Written on: 08/03/2011
GAMO VIPER EXPRESS. Stay well away!!!!
I have had the misfortune to own this for 2 years now. I think the other reviewers must have worked for Gamo at the time. This is the most disapointing pile of rubbish that I have ever had the pleasure of handling. It is badly engineered, the attention to quality control, sucks, and as for accuracy if you hit what you are aiming at you will be lucky, providing it is as big as a barn door!
I currently have my third version.
The first arrived and on... (read more)
Written on: 30/10/2009
Viper express is great all around small game gun. The shells it comes with are great for small pest birds. With the .22 adapter for pellets pack's a serious punch to small game even turkeys is you can get a good shot. This gun is by far the best investment I've made into a pellet gun. (read more)
Written on: 16/10/2008 by Naesman (2 reviews written)
Don't let the cheap looks mislead you: this is a superb airgun.
After very frustrating expeariences (*) with the far more expensive DIANA 300 R, the Viper Express is a real blessing.
You shouldn't expect too much (power) using the shell -option, wich is only accurate upon 10 meters, but using the .22 adaptor tells a different story: no problem to hit small targets at 25 meters (and at the same range with the right kind of pellets easily penetrating both front- and rear side of a metal... (read more)
Written on: 27/08/2008
Feels good, shoots good. Light weight. Good gun for the money. It's spectacular to shoot Shotshells. One to buy. Great fun. I have the Gamo viper expres 3weeks and I very happy with this gun.It shoot very well. I also have a FX Ultimate and a Diana airgun. All these guns are very good. (read more)
Written on: 28/07/2008
I purchased this gun 2 months ago. The shotgun is deadly at up to 25 yards even on larger game like rabbits. The .22 pellets easily penetrated a galvinized steel tub at 75 ft shooting diagionally at it. With a red dot sight its long range accuracy is greatly improved. Great quality gun and good versality. Well recommend Gamo Gamo Viper Express. (read more)
Written on: 01/07/2008
Versatile and enjoyable. dual ammo option puts this rifle towards the top. Is also capable of mounting scope if one desires (read more)
Written on: 30/03/2008
This is a good gun overall. I like the comment made by another writer about the Daisy rear sight. I'm planning to try one out. I also like the possibility of reloading the shells. (read more)
Written on: 08/03/2008
The Gamo Gamo Viper Express is a cool gun but for me i would just go out and buy me a browning buck mark. This is a much better gun all round. The Accuracy isnt very good and neither is the value for money (read more)
Written on: 01/03/2008
Have solved the rear site problem- bought a cheap daisy electronic point site for $12.00 usd mounted it and started shooting. that red dot was right on the target and hiting where ever i put it. don:t buy an expensive red dot the daisy works great and if you damage the red dot- throw it away and buy another for 12.00 bucks. you can buy it at walmart. now go get those rabbits. (read more)
Written on: 17/02/2008 by ggermann4
This is a great air gun, i took 4 flying squirrels at around 10 yards. I love the Gamo Viper Express (read more)
Written on: 07/01/2008
What are these other guys talking about here--I bought this gun to use solely with the shot shells--I shot at a small wren from about 10 yards away--NO KILL!--Then I shot at another bird from about 8 yards--NO KILL/11--bird just flew away--I looked at the tree and noted that the shot pattern did cover where the bird sat but did not touch the bird whatsoever--DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY--THIS GUN IS TOTALLY INEPT IN THE SHOTGUN PHASE AND IS INACCURATE AND HAS A POWER RATING OF 750FPS, which would... (read more)
Written on: 14/12/2007 by airgunassasian08
Its a cool gun great idea and all but the #9 shells are horrible. I water foul hunted and still do for more then 30 years i guess after shooting 12 ga._To 4/10 shot makes it seem weaker but there really not strong at all the pellet may penetrate but there is no front sight to aim with. I got this gun for the back yard for small game it still does the job. But i wouldnt buy it for the shotgun. (read more)
Written on: 11/12/2007 by sniper joe (1 review written)
The XS 36-2 is a rifle from the SMK range, in saying that, it is by far one of their best rifle's so far. I know I've tried almost every one. My last being the XS 78 DELUX C02. Now I'm using the XS 36. It's a heavy rifle and not for the faint hearted. In saying that, I'm six feet one and built like an out door toilet so the rilfe is not beyond my handling. I had been shooting on 10 ft/lb for about a year, so when I bought this rifle it performed well above what I had been using. Smk say that... (read more)
Written on: 13/11/2007 by greenbayfan02856 (1 review written)
I ordered the .22 viper express from cheaper than dirt for $200 and it arrived in about 6 days. Right when i got it i tested the shotshells and at 10 yards the groups were about 8 inches with 20 #9 shot and could penetrate 4 to 5 layers of cardboard. I also tested the gun with pellets and it grouped about 1 inch at 20 yards and could penetrate 3/4 inch particle board with flathead pellets, i am sure if you used pointed pellets the penetration would be even better. The next day i took the gun... (read more)
Written on: 13/06/2007 by festigio369 (2 reviews written)
I bought my Gamo Gamo Viper Express from Airgunsexpress for $229.99, which i thought was a good deal. I use mine a lot for hunting in my back yard. It's great at close range with shot shells, but at far range the #9 lead shots loose their speed. With beeman crow magnum pellets, I shot several shots at 3/4 inch plywood, and it penetrated it with ease, leaving a very large exit wound. however, it is very hard to hunt with the pellets because there is only a front sight and cannot dependably... (read more)
Written on: 13/03/2007 by varmit killer
I received this shotgun/rifle for Christmas and it is the neatest airgun I've owned. It is perfect for rats and mice when over penetration is an issue. I have even taken a rabbit with this rifle from a distance of thirteen yards with the shotshells. That is the furthest distance that I would go for this size game while using shotshells though. If you end up purchasing this rifle, you can reload the shotshells by using low-density foam for the base wad, and bit of a cotton ball for the front.... (read more)
Written on: 06/10/2006 by patgreen123 (26 reviews written)
I was looking at airguns online and I came across the Gamo Viper Express air rifle. It sounded like an interesting concept so I purchased one from Pyramidair for $229 along with some shot cartridges. A week later it showed up at my front door. Upon opening the box, the gun looked quite nice. It looked just like a single shot 28 gauge break open shotgun. It shoots special .22 shot shells that are for sale for around $8 for 25 of them. The gun also shoots pellets through a special adapter. ... (read more)