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    pellet rifle recommendation

    It seems that no matter what the question, some folks on this forum are experts, so here's the question.

    I need a pellet rifle for squirrel hunting. Fancy not required, scope not required, .17 preferred but not required, willing to pay for excellent accuracy. Does anyone have any recommendations?

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    Growing up I liked Benjamin pumps. Now days it is about F.P.S. with the right amount could probably hunt coyotes.

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    http://simage1.sportsmansguide.com/a.../217462_ts.jpg i use this one when I'm in Cali. The Gamo® Silent Stalker Whisper ND52™ Air Rifle with 3 - 9x40 mm Scope
    1300fps I love this things, squirrels don't stand a chance or pigeons for that matter or the raccoons that keep eating my dad's Koi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sachem allison View Post
    http://simage1.sportsmansguide.com/a.../217462_ts.jpg i use this one when I'm in Cali. The Gamo® Silent Stalker Whisper ND52™ Air Rifle with 3 - 9x40 mm Scope
    1300fps I love this things, squirrels don't stand a chance or pigeons for that matter or the raccoons that keep eating my dad's Koi.
    Nice. Always thought they were better for survival. Much easier to carry hundreds of pellets.
    I used to shoot at plastic army men, then moved up to match sticks.

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    me too. dad taught us to shoot by setting up matches and pecans, we would have to shoot a pecan and light a match. I don't think my hands or my eyes are steady enough anymore. It's been years.
    I haven't lived the life I wanted, just the lives I needed too at the time.

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    i have an old gamo that was 1000 fps
    i can say this tho i dont know how the tree rats are round you but less you hit them jsut right they dont go down quick round here
    i know guys that have got good shots on them with bird shot and had them keep running

    remember make sure they are D E D dead befor looking to move them as the last you you want is a hurt and pissed off squirl clawing you liek a tree

    birds and chippies are no problem

    for ammo if you can find the beeman hollow points there great

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    RWS Diana....ULTRA accurate to 50 yrds. @ 1200 fps. Breech loading w/ adjustable trigger set.

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    I know this doesn't really answer any questions, but I just picked up an Umarex steel storm with a BSA red dot sight. It shoots in 6 round full auto bursts and has a 300 BB reservoir. It is surprisingly accurate and more fun than should be allowed...

    Again, not any info anyone was looking for, rather a suggestion for good, cheap fun! ( 6000 BB's, 50co2's, sight, gun all for under $140!)
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    Check out airgundepot.com or zephyrsports.com.......
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