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    what is the minimum fps to kill a rabbit or squirrel humanely?

  • #2
    Need more info, at what range? With a .22 or airrifle? With a little more information you will get better answers.

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    • #3
      with a bbgun and pellet from 10 to 20 feet

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      • #4
        for ,22 pellet- 800fps for 177- 1000. Bbguns are crap. Inhumane to shoot a bb at game. Hollow point pellets, and high velocity.

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        • #5
          Depends on how heavy your boot is. LOL.

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          • #6
            I would say 1000 fps 177,but at 10 to 20 feet 800 fps would do the job. If the size of the pellet is .22 then 800 to 600 fps.

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            • #7
              For a clean kill a pellet gun at 875-950Fps or more
              bb/guns IMO~ are to shoot tin cans not game!

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              • #8
                For a clean kill a pellet gun at 875-950Fps or more
                bb/guns IMO~ are to shoot tin cans not game!

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                • #9
                  About 88fps with a Louisville Slugger will do fine.

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                  • #10
                    noo u can kill a rabbit with a rock or a stick so u barely need any...as foe a squirrell not the guy i just shoot them with a 410

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                    • #11
                      I kill squirrels in my yard with a Red Ryder bb gun all the time and its muzzle velocity is probably just above a baby's crawling speed. I've shot rabbits with the same gun (abeit all at about 25 yards). The reason I say it is that it doesn't take much to puncture the skin or a rabbit or squirrel. If I'm seriously hunting, I use the fastest .22 long rifle cartridge I can get. But this question has got me thinking that I might try some subsonic rounds in my .22 so I can hunt quieter.

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                      • #12
                        In New York, the minimum to FPS to hunt with an air rifle is 750. So it has to be more then that and they have to be headshots. If they arent, those squirrels arent going down.

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                        • #13
                          .22 pellet- 800 fps
                          .177 pellet - 1000 fps
                          i would use a hollow point pellet as well

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by PAShooter View Post
                            About 88fps with a Louisville Slugger will do fine.
                            lmao

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                            • #15
                              600 fps with a heavier domed .22 pellet.

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