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hokieben
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I wouldn’t say that it’s a game changer… a $200 Gamo that has real-world accuracy on par with the nicer European springers would be a game changer. However, compared to other widely available $200 springers, it does offer a feature that doesn’t currently exist in that genre and it will probably grab a decent share of that market as a result. I think that marketing it as a hunting rifle that allows fast follow-up shots on game is misleading. As others have pointed out, even though it’s faster than a single shot break barrel, it’s unlikely to give you a second shot on a missed squirrel. Now if the “game” that they are trying to change is the entry level casual plinking game, they may be on to something. If I had a row of cans lined up 15 yards away in my back yard and I could choose between the Gamo Swarm and some other cheap gas piston break barrel, I’d probably grab the Swarm for the added fun factor of faster shooting. Good on Gamo for making the magazines affordable too ($15).

Also, if they are trying to compete for the honor of being the ugliest break barrel on the market, I think they hit a home run.