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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
By Kenneth from USA on 2010-05-18 15:15:42Things I liked:WOW, WOW, WOW! This is a nice rifle. This is a really nice rifle! I purchased this in .177 and was not disappointed in its performance. The nitro piston makes for easy and smooth cocking. The gun is quiet enough to use in the back yard. The gun is accurate and last night I killed a rabbit with a shot to the head at 35 yards. My next door neighbor's son shot another rabbit at 30 yards a few minutes later. Both rabbits died instantaneously. This gun would be a good choice for small game hunting. Very pleased! I used the inexpensive Crosman hunting pellets.
Things I would have changed:Gamo needs to upgrade the cheap 3x9 scope. Gamo should also just produce the gun with a gas piston or gas ram. Buying Pyramyd Air's Crosman Nitro Piston upgrade is a real no brainer.
What others should know:I purchased a Leapers 3x9 50 AO mil-dot to replace the cheap 3x9 Gamo scope. I had previous experience with the same Gamo scope on a Gamo Extreme CO2 which was not very good inside 10 yards, there is no adjustable objective. I sighted the gun in at 24 feet (8 yards.) At 20 yards the gun shoots almost 1.3 inches high and at 35 yards is close to 1.6 inches high, so I aimed a little low at the rabbit for a deadly shot. A rifle sighted in at 24 feet is on zero at 50 yards. You can find this information on the web. Look for; "Field Use of an Airgun By Robert Beeman". The same principle works well on big bore hunting rifles. My 30.06 sighted in at 25 yards, is 1.5 inches high at 100 yards and is dead on at 225 yards. The bullet passes through zero at 25 yards and 225 yards. Likewise a pellet will pass through zero at 24 feet and 50 yards. This seems to work well for .177, .20 and .22 pellets. For .25 caliber pellets the point at which they pass through zero is 24 feet and 40 yards. If you memorize the table you will be able to predict shot placement. With this method for sighting in a rifle, it can be done indoors, at home, anytime. Have fun!
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
By Thomas from USA on 2012-06-22 10:09:32Things I liked:I am very disappointed with the Gamo Whisper. I was unable to get a consistant shot group within 2 inches at 20 meters even afer 200 rounds. The rifle was anchored in shooting bags. I cleaned the barrel and still could not get an tight shot group. Seems as if rivets that hold the barrel in the stock might be moving providing an inconsistant aiming point. I fired expert in the US Army and have many years experience with rifles. I would not recommend the rifle to others based on my experience. I suspect I cannot return the rifle because my 30 days has elapsed.