I have a Gamo Whisper that sprays horribly at 15 yards, off sand bags. I've tried 8 different kinds of pellets. Received it new as a gift, very disappointed in accuracy (and it doesn't "whisper" either).
No offense, but its likely you, or rather the way you're shooting it. Springers, or spring air guns like your (use either a spring or compressed gas piston in a cylinder) to drive a cup seal forward to force the air in the cylinder out with force to propel the pellet down the barrel. Thats a lot going on and a lot of movement in a very short time frame. All this action requires a special technique to get it to shoot accurately. It requires what's called the "artillery hold" on the foregrip and a consistent, straight back trigger press. You simply CANNOT hold a springer like a regular rifle, nor should you generally shoot them off anything that contacts the sides of the stock like sand bags or try to hold it tight to your shoulder. You should almost cradle it-firmly, but gently. Hope this helps.I have a Gamo Whisper that sprays horribly at 15 yards, off sand bags. I've tried 8 different kinds of pellets. Received it new as a gift, very disappointed in accuracy (and it doesn't "whisper" either).
There have been some amazing air rifles out there for over 200 years. European nobles hunted deer and wild hogs with air guns in the late eighteenth century and Lewis and Clark included a .46 cal 20 shot Girandoni repeater in their kit. :nerd:I have shot mine to 50 yards and a silver dollar will cover the group. Air rifles can cover everything from Red Ryders to $3000 50 calibers. There are some amazing air rifles out there these days.