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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Hodag, May 2, 2009.
Well, it's not very accurate, but it does pack quite a punch.
I have one of these. Tau competition target rifle. Tack accurate at 10 meters, but doesn't have the velocity to kill any thing other than a bird at close range. It's a great paper target rifle.
RWS 34, Crosman 2260, Benjamin Sheridan 392, and a Webley & Scott Tempest.
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RWS with Scope.
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I've got a squirrel problem. I've got a family of squirrels living in between floors of my house. I'm normally a live and let live kind of person. I was able to trap a couple of the younger ones and released them a couple of miles away in our counties open space. The older ones, I'm guessing I've got the parents, aunts, uncles, and a grandfather or two left. :huh Those that are left are smart enough to move to the side of the trap, reach in and grab the peanut butter which sets the trap off. I usually see one or two each day as they move out of our house. They don't all leave at once otherwise I'd wait and hammer up some steel plate in the spot they've opened up. I've got a Baikal IZH-46M target pistol which I've used to remove one, but the pistol doesn't have enough power for a single shot kill. I had to chase down the squirrel until it stopped moving enough to put another round into its head.
So I'm thinking a .22 pellet gun of some type. Suggestions? If my neighborhood was a little more rural I probably would just follow them outside until they get into a tree and use an old .410 single shot shotgun I've got.
We also "had" a squirrel problem... So far this year, I've permanently removed 28 (as of yesterday) of the furred rats out of our pear and pecan trees.
I started out this spring with a cheap-ish Daisy .177 springer (with scope) from Wally World. The rifle has high velocity and is accurate, but it also has a horrible 9 lb. trigger...takes a lot of concentration to get good shots. I got 19 kills with it before a friend loaned me his Beeman R9 (.22; also a springer). With hollow point pellets, it's a FAR superior piece o' work for killing varmits. For the 30 - 50 ft. shots I'm making, the .22 has much better knock down power. The Beemans (especially the R7 and R9 models) are mid-priced, super accurate, have a VERY nice trigger, etc., etc...just a pleasure to shoot.
I've always been fascinated by the old repeating big bore air guns of 200 years ago.
The world's first repeating breechloading rifle:
Oooh, what's that on the bottom? (The pistol, I already know what a dead whistle pig is!)
Pair of Diana RWSs:
.177 Cal. P5 Magnum pistol.
.22 Cal. Model 52 rifle
I don't have a picture of them near by, but years back I bought my younger brothers CZ manufactured pellet guns.
They are rather low FPS, but they are quite accurate, great triggers, and nice wood.
No longer made though, unfortunately. Maybe the sell different types.
Squirrels just tore my garden up this summer. I want to be ready for them next year. The garden is 20 - 30 feet from the house. How many FPS do I need for a clean kill, what caliber, open sights or scope, and is it possible to get this varmint gun for less than 200.00?
I'd say anything over about 500 is adequate for squirrels if you hit them well.
The Pistol shown with the sleeping whistlepig is a modified Crossman 2240
with laser & Tasco Red Dot. Check out CrookedBarn.com if your interested.
Here are a couple more plinkers...........
First is a Air Arms TX200 Tuned by Paul Watts and in a Maccari Stock
Next we have a Daystate Huntsman with a re-done stock (added tip & grip cap
finnally, Here is the Crooked Barn Tomcat 22 with Laser & Red Dot
is there that much recoil that a pad is needed?
No, with the Pre-charged pneumatic, there is no recoil. The pad came on the
stock, probably so it looks more like a real powder burner.
How well does that tasco work for you?
I was thinking of buying one, but they are so cheap I'm worried it'll end up being crap.
Can the PCP rifles and handguns be stored with the bottles under pressure? I need to take care of some squirrels and have thought about stepping up the arms race at my house. I've been looking at the BSA Ultra in .22 and wondered about storage. If I have to keep the tank empty and fill it before use the squirrels will have moved on by the time I get the gun out.
Also, an opinions about BSA in general or the Ultra specifically? They are a bit pricey, but seem well built.
For sporadic use you're better off with a multi-pump or a break-open with gas-ram swap. PCPs aren't supposed to be stored with a full tank.
According to that, you SHOULD keep it full.