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Daisy airguns for squirrels

Old 02-16-2003, 07:31 PM
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Default Daisy airguns for squirrels

Hey guys,

I have a Daisy Red Ryder BB gun and I was wondering if it could kill a squirrel. It won' t shoot pellets. How far will you need to be in order to kill it? Will I have to shoot it more than once or just one time in the head? Any information will very helpful. Thanks.
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Old 02-17-2003, 09:33 AM
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Default RE: Daisy airguns for squirrels

Not likely, better get a top line adult air(something that shoots pellets at or over 1000fps) gun or use a .22
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Old 02-17-2003, 05:11 PM
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Default RE: Daisy airguns for squirrels

Those Red Ryder guns were not made to hunt with. I' ve seen people kill a squirrel with a pellet gun that shot around 700 feet per second.
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Old 02-17-2003, 05:22 PM
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Default RE: Daisy airguns for squirrels

The BB gun will not do the job. It will either bounce off or wound. Get an air rifle that shoots either .177 or .22 pellets. I bought a Chinese rifle for $19.95 at a tool sale that shoots hard enough but not accurate. My buddy has the same gun and it is accurate enough. Go figure. I am considering a Gamo Shadow that is on sale at Dick' s Sporting Goods for $139. Probably get it this week.
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Old 02-19-2003, 09:56 AM
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Default RE: Daisy airguns for squirrels

The red rider is not powerful enough for killing squirrels but last winter me and my daughter killed 5 squirrels in the woods around our house with a Daisy 760 pump. I know it would be nice to own one of the adult air rifles, but I know alot of the new young hunters wont be spending that kind of money anytime soon. Take a look at the pump-up daisy models, keeping the fps in mind. These guns will do what you ask but getting close, say, 30 yds or less is a MUST. They' ll drop with a head shot.

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