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Gamo Viper Express Air Shotgun & Rifle

Available in .22, Versatile airgun that shoots .22 cal. pellets or .22 cal. Shotshells
Only $219.99
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  • Code: 61100225554-INT · $219.99 · .22 · 750 fps
Estimated in stock date is 08-15-24
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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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  • 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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By CraigSeptember 28, 2023 Verified Purchase

Received my V.E. gun yesterday and tried it out at 10 yards. Pretty good grouping using 22 FX Atomic pellets. They all went clear through a 1/4 " Masonite panel which I recently removed from the garage due to a woodpecker setting up his nest. Next up was the shot shell which was less impressive. First off the size of the cartridge doesn't provide a lot of confidence in its abiliies. The box containing the 25 shells was about the size of 2 12Ga cartridges. At 10 yards, the spread was small, maybe 6". The shot damaged the surface of the masonite but none were embedded. Instead, many of the pelles bounced off and hit me, with no concern of injury (I wear glasses). Only time will tell if the shotgun aspect of this is useful or just a novelty. I had considered a PCP shotgun, but was concerned about how far the shot would travel in my back yard since the closes neighbor is only 600' away. A 12Ga is definitely out of the question for my critter control needs.

I would have liked the ability to upgrade to a Nitro Piston, but these kits don't seem to be available (or dealer installed) anymore. As others have said, the shells are relatively expensive for what you get. I'll probably be reloading them especially since they were out of stock for months which prevented me from buying this gun. Maybe that was an omen and I should have listened better...

By WendellAugust 29, 2023 Verified Purchase

Very lightweight and quiet when using in an area where houses are close. Shot shells are readily available and less expensive than .22 birdshot, if you can find the .22 birdshot.

By CharlesAugust 21, 2023 Verified Purchase

Check your parts and also tighten the screws and such oil the parts.

Fast shipping nice gun for close shooting

Missing item said would send part weeks ago or a refund for ones I had to buy separately so as to allow the exspress shotgun to be able to shoot 22cal pellets that was to be included yet wasn't never heard from Airgun depot yet.

By AlanMay 15, 2023

great for reducing the population of Rats

I have had one for years, LOVED IT SO MUCH I BOUGHT ANOTHER ONE

can't think of one

By JerryFebruary 18, 2023 Verified Purchase

The viper is awesome,I love it.

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.

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?

Needs more shot in the shotshells.

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 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!!!

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.

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

By WilliamUSAOctober 17, 2021

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

Nothing really.

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.

By MichaelDecember 17, 2020

Be sure to buy extra 22 adapters and shot shells

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

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

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.

The best spring gun (and only) available

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).

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What scope will be a good fit for this rifle.

asked Andre from USA

A UTG true strength scope with the appropriate dovetail rings.

Adam from USA

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


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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