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Question by themadtoruter. Uploaded on December 17, 2010
Probably only if youre using it as a trapping gun.
That would make a pretty good squirrel gun though.
Get a more powerful gun for those fur bearing beasties. It won't make a quick, clean kill.
I have had the same .177 air rifle sence i was 15, now 29, i've killed about a dozen racoons useing 1-1/4in. .177 steel tip darts. first kill was a mess, the rest have been clean. never tryed for a fox, they wheren't fliping my moms trash can those years ago.
NO~ Step up to a 22Mag for Fox and Coons would be a better choice with 40gr ammo would my Pick.
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Years ago, when a raccoon was tearing up our bird feaders, I popped it in the butt with a 1050 fps .177 pellet. It probably penetrated, and he jumped down an waddled off.
I've seen him over the years, this thing still limps. I do not feel good about that, but there's no reason to kill it.
So no, it is not good enough, and that includes the people who will claim; "If you just aim for that two-millimeter spot...".
Use your pellet gun to shoot paper targets, cans and other soft objects but not animals.
I have killed racoons with a pellet gun i was within 10 yards of them though but mine was also less powerful. You could probably kill them if you aimed for head and were within 15 yards. But you're better off with a .22. No dont try to kill a fox with it.
I have a .22 cal pellet gun and it's fine for squirrels. However, in my opinion, it's not enough for larger animals.
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no a big coon has a realy hard head, sometimes a 22LR wont penetrate the head
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