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Joined: October 16th, 2010, 6:59 pm

March 10th, 2012, 3:54 am #1

How do I determine what size animal I can humanely take down with a single good shot from a .22 caliber Edgun Matador shooting 910fps (33FPE)? I've got some wild boar that frequent my backyard (20lbs - 150lbs) and unfortunately I can't shoot my PWS MK114 in residential areas.



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Joined: April 28th, 2010, 12:23 am

March 10th, 2012, 4:07 am #2

and id go for the head , just what i would do , others will differ.


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Joined: April 20th, 2010, 2:32 am

March 10th, 2012, 4:22 am #3

How do I determine what size animal I can humanely take down with a single good shot from a .22 caliber Edgun Matador shooting 910fps (33FPE)? I've got some wild boar that frequent my backyard (20lbs - 150lbs) and unfortunately I can't shoot my PWS MK114 in residential areas.



Taking out vermin one shot at a time.
i think you set up is a little light for pigs. i routinely shoot them around my place but limit shots to 35 yards or less on med to small pigs( under 75 or so lbs), broadside( so i can stick it in their earhole) and i am using an Air Ranger 80( .22, 60 fpe). they drop in their tracks but the extra 25plus fpe makes a big difference. also if you can't get a straight broadside shot- FORGET IT- THEIR SKULL IS THICK AND SLOPES IN STRANGE DIRECTIONS, SO GLANCING BLOWS WILL OCCUR.
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Joined: August 29th, 2008, 9:49 pm

March 10th, 2012, 4:25 am #4

How do I determine what size animal I can humanely take down with a single good shot from a .22 caliber Edgun Matador shooting 910fps (33FPE)? I've got some wild boar that frequent my backyard (20lbs - 150lbs) and unfortunately I can't shoot my PWS MK114 in residential areas.



Taking out vermin one shot at a time.
I newer shot one with a .22 cal airgun but that looks like a great Bow shot to me quartering away.

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lhd
Joined: January 9th, 2002, 2:30 am

March 10th, 2012, 4:26 am #5

How do I determine what size animal I can humanely take down with a single good shot from a .22 caliber Edgun Matador shooting 910fps (33FPE)? I've got some wild boar that frequent my backyard (20lbs - 150lbs) and unfortunately I can't shoot my PWS MK114 in residential areas.



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Or dig a pit trap.
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Joined: October 16th, 2010, 6:59 pm

March 10th, 2012, 4:40 am #6

After several weeks of the pigs tearing up my plants I setup a snare/lasso up to my kitchen window. I snagged one of the bigger ones and wrangled it until I was tired. They didn't return for a few months. I warned them that if they returned I would make "Kalua pig" out of them. So obviously my Matador won't take out the big ones but what size do you think 33FPE at 20 yards can handle?

Enjoy the video!

http://s1027.photobucket.com/albums/y34 ... ildPig.mp4

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Joined: April 20th, 2010, 2:32 am

March 10th, 2012, 4:57 am #7

broadside under 20 yards and under 30-40 lbs would work- BUT ONLY IF YOU HAVE THE PERFECT SHOT TO STICK IT IN HIS EARHOLE( SKULL IS SOFTEST THERE).
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Joined: October 16th, 2010, 6:59 pm

March 10th, 2012, 5:03 am #8

I can almost taste it now.

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Joined: April 20th, 2010, 2:32 am

March 10th, 2012, 5:13 am #9

THE BEAUTY OF THIS SET UP IS THAT THESE ARE THE PIGS THAT TASTE BEST AND ARE FAR AND AWAY THE MOST TENDER- PLUS IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT SEX THE ARE!!! ALSO THE OTHERS WILL GENRALLY START COMING BACK AROUND IN A MONTH OR 2- ABOUT THE TIME YOU WANT MORE PORK
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Joined: January 9th, 2002, 2:30 am

March 10th, 2012, 5:15 am #10

After several weeks of the pigs tearing up my plants I setup a snare/lasso up to my kitchen window. I snagged one of the bigger ones and wrangled it until I was tired. They didn't return for a few months. I warned them that if they returned I would make "Kalua pig" out of them. So obviously my Matador won't take out the big ones but what size do you think 33FPE at 20 yards can handle?

Enjoy the video!

http://s1027.photobucket.com/albums/y34 ... ildPig.mp4

Taking out vermin one shot at a time.
[Removed references to firearms]... not really much louder than an R1 springer, and will put out just over 80fpe.

I would limit use of a 33fpe airgun pellet to quarry in the up to 25 pound range, which in Hawaii is prolly up to Tom turkey size.
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