Gamo Whisper CFR: Part 3

by B.B. Pelletier

Photos and test by Earl “Mac” McDonald

Part 1
Part 2

Today, I’ll test the accuracy of the Gamo Whisper CFR. You may remember that the CFR is a more powerful underlever that resembles but is not identical to the BSA Polaris that I tested a few weeks back. I say that because the Polaris was such a wonderful spring rifle and, although I don’t normally make comparisons, in this case I can’t help it. The two rifles look too much alike.

Let’s get right to it
The first pellet Mac tested was the JSB Exact 8.4-grain dome. It produced the second-tightest group of the test, with 10 going into a group measuring 1.23 inches at 30 yards. read more


Gamo Whisper CFR: Part 2

by B.B. Pelletier

Tested by Earl “Mac” McDonald

Part 1


Gamo CFR underlever air rifle.

Well, we tested the BSA Polaris and found it to be a likable underlever air rifle. Now, we’re testing the Gamo Whisper CFR combo, which I said is a close cousin to the Polaris. But it’s not the same rifle, as today’s report will demonstrate.

The first point Mac makes is that the CFR cocks with 40 lbs. of effort, compared to the Polaris’ 26 lbs. He also said there’s no distinct feeling of an end to the cocking stroke. He felt it was iffy at first, before he learned to trust that the gun had cocked itself. Mac also found the cocking effort to be difficult, while I found the Polaris to be easy. So, these are different rifles, for sure. read more


Gamo Whisper CFR: Part 1

by B.B. Pelletier

Photos and test by Earl “Mac” McDonald


Gamo CFR underlever air rifle.

One of our readers asked if we would test the Gamo Whisper CFR underlever air rifle, and I asked Mac to do it for you. That was a couple months ago when I was unable to cock a spring gun. In the meantime, I’ve grown stronger and now I’m able to cock most springers that are easier to cock, so I’ve started testing the BSA Polaris, which is another underlever that has the strong look of its Gamo heritage. However, these two rifles are not different versions of the same airgun. Despite their similarities, there are significant differences between them. read more