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Fairly good gun, but nothing especial
on October 16, 2010
It is nowhere as nicely constructed as the other Gamo guns and it is a few inches shorter. The plastic feels flimsy, ESPECIALLY the part you use for cocking the gun and while it looks nice, it is not in the same league as their other gun's ecstatically.
And of course it is also quite a bit less powerful than most of their other guns. But that all said, for target practice, this beats the rest of them hands down because you don't have to reload after each shot. It is infinitely nicer to keep your target in sight rather than having to break open and load the gun.
It seems very accurate though the accuracy changes at various ranges. Your scope target at 5 yards hits 2 inches below the same at 25 yards (you'd think it would be the other way around). But it is consistent :) So if you have your target placed, within 2 shots of figuring out how to adjust, you get extremely consistent results.
The trigger is far superior to the Whisper series (firing doesn't make you lose your target, trigger is soft and pleasant to pull).
The biggest drawback after the flimsy plastic? Changing the 10shot cartridge is more pain than it should be, at least on this particular gun. You got to pull & hold two different spring loaded things (which can move while you are going through the process) all the way back, a millimeter off and the thing won't come out or go back in. The same process gets in the way of shooting sometimes (one of the spring loaded things is the cocking mechanism, when cocked, you have to pull it all way out back to the original position, that extra centimeter of pulling back forward it not at all a natural motion).