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NELS-BELLS

Anyone shoot high powered air guns?

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NELS-BELLS

I am thinking of buying one for shooting rabbits in our garden. I live in a development out of town and I don't have any houses behind us but I am worried that if I use a 22 rifle, someone might complain. I also thought it might be good for the kids to squirrel hunt with. Is a .177 cal pellet at 1,200 FPS enough to kill a rabbit? My kids got to shoot some air guns at the Anoka Game Fair and I couldn't believe how fast and accurate they were.

Or should I just buy a .22 rifle?

Nels

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ortonville

i have a rws .22 cal. air rifle and it will put a rabbit on the table at 40 yards. i have lots of squirrel's with it. it also does wonders on gophers

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USPENAMC

if you go to u tube you can find there some guys shooting killing an elephant, a buffalo, and a wild pig with a high powered AIR RIFLE by shooting it in the eye most of them went straight down do a search and see what you find.... i find it ridiculous but hey im no expert

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Valv

I have one and took a crow at 60 yards with no problem, several squirrels also. It will kill a rabbit with no problem.

Of course shot placement is important, as you know.

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Jim Almquist

I have a RWS 177 and it cleans up the yard of all the unwanted red squirrels with ease.The one word of caution is that they still make a lot of noise for a air gun. A buddy of mine that lived in the cities would use 22 CBs for taking out crows. I guess they are a low power 22 shell and just made a pop when shot.

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USDA3

I use a .22 cal pellet gun made by a company called Airforce. We have both the Talon SS and a Condor. The talon has a shorter bull barrel and the condor has a longer barrel to improve accuracy. The talon is quieter than the Condor, but both are extremely accurate, fast shooters, and will get the job done. Do a google search and you'll find the website which offers a lot of info. Have been very pleased.

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Deitz Dittrich

I have a Remington Genisis .177 that shoots around 1000fps I think... takes rabbits out no problem... Like one other said.. they are almost as loud as a 22 though.. LOL But the shells are a ton cheeper..

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HateHumminbird

I'd give the CB's from CCI a try. The report is incredibly quiet; almost to the point of disbelief. You'll still have to explain what you're doing in the yard with a scoped rifle, but you won't have to buy another gun.

Keep in mind that you'll have to sight in differently with these, as the muzzle velocity is reduced.

Joel

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Dave S

A former neighbor of mine was a wildlife biologist and would use the CB rounds in a 22 to thin out deer populations in metropolitan areas. They would do a couple modifications to their rifles so they would eject the empty casings and would have a quick follow up shot if necessary.

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Bassboy1645

One of my farthest shots ever made was with an air gun belive it or not. I have a cheapy gun with all chinese writing on it but it shoots 1000 fps and it was five bucks at an auction. I have taken more squirrels than I can count, Rabbits, CROWS and even mourning dove and a phesent. The crow I snipped at about 120 yards. But I had to put his head on the bottom of my scop to compensate for the drop. The crow fell off the roof stone dead. I triumphed over my trash wreckers at last! grin.gif

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NELS-BELLS

Bassboy, does your gun shoot .177 cal pellets?

Nels

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Bassboy1645

yes it does...But I also had this gun when I was 7 and you know it how it goes shoot EVERYTHING IN SIGHT! point is I know that gun very well and you can then have an idea on where your gun shoots where and both my brother and I have made several 75-100 yard kill shots with it.

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Tippman

Reminds me of my first BB gun when I was younger. I hunted usually twice everyday of the week with it and boy did I know it well. I rarely missed with the thing and made many nice crow shots similiar to the one you mentioned. I couldn't count how many critters I put down with that old gun. Unfortunately it finally wore out but I will never forget that gun. It was a Daisy Powerline before they were all plastic.

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