Author Topic: Natchez Refurb Gamo Hunter 220 has arrived!  (Read 9476 times)

Offline DanoInTx

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Natchez Refurb Gamo Hunter 220 has arrived!
« on: January 12, 2007, 08:03:10 PM »
Welp I really like my $74 WalMart Shadow 1000, the only thing I don't care for is the plastic stock.  So when I came across the Natchez refurb Gamo Hunter 220 for $79, I figured "what do I have to lose?".  So I ordered it, that was tuesday, today is friday and I came home from work with a big box on my front door:)

I've never ordered a refurb anything, so I wasn't sure what to expect.  Maybe a dirty return with busted sights, a huge scratched cracked stock, a gun that had been dry fired till it popped, really wasn't sure.  I opened the BIG box, and pulled the smaller box out from the carton to see the words "Gamo Refurb" right on the front of the box, with no other description.  Well at least it isn't a customer return!  I openned the box and was surprized to find all of the normal Gamo paperwork, shooting game CDRom, etc...and a nice looking wooden stocked gun, wrapped in a plastic bag, one small piece of styrofoam to keep things snug...thank goodness for the huge second box it came in that was filled with "styro peanuts".

I gave it the once over, nothing obviously messed up, bluing looks good, small handling marks and one thin scratch on the stock(not bad enough for a return, we all know I'll refinish it anyways:)  no big deal.  Since it was dark when I got home, and raining the only functional tests I could do were into the lump of duct seal in my garage.  I broke it open, felt nice and smooth, loaded a pellet, unloaded into the duct seal.  It's a little loud, but no spring twang, broke it back opened and saw a puff of smoke.  I shot 7-8 more rounds into the duct seal, power is just like the Shadow I have...or the penetration makes it look like it is.  Still smoking a little, but I'll get some heavier pellets into it tomorrow and see if I can quiet it down.  All in all, if this had been a full priced gun I probably would still have been mostly happy, with the exception of the small stock scratches and a little burr I found just above the transfer port.  These are all things I've found on pretty much everything I own, but only because I look at things too hard:)  At $79 I am one happy man!!!  I also ordered a refurb Bushnell Sportview scope 3x9x32, which came in marked "demo".  It is crystal clear, but does have some really light ring marks...I think this will be a good one too, but I wont know till I get outside to shoot it.

As I said I'll most likely refinish the stock, stipple the grip, and add a nice cushy buttpad...., but this is stuff I do, it has nothing to do with the quality of the gun as it came from the box.  This was an excellent deal at $79, and I would definately order another one at that price.

Dan
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RE: Natchez Refurb Gamo Hunter 220 has arrived!
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2007, 10:38:05 PM »
Hey Dan,

Enjoyed your post and very glad to hear how happy you are with your new gun.  I agree with you, for that price how can you go wrong, especiallly considering what good shape your new gun is in.  Congrats on the gun, good shootin.  :D

Jeff
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RE: Natchez Refurb Gamo Hunter 220 has arrived!
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2007, 10:48:29 PM »
Sounds like you got hooked up, atleast you did'nt open the box and find a 2x4 with a barrel hose clamped on it with GAMO spray painted on the side he he . You keep finding these deals Dano you'll be caught up to CDT AND GENE in no time he he .Great find and let us know how it throws lead, Ed
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Re: Natchez Refurb Gamo Hunter 220 has arrived!
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2007, 01:59:27 AM »
Great Dano

Now you have the weekend to play with it between honey doo's...... hehe  Love your post as well as Jeff. You two guys have a way of expressing you selves in words.. :)

Keep us informed buddy

Gene
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Ya oughta snoop around a bit more....
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2007, 04:19:09 PM »
...this deal has been posted in "bargains" and discussed elsewhere for months... we try not to keep secrets around here!

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RE: Ya oughta snoop around a bit more....
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2007, 11:51:28 PM »
The more I snoop the more I spend he he and I've got to save alittle, want cable in the dog house. :o  Ed
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Re: Natchez Refurb Gamo Hunter 220 has arrived!
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2007, 07:12:44 PM »
That sounds like a good deal. I gotta keep my eyes open...

Is that what you can normally expect from a refurb?
Current weapon of choice: Betsy, my Turbo Tuned Gamo Hunter 220.177 with the GRT III Trigger.

Offline vinceb

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Refurbs can be almost anything...
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2007, 04:13:17 PM »
Wifey's Shadow refurb was fine.

My 44 refurb was perfect except for a cosmetic flaw in the stock.

My 220 refurb had a barrel that pointed left. Sent it back to Gamo, the repacked it and sent it right back to me. Sent it in AGAIN (after a long conversation with the service department), and they sent me a new refurb that's been fine.

My CFX refurb is a wonderful shooter with a scope, but the rear sight is boogered up. Haven't talked to Gamo about it just yet.


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Re: Natchez Refurb Gamo Hunter 220 has arrived!
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2007, 07:29:00 PM »
Thinking about that Hunter 440 refurb from them, if its in .22. Just hope I get a good one, I can't fix these darn guns very well ;)
Current weapon of choice: Betsy, my Turbo Tuned Gamo Hunter 220.177 with the GRT III Trigger.

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Re: Natchez Refurb Gamo Hunter 220 has arrived!
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2007, 10:11:15 AM »
Ask some of the gamo guys but I think the only .22 currently in the states is the new CFX. I could be wrong and am a lot but someone will chime in soon.
Jason
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