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.177 for Foxes???

Old 02-15-2007, 10:53 AM
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Default .177 for Foxes???

I have a fox problem and I was going to use my bow but for a 50 yard shot would
a Gamo Shadow 100 work ok?

I want them to drop fast so would a .177 pellet gun drop a gray fox at 40 yards?

Head shot or chest shot?
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Old 02-15-2007, 10:55 AM
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Default RE: .177 for Foxes???

I've never tried it and suggest you dont either.
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Old 02-15-2007, 11:01 AM
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probably not, I shot a grey with a .17 hmr at 10 feet. double lunged it and it still ran 20 yards.
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Old 02-15-2007, 11:24 AM
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I am with Browning it will probably not, where you live are you able to use a 22mag of some sorts???? but wait a minute if you check back later there will be a fella on here that will tell you he has done it and tell you how. He will have to google search it first, I think his screen name has a 09 at the end of it.
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Old 02-15-2007, 11:32 AM
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No, lumberjack, you're dead wrong.

He only uses a Savage .223 tactical.


I cant imagine the pellet gun working in this situation.
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Old 02-15-2007, 12:54 PM
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I doubt .177 will suffice for what you want,50 yards??Why bother with such a close bunny shot anyway? What you really need to makethis sporting isaSavage tactical .223 preferably your uncles,At a range of at least 500yds, Because anything less then 400 is way to easy, Of course you will need WOLF FMJ ammo for this shot
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Old 02-15-2007, 01:59 PM
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you guys almost made me spit my skoal on the computer screen!!!!
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Old 02-15-2007, 02:35 PM
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We are all here to have a good time and help one another and have some kind of a sense of humor unlike 09
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Old 02-15-2007, 03:15 PM
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Default RE: .177 for Foxes???

I doubt the .177 will perform up to standards although I do think it COULD kill it. I don't recommend trying it.

I have that same pellet gun. I have a hard time killing blackbirds let alone anything that big.

Use that gun for the smaller stuff. I wouldn't go any bigger than rabbits with it.
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Old 02-15-2007, 05:36 PM
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in a word.... no
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