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
- 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
- Caliber0.22 cal
- Velocity750 fps
- Ammo TypePellets
- ActionBreak barrel
- Barrel StyleSmooth bore
- Cocking Effort30 lbs.
- Fire ModeSingle-shot
- Gun Weight5.5
- Overall Length43.5
- Barrel Length18
- MechanismSpring piston
- Rail11mm dovetail
- Front SightsBead
- Trigger AdjustabilityTwo-stage adjustable
- Warranty1-year limited warranty
- ManualDownload & View
Performs flawlessly and is a blast to shoot!
Sights are spot on with pellets and shot shells.
Its more powerful than I had expected.
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.
Dragonflies were having a feast on my honey bees and dragonflies are very quick and tough to kill without using chemicals. Tried using a "Bug-a-salt" gun but could not get close enough to get good kills. Sighted in a red dot scope for 4 yards and voila.... cleaned up honey bee predators in one afternoon. Found it best to re-load shot shells for close range with coarse sand. Used plastic cups from 22 cal sabot ammo for wads and a piece of tape or sticky paper dot in the end of the shell exit to contain sand load. Sand doesn't travel as far as lead shot so it's much safer when shooting dragonflies in flight. Over-spray from sand loads won't damage plastic siding, break windows, or ricochet very far with a sidewalk shot. Lots of fun... more bees, more honey, more crop pollination. A beekeepers dream come true!
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.
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'
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.