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Things I liked:Naturally, what I like most is the ability to hit small, fast moving targets (such as a viper that circumstances require killing rather than removal) and aerial targets while still having the capability of precision marksmanship. It is also lightweight and easy to cock and load, even for those with limited strength. While sights are rudimentary, there is a raised section on the rib that provides a rear aiming point for use with the bead for alignment AND it is grooved for optics. If the chamber adapter is lost it can be replaced for $12.95 from Gamo OR you can simply use an expended shotshell left in the chamber as pellets insert easily. Accuracy and penetration limit effectiveness to LESS THAN 10 YARDS for shot but adequate for a measured 37 yard head shot on a squirrel -1 shot, 1 quick kill.
Things I would have changed:I would like to see a selection of shot sizes or an offering of necessary reloading components so makeshift plugs to contain the shot aren't necessary as the rather expensive shotshells are easily reloaded. I would also like to see a fitted storage compartment for the brass chamber adapter (a compartment in the stock would work well). I currently store mine in one of the compression holes in the rubber butt plate which does hold it securely but leaves it sticking out where it can get caught on things.
What others should know:It is light, easily cocked and loaded with minimal effort, is pleasantly quiet and shouldn't bother neighbors, has very little felt recoil, BUT any optics mounted on the rail MUST HAVE A STOP SCREW because loc-tite alone will not prevent the optic mounts from walking off the back of the grooves. The viper actually has a 11mm riser installed over the machined 11mm grooves for appearance and replacing its existing set screw with a longer set screw will provide an adequate block for optics but will be in the way when or if you remove the optics (another reason for built in storage compartment). GET A GAMO VIPER EXPRESS - you will enjoy it!
Things I liked:This weapon is a blast to shoot. Not only is the .22 caliber shotgun a hoot to shoot, the .22 caliber pellet rifle is unbelievably accurate, (especially for a smoothbore)! I love it! (Please withhold my name/email address, just calling me covertdvr)
Things I would have changed:I can think of nothing that I would change. (Please withhold my name/email address, just calling me covertdvr)
What others should know:IMO: This gun offers the best of both worlds - a rifle AND a shotgun! As soon as they became available again I got myself one. The shotgun is for short range use only, (up to maybe fifty feet). Don't think that you can go out and bird hunt in big open fields. That is not what this shotgun is about. In my experiences, with a scope, the rifle is surprisingly accurate between 10' - 50'. Pyramid Air surprised me how quickly they shipped this to me and how great it was packaged. Too, their deal of buying three and receiving four on ammo is GREAT! (Please withhold my name/email address, just calling me covertdvr)
Things I liked:Likes. . .light weight, seems well built. Easy to handle just point and fire. I purchased for the shotgun capabilities for short range pests. It performs as needed. Like the concept of air shotgun. Easy cocking and accurate with shotshells. Quiet factor.
Things I would have changed:Maybe heavier shotshell capabilities with more power. Good as is but this would increase it's capabilities to another level.
What others should know:The shotgun feature is unique in an air rifle. Performs well short range. . .out to 20-30' as a shotgun.The further out, the wider the shot pattern. At 20-30' the pattern is approx 12" spread. Will eliminate pest at close range. . .I have done so. I added a Truglo Red Dot which aids in quick target sighting. Not a long range shotgun. .22 shots are ok but my use is 99.9percent shotgun. Worth trying. . . Shotshells are pricey. PA packs well & ships fast.
Compatible with Gamo Viper Express Air Shotgun & Rifle
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