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Old 11-25-2011, 03:44 AM   #11
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You are going to spend alot less money and have alot better gun in the long run with a rimfire and some CB longs(or shorts)or even the 20gr Aguila super colibri if they don't squib in your barrel,but I would check your township ordinances,you might be prohibited from firing a firearm in your area,if so the pellet gun would be the way to go since it's not a "firearm".
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Are you sure it's even legal to shoot any of those guns, even pellet guns, in a neighborhood setting like you described? It's not legal where I live.
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You are going to spend alot less money and have alot better gun in the long run with a rimfire and some CB longs(or shorts)or even the 20gr Aguila super colibri if they don't squib in your barrel,but I would check your township ordinances,you might be prohibited from firing a firearm in your area,if so the pellet gun would be the way to go since it's not a "firearm".
check the state law. here, airguns ARE considered firearms.
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i shoot rabbits in my back yard using my bear montana 50# longbow. i use these arrow heads for rabbits:

its called a bludgeon small game arrow head.

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using this type of fletching with the above arrow head works great for birds and squirrels. its called flu-flu fletching

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i dont hunt squirrels or birds but i know people who do so. the arrows in either case dont go far at all. its quiet and safe to use in the backyard.

basically if your going to shoot in the air use a flu-flu regular fletching for ground targets. the flu-flu keeps the arrow from disappearing into the ether. it will only go 20-30 yards or so depending on poundage of the bow
I agree, as a long-time Archery fanatic, but it takes quite awhile for the average Joe to learn how to shoot a bow well enough to hit resting birds or squirrels...
learning to hit those on the move...is a whole other skillset...
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Being a cheapskate, a Marlin 795 will be a really good bet for the $100 range...very precise for the money...
the Micro-groove rifling & proper ammo selection make it hard to beat until you get into CZ & Browning territory.

Of course, the location the OP is in makes all the difference.
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We don't know where you live. I found out that, except in NYC, airguns aren't firearms in NYS (basically, no fire).

However:
"You must have a NYS DEC small game license to legally hunt squirrel. You must pass an approved hunter ed. course to be eligible to buy a license."

I think there is exception for pests. I don't know what a 'pest' is. I think it's used by farmers on their own land.

So even if you can have & shoot an airgun, you might not be allowed to 'hunt' with it. Maybe it only applies if you're not on your own land. I don't know.

But this is just NYS.
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I live in Illinois, a suburb of chicago. Found out that its not leagle to use any centerfire or rimfire guns in my village, (orland park). So now Im hunting for a decent airgun, but im glad i got so much info and opinions about low powered .22s. I am still gonna buy a .22 lr, i just cant shoot it in the backyard, at least not as long as i live here.
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check the state law. here, airguns ARE considered firearms.
Well,they are and they aren't.Michigan does classify PELLET guns as firearms,but not .177 cal bb airguns,You can buy a pellet rifle over the counter with no background check,and the atf isn't going to come look for you if you make a homemade suppressor for it
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Gamo sells an air rifle called the ‘Whisper’ that comes with a can:

Whisper .22 Air Rifle, The Quiet Gun | Gamo USA

I think it’s available without the scope for le$$.

This pix shows a couple of possums shot with it in NZ. I'm guessing its a .22 and not the .177.

http://logicalit.biz/forumimages/081211sm.jpg
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Get a acrossman 2250. Odds are discharging a firearm in your city limits is illegal and you will be deeply screwed. There is a reason there are zoning laws for firearms.
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