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Old 03-25-2008, 06:38 PM   #1
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Default air rifle vs. coyote

so i got this new air rifle. its made to kill groundhogs and stuff like that with a good body shot...... do you think it could kill a coyote at close range with those special max penetration and max velocity pellets??? with a head shot maybE?
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Old 03-25-2008, 08:44 PM   #2
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...no, with its thick hair and skin, lucky to put a dent in it IMO, don't try it!
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Old 03-25-2008, 09:00 PM   #3
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getting close enough would be the trick, here in Ca. we are lucky to get them within 30yds to stick'em...I just don't think a air rifle would do the trick either...
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Old 03-26-2008, 10:52 AM   #4
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nope---skull's are too thick.
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i would only trust a Quakenbush to kill a coyote
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Old 03-26-2008, 12:53 PM   #6
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Try it. But when he gets mad and rips your arm halfway off, don't forget to post some pictures.
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Old 03-26-2008, 04:19 PM   #7
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Unless your new air rifle is one of the Dragon Slayer .50 cals., you best to stick with little critters like rabbits and starlings!
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I wouldnt even think about using it you would need to be CLOSE and have a perfect shot. I have heard of guys using them on their trap lines but thats about it.
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Old 03-26-2008, 04:39 PM   #9
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a pellet gun loses a lot of energy, out past about 20 yards. With regular balistic tip pellets mine wil only kill a starling to 25 yards, with the pba raptor pellets about 30 yards. I have shot coons in the head with the raptor pellets(1200 fps), they dont die. Ifaraptorpellet hit where his skull meets his spine it might though, or through his eye. That would be a tough shot, and it might not work. you can try it with your pellet gun, but im stickin with my .223.
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Old 03-26-2008, 05:24 PM   #10
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Try it. But when he gets mad and rips your arm halfway off, don't forget to post some pictures.
Thats exatcly what I was thinking! It is probably illegal to use a PG.
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