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Question by fisher girl. Uploaded on June 22, 2009
Hand cocking spring actions are probably the best choice for normal shooting. CO2 cartridge rifles can vary point of impact depending on temperature and the amount of gas left in the cylinder. I'd go with CO2 only if I couldn't work the action. You can spend some big bucks for compressed air competition rifles.
I settled on a 1,000fps, .177 caliber, spring action rifle for practice, plinking, small game, and vermin control. A .22 might be a better choice for hunting, though. A .20 is also a choice but I don't see the pellets everywhere. Each gun will have a particular pellet or two that it likes so try a few different brands and types, starting with the ones marketed by the airgun maker.
Gammo,Beemen,Anshultz(?) all make very good ones.
Some of them you can change barrels and get both the .177/.22 calibers for the same rifle.
Good luck and good shooting.
I have a Gamo that shoots 1000 fps and is accurate.
I hunt squirrels with the Gammo shadow 1000. It is a good rifle for a good price, around 130 bucks.
GAMO OR STOEGER
gamo or go to gander mont. or cabelas
gamo or crossman are good brands and with practice which isn't expensive to do you can get to be killer good with them. Then all neighborhood squirells will fear you.
hi this is fisher girls brother i got a gamo varmit hunter and it has broken 2 times and it is in the shop again.So i am not so sure what is the best brand.
fisher girl and brother - Sorry to hear about your Gamo. Except for the sloppy trigger my CFX has worked fine for several years. Same with my target pistol. You might consider an RWS or Beeman. Going to be more expensive, though.
I haven't researched air rifles in awhile - seems there are a lot of new models available. You can start at airgundepot.com and airgunsbbguns.com. I really read up before buying mine - not a high end airgun, but decent for the price. The CFX is full size and heavy - not for everyone.
Beeman is great stuff. Remember pellet guns are (in my opinion) throw-aways get something decent but don't break the bank, you'll just wind up replacing it later no matter what brand it is.
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