Author Topic: Gamo Whisper - Part I (Pellet Accuracy & Handling) Open Sights  (Read 4079 times)

Offline Gene_SC

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The first part of my review on the Gamo Whisper Pellet Accuracy and Handling will be based on shooting 4 different types of pellets. Gamo Hunter, Gamo Tomahawks, Beeman FTS, and RWS Superdomes, at a bench rest at 20 yards, using open sights. Part II will be strictly shooting with same pellets with the 3-9X40 scope that Gamo included with the Whisper as a combo package. Part III will be my overall conclusion on parts 1 and 2 with my own personal opinion of the Gamo Whisper.




Ok to start off with I came home from CDT’s shop early this afternoon with the Gamo Whisper with me. It was really to hot to shoot so I waited till late in the afternoon when the sun was to my back. First I would like to say that the rear site on the Gamo Whisper looks great and is all metal except for the fiber optics and small holder. Also I would like to say that I am not an open sights shooter by no means and have used a scope 99 % of the time. The adjusting windage and elevation knobs are serrated steel as well. So I set up my target stand at exactly 20 yards out. I started with RWS Superdomes. I wanted to use them to sight in the iron sights and be able to show where the shot placement would be using the other pellets that I chose. My first shot was very low as you can see on the RWS target. I then started adjusting the metal wheel on top the sight to raise my POI.. As you can see I finally got it within a respectable range on the center target. I shot four groups of 10 pellets each at each bulls starting with the center bulls then going up to the upper left then center top and right top. I really do not need to explain the shots because you can determine how each type of pellet shoots its groups compared the each of the other target sets. I would like to say that the Gamo Whisper has a definite spring twang and a heavy trigger. I am used to a smooth cocking and shooting action with a crispy trigger with less than 2lbs of pull. This gun weighs in at around 6.3lbs and is a dream to shoulder. I noticed right away how well balanced it was being able to stand and not feel the weight of the air rifle hanging in front of me. All the pellets that I used for testing, all were snug pushing into the bore. Just a couple loose ones out of over 160 pellets I shot this evening.




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RE: Gamo Whisper - Pellet Accuracy & Handling Part I
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2007, 02:40:51 PM »
Great first review buddy and I like the look's of the stock, nice lines. I would have to get use to that hummer hanging off the end, maby some kind of "BLING" "BLING" could set her up. Lucky Dog you hehe. Ed
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RE: Gamo Whisper . Where are the target pics Gene???
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2007, 02:41:49 PM »
Did I miss something? Are they coming later? Sounds like you had a hell of a fun day today. :)
Jason
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RE: Gamo Whisper . Where are the target pics Gene???
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2007, 02:52:39 PM »
Them are some real good holes there buddy with open sight's. Ed
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RE: Gamo Whisper - Pellet Accuracy & Handling Part I
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2007, 03:36:24 PM »
Wow look how well those tomahawks did. They all look pretty darn good for open sights. Way to go. Jason
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RE: Gamo Whisper - Pellet Accuracy & Handling Part I
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2007, 12:30:14 AM »
I agree,,, those are some nice groups for open sights.   My eyes and open sights don't go well togeather anymore, but those groups are certainly impressive Gene.  :)

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RE: Gamo Whisper - Part II (Pellet Accuracy & Handling)
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2007, 07:47:13 AM »


Great Part I Review, Gene,



And those groups, for a fellow that says he can't shoot open sights, are great !



Thanks for your time and effort buddy !

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