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Things 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.
Things I liked:I like the Competition style stock and grip. It makes a quiet 'thunk' sound with 7 gr lead ammo. It feels light and is perfectly balanced. So Powerful some shots bust through 3/4 birch plywood. The 3-9 40mm AO scope has very good optics.
Things I would have changed:The scope rings and set-up.
What others should know:I've had this .177 Bull Whisper EXTREME for 2 months and I am finally getting the scope zeroed in. It is very accurate at my normal range of 35 yards. The shock is fierce and I have to pull it into my shoulder to subdue it. The original scope set-up has a set of short rings on top of an add-on 3/8 rail on top of the piston chamber. I overtorqued the screw through the ring-cap. So I replaced the rings with NC STAR high rings, and removed the extra rail to put the scope down closer to the line of fire. I had to install a stop pin in the back one to stop the scope from walking toward the buttstock. The claimed cocking effort of 41 lbs seems heavy at first, but I got used to it. My 11 year old son can operate and fire this gun with no problems. Alloy pellets are fun because of the cracking sonic boom that breaks about 30 feet from the muzzle, but I can't always predict where they will end up. I think this gun shoots best with 7.9 gr. Crossman Premium Hollow-Points. 10.5 gr Crossman Ultra-Magnums work well also if you sight for the extra weight. They did break through 3/4" birch plywood I pasted my Shoot-N-See onto. 13.4 gr JSB Monster Diablo pellets cause a big drop in fps. GAMO Tomahawks are not consistent enough and some of them break sonic. I shot my first tree rat yesterday. It was in the scope one second, and gone the next. Go Ahead, Spoil Yourself with the best Break-Barrel
Things I liked:Impressive gun, very serious heft, lots of power and very high fps (with special alloy pellet). Good accuracy ...and good looks too!
Things I would have changed:Synthetic stock is fine, but for this ambitious gun, a walnut option would be great, even at a higher cost.
What others should know:Be warned: cocking is rather strenuous. Not for the weakling...