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Umerex Gauntlet

Discussion in 'Air Guns' started by Mousegun, Aug 27, 2017.

  1. Mousegun

    Mousegun Member

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    Anyone other than myself, waiting for the Gauntlet to arrive? I pre-ordered one at the begining of the year and am waiting through about 3 release date changes.

    The latest one is October 6th I believe. An e-mail to Umerex stated that they are having supply difficulties with the air tank. True or not, I continue to wait for a sub $300 gun with features of some $1000 guns.

    Test from pre-production models show promising results at 50 yards and a very even FPS display.
     
  2. BullSlinger

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    I did not pre-order but am awaiting it release onto the market. I want to see what folks have to say about it then will buy when available. Hope it is all it is hyped to be.
     
  3. Mousegun

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    Well, I must have been in the first wave of Gauntlets sent out from Pyramyd Air. I got the gun a few weeks ago and I have been busy making it the shooter that it could be.

    The trigger from the factory is junk. It is gravel with a long pull. The good part is that it is easy to get to and easy to work on. I took it completely down and polished all the contact surfaces and adjusted it so that it easy compares to the best of my spring guns.

    At $299 or less, the barrel can't be that carefully machined so I ran bore paste through it a few times to smooth out any rough spots. I also tightened a few loose screws and a loose barrel shroud.

    After doing this and coming up with the pellets it seems to like (JSB 8.44 grain Exact Diablos) it became a one hole shooter at 40 yards.

    Being a regulated gun with a 10 shot mag capability and an ambidextrous adjustable cheek rest, it possesses some of the features of a gun costing three times as much. All in all, it stands a good chance of becoming a great seller.

    The target on the right was a sight in, on the left it was 6 shots at 40 yards.
     

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  4. cobalt327

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  5. Speedo66

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    I shot a friends Gauntlet yesterday. I will readily admit don't know much about airguns, my experiences have been using my Chinese side cock trainer, an old Crossman pump, and various Daisy's as a kid. So I was a little distressed when we went to shoot in his back yard that the target was out at 50 yards. Really? With an airgun? And how much is it?

    Surprise faded to amazement when not only were the .22 pellets blowing through the 1/4" plywood target holders, but my first group of 5 shots was within an inch. There was a side wind blowing, I actually think the group would have been smaller without the wind.

    He had a 24x scope on it which no doubt helped, but I'm still amazed at this "airgun". Personally, I probably couldn't have done any better with a real .22. Color me shocked.
     

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