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    what to shoot with a pellet gun?

  • #2
    That really depends on how many FPS your airgun shoots and what pellets you're using. You can easily kill squirrels and rabbits with some of the better airguns. I've also seen guys use them for prairie dogs and stuff as large as coons.

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    • #3
      I use a crosman hollow point with a daisy or crosman


      ps they brought down a few cottonmouths garter snakes & a 10 pound possum

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      • #4
        birds, squirls, rabbits,coons, possums, snakes, skunks, lizards, & grandmas barn cats

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        • #5
          'coon down to mice, but with high powered guns you might even get a fox

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          • #6
            im thinking squirrels rabbits mice out to a reasonable distance i wouldn't go much farther unless your just wanting to scare the stray dogs away...

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            • #7
              I usally shoot at squirrels,rabbits,ravens,mice,andfox.But it depends on what air rifle you have.If you only have one that shoots 300 fps it probaly wont kill a fox.But if you have one that shoots 800 or 1000 fps it will.

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              • #8
                Depends on the pellet and the gun. Serious airgunners seem to consistently SAY you not attempt anything larger than a cottontail (and the jury's out on squirrels, considered tougher critters) with a .177, yet people on those same forums hunt up to racoons with that caliber, usually with specialty pellets. You should be able to take a fox easily with a .22 air rifle. Large game can be and has been taken with precharged pneumatic bigbores.

                That said -- these aren't firearms, and the distinction is not trivial. Manufacturers advertise velocity, but faster isn't necessarily better. Slower, heavier pellets reportedly do better for hunting.

                If you're serious about using your pellet gun for hunting, get serious about using it -- You need to be pretty accurate.

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                • #9
                  I've got a crossman G1 Extreme 1,000 FPS with a center point scope and its so good I shot a rabbit at 50 yards in the eye and its left eye was hanging out of its left ear. It was on discount at Wally-World for 80 bucks and I honestly think its better than my cousins GAMO Whisperer.

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                  • #10
                    I prefer using air rifles as teaching tools for youngsters/I let them carry them empty first correcting as we walk. As far as shooting I start with large bull eyes on paper targets up close.TO keep it fun i'll let'em shoot empty cans with pebbles in them so they rattle when struck, As thier skills get better i blow up ballons and as they drift they start shooting moving targets, To have some real fun i'll tie several on a kite tail in a safe area and let'm shoot .

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                    • #11
                      squirrels, raccoons, opossums, rabbits small game like that

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                      • #12
                        What is your goal and intention. You can actually big game hunt with the right air gun. However, for most animals and the abilities of most pellet guns, I would say keep it to rabbit sized or smaller.

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