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Air Rifles for Squirrel Hunting - Anyone out there have a recommendation for a good air rifle to use for squirrel hunting? I don't mind paying a little bit more for quality - I'd rather buy one gun and have it for a long time than be forced to trade it in for something that works better later.

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from Treestand wrote 3 years 1 week ago

IMHO~~the benjamin & sheridan (pump-up) Air Rifle
177 or 22s/shot MARP $249.40

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from Joe Kidd wrote 3 years 1 week ago

Check Pyramid Air. The Gamo 1200 big cat is hard to beat.

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from PigHunter wrote 3 years 1 week ago

I like the larger pellets with .22 air guns.

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from guamfrank wrote 3 years 1 week ago

I use an older Gamo, 1,000 fps, with .177 pellets, I've shot over 50 of them in the past year. Look at Cabelas and BassPro for refurbished models.

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from Christian Emter wrote 3 years 1 week ago

Ok, so I do not know if your parents will et you or not, but I personally say do not buy an airgun and put it towards a ruger 10/22. They are very versitle and have a lot of aftermarket supplies to make your hun look like a beast. Just look at my profile pic.

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from The Awesome Jonathan wrote 3 years 1 week ago

Potatoe guns work well for hunting stuff like gophers. It's very hard to miss with the right sized potatoe.

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from Bassmasterking wrote 3 years 1 week ago

I have a remington vantage and I have killed quite a few with it and the scope that came with it.

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from blackdawgz wrote 3 years 1 week ago

Whut Treestand said!

Ah yousta shoot one.

For close range, it wuz powerful and quite accurate.

Butt Ah graduated to .22s.

A Ruger 10-22 is cheaper, more powerful, at least as accurate, and nevvagitz tarred.

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from Cgull wrote 3 years 1 week ago

Benjamin's are 129.00 at Acadamy Sports and is a great buy and will out last most other brands.

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from Bryan01 wrote 3 years 1 week ago

Thanks for comments - with regard to the use of a .22, I would like nothing more than to use my .22 but in some locations that isn't legal while air rifles are

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from MLH wrote 3 years 1 week ago

I've killed many squirrels with a fixed-barrel .177 Gamo. I've put thousands of rounds through it. They have a Whisper model now that is supposed to be quieter - want to take a look at it myself. Reasonably priced. Horrible triggers.

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from davycrockettfv wrote 3 years 1 week ago

A couple years ago I bought a Crossman break barrel from wal-mart for $129 that supposedly threw a lead pellet out at 1200 fps. Never chronographed it, but it sure is accurate! At least, out to 50 yards (that's as long a shot as I've had occasion to try) Good enough that with the included variable power scope I was able to practice good shot placement on the small squirrels out here in Arizona. Much fun!

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from The Awesome Jonathan wrote 3 years 1 week ago

Also if you can't shoot rifles due to rocks or neighbors, i would suggest a shotgun like a 4 10 because they dont richochet as bad.

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from PigHunter wrote 3 years 1 week ago

An air rifle is superior to a .410 if you wish to be quiet in your kills such as in an urban environment.

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from The Awesome Jonathan wrote 3 years 1 week ago

I was talking about out on your own land not in a city

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from casey11 wrote 3 years 5 days ago

Gamo Whisper .177 caliber rangees about $215-$235

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from Zacpro wrote 3 years 5 days ago

A Gamo whisper is a pretty good airgun, I would buy a better scope than the one that comes with it. The Gamo Big Cat also works pretty well.

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from MATroutslayer wrote 2 years 46 weeks ago

RWS all the way

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from Treestand wrote 3 years 1 week ago

IMHO~~the benjamin & sheridan (pump-up) Air Rifle
177 or 22s/shot MARP $249.40

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from blackdawgz wrote 3 years 1 week ago

Whut Treestand said!

Ah yousta shoot one.

For close range, it wuz powerful and quite accurate.

Butt Ah graduated to .22s.

A Ruger 10-22 is cheaper, more powerful, at least as accurate, and nevvagitz tarred.

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from Joe Kidd wrote 3 years 1 week ago

Check Pyramid Air. The Gamo 1200 big cat is hard to beat.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from PigHunter wrote 3 years 1 week ago

I like the larger pellets with .22 air guns.

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from guamfrank wrote 3 years 1 week ago

I use an older Gamo, 1,000 fps, with .177 pellets, I've shot over 50 of them in the past year. Look at Cabelas and BassPro for refurbished models.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Bassmasterking wrote 3 years 1 week ago

I have a remington vantage and I have killed quite a few with it and the scope that came with it.

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from The Awesome Jonathan wrote 3 years 1 week ago

I was talking about out on your own land not in a city

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from Cgull wrote 3 years 1 week ago

Benjamin's are 129.00 at Acadamy Sports and is a great buy and will out last most other brands.

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from Bryan01 wrote 3 years 1 week ago

Thanks for comments - with regard to the use of a .22, I would like nothing more than to use my .22 but in some locations that isn't legal while air rifles are

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from MLH wrote 3 years 1 week ago

I've killed many squirrels with a fixed-barrel .177 Gamo. I've put thousands of rounds through it. They have a Whisper model now that is supposed to be quieter - want to take a look at it myself. Reasonably priced. Horrible triggers.

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from davycrockettfv wrote 3 years 1 week ago

A couple years ago I bought a Crossman break barrel from wal-mart for $129 that supposedly threw a lead pellet out at 1200 fps. Never chronographed it, but it sure is accurate! At least, out to 50 yards (that's as long a shot as I've had occasion to try) Good enough that with the included variable power scope I was able to practice good shot placement on the small squirrels out here in Arizona. Much fun!

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from The Awesome Jonathan wrote 3 years 1 week ago

Also if you can't shoot rifles due to rocks or neighbors, i would suggest a shotgun like a 4 10 because they dont richochet as bad.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from PigHunter wrote 3 years 1 week ago

An air rifle is superior to a .410 if you wish to be quiet in your kills such as in an urban environment.

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from casey11 wrote 3 years 5 days ago

Gamo Whisper .177 caliber rangees about $215-$235

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from Zacpro wrote 3 years 5 days ago

A Gamo whisper is a pretty good airgun, I would buy a better scope than the one that comes with it. The Gamo Big Cat also works pretty well.

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from MATroutslayer wrote 2 years 46 weeks ago

RWS all the way

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from The Awesome Jonathan wrote 3 years 1 week ago

Potatoe guns work well for hunting stuff like gophers. It's very hard to miss with the right sized potatoe.

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from Christian Emter wrote 3 years 1 week ago

Ok, so I do not know if your parents will et you or not, but I personally say do not buy an airgun and put it towards a ruger 10/22. They are very versitle and have a lot of aftermarket supplies to make your hun look like a beast. Just look at my profile pic.

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