Gamo Bull Whisper Extreme Break Barrel .177 Caliber Air Rifle with Scope
Not the product offered in the catalog
The product was not as advertised in the catalog. It was advertised with fiber optic sights and came only equipped with a stock scope. Very disappointing...
July 1, 2014
Spoil Yourself,, Just This Once
I have had the EXTREME for 2 months. It is much lighter than others and very well balanced. Cocking is very smooth and doesn't seem like 41 lbs. The safety is manual and easy to operate. It is so quiet that the sound of the pellet hitting the target is much louder than the gun. It gives a solid 'thunk' sound, not a 'bang'.
You have to pull this gun into your shoulder to stop the jump when it fires.
I overtorqued the ring cap and ruined it so I had to replace the mount rings. I used high rings and removed the auxiliary rail. It must have a stop pin because the shock throws the scope towards the buttstock.
The scope has very nice zoom and is accurate. But sometimes it seems to wander a bit. I may replace it with an equivalent Center Point.
I have used several different pellets including alloys, Tomahawks, Rockets, Ultra Magnums, and JSB 13.4gr Monsters, and I like Crossman Premier Hollow Points the best with this gun.
If you use anything lighter than 7 grain pellets there will be a loud report from the sonic boom.
I got my first tree rat yesterday. One second it was laying down on a branch, and then it just disappeared from view. Poof.
This gun also has 'The Look'. It looks like a competition shooter.
I discovered that you cannot rest your fingers on the barrel even a bit because it will affect your shot.
I love this gun.
May 17, 2013
GOOD FOR THE MONEY
My 8 year old son and I got into shooting airguns recently and bought a few cheap guns. I eventually purchased a Gamo Silent cat but was unhappy with its lack of power for the money. I got the Bull Whisper a week later and found that it is all that I wanted. Not much else to compare it to but it is powerful. Yes, it's a bit louder than the silent cat (which isn't that quiet). The sping does have a loud "clank" when you pull the trigger. This sound is comparible to all other Gamo porducts I have shot. The louder issue is that the pellet breaks the speed of sound and reports a signifcant "crack" when it does. Its not that loud, about half as loud as a Marlin .22 rim fire, but yes it gets your attention and you probably would not want to shoot it in your neighborhood if your neighbors are easily irritated. You will need a GOOD backstop or pellet target. Don't get a pellet trap, it goes right through them! Mine shoots through Cedar pickets on occaission! Accuracy is pretty good. I have trouble with both the Bull Whisper and the Silent Cat. I shoot 4-5 rounds in a 1-2 circle and then the nest one will be way off. Not sure if its the scope, the rifle or the pellet. I have noticed that heavier pellets are more accurate at the sacrifice of speed and flat trajectory. As a comparison on accuracy, and an idea how how efficient, or inefficient I am as a shooter, I can shoot about the same 1-2 inches at 100yrds with my 30-06 with a 150gr round. And as I understand it, 30-06 is a good hunting round but not really considered all that accurate. Just my two cents!
October 24, 2012
GAMO Bull Whisper
This is not a quiet rifle. I bought this because I wanted a quiet rifle and this rifle is actually louder than my pellet gun that I was using. So, I took this rifle back. Would not recommend it if you want a quiet rifle.
August 16, 2012