Do you have an issue with varmints and pests around your home and want something a little quieter when it comes to dealing with them? An air rifle could be the weapon you are looking for when it comes to a more silent, safer device both for pest, small game hunting, and target shooting.

Gamo provides a wide range of BB guns to allow you to choose the one which best fits your needs as well as your preferences.

Let’s take a look at a half-dozen of the Gamo offers and give you our opinion on the best of the bunch.

OUR BEST CHOICE

WHISPER FUSION MACH 1

Whisper Fusion Mach 1

whisper fusion mach


PROS

  • Its power goes a little beyond mid-range.
  • Choice of calibers.
  • Solid, all-weather construction and design.
  • 5 year warranty.

CONS

  • High magnification on the scope is not necessary.
  • Lacks some of the power of the Magnum.

Whisper Fusion Mach 1

Making use of the IGT Mach 1 gas piston to provide the power behind its projectile is the Whisper Fusion Mach 1 Gamo gun. This rifle comes with a choice of either a .22 caliber or .177 caliber projectile. The noise reduction technology utilized to make this a very quiet weapon is patented by the manufacturer and is highly advanced. Synthetic, all-weather material is being used in the construction of this product’s strong stock. This also features a two-stage adjustable trigger as well as a variable powered scope and a 5-year warranty.

Specs:

• Caliber: 0.177 or 0.22
• Speed: 1420 fps (.177) or 1020 fps (.22)
• Sight: 3-9×32 variable scope

The Whisper Fusion does not have as high of a velocity as the Magnum above, which limits its use when it comes to accuracy and kills force at greater distances. However, this is still a viable option for either small game hunting, varmint control or target shooting. Again, the high magnification on its variable scope is overpowered and probably causes it to be higher priced. Even with the 5-year warranty, this is just too much money to invest in a mid-range quality air gun.

Magnum

magnum


PROS

  • Adequate velocity for greater range and kill-force.
  • Durable design and construction.
  • 5 year warranty.

CONS

  • High magnification on the scope is not necessary.
  • High priced.

Magnum

The Magnum gun also features the IGT Mach 1 gas piston which provides the power behind the projectile. It also comes with two different caliber options to choose from. A two-stage trigger sensitivity adjustment is a significant feature which also comes with an all-weather stock, rifled steel barrel, and a scope. A 5-year warranty also backs the Magnum.

Specs:

• Caliber: 0.177 or 0.22
• Speed: 1650 fps (.177) or 1300 fps (.22)
• Sight: 3-9×32 variable scope

Whether you plan to hunt small game or are into competitive target shooting, both are viable options. The velocity of the projectile from this tool gives it greater range and kill-force than a typical BB gun. This carries a solid warranty, which is something to take into consideration when you weigh out its price. Although it does have higher end power and range, the high magnification on the variable scope is not necessary at ranges under 100 yards.

WildCat Whisper

whisper fusion mach


PROS

  • Durable, all-weather synthetic stock.
  • Decent velocity.
  • Noise reduction system and decreased vibration.
  • Decent price.
  • Fixed magnification scope.

CONS

  • Single action is a drawback.
  • Doesn’t quite measure up to the power and velocity of the higher end models.

WildCat Whisper

The WildCat Whisper Air Rifle makes use of inert gas technology (IGT) to provide the power to send its projectile downrange. Patented whisper technology is integrated into the molded, rifles steel barrel to provide noise reduction. It also features a synthetic, all-weather stock for durability, has breaking barrel single action with less vibration and higher accuracy, and comes with a mounted fixed magnification scope.

Specs:

• Caliber: 0.177 or 0.22
• Speed: 1300 fps (0.177) and 975 fps (0.22)
• Sight: 4×32 scope

This is a well-designed rifle that has decent power for hunting small game, clearing out varmints or target shooting. It has some of the best features of Gamo’s air rifle designs with the whisper noise reduction and IGT air piston power. The fixed magnification scope keeps its price down and is adequate for the range of the rifle. The higher caliber option allows you to hunt larger small game, but its velocity is lacking a little bit compared to the others. It is also a single action gun.

Varmint .177 Cal

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PROS

  • Decent construction and design.
  • Velocity isn’t bad.
  • 1 year warranty.
  • Fixed magnification scope.
  • Moderately priced.

CONS

  • Limited usage for hunting larger small game.
  • No noise reduction technology.

Varmint .177 Cal

Single cock breaking barrel action comes with the Varmint product. It is powered by a spring piston to send its 0.177 caliber projectile down range. This comes with a two-stage trigger adjustment as well and features a fixed magnification, shockproof and fog-proof scope. Its construction is of all-weather, synthetic material and it also features a rifled steel barrel as well as a 1-year warranty.

Specs:

• Caliber: 0.177
• Speed: 1250 fps
• Sight: 4×32 scope

This spring piston gun has surprising velocity. It will work well around the home for varmint control and isn’t a bad option for target shooting, though its accuracy at longer range might be somewhat limiting. The fixed magnification scope is adequate and keeps its cost down. Hunting larger small game is probably not an option unless you can approach to the very close range.

Raptor Whisper

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PROS

  • Durable, all-weather construction
  • Patented noise reduction system
  • Smooth trigger action
  • Fixed magnification scop.
  • Decent price and warranty

CONS

  • Lacks some of the velocity of the Magnum and Whisper Fusion
  • Single shot, breaking barrel action is limiting

Raptor Whisper

Patented whisper noise reduction technology is utilized as a significant feature in the Raptor Whisper. This comes with a choice of two different calibers of the projectile to be shot out of a rifled steel barrel. Its sturdy stock is made of all-weather, synthetic material for durable usage. This has smooth trigger action (SAT) for higher accuracy, smoother cocking and less vibration, and a shock-proof and weather-proof fixed magnification scope.

Specs:

• Caliber: 0.177 or 0.22
• Speed: 1300 fps (0.177) and 975 fps (0.22)
• Sight: 4×32 scope

At first glance, this is a pretty decent item. Its velocity isn’t bad when it comes to the lower caliber option, but it is a little lacking in the higher caliber option. With that said, it does provide the option of hunting larger small game at a greater range than the Varmint product. The patented noise reduction and smooth trigger action are two features that add to its value. Its fixed magnification scope keeps the cost down on this rifle and makes it a little bit more affordable than the Whisper Fusion or Magnum models. Its single action is also a drawback to keep in consideration.

Gamo Whisper Silent Cat

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PROS

  • All-weather, synthetic, skeleton stock design is both durable and lightweight
  • Decent velocity
  • Decent price
  • Decent Fixed magnification scopeprice

CONS

  • Does not quite measure up to the velocity of the higher end air rifles above
  • Limited to smaller small game hunting

Gamo Whisper Silent Cat

The Silent Cat has been a favorite model when it comes to sales. Besides its reasonable price, there are plenty of features to capture your attention. It is a single action gun which utilizes spring piston technology to power the 0.177 caliber projectile downrange. It comes in a skeleton design, all-weather, synthetic stock, features a rifled steel barrel, a noise dampening system, and a fixed magnification scope.

Specs:

• Caliber: 0.177
• Speed: 1200 fps
• Sight: 4×32 scope

This is another gun that is impressive when you look at the price tag and design of the stock. It is lighter weight, has the right scope mounted to it and has decent velocity and range. Its noise reduction system decreases noise by 52%, which is a plus for those who like a quiet shot. Its value starts to fall off a bit because it is single action and only comes with the lower caliber option, which limits the user to the smaller small game when it comes to hunting.


Best Gamo Air Rifle for the Money

Whisper fusion mach 1

whisper fusion mach

When it comes to higher versatility and being able to make a quieter shot for varmint and pest control around the house, an adequately powered air gun is a great value. For those who want to take things a little bit further into competitive target shooting or small game hunting, your choice changes drastically.

For overall versatility, the Whisper Fusion Mach 1 comes out as the clear winner on this list.

The Whisper Fusion Mach 1 has high velocity in both caliber options allowing you a greater diversity in its usage in both target shooting and small game hunting. Though it lacks a little when it comes to velocity and kill for when compared to the Magnum, it has all of the patented features that Gamo has to offer, including the patented whisper noise reduction technology. It is this feature and the lower price tag that make the Whisper Fusion Mach 1 worth the money.

Regardless of whether you follow our recommendation or not, take a close look at the various options Gamo has to offer in its different price ranges and select the one which best fits your needs as well as your budget.