- Scope Ramp: Raised Rail
- Venitlated Rubber Buttpad For Recoil Absorbtion
- Single Cocking Break Barrel System
- Automatic Cocking Safety System
- Cheekpiece: Thin Cheekpad Molded on Each Side For Both Right and Left Hand Shooters
- Checkering: Non-Slip Texture Design on Grip and Forearm
- Manual Trigger Safety
- Barrel: Fluted Polymer Bull Barrel
- Non-Removable Noise Dampener (with up to 52% reduction)
We've tested this rifle at our range and it really is as quiet as it claims, although the difference is only noticeable to those downrange or to the side of the shooter. To the shooter the noise dampening is not significant because the sound is suppressed and pointed back towards the shooter to lessen the carry. The Whisper is a great varmint control gun in areas where you are concerned about disturbing the neighbors.
GAMO has been designing high quality airguns for over 50 years. Each airgun goes through a thorough inspection process, being tested for overall quality, power, accuracy and finish before it leaves the warehouse. Precision is a critical part to any shooter which is why Gamo manufactures all of their steel barrels and metal parts right in their own warehouse. Building upon this experience and success, the Gamo Whisper was designed for varmint hunting and is perfect for pest control.
Older & wiser with more money, this GAMO was amazing for me!
One pump does it all? WOW, thanks!
Speedy pellets that do the same job as Benjamin
Best place to sight it in is of course an indoor range but some require no lead = copper easy to find. Why? NO WIND!
Some of those that downgraded their reviews due to precision may be ignorant
that very lightweight rounds such as these are very affected by Nature = wind, heat, etc.
+ many blame their tools when its operator error, of course some guns may have arrive d damaged ... e.g. I just received light bulbs, one broken since an idiot packed them inside only a padded envelop!
But first month was great.
The Whisper is an excellent air rifle, if you get what you order. I own 5 Gamos and like them all.
Picture two middle aged guys sitting at a patio table smoking cigars and shooting at one inch clay targets 30 feet out to 50 yards.
Fun to shoot, cheap to shoot and ACCURATE. Also you get the joy of shooting without any noise issues and/or the excess energy of a firearm.
However it does have enough power to dispose of rural vermin at reasonable distances.
Decent scope for the purposes, not blown away by it, but it does the trick. Need to use quality pellets in it or the gun will spray. After a few rounds, the break barrel loosens up and is really easy to use. Overall, a really light gun and easy to tote around the woods when you're not in a neighborhood.
Sighted in the scope and it shot like a charm. I invited a fried whom is an avid airgun shooter and the @#&T hit the fan. He couldn't hit the bulls eye. The scope was defective. If you bobbed your head up and down while looking through the scope the target would move up and down.
I finally purchased a Tasco scope and am pleased with the result.
The noise level SEEMS high. However, it seems high to the shooter. The noise is directed back. To a spectator standing forward of the shooter the noise level is reduce.
Be careful with the penetration power. This is not juniors 10 year old toy.
As for the noise reducer, I thought it would be more quiet than I was led to believe. Yes, it's about the same as the sound of a stapler, not so, unless you're talking about a 3 foot stapler - I don't think they make'em that big, do they? It makes a decided "crack" which the neighbors could easily hear, especially if the were outside. However, I live in a residential area inside the city limits, and no one has said anything yet. I think, if they are hearing me picking off the squirrels, they are so happy with the absence of squirrels, they could care less about the noise. I will say that the rifle noise is muffled by about 50% and it's not very annoying at all, especially since I finally figured out how to shoot the thing.
All-in-all, I seriously doubt you'll be disappointed with this rifle if you have the same needs as mine. It's easily the best $200 I've ever spent. I got more than I paid for and can't imagine you'll find yourself crying in your squirrel stew and wishing you would have upgraded with a more expensive model.
Once the scope was sighted in, I was pretty much parking the pellets anywhere on the target that I was aiming at and I'm no pro at shooting. In regards to the type of pellets that I'm using right now, the Crosman Wadcutter and Pointed are working out just fine for this rifle. I fired a few rounds of the alloy type pellets, you will hear a small crack when fired. The lead rounds work fine for me. The only other sound you will hear when you pull the trigger will be the sound of the spring being released.
As far as the trigger action goes, again I'm not a pro shooter, but the action feels fine for what I'm using it for, once you get used to it.
This thing packs a punch. The only organic targets I've shot are apples. A .22 hollow point pellet practically blows the apples apart, rotten or fresh. A half inch of ply-wood is easily blasted apart, but an inch of plywood will stop the pellet, but another shot or two in that same hole and the board is splintered. My makeshift range in the basement (a nice quiet place to put the silencer to the test, works well, and sight in the gun.) has targets mounted on 1 inch plywood, a few cardboard boxes with 3 inches of foam in each, and an old wooden door. I need a new backstop already, the pellets just shear through the plywood, practically ignore the boxes, and with a few well aimed shots the door is destroyed. I'm going to need some heavy metal to stop these pellets, and if a half inch of ply-wood doesn't stop a pellet, neither will the skull of small game. Buy this gun, it is a must-have
The only thing that I didnt find accurate is the scope, and it kept moving off the mount even after tightening all the loose nuts..but it kept coming off the mount.
I ended up replacing the scope and it worked much better than the one sent with the gamo, but still the scope kept moving off the mount with repeated firing. I think the mount of the gun doesnt hold the scope well, so I ordered a new mount and rings , hopefully this will help keep the scope steady.
Otherwise I think the gun is excellent, accurate and powerful.
When I received the Gamo I was impressed with the fill of it and the way it looked like a real rifle. I put the scope on it and went out to sight it in. Didn't have any trouble getting it on the mark. The I checked the penetration of the pellets in the blocks of wood the I was shooting. I would compare it to a 22 short. About 3 in the mourning I spotted a coon in the garden, about 40 yards away. The coon will not be in anyones garden again.
i call them dead
head shots at 30 yards. i drop'm like flys. this thing is good with crowmags
and a nice bipod. i got this CRAP ncstar bipod. the springs fell off and so did the legs. the scope is fine once you sight it in.
my longest shot was 1000 ft at a watertower. hit 5ft low
good gun for all pests from rats to racoons
It is a bit louder than I anticipated - however is a very well made / quality airgun. It is extremely easy to use and as accurate as the shooter pulling the trigger. 8 for 8 chipmunks at 20 yards. I live in a residential area and shoot this gun quite often without drawing any attention from the neighbors.
Then proceeded to sight it in at the intended distance to target, for me only 35 yards. I found the best consistency with Crossman Max and Gamo red tip deep penetration ammo. The gun shoots well and I will probably upgrade it to the nitro air piston. The included gold ammo shoots much faster so with it, I am about a inch high than with the aforementioned ammo. I will use it for greater distances if needed. Love the weight of the gun, it is fairly easy to pump and feels solid. I do recommend this gun.
0.177Caliber 0.177 CalVelocity 1200 fpsLoudness 3-MediumMag Capacity 1
0.22Caliber 0.22 CalVelocity 950 fpsLoudness QuietMag Capacity 1
0.177Caliber 0.177 CalVelocity 1200 fpsLoudness Low MediumMag Capacity 1