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Gamo Viper Express Air Shotgun & Rifle

Available in .22, Versatile airgun that shoots .22 cal. pellets or .22 cal. Shotshells
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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.

Gamo Viper Express Features
  • 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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Specs
  • ManufacturerGamo
  • Caliber .22
  • Velocity 750 fps
  • Condition New
  • Ammo Type Pellets
  • Action Break barrel
  • Barrel Style Smooth bore
  • Fire Mode Single-shot
  • Gun Weight 5.50
  • Overall Length 43.50
  • Barrel Length 18.00
  • Loudness 3-Medium
  • Magazine Capacity 0
  • Mechanism Spring-piston
  • Rail 11mm dovetail
  • Safety Manual
  • Front Sights Bead
  • Rear Sights none
  • Shots per Fill 0
  • Trigger Adjustability Two-stage adjustable
  • Trigger Action 0
  • Use Hunting
  • Warranty 1-year limited warranty
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Reviews
Average Customer Review
4.4
4.529 Reviews
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5.0
By BrooksJanuary 14, 2023 Verified Purchase

I used to have a HW80k 22 cal springer, and it's shooting the same energy as the HW but weighs 3 lbs less.

Pros
I was surprised! Gun is well made and it was well packed for shipping. Barrel has some kind of polymer coating. Everything mostly plastic, but good plastic. Trigger a crisp 4-5 lbs out of the box... no need to adjust. For a smoothbore it's quite accurate with pellets... just hold it like a springer. I filed a notch in the rear ramp for a rear sight. It's shooting CPHP 14.3gr at 710fps, 16fpe. Don't know about the shotshell fps. I'm calling it a 5-10 yd gun with the shotshells... 5 yards and the pattern is 5 inches, 10 yards and it's 10 inches. 20 #9 pellets is not a lot of shot, but I loaded another 10 pellets of #9 in the shell on top of the factory load, and used an egg carton and standard hole punch to hold it in. Patterns the same but more dense. 11mm receiver appears to be painted metal.... but a good paint job... maybe powder coat?

Cons
Needs more shot in the shotshells.

5.0
By SamUSADecember 22, 2021 Verified Purchase

I have been shocked at the knockdown on small animals like pesky house sparrows at close range. I've been shooting air guns for 40 years and have basically every type, but in my opinion, this one is the most fun to shoot. You definitely need to learn its capabilities and stay within that...it won't take a squirrel at 40 yards, but when house sparrows are attacking your chickadees and bluebirds...I haven't missed a shot yet. Especially when rodents or house sparrows are moving around, it gives you that bit of wiggle room to still hit the target when they scoot to the side right when you shoot. It's also an amazing gun for my younger hunters to practice with. I have literally killed thousands of mice, rats, house sparrows, and starlings over the years. Where was this gun when I was a kid? But I feel privileged to have one now! I absolutely love this thing!!!

Pros
Feels great in my hands; feels like a real shotgun. Relatively quiet. No kick. Ultimate air rifle for skittish mice, rats, and house sparrows. Perfect survival gun.

Cons
I would LOVE a .30 or .35 caliber version of this thing!

2.0
By WilliamUSAOctober 17, 2021

Had mine converted to nitro piston, and it's still junk.

Pros
Nothing really.

Cons
You might kill a mouse at point blank range. Took me 3 shots to do one in. It's no good as a pellet riffle either. The pellet adapter will destroy the breech seals.

4.0
By MichaelDecember 17, 2020

Be sure to buy extra 22 adapters and shot shells

Pros
I like the fact that you can shoot shot shells as well 22 pellets, easy to cock and feels good in your hands, well balanced

Cons
One thing I will change at later date is to add a Red Dot to it as the rifle I received the rail guide down the barrel was put on crooked so when your aiming the Barrel looks bent which really throws you off. The barrel is straight but does not look like it. only gave 4 stars because guide rail on barrel was attached crooked

5.0
By KirkUSADecember 19, 2019

This gun is beutiful, well made, feels and handles just like a gunpowder shotgun. Its easy to handle and load, and will take down a crow at 20 yards. I am very impressed with the consistant patterns. And is fun to shoot! Perfect gun for teaching young kids on how a shotgun works. My favorite spring gun in my collection.

Pros
The best spring gun (and only) available

Cons
I hope that future models will have a stronger spring to increase FPS and distance. Also, wish there were more selections in the ammo ( pellet count and or loads).

4.0
By JimMay 10, 2019

Not a substitute for a real shotgun, but this little gun does what I need it to do; it is very short range and quiet. Just what I needed for rattlesnakes (3 dogs bitten) in my firearm restricted, gated, but rural horse community. It has enough power to kill a small snake. For such purposes, I only need an effective range of 20 feet or so. It does not have enough range (that's good) to carry or ricochet into my neighbors property.

5.0
By CharlesUSAApril 14, 2019

My Gamo Express air rifle is superb! Performs flawlessly and is a blast to shoot!

Pros
Shoots pellets and shot shells

Cons
None

5.0
By JamesUSAMarch 20, 2019

My Gamo Express air rifle is superb! Performs flawlessly. Sights are spot on with pellets and shot shells. Its more powerful than I had expected.

Pros
Very Nice styling & a solid build. I love that its almost completely covered in weather resistant polymer accented with rubber incerts. Accurate advertised fps proven over my chronograph.

Cons
None!

5.0
By MichaelUSADecember 15, 2018

What a HOOT!!! After a LOT of experimenting, I finally figured out that I could front-load 10-11 #9 pellets in the front portion of the shotshells. A light smear of Door-Eaze Lubricant to hold the extra load in, gives a nice tight spread @ 15.'

5.0
By MichaelUSAMay 1, 2018

This is my second one. I bought this one for my son when he saw how great mine was on the pests here in Florida he really wanted one .I use it for close range shooting at the many small snakes in my yard since there are about 5,000 acres of wet lands facing my house I get many snakes and other pests and at the short range it works on them. Some times I can't even sit outside there are a lot water moccasins from the creek passing my yard.

Pros
QUIET BACKYARD SHOOTING,SHELLS CAN BE RELOADED WITH # 8 OR NINE SHOT USING 1/4" HOLE PPUNCH AND THE TOP OF AN EGG BOX.

Cons
As long as you don't try to inhumanly try to kill larger pests and stay about 30 feet back you'll do fine

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For the shot shells are they reusable and what type bbs do i put in them

asked Luka from USA

Yes, they are reuseable. Plug the base and overshot with packing peanut piece. The kind that sticks to themselves when you get them wet. That foam seals great and is light. Most of the shell is empty, if you fill them too much the FPS drops. 18 grains total shot and wad weight is fast, it drops from there with more weight.

Randall from USA

The shot shells are not reuseable. A one time use.

Mark from USA

Does this come with the 22 pellet adapter?

asked Tanner from USA

Yes

Mark from USA

How much is the shot shells and where can you buy them?

asked michael from USA

Shells are available here on our site, item # 632300054

Scott from USA

does the gun come with shot shells?

asked Christian Petrov

No, they are sold separately.

Scott from USA

I thought gamo discontinued this shotgun how do they have them in stock herein airgun depot!?!?!?

asked Bruce

well I have a gun now but no ammo

leonard from USA

Me too, Bruce....I wait and wait and wait... coming soon is all it says...I wish we could have pre-paid for it and it would just ship when it came in...

Robert from USA

Will this shotgun ever be in stock again? I bought 3 boxes of the special Gamo ammo for it years ago when I thought I was getting one, but the sale fell through! Now I have ammo and no gun. :-(

Joy from USA

We were able to work with Gamo to bring this gun back to the market. They are in stock and available now!

Scott from USA
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