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Gamo whisper - any thoughts ?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by 177, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. 177

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    Gamo whisper X - any thoughts ?

    I've been offered one of these by my uncle FOC (calibre as yet unknown)

    He was given a Gamo Whisper X as a gift and doesn't get on with it - he didn't say why.

    I don't want to take it just because its there - he can just as easily flip it for something else.

    Never having shot one before I would appreciate opinions from anyone who has used one.

    Good points (if any) ?

    Bad points (if any) Suitable for hunting ?

    I know I can look up reviews but I would rather get a slightly more 'objective' opinion...

    Thanks in advance :)
     
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    darklord Can’t beat a tx200 at 30m

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    if its free fine power about 7ft lbs and a very nasty trigger garden plinker ok but not a hunter.
     
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    As above, not gonna be a hunting set up out of the box and to be honest, Gamo hasn't got the best name in the industry for making decent guns anymore...That said, if its free then its well worth plinking at cans and targets in the garden and to maybe introduce someone to the sport or to determine if they want to take it further...I have read a few reviews of people that rate them so, like anything in life, try it and if you like it, enjoy it....Free is free though so I would say take it, put a tin of pellets through it then decide if you like it or not and read up on what mods and tune ups you could do to make it run/shoot smoother...
     
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    Uncle reckons it's doing about 11.4 ft lbs or so, but he's only shot a dozen or so pellets so this is likely to change over time - he did admit that it seems very sedate and polite when shot.

    I'm sure the trigger could be worked up a little, or swapped out with an after-market unit if necessary.

    I am old enough to remember the pseudo-two stage triggers that started to replace the old single stage. A Rekord trigger is a wonderful thing but plenty of guns didn't/don't have one and plenty of folks put meat on the table with old BSA and Webley et al.

    Flip that coin over and you could also say that plenty of folks with a Rekord trigger unit at their disposal still manage to fluff the shot, so I am a great believer in 'getting the knack' of a particular gun and working with it.

    Theoben guns cost a fair whack and all of them that I've owned haven't have the greatest trigger compared to a Rekord unit, but they were still more than predictable enough to make the shot once you got used to them, and they also proved (to me) that you don't always get what you pay for. My much-lamented .22 Fenman had a very predictable trigger - arguably a poor cousin compared to a Rekord unit but it more than served purpose. If I remember rightly I also paid around double the price of the Whisper X for my Fenman, and that was a lot of years ago.

    I will swing by and take a look at it - given its stock and finish I reckoned it could make a great barn gun for rats and feral pigeons where knocks, scrapes, muck and other assorted crap won't hurt it. In fact, it could work very well in barns without a scope, taking its Tru Glo fibre optic open sights into account.

    A mate of mine had a Gamo (can't remember the model) and raved about it, and he also owns several Cometa guns and takes masses of game with them.

    The shooter makes the shot - the gun is there to facilitate it ;)
     

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