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#3196224 - 03/18/13 01:50 PM Re: Why I need a better air rifle [Re: RUGER]
catman529
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Been thinking of taking the blowgun out to look for pigeons soon...
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#3196981 - 03/19/13 08:56 AM Re: Why I need a better air rifle [Re: catman529]
trealtree
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 Originally Posted By: catman529
Been thinking of taking the blowgun out to look for pigeons soon...


Sound like fun. Be sure to make a video.
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#3197491 - 03/19/13 03:58 PM Re: Why I need a better air rifle [Re: trealtree]
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I would watch out for the Gamo suppressed ones. I picked one up from academy one time to take care of some suburban squirrels and it ended up being as loud as a .22.. they called it "the quiet gun" LOL yeah right! I took it back a week later

My little nephew has like an 80$ crossman he got from walmart. It is actually decently quiet because I think it only shoots about 800fps. It also has a nice weaver mount that seemed a lot better than the Gamo I had.

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#3197733 - 03/19/13 07:54 PM Re: Why I need a better air rifle [Re: catman529]
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 Originally Posted By: catman529
Been thinking of taking the blowgun out to look for pigeons soon...


A guy I work with told me whne he practiced regular with his blow gun he could spear a fly on the wall, hes not one to be a liar so I'll take his word for it, but would like to se it done tho.
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#3197956 - 03/20/13 01:12 AM 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.

It wasn't a fox squirrel...just a regular ole gray. The air rifle is a Crosman and I think it's 1200 fps? I may be wrong on that though but the last shot knocked him out of the tree but he just took off again!
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#3198129 - 03/20/13 09:01 AM Re: Why I need a better air rifle [Re: FOX FIRE]
catman529
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 Originally Posted By: BirdDog123

My little nephew has like an 80$ crossman he got from walmart. It is actually decently quiet because I think it only shoots about 800fps. It also has a nice weaver mount that seemed a lot better than the Gamo I had.
might be the same gun I have

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 Originally Posted By: catman529
Been thinking of taking the blowgun out to look for pigeons soon...


A guy I work with told me whne he practiced regular with his blow gun he could spear a fly on the wall, hes not one to be a liar so I'll take his word for it, but would like to se it done tho.
blowgun shooting is instinctive, and you can get pretty good at it. But the range is limited to about 10 yards or so before you lose accuracy.
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#3199943 - 03/21/13 08:47 PM Re: Why I need a better air rifle [Re: catman529]
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I bought my son the gamo 1450fps last christmas. It is pretty loud but it definatly does the job. It shot so good i went and got one for my self and this year my son has killed about a dozen squirels and only brags on his head shot kills now lol
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#3201019 - 03/22/13 07:28 PM Re: Why I need a better air rifle [Re: wgmac]
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Just put a high pressure air pump in the classified section for a PCP airgun. Lets make a deal.



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#3206505 - 03/28/13 11:58 AM Re: Why I need a better air rifle [Re: trealtree]
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I have a 1000 FPS Gamo .177. It kills the snot out of starlings, grackles, cowbirds, and squirrels. It is loud however, and if I didn't have cool neighbors, I would bet the thing would have gotten the law called on me. If I had it to do over, I would get a 22 cal pellet rifle that does around 800 FPS. My Dad has one, and it is a lot quieter, but kills as good if not better.
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#3238236 - 05/03/13 03:48 PM Re: Why I need a better air rifle [Re: Kimberman]
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 Originally Posted By: Kimberman
I have a 1000 FPS Gamo .177. It kills the snot out of starlings, grackles, cowbirds, and squirrels. It is loud however, and if I didn't have cool neighbors, I would bet the thing would have gotten the law called on me. If I had it to do over, I would get a 22 cal pellet rifle that does around 800 FPS. My Dad has one, and it is a lot quieter, but kills as good if not better.


You're right. The reason why folks have problems with the noise is that the pellet is breaking the sound barrier. The "Silent Cat" (or any other suppressed) air guns will only silence so much while using super-sonic ammo. Read up on the pellet weight options versus velocity when buying them.

Maximum power isn't always what you want in a suburban setting \:\)
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