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GAMO WHISPER X > Review & Range Report

Gamo air guns have been coming to Pakistan for quite sometime. They are in fact getting popular being good quality, aesthetically designed, accurate and most important of all appropriately priced guns. We already have reviews of Gamo Shadow 1000 and Gamo Hunter 440 on our forum. Gamo Whisper X is the new entrant in our market, although elsewhere it has been introduced a few years back. In fact the Whisper series has about nine models and I won't be surprised if a few more of them are introduced in the coming years.

Gamo Whisper X Specs.

- Total length: 117 cms.
- Caliber: .22/.177 (The gun being reviewed is .22)
- Weight: 6.5 lbs.
- Knurled Barrel
- Noise Dampener
- Adjustable two stage trigger
- Cocking safety
- Trigger safety
- Fiber Glass stock
- Ambidextrous stock
- Stock checkering
- Fibre optic sights
- Adjustable rear sights
- Muzzle Velocity .22 - 722 fps, .177 - 1000 fps

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It's a beautiful gun.

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It comes packed in a box.

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Also included is a user's manual and flyer boasting of new Gamo products and accessories.

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I got two spare fiber optic front sights with my gun. Not sure if it comes with every gun.

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See how imposing a look the dampener gives it.

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Just remove these screws and the Air rifle comes apart. By the way these are Hexagonal screws, you normal Philips kit won't work. ;)

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Gamo whisper X is truly Ambidextrous. The cheek pad, pistol grip and safety is all ambidextrous.

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Firing safety lies ahead of the trigger and can be disengaged with the flick of one's finger. But what I did not like was the absence of auto-safety. Most air guns nowadays have this feature, by default. Simply, do not know why its missing here.

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Safety Engaged.

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Safety Dis-engaged. Just behind the trigger is the adjustment screw through which the trigger can be adjusted to one's requirement.

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The barrel is fluted and gives it a good look. I am not sure why it is fluted or what is the advantage of it.

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The rear sight has green fiber optic which contrasts with the red dot in the front sight. The greatly helps in taking aim, also good in low light conditions.

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Scope rails for mounting a scope. I do not have a scope :(

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The noise dampener, see the red fiber optic dot on its top.

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Wooden stocks have checkering, but this synthetic stock has a different sort of variation on its skin, at the pistol group and the lower portion of the front hand guard. This is good as it gives a good grip and I am sure will not slip in case of sweaty hands. I do not know the exact terminology of this thing.

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See how it is designed for the exact place where there firer's hand will come.

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This is how it looks from the other side.

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Ambidextrous huh!

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See the checkering.

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Not sure but I think the barrel is steel.

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The Gamo logo on top.

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The Gamo logo is on both sides of the butt. (Check the logo before buying one "Don't let them fool ya" ;) )

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There's one down here too.

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The right side of barrel has "Made in Spain" and "Patented" embossed on it.

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The left side has its serial number.

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The rear sight is adjustable for windage and elevation. Off course you can hear the clicks too. However, I found that no exact relation between number of clicks with the distance has been given in the manual so you have to do some hit and trial to zero your gun.

My opinion?

I think its a good looking, accurate, well designed and adequately priced gun. Its selling for around Rs 18 ~ 22 k in Pakistan, depending on where you get it from. Elsewhere prices vary between $ 200 to 300. But at this price and an MV of 722 fps means good power, enough to handle small game like doves, pigeons and even rabbits not to mention pests.

The Range Report.

Apologies in advance for the pathetic paper target, but I simply have run out of them and my printer is out of order too. After some zeroing I was able to place good groups from 15M, using Gamo Promagum pellets. Please see the results.

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Here's the first string. You can see a flyer, or was it my flinch :lol:

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The second string. The aim was a little low.

Hope you liked this review, sorry did it in a hurry. :greetings-waveyellow:

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Very very well written review and a nice gun indeed.

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Thanks for sharing this review with us SS.

Gamo produces fine air rifles and I've owned a Gamo Shadow 1000 in the past and was quite satisfied with it. Gamo did not include extra front sights earlier but after receiving alot of complaints from customers about broken front sights (accidental), they have started including extra sets.

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Excellent Review SS! Entertaining and Informative!

About the Barrel Fluting, it serves two purposes. One, it lowers the barrel weight, and two, it dissipates heat more efficiently! ;)

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Nice review. Thanks for sharing you experience with us, SS brother :)

Brother, you have mentioned the weight 6.5 kg. I think it is 6.5 lbs. :)

How about the recoil of the gun? Weight of Gamo shotguns is always on the lower side and are sufficiently powerful at the same time. Such a gun is convenient to carry but may have more recoil and as we know, the recoil of a springer is a killer for the scope and not good for the gun in the long run. That is the reason we see that all top sringers manufactured by RWS, Beeman and Weirauch etc with similar power are on the heavier side, something like 7.5 to 9 lbs. Please do share your views with us when the gun has shot around 2000 pallets.

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Many thanks SA, MR, Zaheer and KBW. And a big thanks for putting me wise on a few things, specially MR.
@ KBW, sir sorry my bad, you are right the weight is 6.5 lbs, the correction has been made. The gun is very light and easy to carry, this is a big advantage in case one has to carry it. But you are right a Diana for instance with same MV and size would be much heavier. The recoil is ok I guess, but frankly cannot compare with any gun unless a test has been done by firing two weapons side by side. Let me assemble my Diana and will do that. Off course on reaching a 2000 I will share views again. One more thing, the sound is quite less, I saw a video on youtube sometime back in which a Gamo whisper had been tested along with another springer which did not have a noise dampener, the difference was evident. But somehow cannot seem to find that video now.

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Always Welcome SS! That's what we are here for! Learning stuff! ;)

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Thanks for a wonderful review SS. I wish you get a good scope for it soon.
Cool looking stock. Hope it good to hold and shoot too.


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Btw SS, how comfortable is the grip for right handers, while shooting?!

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Price Update.
It is not available for less than 21k in Pakistan. Lowest price in Peshawer followed by RWP and LHR.


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@ MR, the grip is equally good for left as well right handers. Very comfy and natural.

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Scoping and Zeroing.
Today I scoped my Whisper X. It looks great. After that I zeroed it from 20 M using Gamo Match pellets. I also have Gamo ProMagnum, but I am going to use them for hunting the doves. Please see the photos.

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Don't it look good?

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Here's a close up.

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Here's the target. The red circle shows first string, it was right and above the target. Since I had lost the instruction manuals that came with the scope so I had to a little bit of hit and trial. The green circle shows second string, you can see it has moved towards the center. The third is in blue, fourth in white and finally yellow. The grouping is good according to my standards ;) Do you think I should shift it further? I shot this target from 20 M, but I might be using it from 25 M or more in a real hunt, so I believe its going to come down a little lower. Please correct me if I am wrong. Also Should I use Pro Magnum for zeroing if I have to hunt with them? Or is it going to make little difference?
Many Thanks. Oh by the way, Sualeh, the scope is excellent quality. :D

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The guns shoots well. Any the scope looks nice too. :text-bravo:

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Scoping and Zeroing.
Today I scoped my Whisper X. It looks great.

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Don't it look good?


Yepp ! Now it look's dashing,,,,

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The scope looks good. I think you should shoot a target with your preferred pellets, at 20 and 25mtrs.

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I wanted to do some practice and some more "zeroing". So I did this target using Gamo Match from 17 to 25 meters. The results have been good. One of the things I was not doing was PRACTICE. So I did some good practice for half an hour. The results are really good. The crows around my house were making it really difficult for me, so I shot one at 20 m , and later felt bad about it. Other than that I also killed a lizard at 10 m. I am getting used to the scope. It is a lot of fun. Please see the photo.


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Excellent Shooting from 25m!! Good work SS Bro!

Now get some doves! ;)

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I love the scope. Thanks to Sualeh

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Gun looks great with the scope.


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Congrats 6S. The scope indeed makes the Whisper look great.

Tell me, is the rear sight interfering in any way?

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@ SA, yes it is slightly interfering with the scope. I will remove it soon.

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Sniper your telescope hasn't been fixed correctly, its tilted to the right if you look at it from behind, but nice air rifle and nice telescope. Am also planning to buy it.


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Welcome to TGF brother :greetings-waveyellow:

What exactly you mean by "tilted to the right"? Do you mean that the scope has rotated towards right inside the rings or you mean that the bases are not in line with the axis of bore and rare portion of scope is tilted towards right side? Please clarify.
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