.177 cal air pump rifle

Is it a varmint rifle?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Barely able to take squirrels and you need to use the lead pellets and not steel BBs to do it

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      so it is a varmint rifle

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Shot placement is important.

      so it is a varmint rifle

      Yes, it is definitely a varmint rifle. Effective on chipmunks, rats, and squirrels. It is also a bird gun.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        This. Break barrels are better imo. I bought one for $150ish, and it shot .177 at 1100 fps suppressed. The rifle had a pretty effective, built in suppressor. All you can hear is the piston being released and the pellet hitting your target. It sounds like someone hitting a nail with a hammer.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      BBs kill squirrels just fine

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    A regular springer gun is more effective. If there is a reducer like in Canadian pallet guns you can just remove it.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    no. i use it for bugs but thats about it

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >not using shotgun on bugs
      ngmi

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >not using ratshot on bugs
        ngmi

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    On squirrels headshots will be a must. Yard birds are fun with it.
    Growing up we'd set live cage traps by the chicken coup to catch oppossums& raccoons. Started off using a pellet gun identical to the one in OP. Even pointblank headshots with it on coons& opossums weren't a guaranteed one-shot-kill. Just not enough ass on those pellets in my experience. Pretty quickly switched over to a .22

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Dont bother with pump pellet guns unless its a CO2/PCP rifle with aftermarket hand charging pump connected. Springers are the best for pests

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Springers are best for pests
      so like.. break barrel?

      https://i.imgur.com/RV52sGP.jpg

      On squirrels headshots will be a must. Yard birds are fun with it.
      Growing up we'd set live cage traps by the chicken coup to catch oppossums& raccoons. Started off using a pellet gun identical to the one in OP. Even pointblank headshots with it on coons& opossums weren't a guaranteed one-shot-kill. Just not enough ass on those pellets in my experience. Pretty quickly switched over to a .22

      headshots are ideal, yeah. i've clipped them center mass and had it kill them pretty quick on 8-10 pumps. i hit a headshot at 3 pumps with the cheaper step down from this and it dropped a red squirrel instantly. these things aren't a joke for pests

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >so like.. break barrel?
        Not nessasarily. Underleavers and sideleavers exist too but perfomance is not that significantly different.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        yes the single shot piston powered pellet guns are the minimum i would use on varmints. those pump bb guns like your OP are toys in comparison. the nitropiston pellet rifles will take down game up to the size of a rabbit and are more than enough for rodents.

        pneumatic pellet rifles get get the same ballistics of a .22lr or even 45 ACP.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >the nitropiston pellet rifles will take down game up to the size of a rabbit and are more than enough for rodents.
          I have known people take out foxes with .25 pellet guns at only 12ft lbs of muzzle energy. Shit range but you don't need much distance between yourself and the fox.

          This. Break barrels are better imo. I bought one for $150ish, and it shot .177 at 1100 fps suppressed. The rifle had a pretty effective, built in suppressor. All you can hear is the piston being released and the pellet hitting your target. It sounds like someone hitting a nail with a hammer.

          Spring actions are fairly easy to service too and, while not reccomended, you van frick around with the spring and puston to change perfomance characteristics.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >van
            >puston
            I should stop phone posting

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            yeah im sure you can even get deer with them if you get the proper shot placement im just saying for reliable and ethical kills on game something about that rabbit size is the largest i would go. foxes are pretty small and if you had perfect shot placement i have no doubt you could take them out with a .22 pellet but thats really pushing the limitations and your chances of maiming the animal go way up. personally i think most rabbits are even on the large side for a .22 pellet and draw the line at rat sized game. on rats i get clean pass throughs on both sides most of the time at ranges between 5 and 15 yards. i dont think the .177 pellets have enough stopping power to put down big rats the margin of error is much higher and you really need to focus on the shot placement. usually if you get a body shot with the .177 pellets they run around like crazy and get away. not sure if they die soon after or what. the .22 pellts usually put them down rigth there even with a body shot

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