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hareebrownbeest 07-06-2013 01:54 AM

Since .22 ammo's so scarce...
 
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Went with a Gamo Silent Cat. 1250 fps. Fun and cheap to shoot and you can do it in your back yard. Once again, shootings fun!

hareebrownbeest 07-06-2013 02:03 AM

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Top right of the box shows where the scope was set from the factory. This is at 25 yards. Once we got on the paper we started fine tuning it

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Getting there!

OldEagleEars 07-06-2013 04:56 AM

Is that .177 or .22? It looks like a good time!

Rick1967 07-06-2013 05:05 AM

My backyard is too small for anything travelling 1250 fps. That is the speed of a 22lr. I would be worried about killing my neighbors dog.

hareebrownbeest 07-06-2013 05:06 AM

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Originally Posted by OldEagleEars
Is that .177 or .22? It looks like a good time!

.177, it's pretty consistent, my son is going to bring it to work with him and hunt some ground squirrels, it should do the trick:)

hareebrownbeest 07-06-2013 05:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Rick1967
My backyard is too small for anything travelling 1250 fps. That is the speed of a 22lr. I would be worried about killing my neighbors dog.

It kicks harder than our .22s, I got a nice 15 foot dirt hill behind my house that I can fire at safely.

Firenailer 07-06-2013 01:08 PM

I'm really not too crazy about my neighbor or their dog, but still, I guess I probably shouldn't....but that does look like fun. :D

JTJ 07-06-2013 05:51 PM

For shooting pests, stick with the lead pellets. Air rifles are finicky. Once you find a pellet it shoots well, stick with it. I use a 22 caliber spring air and it is pretty accurate. The alloy pellets are not that accurate and break the sound barrier so they are noisy compared to the slower lead. Some of the air rifles are suppressed (yes it is legal without a tax stamp) and are really quiet after the first 50 rounds. I have found it takes about 50 rounds before a new rifle settles down.

johnr1943 07-06-2013 08:56 PM

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Originally Posted by hareebrownbeest (Post 1296241)
.177, it's pretty consistent, my son is going to bring it to work with him and hunt some ground squirrels, it should do the trick:)

It will work well!

hareebrownbeest 07-07-2013 01:11 AM

Yeah there's some pretty good YouTube vids of some Brits shooting pigeons in London (pest control) right on the city, I would like to have that job. I doubt they would allow that in the states ( with air guns).


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