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Old February 8th, 2021, 11:05 AM #1
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Just ordered a Gamo Whisper

Ordered a Gamo Wildcat Whisper in .22 for a walking in the woods rifle. I haven't owned a break barrel in a while and missed not having one. I wanted a light powerful gun that will accept a GRT trigger (easy way to have a great trigger) and I was able to get a coupon for 15% off so I jumped on it.

I swore I would never own a Gamo but it seems they have improved some over the years. I guess this proves you should never say never.
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I had thought about getting one or something similar before I had a suppressed 22 for squirrels. How well do those hold zero the way the barrel works?


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I have one.. just an observation.. they are way more accurate with heavy pellets. I bought a variety pack from Amazon and found the one that gave me the best sccuracy.
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Ive had the .177 for years, low buck and extremely useful for dispatching pests. Rarely use it. Almost had to a couple weeks ago with a mangy fox, but it departed and didnt appear "rabid" by behavior just desperate.
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I had thought about getting one or something similar before I had a suppressed 22 for squirrels. How well do those hold zero the way the barrel works?


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Older, softer steel used to get what is called barrel droop. I haven't shot a cheap one since I was a kid and never had the problem with my Beeman rifles. This Gamo will probably hold up fine as it will not get excessive use from me.

Shooting break barrels requires you re learn how to hold a rifle. It's called the artillery hold and it takes some getting used to.
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I have one.. just an observation.. they are way more accurate with heavy pellets. I bought a variety pack from Amazon and found the one that gave me the best sccuracy.
That is what I have been seeing in my research. I have a bunch of different heavy pellets as that is all I use in my PCP .22's since I use them for pest control more than target practice.
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I have a ~4 year old Gamo big cat .177 using 11.5 gr. H&N pellets. A target out of both windows of my office/reloading room and find it is difficult to keep accurate, but the neighbors prefer it over the 7mm remmag If i nail it to a bench the rounds touch @ 50 ft.
I'd love to have another more consistent pellet sender. and I agree with the heavier bullet theory.
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If it shoots that well from the bench, you are probably holding it too tight when shooting off hand. Just let it rest in your hands when it is shouldered and don't pull it back into your shoulder.

Tom Gaylord probably forgot more about springers than I'll ever know is an authority on the subject. Here is a video that may help you out.


https://www.pyramydair.com/article/T...d_June_2009/63
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I just got a Gamo Swarm Whisper in .177 and wanted it just for indoor plinking (basement). Shooting at 25 yards, even on the bench using heavy (18 gr) pellets, I have not been able to get a decent grouping. Don't know why. Secondly, if your model has the auto-loading 10-round magazine, be very gentle with it. It may jut be a defect in mine, but after I shoot a round and break it open for the next shot, I have to check the top of the magazine to insure the next pellet is seated properly. In most cases, the pellet works its way up and partially out of the pellet slot and I have to gently twist the spring loaded magazine to get the pellet seated properly. The other thing that has happened on occasion is that the pellet works its way partially out the bottom the magazine and in those cases, the pellet is crushed when the action is closed. Just my experience. Hopefully yours is better.
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I just got a Gamo Swarm Whisper in .177 and wanted it just for indoor plinking (basement). Shooting at 25 yards, even on the bench using heavy (18 gr) pellets, I have not been able to get a decent grouping. Don't know why. Secondly, if your model has the auto-loading 10-round magazine, be very gentle with it. It may jut be a defect in mine, but after I shoot a round and break it open for the next shot, I have to check the top of the magazine to insure the next pellet is seated properly. In most cases, the pellet works its way up and partially out of the pellet slot and I have to gently twist the spring loaded magazine to get the pellet seated properly. The other thing that has happened on occasion is that the pellet works its way partially out the bottom the magazine and in those cases, the pellet is crushed when the action is closed. Just my experience. Hopefully yours is better.
Tipically, break barrel air rifles (both spring and gas ram) need 500 rounds or so to break in. Some need even more. Additionally, they are very selective in what pellets they like. Unlike multi pumps and PCPs, springers usually will do best with only a couple of pellet choices.

Take a look at the video I posted above, it and other training videos on the Pyramid Air Air Gun Academy will make you a better air gun shooter.
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