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Gamo Viper Express Air Shotgun & Rifle

Versatile airgun that shoots .22 cal. pellets or .22 cal. Shotshells

Gamo Viper Express Air Shotgun & Rifle

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  • Code: 61100225554-int · 0.22 cal · 750 fps ·
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This smoothbore delivers quite a punch! There aren't that many combo shotguns and rifles these days, but Gamo's Viper Express continues to interest airgunners because of the versatility of this airgun. In fact, the ability to use shot gives you hunting options other air rifles only dream of.

The special shotshells are sized for this .22-caliber bore. Because the loading port is sized for the shotshells, .22-caliber pellets will be loaded into a special chamber adapter you'll insert before loading. But you'll be able to quickly change back and forth between the shotshells and pellets by inserting or removing the pellet adapter. The front sight is a bead, but if you want to extract max accuracy from your Viper Express, mount a good-quality scope on the 11mm scope dovetails.

Built on the proven reliability of the Gamo 1000 powerplant, you'll get 750 fps when shooting pellets and 725 fps with shotshells from the choked smoothbore. When shooting shot, you'll get 1/4" penetration into 200-lb. compressed paperboard.

  • Spring-piston
  • Breakbarrel
  • Single-shot
  • Smoothbore
  • Bead front sight (no rear sight)
  • 2-stage adjustable Smooth Action Trigger (SAT)
  • All-weather synthetic stock
  • Ambidextrous Monte Carlo stock
  • Ventilated rubber buttpad
  • 11mm scope grooves
  • Shoots .22-caliber pellets or .22-caliber shotshells filled with No. 9 shot
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  • ManufacturerGamo
  • Caliber0.22 cal
  • Velocity750 fps
  • ConditionNew
  • ActionBreak barrel
  • Barrel StyleSmooth bore
  • BlowbackNo
  • Cocking Effort30 lbs.
  • Fire ModeSingle-shot
  • Gun Weight5.5
  • Hop UpNo
  • Overall Length43.5
  • Barrel Length18
  • Loudness3-Medium
  • MechanismSpring-piston
  • Rail11mm dovetail
  • SafetyManual
  • Front SightsBead
  • Trigger AdjustabilityTwo-stage adjustable
  • UseHunting
  • Warranty1-year limited warranty
  • ManualDownload & View
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Gamo Viper Express Air Shotgun & Rifle
4.5 Stars based on 10 Review(s)
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great Buy
May 8, 2015
I use this air rifle for small game and it performs flawlessly. It is the only one of its kind that I know of and you can reload the shotgun shells to increase shot size #7 or 8's if you like to be most effective. I have enjoyed this air rifle so much i purchased two of them one for me and one for my grandson……. Get yours while they last. They have already been discontinued once and I sure it will happen in the near future.
Great for snakes and other small animals
Must have additional attachment to shot .22 cal pellets.

3 Stars

Viper Expresss air shotgun
May 2, 2015
I was really excited about buying this gun and in fact I bought two of them. I had hoped for it to be powerful enough to deal with cormorants harassing me while fishing. I think this gun is better suited for taking butterflies. Not nearly powerful enough for hunting anything larger then mice at close range. I would not advise hunting with this thing. Live and learn.
Really cool idea but falls short of the mark.
Too under powered to be of use to me.

Garrett Reed
Fortworth, Texas
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Good varmit and snake rifle.
April 6, 2015
Shoots nicely with decent power. Enough to drop snakes and rates at 10 ft. Wouldn't recommend for bird hunting though unless you can get really close to the bird.
Nice spread at 10ft or so. Good for killing snakes and rats.
Very over priced shot shells ($7 for a pack of 25). Not really preferred for bird hunting.

Earl B
Lanham, MD
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Best Bang for the buck
March 4, 2015
I bought this when they first came out 6yrs ago didnt know if they would bring it back. If you want a air shotgun don;t pass this one up. This is a great tool around the house from killing small rodents to snakes, just wish it something a little larger than #9 shots in the shell. So get one now before they are gone again.
nice spread with the shot shell small snakes would cut in two 10 -12 feet away
22 part not accurate and sometimes blow the o-ring seal

5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Performs as Needed
January 12, 2015
Performs exactly as the purpose intended. . .short range pest control as a shotgun. Point and shoot. Hits hard at short range 20-30' with approx 12" shot spread. Closer shots have a tighter shot spread, 6". Fairly quiet, light weight, easy cocking and handling. My usage is 99.9% shotgun. Installed a Truglo Redot for quick/easy target acquisition.
Received 2nd. shotgun a couple days ago. Ist. one had a defective breach seal. After phone discussion with AD cs rep, RMA was issued and new gun received in a matter of days. Good shotgun for short range 20-30'. .22pellet if needed using the adapter. Nice concept air/shotgun/.22 pellet. Would suspect there to be a sizable market for this item no aw that it's once again available. Very well worth a try. Good customer service in product exchange. Very pleased with this item & purchase.
Pricey shotshells by Gamo only @ 25 per box. Have to use sparingly. . .

5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

January 5, 2015
Okay, the airgun shotgun, THIS IS GREAT!!!! POOF there it is. Never could get one but I got it NOW!!!! GAMO. I love YA!!!! I had this Red Squirrel in the attic, my wife was goin' nuts. Got out the VIPER, SPLAT RED SQUIRREL is gone. Now I got him at about 50 feet, and one shot!!! . Was surprised, it made quite a mess of him. Loading was easy. Tried the 22 insert, ya do have to watch it, slipped out easy. Definitely gonna reload the shotshells, found that my drones r/c padding is gonna work. Gonna have ta figure out a rear open sight, don't like scopes for quick swinging'
Great quality Accurate shot shells really work Very light to carry easy to cock
lack of rear sight

Middle Georgia
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Fills the niche I needed.
December 13, 2014
I picked up one of these a few years ago when it was being clearances out. Perfect for carpenter bees and chipmunk s when you only have time to point instead of aim. Shells are expensive but with a little research and practice they can be reloaded. Didn't kill a copperhead from 6 feet though. One airgun I would definitely replace if something happened to mine.
Fun as all get out with flying insects.
Cost of shotshells.

4 Stars

not too bad
May 30, 2011
I was out muskrat hunting today and had my shadow express with me which is almost the same thing as a viper express. I wasn't finding any muskrat but I was having fun taking out dragonflies with my shadow express for practice with the shot shells. I was taking dragonflies (fairly large ones) at around 25 yards. I've never taken any birds with it but have taken a few turtles and frogs today for practice.

5 Stars

Viper Express
January 26, 2011
Know what you are getting. A smoothbore .22 cal Rifle , shotting in the 600-700fps range that can accept shotshells. Overall i like the gun. As a rifle, accurace is lacking, Will place a .22 pellet downrange close to where u aim. At 10M, its can hit within an Inch of target. She Shot shells are ideal fo quick offhand pest control less than 10m. Spread pattern is tight as advertised. Most who knock this gun are expecting rifle performance, not smoothbore. Mine does have a strong twang when fired.

3 Stars

November 22, 2010
I don't take this gun too seriously for hunting. I tried it and all I did was send my target running for cover costing me a full day in the sun waiting for my pest to come back above ground only to be killed with a different gun. It now resides in my gun rack and rarely used. It's an innovative gun but quite under powered. It needs much more power if it is to be taken seriously. For people like me that collect inovative guns, it deserves a place in my "museum". I take it out for demos and fun shoots but never going hunting with it again.

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