This is an awesome rifle for the money.
I read lots of reviews before purchasing this gun and I can honestly say that all the positive reviews were right - this is a great gun all round.
Build quality, accuracy, ease of use, power, value, none of these vital features can be faulted.
I did ready some negative reviews about things such as the scope not being better (no mil dots) and the trigger no being smooth, but IMHO I think those reviews were unwarranted.
Firstly, at $150, or there abouts, how can you expect a gun to come with a $500 scope?
Secondly, the scope provided is more than adequate for anything you should be expecting to use a gun in this price range for.
Thirdly, as of mid-2014, Gamo addressed the issue of the poor trigger and started to ship the Silent Cat with their awesome SAT (Smooth Action Trigger) at NO extra cost. This, IMO, made this rifle perfect.
However, BUYER BEWARE!!!!!!
If you intend to purchase this rifle from a Walmart store, or from an on-line retailer then you need to make 100% sure that you will receive the NEW spec. rifle.
The new spec. rifle comes with the SAT trigger and a newly printed box, but those are the ONLY differences. The model number is exactly the same on the old and new spec. models, and there are still lots of the old spec. models out there. Especially on the shelves of Walmart stores.
A few days ago I ordered one of these from Walmart.com for same day store pick-up. BIG MISTAKE! When I got to the store to collect the rifle I was not only given an old spec. rifle, but one which had CLEARLY been used and returned. The store had one more in stock, but that too was an old spec. model.
After doing lots more research I found that most of my local stores had the old spec. models in stock.
All is not lost.
Still wanting to purchase from Walmart, I learned that by ordering on-line and selecting "ship to home" the rifle would be shipped directly from Gamo and shipping is/was free.
So, in conclusion. Awesome rifle, but if you end-up with an old spec. model return it and find the new spec. version (if the box has a picture of a squirrel then it's and old one, if it has a picture of a cat and says SAT, it's a new one).
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