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Old 01-05-2014, 06:36 AM   #1
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I want to buy my first small game air gun in the $300 range. I looked at the benjamin discovery .22 pcp and the benjamin trail xl1100 .22np. Which is better for accuracy up to 50 yards and which is more powerful fpe.

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Old 01-05-2014, 06:56 AM   #2
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could a benjamin trail .22 or 25 kill a coyote

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If your going for an air gun I'd go with the Remington summit I have one in .177 and love it, however if your looking for serious umph, they make air guns upto .50 cal that shoots something very similar to a miniball. They can be used for big game hunting. But hose will be more than 300$ likely, Airforce Airguns make very good air rifles also

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The pcp rifles are far superior to the piston rifles and they cost a lot more. Serious air rifle hunters use pcp rifles. There are quite a few videos on Utube. With proper shot placement and a short enough range you probably can take a coyote but keep in mind you only have 50 ft lbs of energy at the best. It would probably require a head shot. I would consider it marginal and would not use it for that purpose. Great for rabbit or squirrel and pest control. You will have to check on legality in your state. I have been looking at the Benjamin Marauder. Attached is a link to the Discovery. Shop the price before you buy and click on the watch the video link.
http://www.airgundepot.com/benjamin-discovery-22.html

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PCP is the way to go for serious air gun hunting. The only problem I have is the expense and the additional equipment needed to keep them shooting. I've been shooting a Beeman 22 caliber for years. Spring action, single shot, but a dependable, accurate rifle that will get the job done out to 30 - 40 yards. good luck

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PCP is the way to go for serious air gun hunting. The only problem I have is the expense and the additional equipment needed to keep them shooting. I've been shooting a Beeman 22 caliber for years. Spring action, single shot, but a dependable, accurate rifle that will get the job done out to 30 - 40 yards. good luck
I have one also and it is a good gun but I am still looking at the pcp rifles. =/- in everything. PCP is very quiet and no noticeable recoil so you can use any scope. Also no spring lag. The Discovery in 22 might just be a good option at $400 ready to shoot with pump and scope although I am not to thrilled with the scope. The Marauder is quite a bit more money by the time you get it outfitted.
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For my use I'm a fan of the Nitro piston. I have a Crosman Venom with a Charlie DaTuna trigger installed. The 177 cal is all I need for backyard target practice, general pigeon, and squirrel eradication services.

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I highly recommend the Crosman MTR77. .177, 1000 fps with lead and 1200 with alloy pellets. It has the nitro piston. I got mine on amazon for about $180-ish.

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