Hunting with pellet gun

Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by longunner, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. longunner

    longunner New Member

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    I just bought one of those ruger break barrel pellet rifles because I have a huge squirrel problem at work...so far I've killed three of the bastards. If someone is thinking about buying one for hunting small game I recommend it but i have yet to try it at long distance.
     
  2. jon1992d

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  3. jjfuller1

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    i use an older pellet gun that i got probly 15yrs ago... killed three woodchucks with it this summer from 10 to 25 yards. pellet guns are pretty impressive little monsters
     
  4. longunner

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    Pics of the rifle or the kills?
     
  5. longunner

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    I use those .177 destroyer pellets...scary stuff
     
  6. Old_Crow

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    I have a 177 Crosman Phantom. It was checked with a chrono right at 1040 FPS every shot. As long you keep it close range you will be just fine. Don't buy the expensive 22 cal pellet rifles. I bought a Benjamin nitro. After about 1000 rounds the thing fell apart. I took it back to Walmart and got my money back. Just about all pellet rifles have one of a few power plants. They all are the same thing with different furniture.
     
  7. tri70

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    I want one, I used to work with a guy that was on an air gun forum. One of the guys on the forum used the air rifle for blasting prairie dogs in Lubbock, TX.
     
  8. longunner

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    How could I check my fps?
     
  9. jjfuller1

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    chronograph
     
  10. jon1992d

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    Both. Any and all :) im interested in seeing the gun and what it can do.
     
  11. c3shooter

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    Have a Sheridan Blue Streak in 5mm- in between .77 and .22 Have had it for ages. There is a polymer tipped pellet that will kill a squirrel deader'n 4 o'clock at 50 yards. Extremely accurate rifle.
     
  12. downsouth

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    Are the pellets hard to get ?
     
  13. astroman

    astroman Supporting Member Supporter

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    I've got a qb36 rifle from shanghai air rifles I got about 14 yrs ago and it shoots great
     
  14. longunner

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    I'll post up pics on Monday of the rifle...as for the kills I'll see if I can pop another of the bastards because the squirrels are already gutted and soon to be put in the smoker :)
     
  15. 207driver

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    I have sent many 'dog-rats' (prairie dogs) to dog hell at 75-100 yards with my trusty lil 5mm Sheridan. I don't remember when my dad first bought it, maybe mid to late '70s. and I had to rebuild the seals once already. It is a tack driver and 8-10 pumps will reach out to 75-80 yards with about 12" or so of drop.

    Fashioned a clamp-on mount for a 1.3X Bushnell, and built an acurasizer for the cylindrical pellets to keep the velocity more constant. The waisted pellets work much better, but are not as hard hitting.
     
  16. Old_Crow

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    I use the crosman premiere pellets they are more accurate in my gun than the destroyers. Both pellets weigh the same. My .177 pellet gun will punch a hole in a squirrel at about 35/40 yards. Much further than 35 yards it drops off quick. People might make longer kills but I limit my shots to ranges were the pellet goes through the squirrel. I do my best to keep my hunting ethical and humane.
     
  17. longunner

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    I use the premier hollow points too.
     
  18. longunner

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    I took some pics at work today with my NEW iPhone 5 today. Great phone I have to say :cool:. Anyway I did sort of a range report at what I think was 20 and 25 yards. I took a couple pot shots at a maple syrup bucket, which isn't really the thickest steel but I have to say it did an impressive amount of damage. I also really like the sights (which you can't really see in the pics but its real bright) and the trigger on it. It came with a 2 stage trigger. I cant really tell if the trigger really is two stage because I've never actually shot one but I do really like it.
     

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    I've got a BSA Meteor Super in .177 that I've had since I was 14. I've put probably 5 or more main springs and kits in it with the last 1 about 3 years ago and it's killed quite a few Sparrows,Starlings,a few rabbits with head shots and a few feral cats,regards
     

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  20. 207driver

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    I know it's not a pellet rifle, but back in the '50's, my brother and I (each with a Red Ryder) would pick Sparrows off the peak of the 3 story barn like it was an arcade. It had to be 18-20 yards, and I don't recall missing that many shots, 'cause back then BB's were scarce, at least for us. I picked up another Red Ryder a few years ago, and at 4-5 yards it groups at about 9 inches. It looks the same, but is nowhere near the same precision.