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Old 01-06-2014, 03:02 PM   #11
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Ive been thinking about getting a .22 cal pellet rifle. What do you like to shoot between the .177 and .22?
It really depends on what Im shooting.

Possum, .22
Pond turtles ,the .22.
Rabbits ,the.22

Paper targets, reactive targets, the .177.

As I said both are deadly accurate (with right pellet) ,and both are fun, the .177 pellets are a little cheaper for plinking. Therefore the grandkids get their training with .177.

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Pellets can have as many variation depending on use as firearm ammunition, and it really does all make a difference on what you're doing with it. A .22 is a good caliber and will provide maximum energy, but it's range is a little limited and I feel as if you have more options with .177. I used to drive 7.9 grain pointed .177 pellets downrange from a 1,000 fps gun and hit an 8" frying pan every shot, about an 8" drop, as where a wadcutter wouldn't even come close to doing that, however if I wanted to take out a really small animal at close range, a wadcutter would drop them instantly, as where the pointed would zip right through and leave a wounded animal, but the pointed .177 are good on raccoon and opossum close up. I found that the best .177 all around option are the domed or domed hollowpoints, they provide nearly the range of a pointed(but not quite) and nearly the stopping power of a wadcutter(but not quite) all in one design. I have messed around with every type of .177 and .22 pellet on the market from beeman, to rws, crosman, daisy, and a dozen other brands and variation, and have found cheap ol' Crosman to be about the best in consistency all around. I used to like to wash my pellets first too, takes off a lot of the lead dust.

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I got rid of some pests for a friend that lives in Raleigh with a pellet rifle. All the shots were close range head shots. I managed to kill everything from large rat to fox with a 177 cal crosman phantom. The phantom will go supersonic with a drop of silicone lube but accuracy really falls off at supersonic velocity.

My favorite paper target has eight 1" rabbits on it. If I support the gun I can hit the 1" rabbits in the head quite often at 20 yards. Unsupported I am lucky to hit the 1" rabbit at 20 yards.

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Me i hunt a few things with my crossman xt storm. Rats, birds rabbits heck even been know to shoot a few koones with it. Love it even when ammo for my rifles is hard to find pellets are easy to find. Mine is .177 and im picky with my shots so i drop them 90% of the time. 22 cal hits harder and tend to drop them easier but the .177 gets the job done too.

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Been looking at some Pellet Rifles, but still haven't decided. Whether to go with Beeman or Benjamin. Too many choices.
How 'bout a 46 caliber Girandoni like Lewis & Clark used on their expedition? That would drop a Deer. 20 shot to boot before going back to pumping up the tank.

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I have so much fun plinking in the back yard. Ive made several types of targets from paper to plastic army men. I made a couple out of aluminum that spin when hit and the metal on metal sounds satisfying. Pellets are pretty cheap (depending on what you want them for) and like said, readily available. Ive knocked a opossum clean off my wall with a shot from about 20 feet. Haven't had any come by in awhile. My dog usually alerts me when they're on the wall.

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Been looking at some Pellet Rifles, but still haven't decided. Whether to go with Beeman or Benjamin. Too many choices.
How 'bout a 46 caliber Girandoni like Lewis & Clark used on their expedition? That would drop a Deer. 20 shot to boot before going back to pumping up the tank.
I bought a benjamin 22 cal pellet rifle a couple years ago. The scope kept drifting. The scope came with the pellet rifle I thought it was junk. Then I discovered that virtually every bolt and screw was loose. I got some locktite and tightened all the screws. Less than a week after all that the barrel came loose on the gun. I took it back for a refund after that. I paid $260 for a pellet gun that fell apart in less than 1,500 rounds.

This is the pellet gun I bought and returned.
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Benjamin-Trail-Nitro-Piston-XL-1100-.22-Caliber-Air-Rifle/16536065
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I bought a benjamin 22 cal pellet rifle a couple years ago. The scope kept drifting. The scope came with the pellet rifle I thought it was junk. Then I discovered that virtually every bolt and screw was loose. I got some locktite and tightened all the screws. Less than a week after all that the barrel came loose on the gun. I took it back for a refund after that. I paid $260 for a pellet gun that fell apart in less than 1,500 rounds.

This is the pellet gun I bought and returned.
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Benjamin-Trail-Nitro-Piston-XL-1100-.22-Caliber-Air-Rifle/16536065
Wow thats too bad, good looking rifle. The scope my gamo came with is okay (for now). I might upgrade with one of these


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I have spring powered Beeman R-1 17 Cal, and Beeman GS 1000 22 Cal which will put down cottontail rabbits at up to 35 yards with a lung shot. But for indoor shooting I like shooting the pump up Benjamin 22 Cal , Sheridan 20 Cal, and Benjamin 22 Cal- Sheridan 20 Cal models made by Crosman.

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