Gamo IGT vs Any Spring rifle

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    motorhead407
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    I’m going to buy my first air rifle for target shooting, and I came across the Gamo IGT system. what I want to know is if this system is better the a coiled spring?
    What I’m looking for is a durable gun with consistent power, in the Gamo website they say the IGT provides consistent power and more accuracy but since I don’t believe what companies say about their products I would like to know what are your opinions.Thank you
     

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    JimNM
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    Inert Gas Technology…same as Nitro Piston…  Lots of posts about pro and con.  Settle in and read a few threads.

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    EMrider
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    I have tried them all, and much prefer a steel spring.  Longevity is excellent and they are inexpensive and easy to service compared with gas rams. 

    IMHO, the Daina 34 is a great value. About $250 gets you a quality German built springer that will shoot well for decades.

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    outdoorman
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    I to prefer the steel spring gun. I have a nitro piston that I hardly ever use. Shot cycle is too harsh for me and it’s hard on scopes. I have the Diana 34 and that’s the one I use daily. I did put a Vortek spring kit in it which gives a smoother shot cycle. Great gun.

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    jimbo1947
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    Walther Terrus is affordable for $170 on AoA.  Mine is in 22 cal and very accurate.  My favorite all around is Diana 34 in 22 cal., It isn’t tuned, but is still accurate and pleasure to shoot.
    Gamo has great commercials but in the ones I’ve tried their gun doesn’t measure up.  
     

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    herein2018
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    I just moved up from two Gamos, They are complete junk, I never knew an air rifle could be so accurate or so consistent until I got my HW97K with an Aztec scope. I am literally going to throw away my Gamo Silent Cat IGT and Gamo Whisper they are that bad. I’m definitely sticking with springers from now on, it should tell you something when the high end German airgun manufacturers are still using springs vs IGT.

    My Gamo Silent Cat IGT can’t even penetrate cardboard at 20yds after 3yrs, not sure if the gas leaked or what but it is useless now. I never left it cocked and really didn’t shoot more than 1,000 rounds through it in the 3yrs I’ve had it. Also, where the stop screw from the scope mount was inserted into the mounting rail hole is a gash where the rail was shredded from the recoil.

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    joek
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    I prefer a spring for the same reasons as above. I think I would rather have one of Crosmans low end break barrels than any Gamo now. at least they have a serviceable trigger right out of the box. 

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