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Rabbits, pellet pistol style
« on: December 12, 2019, 09:44:22 PM »
So, I'm literally tripping over rabbits on my morning run with the dog.  My thought is I should bring a few home but I'm on a major trail and have to be somewhat low key.  I, like every other boy in this country, have shot gallons of bbs in my youth but what I am looking for is a pistol pellet gun that can quickly dispatch a rabbit that is $150 or less.

I found a site that said for .177 I should have 760 fps and 8 ft lbs, shots will be in the 10 yard range.  I don't care if it is operated by CO2, pump, break, or any other method.  I have plenty of time to whip it out, load, cock and aim. 

This is all I found, what options are out there for those much more knowledgeable?

https://www.amazon.com/Hatsan-Supercharger-Vortex-Airgun-Black/dp/B00JZNQLU6

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Re: Rabbits, pellet pistol style
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2019, 09:52:21 PM »
Tagging. I've thought about this several times. Even thought about setting some snares along what's probably the same trail. Would be a heck of a lot of fun.
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Re: Rabbits, pellet pistol style
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2019, 09:55:29 PM »
Go out and find some Aguila .22 Colibri or .22 Super Colibri ammo, much better than a .177 BB or Pellet. That is if you have a .22 hand gun. 
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Re: Rabbits, pellet pistol style
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2019, 10:00:06 PM »
This would be a big upgrade for a little more $$

I would get the .22 cal version for sure


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Re: Rabbits, pellet pistol style
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2019, 10:00:30 PM »
Try a Gamo Silent Cat. Great pellet rifle for a decent price.

.177 @1200 FPS

$149
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Re: Rabbits, pellet pistol style
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2019, 10:01:07 PM »
Try a Gamo Silent Cat. Great pellet rifle for a decent price.

.177 @1200 FPS

$149

He wants a pistol, go all stealth mode rabbit slayin  :chuckle:

gonna hide it under his naugahyde duster

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Re: Rabbits, pellet pistol style
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2019, 10:09:54 PM »
you will need to try different pellets to see which work best in your gun, and you need to clean and lube the barrel properly. 

and go through a break in period for max accuracy, not so bad on a pcp gun, but those spring air break barrel guns for sure.


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Re: Rabbits, pellet pistol style
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2019, 10:11:15 PM »
Try a Gamo Silent Cat. Great pellet rifle for a decent price.

.177 @1200 FPS

$149

He wants a pistol, go all stealth mode rabbit slayin  :chuckle:

gonna hide it under his naugahyde duster

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Re: Rabbits, pellet pistol style
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2019, 06:55:44 AM »
https://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/crosman-american-classic-22-caliber-air-pistol#repChildCatid=1592891

I ve killed dozens of squirrels, rabbits with the above growing up. cheap, fairly quiet and shoots ok for shots under 20 yards

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Re: Rabbits, pellet pistol style
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2019, 07:00:30 AM »
Is it even legal to use an air rifle or pistol?
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Re: Rabbits, pellet pistol style
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2019, 07:28:56 AM »
Is it even legal to use an air rifle or pistol?

No, it isn't. This would be considered poaching by the DFW.
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Re: Rabbits, pellet pistol style
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2019, 07:33:17 AM »
Is it even legal to use an air rifle or pistol?

No, it isn't. This would be considered poaching by the DFW.

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Re: Rabbits, pellet pistol style
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2019, 08:48:25 AM »
Oh!  So these aren't domestic ferel rabbits?



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Re: Rabbits, pellet pistol style
« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2019, 08:58:30 AM »
So who do we contact to get air rifles legal? Makes no sense that I can use 22 shorts but not a pellet gun. There’s guys literally dropping hogs with the .22 and up cal pellet guns!
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Re: Rabbits, pellet pistol style
« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2019, 09:08:03 AM »
Oh!  So these aren't domestic ferel rabbits?



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Of course, only unclassified domestic rabbits. :chuckle:

I looked through the regs in the small game section, but didn't notice the blurb later in the regs that captures it for all game animals. 

The problem is that small game includes really small animals and larger ones and you would have to propose a change for just some small game animals and where to draw the line could be difficult.  But, like with archery it would be easy to set some sort of threshold on rated FPS or energy and it would be fine.

 


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