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0.22" (5.5mm), 950.0 fps, Synthetic, Ambi, Black
.22 Gamo Whisper. Includes Crosman Nitro Piston, unmounted 3-9x40 scope with standard reticle, 1-piece mount, fiber optic sights and noise dampener.
750 fps with lead ammo
NOTE: Installation of the Crosman Nitro Piston will delay shipment by 24 hours (or one business day)
1-year limited warranty
List Price $399.99, Orig.Price $299.99 Save $30.00 (10%)
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Average Customer Review5 (66 reviews)
Things I liked:Lightweight, short break-in period, less hold-sensitive than my Silent Cat, quiet. Was forming 1" groups at 25 yards after only ~10 rounds with H&N Barracuda Match 5.53mm head size pellets. Pyramyd air also includes the original steel spring in the package, with is pretty cool.
Things I would have changed:As always, ditch the Gamo scope... I guess the scope is useful as a spotter at 25 yards though.
What others should know:Rifle actually weighs in at about 5.5 pounds, rather than the listed 5.28, probably because of the replaced spring. This most be noticeable for most people, but it can make a difference on a multi-day backpacking trip. I put a Williams 5D-GR peepsight on the rifle for maximum weight savings. I suspect the 5D-AG ( http://www.pyramydair.com/s/a/Williams_Diopter_Sight/2003 ) might fit too, since my 5D-GR is adjusted to almost its maximum height to hit the bullseye at 25 yards. Although this rifle is less hold sensitive than some other springers, it is still hold sensitive. I get best results resting the rifle in my open palm and resting my elbow on the bench, using sandbags to immobilize my elbow. I also get good results in a sitting position. I get crappy results if I rest the rifle directly on the sandbag, or even if I rest my hand on the sandbag and the rifle in my hand.
Things 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.
Things I liked:The design of the gun. The construction is solid. The power and accuracy. I like the fiber optic "iron" sights, with the caveat that the rear will not stay in place.
Things I would have changed:I would make the rear sight a little more robust. It tends to change adjustment when rifle is cocked. I tried to improve this by putting locktite on the adjusting screw. NOT A GOOD IDEA, as I striped the boss out of the plastic mount. I rebuilt the sight and use the scope more now anyway.
What others should know:Once broken in (which takes at least 200 shots in my opinion) the accuracy with the Nitro Piston is great! After zeroing the scope, I was cutting off 1" pine tree limbs at 30 yards. This would take several shots, eating away a piece of limb each time. I was using the Ballistic v2.5.4 program to calculate the hold over since I was shooting at a 45 degree angle up. It was dead on! I could clip a 1/2" limb with one shot. I am justifying the purchase by not needed a tree trimmer!