December 2, 2015 at 5:46 pm #45627
The discussion on the number of background checks over the weekend got me thinking about pellet guns. I’ve never seen an estimate of how many are out there.
With the ability to quietly hunt small game, I wonder how many have acquired a high quality pellet rifle. I have a .22 pellet gun that is an absolute tack driver. If need be the squirrel and rabbit population in my neighborhood could be greatly reduced.December 2, 2015 at 7:10 pm #45630
A couple of the nice things about pellet guns are that no background check is required, and many municipalities don’t have laws forbidding target practice in one’s own back yard.December 2, 2015 at 8:55 pm #45632
Not any more.
My son has one but I let mine go.
Mine was too big, heavy and almost as loud as a .22.
Several long barreled .22’s are in the collection.
Loaded with CB ammo, my effective range is about the same but the usefulness is greater as I can change the power level just by loading the next round.
And with a little refresher, I’m not bad with a slingshot.
Good enough to add to the pot at hunting camp with one.December 2, 2015 at 9:18 pm #45634
I have a Gamo 1400 fps .177 rifle. That is faster than a .22 lr……
http://ageofdecadence.comDecember 3, 2015 at 12:54 am #45641
I have one , I love it , its the pump variety . I go to war every year with mockingbirds . Prefer to just wing them , so they are vulnerable to stray cats lol . Funny how the screechers suddenly find a way to be quiet when they cant fly . They are great when you want to shoot something and not make noise doing it . Mine will absolutely take a rabbit if I needed it to . Now that I’m relocated , I’m thinking about a crossbow .December 3, 2015 at 1:06 am #45642
Saw bb guns and a couple of different style pellet guns on sale. Think it was in Tractor Supply Company.
RobinDecember 4, 2015 at 9:08 pm #45714
i have a custom made on doing 50 cal sabot rounds 150 yards 3 shot air cylinder using with a bicycle pump station (10 min refill per bottle) have killed almost every animal in my area except a grizzly and mountain goat/sheep. using lino type ammo to cast cartridges and ability to go out on bow/black powder days it is a must have.you can even recover the projectile to re cast. there are cheaper ones like http://www.powerfulairguns.com/korean/ much cheaper but i think you get what you pay for in terms of craftsmanship.December 9, 2015 at 8:52 am #45915
My son’s got a good one that he shoots with quite accurately. The first time he was sent out into the veld by one of my friends to “hunt”, was a few years ago. He shot a Patrys that fell into a bush. He was so sad for the bird died for nothing, be could not find it. Since then he mostly shoot at rats. He can finish them off in the run. My cats keep the rat problem under control.December 9, 2015 at 9:15 am #45917
most British lads were brought up on Air Rifles(pellet guns), I think quite a few preppers have them for hunting post SHTF.
British Survivalist.December 16, 2015 at 3:42 am #46097
That’s as good of a reason that I needed to find a couple nice brass pellet air compressed hand guns and rifles. Some over a slight recoil. They don’t make much sound, get Santa to bring you one or Mrs. Claus.August 20, 2016 at 9:47 am #49780
forget anything air compressed after SHTF, what you need is a decent break barrel air rifle, cock and shoot all day with one of those.
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