need help with air gun choice

Discussion in 'Air Rifle & Pistol Discussion' started by prkrgrp, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. prkrgrp

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    want to get an air gun that will knock down a coyote 50 to 100 yds.
     
  2. CFletch

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    That would be some airgun. I've got a Chinese monster-rifle that can put a .177 pellet through a wall, but I wouldn't trust it on a coyote. To me, something more powerful is in order in this case. Maybe a Mosin Nagant (for about the same price as a good airgun)? I would be interested in hearing your reasons for wanting to use an airgun for this.

    Have you considered a crossbow? They have the range and the power, although I'd still want a firearm (at least pistol) just in case and to humanely finish off a wounded animal.
     
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    So, which way did you go?? Or, did you just decide to forget the idea altogether?
     
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    That's the crazy thing I found out too. I was all excited to hear you could get larger air guns, not so much when I found out how loud they are :(
     
  7. jsparky747

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    I use a Gamo Silent Cat and have had good luck. Punched holes through rabbit heads many times before. Another good option is the Hatsan 135QE. Shoots a .30 cal at 550 fps. There are 2 main air rifle features that put animals on the dirt; power and speed. A .177 pellet going 1200 fps will knock out a yote easy, but so will a .30 pellet going 550. Get an accurate one too. You want accuracy so you can put a pellet to the bottom or left or bottom right of the ear, depending on the side. As for the power plant, it depends. A break barrel will put animals on the ground but will be a little louder and will lose velocity faster. A PCP airgun will put animals on the ground, be quieter, and lose velocity faster but you have to haul around a air tank if you want to do lots of shooting.
     
  8. Joe Link

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    Damn I didn't realize they made .30 cal airguns.
     

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