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  • anybody here own air rifles? i always thought they were kind of a joke but i was looking into them last night and they actually

    anybody here own air rifles? i always thought they were kind of a joke but i was looking into them last night and they actually look like a ton of fun. i see that some of them also can shoot up to 1000+ fps. do they shoot pellets? just like a pellet gun right? are there different kinds of air rifles? please give me all the info you have to offer. i'm considering buying one after i buy my 25-06. any recommendation on which air rifle to buy?

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    The Big Cat by Gamo isnt a bad gun. Im sure theres a better gun but once its sighted in its a ton of fun. I love to bird hunt with it and have killed a squirrel. It comes with a 4X35 or somthing scope and gets 1200fps with pba ammo(it comes with some) with lead ammo it only gets 1000fps. i highly recommend this gun. Although like most air rifles they need to be sighted in often.

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    • #3
      oh and yes they do shoot pellets and are like a pellet gun but are break action intead of pump. you dont need co2 or anything. oh and any good one is single shot break action.

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      • #4
        The Gamo Whisper looks good also. The old model Benjamins were excellent rifles but are difficult to locate. A pellet at 1100 fps or so can be a very lethel weapon in the right shooter's hands.

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        • #5
          I go squirrel hunting with the Gammo Shadow 1000. I love mine and it will nock those squirrels right out of the trees with out a problem. They are a lot of fun to hunt with.

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          • #6
            Dont know if my Crosman 66 powermaster counts, but it shoots pellets and bbs and i have killed pigeons and sparrows with it. It is loads of fun. I have put almost 2000 bb and pellets through it in the year i have had it.

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            • #7
              I have an RWS and mine is not accurate. I need accuracy more than speed. I shoot about 2 - 3 inch groups at 20 yards which is crap. It is a pain in the rear to have a squirrel 20 yards away and not be able to hit it.

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              • #8
                Agreed with DakotaMan and + 1 for you sir!!!

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