When I was at SHOT SHOW 2009, I was wandering around the show flow and ended up in front of the Gamo booth. Gamo, if you didn’t know is a maker of high quality “adult” airguns – the “adult” meaning that these are not your son’s Daisy Red Ryder, these are powerful rifles capable of launching pellets in excess of 1600 feet per second.
At their booth, they had a video playing for one of their rifles, the Hunter Extreme. The Hunter Extreme (picture below) is pushing a .22 caliber pellet at 1300 feet per second (that is not a typo). Definitely not your daddy’s airgun.
|From SHOT SHOW 2009|
The video they had playing can be seen here – they take a smallish sized hog/javelina with an airgun, which is actually one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen. You can purchase the Gamo Hunter Extreme directly from Gamo USA at this link. If you have a pest/varmint problem and are worried about using an actual .22, this thing will clean up your garden/backyard/whatever pretty handily. Retail price is around $500.