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#6566100 - 11/30/16 03:35 PM Hog air rifle question
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If you can kill a hog with a .177 pellet gun that goes 1400 fps at 20 yards and hit it in the brain do you think you could kill a hog with a .177 that goes 1200 fps at 20 yards?
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#6566105 - 11/30/16 03:37 PM Re: Hog air rifle question [Re: Aggieman775]
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Better carry one of these along ...... Just in case the hog gets: taz

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#6566108 - 11/30/16 03:39 PM Re: Hog air rifle question [Re: Aggieman775]
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Ha I would definitely be in a tree stand
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#6566116 - 11/30/16 03:44 PM Re: Hog air rifle question [Re: Aggieman775]
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Get a chrono , those sound unrealistic velocities regardless of what the box says.

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#6566117 - 11/30/16 03:45 PM Re: Hog air rifle question [Re: Aggieman775]
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I am sure it is possible with very careful shot placement but you are under gunned for sure.

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#6566118 - 11/30/16 03:45 PM Re: Hog air rifle question [Re: Aggieman775]
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Originally Posted By: Aggieman775
Ha I would definitely be in a tree stand


Yeah, but you have to come down sooner or later ........ taz moose

Seriously, there are people who have taken large game with air rifles. It's all about velocity and energy delivered to the target. I can't see a 177 caliber pellet gun meeting those requirements. But then again, I don't know squat about air rifles.
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#6566122 - 11/30/16 03:46 PM Re: Hog air rifle question [Re: Aggieman775]
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I was curious because I saw pigman kill one with a .177 that went 1400 fps from 20 yards. Shot it right between the eyes and dropped it.
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#6566127 - 11/30/16 03:48 PM Re: Hog air rifle question [Re: glocker17]
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Originally Posted By: glocker17
Get a chrono , those sound unrealistic velocities regardless of what the box says.


It's not what boxes say it Is what is printed on the gun. With PBA gold pellets it shoots 1200 fps. Pigmans air rifle he says shoots 1400 fps. Remember it's a .177 caliber not a .22.


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#6566148 - 11/30/16 03:55 PM Re: Hog air rifle question [Re: Aggieman775]
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Yes it can probably be done on a hog 30lbs or less. But a .22 will do a much better job
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#6566158 - 11/30/16 03:59 PM Re: Hog air rifle question [Re: rickym]
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I have killed multiple hogs with .22 mags, .308, 300wsm, 7mm-08, my bow but I have an air rifle and thought what the heck. It will be a challenge to get the perfect shot and the right conditions but I'm looking for that challenge


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#6566266 - 11/30/16 05:25 PM Re: Hog air rifle question [Re: Aggieman775]
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It's not what boxes say it Is what is printed on the gun. With PBA gold pellets it shoots 1200 fps. Pigmans air rifle he says shoots 1400 fps. Remember it's a .177 caliber not a .22.


My point exactly, I find that speed pretty optimistic, gonna be loud as well with the sonic crack. Once those guns break in and the dieseling goes away I think speed is going to fall off. The heavier pellets shoot better in mine, H&N Barracuda's. I think they are the ticket, but were in the 850-950 range in my rifle.

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#6566274 - 11/30/16 05:29 PM Re: Hog air rifle question [Re: Aggieman775]
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