000 fps. The IGT shares many of the features of this pair of single stroke pneumatics, (not the propulsion method) including single-stroke barrel cocking; an iron sight system incorporating TRUGLO fibre-optic inserts in both the front post and “U”-notch adjustable rear sight; a two-position manual safety inside the polymer trigger-guard; a two-stage trigger adjustable for second-stage length; a steel receiver with integral machined dovetails for scope mounting and anchor recesses which engage a screw projecting downward through the mount base to prevent rearward scope movement under recoil.
The stock is identical to that of the Gamo Viper Max – a matte-black solid synthetic ambidextrous stock with high Monte Carlo comb for proper head positioning with a scope. The buttstock has a cheekpiece on both sides and plastic inserts with raised bumps forming a gripping surface on grip and forend. A 20mm-thick recoil pad decorates the butt.
This story was first published in the Sporting Shooter February 2012 issue of Sporting Shooter > February 2012.
Letters to this department reveal that one of the more serious problems that handloaders have to contend with is case separations. I’ve often detailed how to set the full-length sizing die and devoted a chapter to describing headspace in the 9th edition of my Practical Reloading Manual. But how is headspace actually determined?