I’m sure I have some readers that know a thing or two about air guns, e.g. Gamo Whisper. Those sorts of things.
I’m considering buying one, but while I stood there at Cabela’s I realized I need a lot more research on the topic.
.177 vs .22?
Are they really that loud, and is something like Gamo’s Whisper technology really that good at dampening the sound?
I saw a Gamo model that had a fixed barrel, instead of their lock open model. It looks like the fixed barrel contributes to accuracy but… just how much? I’m not looking for high-end-competition one-ragged-hole competition…. minute of dead varmint is good enough. But then, that could also affect effective range. Just wondering if it’s worth it because it’s more accurate but seems to have less FPS, and you can get ones with far greater FPS… what’s the trade off? is it worth it?
A lot of the ones came with a scope. How necessary is that? One had a 3-9×40 on it and that seemed like a lot; do these have enough range to matter? Others had fixed 4x and those seemed potentially reasonable enough, if you needed magnification at all. Heck, they all had irons (well, typically fiber-optic types) and that seemed like it might be good enough.
Anyways… if you have experience with them, products to recommend, to avoid, websites with info, or whatever… I’d love to hear it. Please share in the comments. Thanx. 🙂