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Pellet pistol #8186876 02/28/21 06:39 PM
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Anyone have any experience with one of these?

https://www.amazon.com/Crosman-P137...ellet+gun&qid=1614537067&sr=8-24

I need to buy something to covertly reduce the squirrel population in my backyard as the little rat bastards have chewed holes in some of our patio furniture cushions and pull out the stuffing. We have a window I can open on the rear door for shooting access. Average shot will be less than say 40ft.

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Re: Pellet pistol [Re: CharlieCTx] #8186891 02/28/21 06:53 PM
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The .22 cal version puts a much bigger 'whump' on tree-rats, so they don't go running off to your neighbors yard with a little bitty .177 hole in them.
Only a few bucks more:
https://www.amazon.com/Crosman-Amer...pistol+.22&qid=1614538461&sr=8-1

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There are a lot of better choices such as most any air rifle .22 caliber.


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.22 caliber air rifle for the win and less misses. up


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Re: Pellet pistol [Re: CharlieCTx] #8186960 02/28/21 08:15 PM
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The pistols usually have very low velocity. Even the inexpensive air rifles usually have much more power. I've looked up the specs and the .22 version only has 460-500 fps, max, and that's probably with lightweight pellets. You really want 800 fps or more for decisive results, and that still requires head shots.

Something like this might be a reasonably priced option. I'm not saying it's the best airgun in the world, because it's not, but it should be much more decisive than any of the moderately priced pistols.

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they work great but the rifles like others have mentioned would be a better option. my pistol will put a 177 through 3/8 plywood at 8-10 yards

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Originally Posted by John2
.22 caliber air rifle for the win and less misses. up



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I inherited a .177 cal. Benjamin pump pellet pistol. Won’t pump, needs to be rebuilt I guess. Are parts available?

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Thanks the input... I am without a doubt a bigger hammer is always better kinda guy, but given my shooting situation and distances, pistol should be fine and will be easier to manage.

Any thoughts on if this Umarex with a suppressor kinda thing, would actually make a sound difference? Single pump for up to 600 FPS isn’t bad.

https://www.amazon.com/Umarex-Trevo...-Bundle/dp/B08HY5KK6X/ref=cm_wl_huc_item

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Definitely get a springer break barrel under 800 FPS to keep the report down in volume. .22 cal RWS 34.

https://www.airgundepot.com/rws-34-air-rifle.html

Super accurate. Read the reviews. Have fun with your decision!


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Originally Posted by 68rustbucket
I inherited a .177 cal. Benjamin pump pellet pistol. Won’t pump, needs to be rebuilt I guess. Are parts available?


Will it pump but won't build up any pressure ?, if that's the case try some 3 in 1 oil and work it a lot.Could be something is stuck or worse if it has a rubber O ring and it's old and broken.

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Originally Posted by 68rustbucket
I inherited a .177 cal. Benjamin pump pellet pistol. Won’t pump, needs to be rebuilt I guess. Are parts available?



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the 1377 is like the ruger 10/22 VERY customizable. If customizing is not your thing then spend a little more on something ready to go. the 1377 can make some pretty good pressure if you want to get in to it, its no slouch at all....You would want the 1322 to start though on squirrels but with correct shot placement and a .177 would work as well.


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Pellet rifle, a pump up is a better choice than a pistol.


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I rebuilt and refurbish all old Sheridan and Benjamin air rifles. Buy the tools and do it yourself. The worst cal Sheridans are the king of killing with enough pellet weight and velocity to get the job done. Baker survive or J&G sales have the right parts to get it right. Always leave 1 to 2 pumps in it when you put it up and no oil except pellgun oil. All others destroy the seals. Good hunting.


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I go along with the Use a rifle crowd. I have a Daisy 880 in .177 and have killed maybe 15 squirrels with it. Usually when they are creating problems at my bird feeder about. 20 yds away.



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My Benjamin pellet gun (rifle) has always served me well. I’ve messed around with pellet pistols and was not impressed.


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Most definitely a .22 spring piston air rifle is your best choice. Even a .177 air rifle wounds a lot and doesn’t kill nearly as quickly. I’ve killed hundreds with mine. A pistol (especially a cheap one) doesn’t have the power or accuracy. Plus no one mentioned that once you start shooting squirrels, they will quickly learn to fear you and and be much more wary. Those easy 40 feet shots will be rare. The squirrels around my house will flee at any hint of movement or sound. They are smart. But my .22 air rifle has the range and power to reach out 30 of 40 yards. They no longer will pose at my bird feeder.

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Silencers are pretty much standard on better airguns. AirForce makes the Escape SS in a .22 cal. It is a tree rat killing machine and your neighbors will never know you pulled the trigger. At 27.5" long it is not much bigger that a pistol and you can put a scope on it and not worry about destroying it like a springer will.


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I think this is the one that I have - 7 gone tree rats gone so far lol


https://www.amazon.com/Ruger-Blackh...pellet+gun&qid=1614634267&sr=8-1


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Originally Posted by HornSlayer
Silencers are pretty much standard on better airguns. AirForce makes the Escape SS in a .22 cal. It is a tree rat killing machine and your neighbors will never know you pulled the trigger. At 27.5" long it is not much bigger that a pistol and you can put a scope on it and not worry about destroying it like a springer will.


That looks like a terrific unit, but I think the pistol originally linked cost about $49.


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Silencers are pretty much standard on better airguns. AirForce makes the Escape SS in a .22 cal. It is a tree rat killing machine and your neighbors will never know you pulled the trigger. At 27.5" long it is not much bigger that a pistol and you can put a scope on it and not worry about destroying it like a springer will.


That looks like a terrific unit, but I think the pistol originally linked cost about $49.


Yes I know at $49 you wasting your money. Read the reviews. Those little pistolas are not made for hunting and the break barrel pistols are hard to shoot with the recoil of the spring and all.. I tried both the springer and co2 route and ended up getting into PCP Airguns . Now with a 3000psi PCP airgun pistol you can cleanly dispatch a tree rat from 80 yards with no problem. I would lean towards a Diana Bandit in 22 cal. It has a Silencer on it and is small enough it can be filled with a foot pump.


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Originally Posted by 68rustbucket
I inherited a .177 cal. Benjamin pump pellet pistol. Won’t pump, needs to be rebuilt I guess. Are parts available?

If it's a plastic one trash it if it's a good one there are companies that rebuild them. I sent a Beemam model 124 Finwickbrau (Spelling) back to a place I think in Ohio years ago to repair.

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What ever you get get a 1 pump pellet rifle you'll be much happerier.

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