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Old 09-03-2013, 03:08 AM   #11
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I'm also curious about your air rifle recommendations. I used to have a cheap Remington and I want accuracy!
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Accuracy, pellet energy and type are the limiting factors in hunting with air guns. I shoot spring powered Beeman R-1 17 Cal Made jn Germany, a Beeman GS 1000 22 Cal made in Span . They will take cottontail rabbits out to about 35 yards but the pellet at longer ranges drop quit fast. I also use Benjiman Mdl 312 22 Cal, Benjiman 342 22 Cal, Sheridan Rocker Safey Blue Streak 20 Cal, four 17 Cal Blue Streak models made by Sheridan. I also limit my shots within 35 yards with the pump up air rifles. Dont expect to find 50 Yd hunting pellet rifle at Wal Mart. Go to www.PyramydAir.com and you can see the 50 yard plus hunting air rifles.
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I don't expect awesome accuracy from it, just enough for backyard plinking and my budget is $200
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Find the pellet that your individual rifle likes best.
It will shoot .22 cal pellets , depending on weight and type, at 950 to 1000 fps (lead pellets), and will group 1" or less at 35 yrds.


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IME, somewhere north of 800FPS the pressure on .177

pellet causes the path of the round to distort in a sort of

lateral warp. Shoot it at @ 750 FPS, and without fail,

you can take game regularly.
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Id go with the .22 ive got a few pellet rifles and if a squirl is in the tree id go with the .22 dont worry so much about that round hitting leaves and deflecting off course. Altho the .177 c02 rifle i have will put a clean head shot at 35 yds.
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Wich is best for breaking an old thick glass tv screen? Will a .177 just crack it and bounce off?
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Depends on distance and pellet weight.

I dont know how thick that glass is, Im guessing 1/4" or less,
Either one should not have a problem going thru at 25 yrds, using heavy pellets.

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Im trying to get an idea of how powerful these air guns are. if guns were to be banned would an air rifle suitable for self defense? .177 or 22cal wich will most likely stop an attacker?
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Im trying to get an idea of how powerful these air guns are. if guns were to be banned would an air rifle suitable for self defense? .177 or 22cal wich will most likely stop an attacker?
If you're wanting to stop someone coming after you by using an air gun, you need a big bore on. By that I mean one that's .50 or around that.

As far as the .177 and .22, of you're planning on hunting with it, go with the .22. It'll be more the capable of putting a hurt on the TV and small game.
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