Gamo Outdoors Releases New Luxor CU Pellet

Many of us in the shooting community still shoot air rifles.  I personally use a .22cal air rifle for hunting pests and training at home.  I try to stay up with good hunting pellets, and their design to see if there is a pellet out there that my air rifle might shoot better, more accurately and hit harder then what I am currently using.

Gamo has released their new Luxor CU which is a lead free pellet that is domed with a pyramid for better penetration and energy transfer.  Being lead free these pellets will also be a higher velocity and could potentially break the sound barrier.  For those looking to be on the quiet side these may not be for you, but that will really be dependent on weight and the specs of your air rifle.  I do look forward to finding some of these locally and trying them out.


Fort Lauderdale, FL, Aug. 7, 2014 – Gamo® Outdoor USA (, the leading manufacturer of high quality air guns, optics and laser designators will release a premium new .177 Cal and .22 Cal  hunting pellet that can acquire up to 20% more velocity than a standard lead pellet.  The Luxor Cu™ Hunting Pellet has aerodynamic shape for excellent flight characteristics and its lead free material for increased velocity and more terminal penetration while still maintaining a stable flight trajectory.

The Luxor Cu™ Hunting Pellet features an innovative sharp pyramidshaped tip that enables it to cut and shatter your target.  The aerodynamic shape enables this pellet to have excellent flight characteristics and ballistic coefficients. This non-lead pellet has a copper layer that retains 100% of its weight after expansion retaining velocity and energy. The 150 quantity tin of Luxor Cu™ Hunting Pellet .177 Cal retails for $18.95, whilethe100 quantity tin Luxor Cu™ Hunting Pellet .22 Cal retails for $19.95.

Gamo® is a world leader in the production of top quality, accurate, air gun ammunition. Today, Gamo® produces a huge pellet range for every kind of shooter – from training pellets, target shooting pellets, to high performance pellets for hunting.


  • bbmg

    Why TFB, why. Let m take the time to dissect the marketing speak.

    “better penetration and energy transfer”

    How many times do we have to hear the words “energy transfer” as if it was a relevant metric when it comes to taking live game?

    The further a projectile penetrates, then the less energy it transfers per distance penetrated. This means that the more you have of one, the less you have of the other. It’s like saying “This new thing is both heavier and lighter!”

    “This non-lead pellet has a copper layer that retains 100% of its weight after expansion retaining velocity and energy.”

    How many microns thick is the copper layer?

    How can it transfer more energy while retaining velocity and energy?

    “aerodynamic shape for excellent flight characteristics”

    The fact that it still has a flat base means that no matter how pointy the nose is, the drag coefficient is likely not measurably improved over a conventional dome headed pellet.

    “excellent flight characteristics and ballistic coefficients”

    Ballistic coefficient is proportional to the sectional density of the projectile, therefore by making the pellet lighter you have made the ballistic coefficient worse.

    TL;DR – try these pellets on a paper target at your chosen hunting range – if they group better than the pellets you were using before, by all means adopt them, but if not, save your money and stick to a more accurate brand.

    • Julio

      Everything in BBMG’s post is spot-on. Gamo do BS (a.k.a. Marketing) with an élan that would make a snake-oil salesman blush, but these are essentially fun products for the easily-excited so it doesn’t matter a great deal (even the downrange effect on “critters” is probably on a par with whatever anyone shooting these pellets was using before). In any case, Hype sells, and if any one of us doesn’t have a boxful of worthless stuff purchased in an up-welling of misguided and marketing-induced enthusiasm, he or she should award him or herself a nice shiny mental medal! Whether TFB serves its readers by peddling this stuff on is another question.

      • bbmg

        Gamo are certainly one of the worst offenders, but as you suggest they are marketing to adolescents, so the hype is believed by many.

        In this context, it would be good of TFB to make some form of objective, critical analysis of press releases instead of just copy-pasting what the marketing department thought up.

        • Zachary marrs

          Hey, dont dis my armor piercing pellets!! 1!
          But yeah, what you said

    • dan citizen

      You have said everything I came here to say, and more. In addition you did it better than I could have on my best day. Thank you.

      Kudos to TFB for continuing to post interesting airgun stuff.

  • BryanS

    If only my state would get behind the times (you know, the 1700’s) and allow airgun hunting.

  • TheSmellofNapalm

    I have the new Gamo Whisper G2 that TFB did a small article on, and it is an incredible .22 rifle. Extremely lethal and dead accurate, once you get used to the cheap duplex reticle scope it comes with. Fiber optic sights are fantastic. However, if these pellets are anything like Gamo’s PBA Platinum non-leads I want NOTHING to do with them. They couldn’t group if I was stuck at sea and they were the only motor home. JSB Exacts and Benjamins are all any serious .22 air gunner should buy.

    I don’t know why people say Gamo sells crap. My rifle has never had a single hiccup, and I must have put at least 2,000 rounds through her. She shoots straight and true, if you do your part and can shooting standing.

    • bbmg

      It’s only after you handle a high end Weihrauch or Air Arms springer that you appreciate the relative low quality of most Gamo guns.