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#3158537 - 02/10/13 12:13 PM Why I need a better air rifle
catman529
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Because I just shot another squirrel in the 20 yard range and he dodged the BB. The squirrels in my backyard are educated and I can't even open the window without them running to the next yard. And whenever I take a longer shot, they dodge the bullet.

My gun is good and has killed a lot of squirrels. But eventually I'm gonna save up for one that shoots faster than sound... Probably a break barrel that does 1200 fps.

Anyone else shoot subsonic pellets/BBs/bullets have squirrels dodge the shot at longer ranges? My gun shoots something in the 800s if I remember correctly and I can see the BB through the scope most times. The squirrels in my yard react like lightning.
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#3158548 - 02/10/13 12:21 PM Re: Why I need a better air rifle [Re: catman529]
paincave_2000
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Don't forget the noise factor of the higher power rifles, not much difference in noise from them and a .22, as long as no neighbors calls the law you'll be good.
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#3158583 - 02/10/13 12:47 PM Re: Why I need a better air rifle [Re: paincave_2000]
catman529
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 Originally Posted By: paincave_2000
Don't forget the noise factor of the higher power rifles, not much difference in noise from them and a .22, as long as no neighbors calls the law you'll be good.
Yeah I saw one in the store the other day that had a built in suppressor, that might be worth buying.
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#3158771 - 02/10/13 03:20 PM Re: Why I need a better air rifle [Re: catman529]
rem270
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Spray down good with scent away before you open the window and they'll never run. squirrels got good smellers \:D
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#3158788 - 02/10/13 03:31 PM Re: Why I need a better air rifle [Re: rem270]
catman529
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 Originally Posted By: rem270
Spray down good with scent away before you open the window and they'll never run. squirrels got good smellers \:D
\:D they got good ears, the darn windows like to screech when I open them, sends the squirrels flying faster than the BB out of my gun.
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#3159098 - 02/10/13 07:52 PM Re: Why I need a better air rifle [Re: catman529]
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My nephew has 2 and they are no good.....1200+ fps with built in supressor....called the dust nitro venom something it sucks....i wouldnt own an air rifle
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#3159131 - 02/10/13 08:15 PM Re: Why I need a better air rifle [Re: TN Whitetail Freak]
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 Originally Posted By: TN Whitetail Freak
.i wouldnt own an air rifle

ha.. you must not have ever shot a sho nuff air rifle.. invest in one of these puppies and youll have more fun than the law allows... I have seen guys shoot 100 yards with these... my truck wouldnt haul the pigeons I have killed in the past few years with mine.. I killed 100 one night at a local scrap dealers factory.. shoot some crow magnum pellets and you can turn one inside out.. I installed a silenced on mine and its silent but violent!!
http://www.airforceairguns.com/TalonSS-s/38.htm
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#3159287 - 02/10/13 10:31 PM Re: Why I need a better air rifle [Re: pressfit]
catman529
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 Originally Posted By: pressfit
 Originally Posted By: TN Whitetail Freak
.i wouldnt own an air rifle

ha.. you must not have ever shot a sho nuff air rifle.. invest in one of these puppies and youll have more fun than the law allows... I have seen guys shoot 100 yards with these... my truck wouldnt haul the pigeons I have killed in the past few years with mine.. I killed 100 one night at a local scrap dealers factory.. shoot some crow magnum pellets and you can turn one inside out.. I installed a silenced on mine and its silent but violent!!
http://www.airforceairguns.com/TalonSS-s/38.htm
now that is what I need! although I might get the cops called on me carrying that around a residential area \:D
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#3160060 - 02/11/13 06:07 PM Re: Why I need a better air rifle [Re: catman529]
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Tip. They do not sell quality airguns at your local bass pro or Walmart . Save up about 300 to 400 bucks and shoot me a message and I will help you out. Press fit has the right idea, but there are cheaper PCP's for beginners. You can come and shoot my marauder one day if you want.

Another thing, they actually make the airgun that pressfit reccomended in the Color: Blue and Red, specifically so that it will not cause a stir in a suburban setting.
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#3160428 - 02/11/13 09:40 PM Re: Why I need a better air rifle [Re: trealtree]
catman529
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 Originally Posted By: trealtree
Tip. They do not sell quality airguns at your local bass pro or Walmart . Save up about 300 to 400 bucks and shoot me a message and I will help you out. Press fit has the right idea, but there are cheaper PCP's for beginners. You can come and shoot my marauder one day if you want.

Another thing, they actually make the airgun that pressfit reccomended in the Color: Blue and Red, specifically so that it will not cause a stir in a suburban setting.
all I would need then is a Nerf sticker! \:D I might send you a PM about the air guns some time.
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