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Old 06-06-2017, 09:10 PM   #1
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Default Need cheap .410 or 20 ga for yard squirrels

I don't want to shoot a .22 around here anymore. Too many houses. I figure #8's won't hurt anybody plus I know where all nearby houses are.

Looks don't matter much.

I'm not having much luck with traps.
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Old 06-06-2017, 09:11 PM   #2
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You priced .410 lately? They think highly of it.
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Old 06-06-2017, 10:26 PM   #3
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My brother in Chattanooga recently bought a .22 scoped air rifle just for that. Says it kills 'em just as dead, quietly.
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Old 06-06-2017, 11:04 PM   #4
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Yep. You can probably find a .410 for just about free. Nobody wants to buy the shells.

I use a .22 air rifle myself. $100 will get you a fairly nice one and pellets are CHEAP!
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I love my .22 Air Rifle. Pretty quiet too and yes the ammo is cheap!
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Old 06-14-2017, 07:13 PM   #6
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Y'all like them air rifles, but I find a CB round or a CCI quiet .22 to be highly effective. No, not as cheap as pellets, but if you already have a .22, you can buy a bunch of CBs or those quiet rounds for what you'll pay for a pellet gun. It's funny that the bullet hitting the varmit makes more noise than the report of the rifle.
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Yeah those subsonics are awesome. My neighbor bought a suppressor for his 22 but was disappointed that it still went "crack". With subsonics it just goes "pop" and not real loud.
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Get a GAMO. Very quiet with lead rds. The high velocity will crack
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Old 06-16-2017, 09:58 AM   #9
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I've got an old single shot .410 I'd let you have for 50 bucks if your ever over this way
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definitely a .177, .22 or .25 air rifle........watch your shot placement with them as carefully as a .22 rifle......they are not toys, they make some amazing silent super accurate air guns now.....if you have $700 to $1000 you can buy something you will love, a PCP rifle, look up PCP air guns......a couple hundred buys a pretty nice air rifle also.

I have 892 squirrel kills in my backyard using an inexpensive Gamo big cat .177.......around 700 heart shots. Great fun and practice putting a tiny pellet through a squirrels heart at the top of a tree......give me your address and ill come take care of your squirrel trespassers !

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