Coming to the Range: Gamo ACCU177 1250 FPS Spring Gun

The new Gamo ACCU177 Air Rifle is a spring gun that pushes pellets at 1250 fps.
The new Gamo ACCU177 Air Rifle is a spring gun that pushes pellets at 1250 fps.mfg photo

Gamo Outdoor USA has announced a new addition to its line of premium air rifles: the ACCU177 fixed-barrel.

The new rifle includes many of the company's popular features, like a Smooth Action Trigger and a Shockwave Absorber recoil pad. In performance tests using PBA Platinum pellets, this rifle is hurling projectiles at 1,250 fps.

The varmint-capable single-loader is has an under-lever barrel a rotary pellet loading system that's designed for ease of use by target shooters and hunters at long and short ranges.

Additional features on the ACCU177 include an all-weather black synthetic stock, a rubberized grip and rubber inserts in the forearm, a precision rifled steel barrel, and a 4x32 rifle scope is included.

The ACCU177 is available now at an MSRP of $259.95, though you can find it for $229.99 at BassPro.

Hunting with air rifles has been steadily growing in popularity in recent years, as the technology behind the rifles themselves has increased, providing more powerful, faster-shooting guns than ever before.

Companies like Gamo, Crosman, and Beeman continue to introduce new products with enhanced capabilities.

The Crosman Bulldog is a .357 caliber air rifle that's an example of how air rifles are moving out of the prairie dog and squirrel arena and into the realm of predator hunting, with the power to take deer and wild hogs.

As evidence, here's hunting personality Eva Shockey with a wild hog and the Crosman Marauder she used to harvest it:

Eva Shockey and the Gamo Marauder she used to harvest this wild hog.
Eva Shockey and the Gamo Marauder she used to harvest this wild hog.web photo