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By wifishing from USA on 2012-05-23 16:18:58Things I liked:This rifle is the Varmit Hunted HP with a different colored stock and a bull barrel. The barrel is fluted. Why, I don't know except to make it look a little different. The barrel is made to look ported. Gamo really missed the mark by not porting the barrel for just a few dollars more. Over all it's a very good hunting rifle with great accuracy. The scope is better than some of the scopes that I paid $150.00 plus for.
Things I would have changed:I would like a thumbhole stock version.
What others should know:Both the Varmit hunter HP and the Bull Whisper Extreme are bacisly the same rifle.
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
By Josh from USA on 2013-06-05 00:17:45Things I liked:It is a very accurate rifle, I was very very surprised at how tight my groups were with it. I also like the fact its light, it is a very easy rifle to carry. It is not the quietest air rifle Ive ever shot but its a far cry from the loudest so it scores high in neighborhood safe points. It is an absolute hammer! The bpa pellets were slicing through 1/2 inch pine like butter; hollow points deformed more than I have seen with any air rifle up to this point. I really believe this is a great hunting rifle. The trigger is pretty outstanding for a gun under 500 dollars. I adjusted mine and tightened the screw all the way down and backed out just to see if it makes a difference, IT DOES! That by itself was a real shock! I keep it all the way tightened down, that gives me a heavier pull but a very very short one. The stock is very comfortable as well, it is actually needed with this gun since it does produce some notable thump. I will also say this is my nicest springer as far as recoil goes, there is no loud twang, no jump all over the place, just a stiff thump directly rearward. Overall a great hunting rifle from Gamo, I was very impressed.
Things I would have changed:Plastic barrel shrouds... seriously? Come on Gamo, this is where I docked on value for money. I also don't like the fact that the grey cushions slip out of the stock, thats a little weird and I'm not a fan. Use some more metal!
What others should know:I have a great rifle, it like some pellets better than others. The ones it likes I can shoot dimes all day long with, the ones it doesn't I still get 2 inch groups at 20 yards. I realize 2 inches at 20 isn't great, but this is the first rifle I've ever had that I didn't have to completely re-sight in every time I changed pellets, your experience may differ. You should also be aware of your pellets path if your shooting it near a residence, it will punch through a tremendous amount of material depending on the pellet (this is the first rifle I've owned that I actually do believe the velocity claims on, the occasional "7.8" grain will go super sonic). Gamo pbas and red fires go through 1/2 pine, Gamo Tomahawks and Crossman Premier wadcutters would stop within 1/4 and flatten out substantially. If you want a neighborhood backyard plinking rifle I would look elsewhere, it has the accuracy but its just too powerful. If however, your after a hunting rifle, this is a rifle you should seriously consider. After seeing the effects some of the pellets had on different mediums, I would feel completely comfortable shooting animals as large as raccoons, opossums, and rabbits with this rifle. Obviously they would require a headshot, but this rifle is accurate enough to do it, and powerful enough to put them down cleanly. I really really really like this rifle.