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Squirrel/Rabbit Gun for my Daughter

Postby TX300mag » Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:36 pm

Looking to buy a lower-priced air rifle for my daughter that she can hunt with. It seems that the Gamo rifles get pretty good reviews for the money. Would she be better of with a .22 or .177? Any recommendations on gun and/or pellets?

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Re: Squirrel/Rabbit Gun for my Daughter

Postby Atchman2 » Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:32 pm

Any of the Gamo rifles will work. Try the Crossman Premier Hollowpoints first. They are cheap and good.

A .177 rifle is easier to shhot . It shoots a lot flatter and will kill a rabbit or squirrel with ease.

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Re: Squirrel/Rabbit Gun for my Daughter

Postby TX300mag » Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:35 pm

Thank you Atchman2!
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Re: Squirrel/Rabbit Gun for my Daughter

Postby Grill-n-man » Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:39 pm

While your out looking check out the Benjamins in 22cal if want a little extra umph. I got one about 2 years ago and it wasn’t much more than my Gamo big cat.
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Re: Squirrel/Rabbit Gun for my Daughter

Postby TX300mag » Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:58 pm

Academy had the Gamo Swarm Maxxim on sale for $50 off at Academy, so we picked it up for her. So far, so good. Gave it to her yesterday and she's already killed a rabbit with it. :cool:

Thanks for the help, Atchman2! I'll call you if I have any questions.
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Re: Squirrel/Rabbit Gun for my Daughter

Postby Happysack » Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:21 pm

I have a Gammo .177 and also a Benjamin .22 I really like them both but I do find the .177 shoots best with the heavier pellets.
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Re: Squirrel/Rabbit Gun for my Daughter

Postby TX300mag » Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:13 pm

The two thin wires above the barrel that are part of the cocking mechanism came out and of course the rifle wouldn't load correctly. I took it back to Academy and exchanged it for a new one without any problems.
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