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Old 08-17-2011, 03:19 PM   #1
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Default Big Bore air rifles? Got one?

Do any of you have one of these or ever shoot one? I'm thing about getting one as they are regulated very differently then any "Firearm" as described by Fl law.

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Not legal in fla to hunt with unless laws changed in recent years...

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Not legal in fla to hunt with unless laws changed in recent years...

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Is there any reasoning behind that? I've see videos of guys taking down those giant oxen in Africa with them.
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http://myfwc.custhelp.com/app/answer...w/pellet%20gun
Hunting with air guns, BB guns, and pellet guns.

Answer ID 1999 | Published 12/22/2005 09:00 AM | Updated 05/20/2011 05:01 PM
Can I hunt with an air gun, BB gun or pellet gun in Florida?
You are not allowed to take game with an air gun in Florida. But, on private property, you may use one to take wild hogs, furbearers and non-native animals.


Here is what I see...
No explanation other than the law was made when a typical pellet gun was rarely at 600fps in .177 and .22 is all I can figure...

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So you can hunt hogs, non-native and furbearers on private land.
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I am certainly not hunting Hogs with any air gun, but you may try anything once...2 reasons, I believe in a quick ethical kill and even though I have seen videos of them killed(very small ones) killed with a 1000fps air gun, I am a firm believer in using a caliber suited for the animal. I guess if you are using a big bore there is a better likely-hood of a clean kill, just not for me.

Hogdogs is right, when the regs were written 650fps was probably the max sold on the open market.
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I am certainly not hunting Hogs with any air gun, but you may try anything once...2 reasons, I believe in a quick ethical kill and even though I have seen videos of them killed(very small ones) killed with a 1000fps air gun, I am a firm believer in using a caliber suited for the animal. I guess if you are using a big bore there is a better likely-hood of a clean kill, just not for me.

Hogdogs is right, when the regs were written 650fps was probably the max sold on the open market.
If you watch the video, we are not talking about 177 or .22 pellets here, this is a 50 cal rifle that carries 327lbs of energy with a 233gr projectile at 75 yards. You can see the ballistics test in the vid. I didn't know they existed but now I'm interested because of the noise reduction. You can buy anything from 9mm , 357, 45cal, to 50 cal. Uses 3000 psi of air to launch 3 projectiles over 980fps and with the 50 cal projectile at 300gr's or more depending on what you buy, Good Lord, they do some damage.
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I have shot one that was 30 cal. and it packed a whop. It was shot through a 5 gal bucket full of water hugh hole on back side. There is a big group of guys who shoot these things in the Coventon, La area.
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I have shot one that was 30 cal. and it packed a whop. It was shot through a 5 gal bucket full of water hugh hole on back side. There is a big group of guys who shoot these things in the Coventon, La area.
I wish I knew some one who had one I could shoot. I've seen many youtube videos showing how powerful they are and shooting them through all kinds of stuff. Even dropping a good size Buck where he stood. Now thats a strong air rifle.
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One of these??? Fixed link. Hair spray is old school apparently.
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