Gamo Bone Collector Bull Whisper Review ( Air Rifle )
Now Gamo is a company that used to have a so/so consumer satisfaction, but they have really listened to their shooters, and sorted out some of the minor issues that used to annoy people with their air rifles. In this review of the Gamo Bone Collector Bull Whisper air rifle. we take a look at some of the improvements. They have improved the barrel hinges, improved the so often criticized Gamo trigger, and actually put a very good air rifle scope into the package.
Now this is a very powerful gun, with a speed of about 770 fps with good pellets. This gives it an impact of about 21 lbs, which turns it into a very efficient killer of vermin and other small animals.
Judging byt the word “whisper” in the product name, you might have figured out that this is a quiet gun. It has a silencer part, that is very impressive. The old Gamo NDS whisper is now replaced by a shrouded bull barrel that silences the gun very nicely. It still pops at 100 decibels or so, but since it is a 770 fps air rifle, this is no big deal. It would be much louder without the silencer.
Let´s take a look at the stock. It´s a composite stock which is a nice touch. The composite material in the stock makes it maintenance free and very light. It has an almost assault rifle look which, depending on your preferences, is a positive or a negative thing. Gamo started off with this design in the Socom series of air rifles. I like it very much. The recoil pad is adjustable, which is something that I wish more manufacturers would add to their air rifles.
The much criticized Gamo trigger has here been replaced with a new and updated SAT trigger. It has a very light pull at only 2 pounds and 4.8 ounces, which makes it very useful to creep off shots without messing up your aim.
The Gamo Bone Collector Whisper used the same break barrel mechanics as the Gamo Varming Hunter HP. It has also had the same break barrel improvements as the Gamo Varmint Hunter HP, which means that this air gun will last you longer.
Usually one of the most common downsides with air rifle bundles are the sub standard scopes. Not so in this case. This actually has a very nice scope. Mine has a duplex reticle instead of the more modern mil-dot, If this is a good thing or not, also depends on your preferences. Decent air rifle scopes are not that expensive, so just replace it if the sights are not to your liking. The Gamo Bull Whisper Extreme rifle and scope bundle used to be retailed for something in the vicinity of 500 dollars. Now at the time of writing, despite all the improvements, it retails for only about 240 dollars. So that´s a real improvement.
The mechanism is a traditional break barrel, much like the ones you are probably used to.
Now one of the downsides of the Bull Whisper Extreme, could also be regarded as one of its upsides. And it is the fact that it is very light. At only 6.6 lbs, you can carry it anywhere. It also means that it is quite affected by recoil. The recoil does not really affect your aim, but it can be a little bit annoying to novel shooters. Yet again, you are going to have to determine what your requirements are, and if this heavy recoil is acceptable to you. My suggestion is to give it a chance. With some experience the recoil will not bother you anymore.
As for precision. At 20 yards I have been getting tight groups so that means that this air gun works very well when it comes to precision.
The Gamo Bull Whisper Extreme is an airgun that is manufactured and marketed with small game hunters in mind, and the lightness and power means that it is very convenient to carry around outdoors and and with the heavy impact on the target, it means that it can scratch off vermin and small animals swiftly and efficiently. If you want to hunt small game with your air rifle, then I definitely think you should keep it in mind.