Contact: BSA Guns (UK) Ltd. www.bsaguns.co.uk
Accuracy on test: 1.25” @ 30-yards
Gamo scores a direct hit in the fun stakes, with their new Maxxim Elite, as the innovative design sees a 10-shot, rotary magazine system, built around a break barrel springer! Gamo brought us the Paratrooper repeater break barrel of course several decades ago, but the Maxxim Elite is an altogether tidier design. It’s an exciting idea, and comes as a package deal, including a 3-9x40 Gamo scope and mounts all in for the asking price. The ambidextrous beech stock comes complete with an adjustable cheek piece, rubber butt pad, grip inserts, 2-stage CAT trigger, a patented Whisper Maxxim integral sound moderator, and a recoil reducing raised scope rail. At 46” long, this is an adult rifle in terms of dimensions, but at 6.25lbs, it rather belies its looks. The 10-shot rotary magazine is the main feature of course, and it works well. The mag has a spring-loaded central drum, so it just requires a pellet to be pushed in head first, into each chamber. When it’s full, it’s located in the housing above the barrel. We are now ready for fast fire ten shots, without touching a pellet, just as fast as you can pull the barrel down and cock the gun. Great fun, and unique in the current market!