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O/T Pellet Rifle For Squirrels

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by DoubleAuto, Aug 19, 2007.

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  1. DoubleAuto

    DoubleAuto Well-Known Member

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    I am looking for recommendations on a good quality pellet rifle and scope to use to reduce the squirrel population around the house that is working our bird feeders over. Any recommendations on brand, model, caliber, etc. is appreciated. Can't use a rimfire rifle or shotgun due to neighborhood restrictions.
     
  2. missalot

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    I have a Remington SUMMIT, made by Crossman, spring powered pellet rifle. I have killed about 25 squirrels in my back yard with shots between 25 and 70 yards, using the PBA pellets. After 3 tries I gave up on scopes and just use the iron sites.
     
  3. missalot

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    I have a Remington SUMMIT, made by Crossman, spring powered pellet rifle. I have killed about 25 squirrels in my back yard with shots between 25 and 70 yards, using the PBA pellets. After 3 tries I gave up on scopes and just use the iron sites.
     
  4. g7777777

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    if shots are within 25 yards even one of those crossman pumps that you can buy at walmart with a scope for 40 dollars will kill the with bbs

    If you shoot pellets in it- it is good to 50-70 yards or so

    the cheap scope on that package is fine for this purpose

    the pump is more quiet than a break open gun if you are in an neighborhood setting

    bbs have some advantages-- they dont carry as far - you can load them in the magazine and they are very cheap

    Gene
     
  5. folothru

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    if your going to put a scope on your pellet rifl you need to put on one that is designed for a pellet rifle that is a high velocity,other wise you wont be able to keep it sighted in............rws with iron sights 22 cal.
     
  6. PA101_guy

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    I use a Sheridan Blue Streak .20 cal. w/ a 6X Weaver mounted up....deadly accurate and drops them like a stone using Beeman Silver Jets.

    KEEP SMOKIN' EM.... Dave
     
  7. avidtrapshooter

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    Winchester 1000X, break open, 1000 fps all you'll ever need for back yard pests.
     
  8. Barry C. Roach

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    RWS - 900fps. Came with a scope. If I hit 'em they drop.
     
  9. Barry C. Roach

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    I wait 'til they get a lot closer. A 70yd. squirrel shot is a bit like "skybusting" ducks.
     
  10. harleyhog

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    I have never been able to keep a scope mount from moving on a pellet gun. Is there a secret
     
  11. superxjeff

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    On a dead calmn day with the right rifle 70 is a chip shot. Airgunning is a huge sport and the guns can run into the thousands. One of the guys from trapshooters.com that lives here in Oregon has a pellet gun that he was KILLING Rock chucks at 100 yards plus. It's amazing that you can choose from hundreds of diffrent pellets in all diffrent shapes, weights. Jeff
     
  12. bigbore613

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    I know you said you can't use a rimfire, but if you use CB caps it is more quiet than the pellet rifle. Just a thought, Jeff
     
  13. sherpa

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    Beeman R9 or R11 .177 930 fps
     
  14. maclellan1911

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    These guns are not bad for the money. I had a chance to shoot the viper exspress with the mini shot shells pounding soda cans at 20y. fun shooter
     
  15. ol 12 shooter

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    RWS .177 with a 2 x 7 scope knocks squirrels on their ying yang.
     
  16. Little Limber

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    Take a look at powderless shells for your .22 LR (the primer drives the bullet)Quieter than a pellet gun and works great at 50-75 yards. save your gun money for trapshooting or women.

    LL
     
  17. DoubleAuto

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    Thanks for all of the information. If I don't do something about the squirrels my wife is going to be after me with her S&W .357.
     
  18. School Teacher

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    DoubleAuto:

    We have had a squirrel problem around our bird feeders for years. We tried all kinds of tricks including greasing the poles to the bird feeders. No matter what, the squirrels got to the bird feeders.

    Finally, we started feeding the squirrel’s black oil sunflower seeds at a nearby location. The squirrels left the bird feeders alone and we now enjoy watching the squirrels. We put out the seeds in multiple piles so as to keep the squirrels apart. My wife laughs so hard she almost cries at some of their antics.

    As an added attraction, we now have several chipmunks that come by, stuff their cheeks full of seeds and return to their burrows. One made over 20 trips on day and he lived over 50 yards away.

    A new visitor is an old silver/grey groundhog that likes the sunflower seeds. He lies on his belly and chows down on the seeds.

    This may sound crazy but we love watching the small animals as well as the birds.
     
  19. likes-to-shoot

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    BigAl is right, a 70 yard shot with a pellet gun would be real lucky. Even with a .22LR that is a long shot. 30 to 35 yards is a common range for squirrel hunting with a .22LR.

    Harleyhog...........There are scopes made special for air rifles. Any other scope can't handle the 2 way recoil of a air rifle. I've heard of cases where they shook the crosshairs apart.

    SuperXJeff is correct about some of the air rifles. There are some that are more powerful and accurate than a .22LR. Lot higher price range also. LOL

    Bill
     
  20. Ray Brasser

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    RWS makes CB cap ammo for .22 rimfire rifles that duplicates the ballistics of their .22 air rifle. Works very well. 17 grain "pellet" at 1000fps. I use it in my Ruger 77/22. Sounds like an air rifle. Shoots like an air rifle. Plus you can use a regular scope.
     
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