- Weight: 5.28 lbs
- Length: 46.0’’
- Action: spring piston, break barrel air rifle
- Caliber: .177
- Trigger Pull: 3.79 lbs
- Cocking effort:30 lbs
- Barrel Length: 18 in
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The GAMO Silent Cat is certainly one of the more unique air rifles on the market today. Designed in a manner that goes against the traditional form of the air rifle, the GAMO Silent Cat air rifle offers a number of accessories, including a 4 x 32 scope, a set of mounts, noise dampener and PBA Ammunition. The purpose of the rifle is to provide a means of hunting small game, pest and target shooting, However, the small .177 caliber ammo can be fired at a remarkably high velocity for an air rifle.
Crafted from durable synthetic stock that is all-black in appearance, the GAMO Silent Cat .177 caliber can be used in all types of weather conditions.
Muzzle Velocity & Power
The GAMO Silent Cat is a powerful one as well, shooting at a remarkable 1200 feet per second w/PBA AMM and a still impressive 1,000 feet per second w/.177 lead bullets. The penetrating power is such that this weapon is perfect for hunting small game and pests while also being perfect for target practice. Naturally, the full power of this weapon is only achieved when the air bladder is fully pressurized. However, the durability of this weapon is such that it typically attains full pressure even after years of use.
Price & Overall Value
The Silent Cat typically retails around $270, but currently you can pick it up for 38% Off and Save $92! This might be due to the overall popularity of the weapon and the fact that there is another version offered by GAMO as well. At the lower price, this is of great value to the customer who wants a professional air rifle that offers high performance, plenty of accessories and a noise-reduction system that makes it perfect for hunting.
For the most part the customer reviews of the GAMO Silent Cat are overwhelmingly positive, sighting the power of the weapon in particular as a very notable feature. In addition, the GAMO Silent Cat reviews by customers also centered on the accuracy of the rifle as well, though in the relatively few negative reviews that have been printed, accuracy was a contentious point.
The negative reviews are certainly scattered and show no consistent pattern other than the accuracy which could be due to a number of different conditions. However, the reviews in total talked about the accuracy, durability and numerous accessories that were available along with the remarkable power of the weapon even when using the standard .177 ammo.
Pros & Cons
In addition to the aforementioned power, accuracy and overall quality of the GAMO Silent Cat, there are also the GAMO Silent Cat accessories as well which have been noted.
- Raised Rail Scope Ramp
- Fiber Optic Front & Rear Sights
- 4 x 32 Scope w/PC Mount
- Ventilated Rubber Pad
- Manual & Automatic Cocking Safety System
- Noise Damper
These are certainly the advantages that most people look for in a high quality air rifle, particular one that provides plenty of power and accuracy thanks to the accessories which are built-in. The ventilated rubber pad helps cushion the recoil and the noise damper cuts by over half the sound that the air rifle would normally make.
There are actually very few cons outside the design of the GAMO Silent Cat itself. If anything, it is possible that the only significant con is the sheer amount of accessories and features which may dissuade someone from purchasing this particular rifle if they are looking for something simpler. However, it must be stated that the GAMO Silent Cat is very well built for what it does.
The GAMO Silent Cat is frankly one of the best air rifles of its caliber on the market today. The overall style and all-black appearance of this particular weapon in some ways may hide the true quality of the construction, the durability of the weapon and the overall function of the air rifle itself.
For getting rid of the pests around the home, hunting small game or simple target shooting using the scope, the GAMO Silent Cat is one of the best air rifles that you can buy and is well worth the value, especially if you buy it on the discount price.