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Umarex Gauntlet .25: Complete review (Video)
« on: December 27, 2018, 11:40:09 AM »
Well my friends here we are once again, as we look into the face of a familiar friend. You know the friend I am talking about, the friend that you have known for a long long time who asks for advice and never follows it, the one that asks 20 questions but only listens to 10 of your answers. The one that could so easily change just a few things and be on top of the world…. Yup……. that friend.

Today I offer my review of an old friend who went to the gym but only applied 10 of the 20 answers I gave him over a year ago. Today I run the Umarex Gauntlet in .25 Caliber through its paces. Typically I will rip a rifle apart and give you the ……..wait for it……….. inside scoop, but this time I want to review the rifle for what it does out of the box first. I will make follow up videos that offer complete tear downs and detailed information to assist a potential buyer what is under the hood.

Please remember, I do not get paid to make these videos, your comments and feedback are my compensation, please be generous!



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Re: Umarex Gauntlet .25: Complete review (Video)
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2018, 01:47:29 PM »
With the thought in mind, that PA et. al., sells this PCP for $300, I would expect a a few, less-than-stellar issues with the airgun. This said, both the loose bottle and broken air stripper (really an air deflector) are inexcusable issues Umarex knew about, but failed to correct.

As a disclaimer... I have owned two Umarex airguns, neither of which met, or even came close, to expectations gained from their advertising. So am I surprised at your findings? No!

And lastly, good performance in an airgun is more than just tight groups, small velocity spreads, or factory regulators. Rather it is the overall rating, loose bottles, broken parts, etcetera, included! Enough said!
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Re: Umarex Gauntlet .25: Complete review (Video)
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2018, 05:35:51 AM »
Rather good performance with only a little work.   But fitment of the valve retention screws and the loose bottle situation are troubling - especially for uninformed buyers.
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Re: Umarex Gauntlet .25: Complete review (Video)
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2018, 05:13:42 PM »
Thanks for your test report.  My .22 Gauntlet also had a broken air stripper when I received it.
From your report the .25 cal. is an "interesting" rifle.  Col. Charles Askins is quoted as saying "only
accurate guns are interesting."  I am still working on refining my .22 with the updates you used.
I shot my Gauntlet so much I wore out the "O" rings on the bolt, Umarex sent replacements at no
charge!  After I get the improvements finished on the .22 Gauntlet I may have to get a .25, quite
affordable. 
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