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Pellet Gun

Old 03-22-2007, 05:43 PM
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Hey, my dad got me a pellet gun about 2 years ago and the only thing I've ever shot at it with is little toys and stuff I buy at the dollar store.
I never shot at an animal because I wasn't sure of it's power on animals...
So, will a pellet gun kill squirrels, birds, etc...? I don't wanna shoot something and see it run off wounded. Will it knock em down pretty fast?
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Old 03-22-2007, 05:55 PM
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yea a pellet gun will work. for years i had a crossman gas powered air rifle. it only shot about 600-700 fps, but i killed everything from little birds to medium sized dogs with it. it all depends on where you place your shot. and the type of pellet. with a low powered pellet gun, aim for directley behind the ear.
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Old 03-22-2007, 06:12 PM
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It depends on how many FPS you can get...i think anything over 500 should bring one down quick...just make to get a good shot...i got a Crossman 1000X and she takes squirrels down fast as rain falling...just make sure to practice and aim small, miss small
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Old 03-23-2007, 04:51 AM
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Depending on your muzzle velocity the answer is yes. I've taken all kinds of small game up to rabbit size with a Daisy 880 and Crossman 760, the Daisy 1000 springer I have now will get a pass through on a steel can at 25 measured yards with an ordinary flat faced 4 grain lead pellet.
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Old 03-23-2007, 07:30 PM
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ur good anything over 600, 500 is pushing it but a head shot should do it. Pointed pellets. Gamo PBA Raptor ammo will incresce your velocity, try it out.

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Old 03-26-2007, 06:19 PM
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depending on what the bullet velocity is its perfect for it.
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Old 03-27-2007, 05:07 PM
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Bought a power line 880 to exterminate all the stray cats eating my new ducks and birds . let's just say it was a waste of money and i have since gone back to my .22 short.
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