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#3160662 - 02/12/13 07:20 AM Re: Why I need a better air rifle [Re: catman529]
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Just get you a 22 that will shoot shorts.
Get some subsonic ammo and your good to go. \:D
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#3161093 - 02/12/13 12:51 PM Re: Why I need a better air rifle [Re: RUGER]
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Gamo makes a single-shot pellet rifle called the "Silent Cat" that has a suppressor chamber on the end.

Woot.com sells them refurbished periodically, and you can buy them for around 80-120 bucks. Go to their site and click on the "Sport" link for the sporting goods stuff they are selling at the moment. The items change frequently (daily sometimes), so I just check it once per day for something I'm looking for. It's a fun site.

I have no idea of quality relative to the others mentioned, but it's cheap enough to give a shot if you are in a position to try one out in the near future.
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#3161933 - 02/12/13 11:34 PM Re: Why I need a better air rifle [Re: RUGER]
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 Originally Posted By: RUGER
Just get you a 22 that will shoot shorts.
Get some subsonic ammo and your good to go. \:D
only problem with subsonic is the squirrels dodge the bullet at longer ranges. It can be tough to get one in range, but I do manage to kill one every now and then with my pellet gun. Just got one a few days ago.
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#3189299 - 03/10/13 09:36 PM Re: Why I need a better air rifle [Re: catman529]
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My buddy and I tried squirrel hunting around december and we were using air rifles meant for small game and we shot one squirrel about 6 times and it just kept truckin. Only using a .22 from now on or a shotgun lol
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#3189348 - 03/10/13 10:29 PM Re: Why I need a better air rifle [Re: DoubleTap89]
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 Originally Posted By: DoubleTap89
My buddy and I tried squirrel hunting around december and we were using air rifles meant for small game and we shot one squirrel about 6 times and it just kept truckin. Only using a .22 from now on or a shotgun lol
was it a fox squirrel? or was the air rifle one of the lower FPS cheaper types. Head and neck shots are lethal from my gun to about 15 yards, and I had a perfect lung shot too where the squirrel ran up a tree only to fall dead 5 seconds later.
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#3190774 - 03/12/13 01:29 PM Re: Why I need a better air rifle [Re: catman529]
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 Originally Posted By: catman529
 Originally Posted By: DoubleTap89
My buddy and I tried squirrel hunting around december and we were using air rifles meant for small game and we shot one squirrel about 6 times and it just kept truckin. Only using a .22 from now on or a shotgun lol
was it a fox squirrel? or was the air rifle one of the lower FPS cheaper types. Head and neck shots are lethal from my gun to about 15 yards, and I had a perfect lung shot too where the squirrel ran up a tree only to fall dead 5 seconds later.


What brand,caliber and model is the "Air rifle meant for small game" That may help us determine what the problem was. Only takes about 11-12 ft lbs to kill a squirrel.
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#3194449 - 03/16/13 02:47 PM Re: Why I need a better air rifle [Re: trealtree]
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Here ya go Catman, all the air gun a man could want.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fj5Aq7bz-tI
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#3195214 - 03/17/13 01:57 PM Re: Why I need a better air rifle [Re: FOX FIRE]
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Just $1,300 \:D
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#3195760 - 03/18/13 05:59 AM Re: Why I need a better air rifle [Re: RUGER]
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 Originally Posted By: RUGER
Just $1,300 \:D


Blow Guns are cheaper. \:D
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#3195996 - 03/18/13 09:49 AM Re: Why I need a better air rifle [Re: Hawk]
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Fun too !!! \:\)
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