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need help with air gun choice

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.

Joe Link

I looked into air for a while until I found out they were as loud as a .22. Not much help for the neighbor that is anti everything I believe in.
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either one will do job, but I think your looking for stealth.
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 :(
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.



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