Are pigeons considered "flying varmints"?
Posted 20 February 2007 - 02:18 PM
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Posted 20 February 2007 - 02:34 PM
I thought of that. I looked at Walmart for one and they run $90-$100. I found an NEF 410 for $95. So I then entered a state of confusion.I guess I can pop them off the ridge of my roof with the pellet rifle though, huh...
Get a pellet rifle.
Posted 20 February 2007 - 03:27 PM
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Posted 20 February 2007 - 05:58 PM
I agree. I'd much rather be shooting a rabbit with a .17hmr or .223 at 200 yards than with a 410 at 25 yards. But I don't like throwing lead at 2500fps up in the air!
I think it's a sport to shoot them with a pellet gun.
Posted 20 February 2007 - 06:45 PM
The more expensive airguns are the best and are a different beast. They are much more powerful and yet quieter. The more you go over 1000fps the more crack you get because the pellet breaks the sound barrier which also makes the pellet less accurate. My R9 Beeman springer will shoot a 1/2 inch group at 50 yards if I do my part. But like the one peeker seeker got is a very serviceable Beeman. I have several different types but my grab and shoot are Beeman's.
Are those a totally different species compared to some of those fancy .20 caliber air rifles?
Posted 20 February 2007 - 08:00 PM
I agree it is a ton of fun to take them with a pellet gun. I recently purchased an airgun and looked at the ones at Walmart also. The Walmart guns are good for the price. I really liked the Beeman guns but the newer ones are made abroad in China or Spain, according to the Beeman rep. that I spoke to on the phone. So quality may be a concern. I was trying to get an older refurbished beeman. I opted for an RWS. Made in Germany and have a history of excellent workmanship. I have not been disappointed to date. Definitely worth the few extra bucks. I agree with Shooter John, the expensive airguns are a breed apart and have a high return investment in terms of fun. I opted for the 22 caliber pellet to have the flexibility to shoot small varmint like squirrels and rabbit. I did have to give up a little bit in airspeed when compared to the .177 pellets (850 f/s). The larger animals and crow have required head shots to take down cleanly. I don't know, but the pigeons may also.Look forward to seeing some pics of your pigeon success.
I think it's a sport to shoot them with a pellet gun. I have one that won't puncture a tin roof but easily kills those winged rats.
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Posted 23 February 2007 - 08:29 AM
Okay you hit on a couple good points here. Price. Is it worth another $75 for that model 34 compared to a $95 .410 shotgun? Sport is alot more fun to me rather than 'point and click' shooting the .410 would provide. Also, I guess if the pigeons are off my roof and down at that pasture eating my horses grain, I can pick them off easier with pellet than the risk of peppering a horse's ass with the .410 too.If I do go the air rifle route, can that 34 be shipped directly to me, since it's not a firearm?By the way, I did buy that Remington Airmaster 77 at Walmart for $50. I figure I can give it to my son if it doesn't work out for me. It came with a fixed 4X cheapo scope and I'm getting it somewhat dialed but I noticed the slighted breeze does crazy things to that BB.Oh, lastly - regarding accuracy - BB or pellet?
I know the intention of this post wasnt to but a 400 dollar airgun either. The model 34 in 22 is downright awesome for 170 bones. And the 52 like mine is only 340, that is an insane gooddeal. This sight is the best price for these guns on the internet.
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