How many hunters out there kill squirrels with 12 fpe in .177??

How many hunters out there kill squirrels with 12 fpe in .177??

Joined: July 19th, 2003, 12:46 pm

December 13th, 2011, 11:55 pm #1

just curious.

Dutch



Self proclaimed shootinist sumbitch...there ever was almost!!
Its hard bein shootinst sum bitch...welp not its not.
started @ 228 compressor fills in 6/22/08
188 compressor fills and I have broke even
And aaain't it grrreaaat to be livinnn in the USA.
I never whacked a pigeon, starling, or sparrow that didn't deserve it!!!
1523 and countin....on pigeons..
starling count started 11--
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Joined: October 4th, 2009, 5:32 pm

December 14th, 2011, 1:40 pm #2

Seems so practical and common-place to me, I'm a little surprised to hear the question.

Later,
Dwight
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Joined: December 1st, 2010, 11:37 pm

December 15th, 2011, 5:11 pm #3

just curious.

Dutch



Self proclaimed shootinist sumbitch...there ever was almost!!
Its hard bein shootinst sum bitch...welp not its not.
started @ 228 compressor fills in 6/22/08
188 compressor fills and I have broke even
And aaain't it grrreaaat to be livinnn in the USA.
I never whacked a pigeon, starling, or sparrow that didn't deserve it!!!
1523 and countin....on pigeons..
starling count started 11--
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Joined: May 19th, 2006, 7:04 pm

December 18th, 2011, 4:26 am #4

just curious.

Dutch



Self proclaimed shootinist sumbitch...there ever was almost!!
Its hard bein shootinst sum bitch...welp not its not.
started @ 228 compressor fills in 6/22/08
188 compressor fills and I have broke even
And aaain't it grrreaaat to be livinnn in the USA.
I never whacked a pigeon, starling, or sparrow that didn't deserve it!!!
1523 and countin....on pigeons..
starling count started 11--
All the time. nt
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Joined: November 27th, 2011, 6:40 pm

December 21st, 2011, 2:01 am #5

just curious.

Dutch



Self proclaimed shootinist sumbitch...there ever was almost!!
Its hard bein shootinst sum bitch...welp not its not.
started @ 228 compressor fills in 6/22/08
188 compressor fills and I have broke even
And aaain't it grrreaaat to be livinnn in the USA.
I never whacked a pigeon, starling, or sparrow that didn't deserve it!!!
1523 and countin....on pigeons..
starling count started 11--
although i have no idea how many fpe i have with my gun wich is a springer, BUT i do got a bunch of them tree rats in the freezer
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Joined: September 20th, 2008, 3:22 am

December 22nd, 2011, 8:03 pm #6

just curious.

Dutch



Self proclaimed shootinist sumbitch...there ever was almost!!
Its hard bein shootinst sum bitch...welp not its not.
started @ 228 compressor fills in 6/22/08
188 compressor fills and I have broke even
And aaain't it grrreaaat to be livinnn in the USA.
I never whacked a pigeon, starling, or sparrow that didn't deserve it!!!
1523 and countin....on pigeons..
starling count started 11--
A JSB Heavy from my TX200 does the job quite nicely.

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Joined: November 5th, 2008, 5:53 pm

December 23rd, 2011, 8:41 pm #7

just curious.

Dutch



Self proclaimed shootinist sumbitch...there ever was almost!!
Its hard bein shootinst sum bitch...welp not its not.
started @ 228 compressor fills in 6/22/08
188 compressor fills and I have broke even
And aaain't it grrreaaat to be livinnn in the USA.
I never whacked a pigeon, starling, or sparrow that didn't deserve it!!!
1523 and countin....on pigeons..
starling count started 11--
11 fpe Fwb124D.

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And also with this 6 fpe Fwb300s Junior.

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Joined: April 25th, 2008, 12:25 am

December 24th, 2011, 1:45 am #8

just curious.

Dutch



Self proclaimed shootinist sumbitch...there ever was almost!!
Its hard bein shootinst sum bitch...welp not its not.
started @ 228 compressor fills in 6/22/08
188 compressor fills and I have broke even
And aaain't it grrreaaat to be livinnn in the USA.
I never whacked a pigeon, starling, or sparrow that didn't deserve it!!!
1523 and countin....on pigeons..
starling count started 11--
so a 12ftlb airgun in .177 will deliver at least that (4 - 6 ft lbs) at 40 - 50 yds depending on the weight of the pellet

Chairgun math not mine.

My S200 at 12ft lbs in .177 is a deadly accurate squirrel slayer.

It's all about shot placement - and a hunk of lead in the head does it every time.










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Joined: January 20th, 2003, 2:52 pm

December 25th, 2011, 12:21 pm #9

just curious.

Dutch



Self proclaimed shootinist sumbitch...there ever was almost!!
Its hard bein shootinst sum bitch...welp not its not.
started @ 228 compressor fills in 6/22/08
188 compressor fills and I have broke even
And aaain't it grrreaaat to be livinnn in the USA.
I never whacked a pigeon, starling, or sparrow that didn't deserve it!!!
1523 and countin....on pigeons..
starling count started 11--
I've hunted and killed squirrels with airguns in .177 caliber. From an RWS45, R1's, the Air Arm Mistral (a tap loader that's not made anymore) to numerous PCP's that I still shoot.

I read your post when you first asked the question but chose not to answer because of various opinions, so here I am as well. Is bigger better if you can not hit the X and not just the 10 ring? For me and I'm sure for many others, shot placement is still crucial when taking game animals and it does not matter what you're shooting. Being familiar with your prey and the air arm in which you're using are keys to a very successful outting, yes there's going to be a couple of misses but it should not be that many that you can't count.

Someone ask the question a little while ago, "how can they do that" (referring to squirrels) and they just run off? Shot placement, not rushing the shot is first for me and remembering conditions are not always be the same. I've killed them with my 10 meter rifles and they shoot a little under 600 fps to a little over 620 fps (my RWS75 TO1, FWB300 and my Walther LGR 793). Energy and mass will always be important but shot placement is "just as important".

A squirrel is what it's always been and the size of their brain has not changed because it's the 21st Century and they're not made out of kevlar, they can just take a body shot that's all. I would hate for any animal to suffer because of my inability to take its life humanely so why not practice as much as possible.

In closing, "every man should know his limitations".



Fleming



Shoot straight and only once.
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Joined: January 4th, 2011, 1:57 am

January 1st, 2012, 3:46 pm #10

just curious.

Dutch



Self proclaimed shootinist sumbitch...there ever was almost!!
Its hard bein shootinst sum bitch...welp not its not.
started @ 228 compressor fills in 6/22/08
188 compressor fills and I have broke even
And aaain't it grrreaaat to be livinnn in the USA.
I never whacked a pigeon, starling, or sparrow that didn't deserve it!!!
1523 and countin....on pigeons..
starling count started 11--
thirty yards they normally get tagged.
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