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Old 11-09-2008, 09:27 AM
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will a 1,200 fps air rifle using pellets kill a coyote? jw cuz im thinking of getting one there's a website that has a great deal on one but just wanted to check to see if it will kill a yote!
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Old 11-09-2008, 12:08 PM
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Depends on what caliber air rifle it is but if its 1200 fps im assuming its .177 so i wouldnt try it.
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Old 11-09-2008, 12:12 PM
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so you saying it wouldn't kill it?
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Old 11-09-2008, 01:27 PM
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When I was younger, I tried killing a dog with a CO2 powered pellet gun. Even after mulitple shots to the head from point blank range, the dog lived.

Get a .22lr. Better chance with it and they can be bought cheap.
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Old 11-09-2008, 01:36 PM
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Sure, it would kill a coyote IF YOU HIT IT JUST RIGHT, at very close range..
On the same note, a BB gun would kill a pheasant IF YOU HIT IT JUST RIGHT , at very close range..


The same aforementioned pellet gun might kill a burglar IF YOU HIT HIM JUST RIGHT, at very close range..

Does that make a pellet gun anadequate tool for coyote hunting, or for home protection against burglars..??..

I don't think so.... If you want to shoot squirrels, it's fine.. If you want to shoot anything bigger, get a .22 rimfire or something larger... For coyotes, I'd consider a .22 rimfire mag. minimum, and a .22 centerfire would be much better..
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Old 11-09-2008, 08:49 PM
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If you can get a centerfire rifle you will do a lot better,a 1200fps air rifle will cost you as much as a 22caliber rifle.Just look around for a used gun and if you look hard you will find one that fits your budget and your hunting,any centerfire can be used to kill a coyote.At a gun show would be a good place to pick up one cheap,just check it out and make sure it has a good looking bore and functions before you buy it.I bought a savage 110 in 243 caliber to trade with last year for $150,just look around and you can find a deal.
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Old 11-10-2008, 09:46 PM
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The best option is a .22 cal centerfire. However, a shotgun or a rimfire will work if that's what you've got. A pellet gun just isn't a usable option. You'd have virtually no chance of making a clean kill, regardless of distance.
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