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JerichoApo 08-12-2007 03:50 AM

Killing a Squirrel : BB or Pellet Gun?
 
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kdvollmer 08-12-2007 04:03 AM

RE: Killing a Squirrel : BB or Pellet Gun?
 
My personal favorite is a howitzer, followed by naval gunfire........


I have killed many of squirrels with both, very effectively, though Pellets are most likely goingto work better since there are many out there specifically for hunting. Hollow points and such.


DrchaosMD 08-12-2007 05:42 AM

RE: Killing a Squirrel : BB or Pellet Gun?
 

ORIGINAL: kdvollmer

My personal favorite is a howitzer, followed by naval gunfire........


I have killed many of squirrels with both, very effectively, though Pellets are most likely goingto work better since there are many out there specifically for hunting. Hollow points and such.

Lol

well by personal experience, the pellet gun would be more accurate, the bb gun will still be accurate but at shorter ranges unless lead bb's (if they exist) are used, this basicly comes down to the rifling on the gun where lead pellets and bb's will becom rifled, steel bb's will not be effected by the rifling on the gun due to their size.


choice is yours man, may i ask if it will be a sping-piston, pump up, or pcp pellet/bb gun?


BrutalAttack 08-12-2007 08:11 AM

RE: Killing a Squirrel : BB or Pellet Gun?
 
I've had some heroic squirrelsgo pretty farafter being shot point blank in the chest with a BB gun. Nothing like having your neighbors watch as a mortally wounded squirrel half runs half crawls across the street bleeding everywhere.


I never thought I'd have to consider something "not enough gun" for a squirrel but I'd go with pellets.

.22 short is what I use now.

Chris_H 08-12-2007 08:48 AM

RE: Killing a Squirrel : BB or Pellet Gun?
 
I prefer my 12 gauge number 8's or .22 LR. My .270 also works... ;)

WolfWithBow 08-12-2007 10:09 AM

RE: Killing a Squirrel : BB or Pellet Gun?
 
A BB gun is more effective against Squirrels. I use to shoot my pellet gun at Squirrels all the time and it just bounced right off them. A BB gun is more powerful, use that.

BowHunter46 08-12-2007 10:27 AM

RE: Killing a Squirrel : BB or Pellet Gun?
 

ORIGINAL: WolfWithBow

A BB gun is more effective against Squirrels. I use to shoot my pellet gun at Squirrels all the time and it just bounced right off them. A BB gun is more powerful, use that.
It depends on what model of pellet/BB gun you're comparing . I have seen BB guns could easily kill a squirrel,but they're not very effective at long ranges and not very accurate. What is themodel of the pellet gun you own?

For squirrel hunting, I would have tochoose my powerline pellet gun. Fast and accurate.

WolfWithBow 08-12-2007 12:07 PM

RE: Killing a Squirrel : BB or Pellet Gun?
 
Oh. Mine was some cheap M-16 model pellet gun. Not that strong. i never owned a powerful pellet gun, and I don't really hunt with my rifle pellet gun, i bowhunt.

Predator26 08-12-2007 01:12 PM

RE: Killing a Squirrel : BB or Pellet Gun?
 

ORIGINAL: WolfWithBow

A BB gun is more effective against Squirrels. I use to shoot my pellet gun at Squirrels all the time and it just bounced right off them. A BB gun is more powerful, use that.
What the hell are you talking about?

A pellet beats a BB in every category; accuracy, power, penetration, you name it.

WolfWithBow 08-12-2007 04:29 PM

RE: Killing a Squirrel : BB or Pellet Gun?
 
Im sorry, I thought you guys were talking about a damn plastic pellet.


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