Air gun for small game

Discussion in 'General Hunting' started by Rossi, May 14, 2017.

  1. Rossi

    Rossi 6 pointer

    Oct 19, 2009
    Montgomery Co. , KY
    Any one use a Pellet gun for small game ,I'm thinking of getting one to try for squirrels been looking at the steel eagle 22. any of you have experience with one .
  2. davers

    davers 10 pointer

    Jul 14, 2014
    I harvested my very first Squirrel & also Rabbit using a .20 Caliber pellet rifle at age 14.
  3. bondhu

    bondhu 10 pointer

    Jul 3, 2015
    Battle Run
    Harvested one when I was 7 or 8 with a .177 crosman pellet gun pumped up 20 times. Aint ever harvested anything I was more proud of. Had a honda 110, 3 wheeler I would hang a 5 gallon bucket from the bar at the rear of the seat. I would ride around pounds and with that little air gun slay the frogs also.22 you should be good.
  4. EC

    EC 12 pointer

    Jul 13, 2003
    Louisville, KY.
    Used to frog gig as a kid with one of those old Red Ryder BB guns.

    Actually on the Lewis and Clark expedition, they had an air rifle that provided small game meals--plus it was quiet.

    Girandoni air rifle

  5. muddhunter

    muddhunter 12 pointer

    Oct 18, 2005
    We have a Gamo Wildcat Whisper in .22 and it is hell on squirrels and starlings.
  6. Coot_Meurer

    Coot_Meurer 10 pointer

    Nov 4, 2006
    Not here anymore
    The air guns today are much better and the pellet choices are out this world.

    As a kid I either shot a Benjamin .22 or a Crossman .177 and both killed almost every type of small game. Even killed coons and foxes running a trap line until I could afford a .22 pistol.
  7. Tufrthnails

    Tufrthnails 10 pointer

    Oct 27, 2014
    Lakeland, FL
    Yep got a Ruger targis .22 and a .177 can't think of which one it is. Both are super accurate. The .22 is my go to for knocking squirrels down. The rugger is minute of Beer can accurate. Never imagined an air rifle would be capable of popping beer cans at 100yards, but It will. Shooting an air rifle that far is also excellent practice for reading wind!

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