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Gamo Viper Express Shotgun
« on: January 14, 2016, 01:19:09 PM »
So I got a new Gamo Viper Express .22 cal air shotgun.

Here is a pic and a pattern form about 20 ft. The black dot is a trace of a penny.

Factory load is a small amount of number 9 shot in a plastic shell. Gamo doesn't advertise them as reloadable but lots of folks seem to do it with success. Apparently a load of #8 shot is a somewhat more potent, lots of differing opinions, but if nothing else reliading will put this gun back on target with regular air guns for shooting price. The factory loads are kindof expensive at almost 8 bucks for a pack of 25.

Whereas a lb of lead shot would probably last near a lifetime...

Anyway if yall have any tho8ghts for loads post em and as i get to trying them ill post the patterns.

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Re: Gamo Viper Express Shotgun
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2016, 09:21:17 AM »
Somehow, a pellet shotgun kinda seems like cheating.......lol!!
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Re: Gamo Viper Express Shotgun
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2016, 10:39:11 PM »
Once i get some customs loads worked up im gonna try them out on some english sparrows

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Re: Gamo Viper Express Shotgun
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2017, 11:43:35 AM »
update, turns out the stock shells work just fine on those pesky sparrows.
the spent case of a factory shell makes a great pellet holder for "slug" use, and seems to be easier on the seals in the chamber than the brass pellet adapter that came with it.


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Re: Gamo Viper Express Shotgun
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2017, 10:17:54 AM »
So - what does the shell look like? 
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Re: Gamo Viper Express Shotgun
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2017, 02:48:58 PM »
i'll get some pics when i get home, buuut here is a stock photo



there is a tiny little plastic capsule "shot cup" in the base of the shell, looks almost like a sabot looking down from the top.   For reloading, I have been using a spent .223 case to punch out circles of egg carton styrofoam to get little .22 inch circles, i stick on in the bottom and wedge it in with a allen wrench drop in the shot and tamp down a second circle on top to keep the shot secure.