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Old 02-18-2004, 04:32 PM
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Hay there, Im from England and here air rifle hunting is fairly popular. We are limited to 12ftlbs muzzle energy, just wondering what you people hunt with your air rifles and what power/kit you use?


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Old 02-18-2004, 04:59 PM
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I had an air rifle when I was a kid. I shot rabbits and squirrels. But now I don't see why I would use an air rifle when you can use a more powerful,more accurate gun and make a quicker,cleaner kill. You need to come to America!
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Old 02-18-2004, 05:03 PM
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i have one now 1000 fps
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Old 02-29-2004, 04:52 PM
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I use a GAMO Youth Hunter 640, 640 fps, its dropping squirrels one shot.... even tho squirrel season ended today FEB. 29th in NY

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Old 02-29-2004, 10:18 PM
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I have a RWS Diana model 45 in 177 cal. I have taken squirrels, chipmunks and some rats. It has a bushnel 4X scope. The squirrels and chipmunks were digging up my mothers flowers but were they live is too close to other homes to use a 22 without the cops calling in a SWAT team. The cops had no problem with an air rifle
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Old 03-01-2004, 05:51 AM
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Im from Britain as well and i use my air rifle for quite a lot of things. its a Logun Axsor in .22 with a Hawke 3-9 x 40.
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Old 03-02-2004, 05:22 PM
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I have the Gamo Hunter 220
it it shoots a .177 pellet at a sizzlin 1000 fps
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Old 03-02-2004, 07:32 PM
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I have a winchester 1000x .177, it has plenty of knock down power for those cans I hunt
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Old 03-03-2004, 07:46 PM
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Man, I grew up with a slingshot and a pump daisy gun and cant count how many poor defensless birds fell of the telephone wire..heh,heh...now I have a Crossman 760 pumpmaster and it packs a bit of pinch for a BB/pellet gun.

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Old 03-04-2004, 03:14 PM
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I have a b-19 .22 pellet gun with a tf4x32ar scope. It shoots .22 pellets at 700 fps. That was the tested speed. Most pellet guns say they go 1000 fps but really go like 850 fps.
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