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Bwana
04-18-2008, 07:09 AM
Ok, here’s the deal……….

Two years ago I noticed a few rabbits here in the neighborhood and thought, “no big deal, a few rabbits can’t do much damage. Well, you know the story about rabbits and I can tell you first hand, it’s true. Fast forward two years and there are more rabbits around here than your average bunny farm. If I was still living in the country, I would just whip out one of my death sticks and crank a round into each one of them, but I think the neighbors would get a little “put out” if I let a .300 Ultra-mag round rip around here, or even a .22 for that matter.

I would be game for a nice bowl of tasty delicious antifreeze, but I really don’t feel like taking my dog out of the picture along with the vermin. I also don’t have time to mess with “bunny traps” (sorry tree huggers) and need these little plant eating, wire chewing, screw monsters out of the picture. Hell I even have the blessing of my wife because they have been dropping her flowers like there are going out of style. <O:p></O:p>

I have two BB guns around here but they are the mommas boy signature models. (Crossman junk) I think I am going to run out and invest in a nice super high power pellet gun and hang a scope and laser on it for maximum bunny death count. I know a lot about most guns, but have never went out and bought one of those super high powered die bunny pellet guns. Do any of you guys (or manly gals) own such a beast? I need to know what brands to start hunting for, so I can trim down the bunny population ASAP.<O:p
:bang:

Pennywise
04-18-2008, 07:25 AM
http://www.airgunwarehouseinc.com/benjamin-sheridan-pellet-guns.html

They are kind of pricey but Benjamin Sheridan are the top end of air rifles.

You'll also need one of these for blasting those wascalliy wabbitts to hell...

Bwana
04-18-2008, 07:35 AM
http://www.airgunwarehouseinc.com/benjamin-sheridan-pellet-guns.html

They are kind of pricey but Benjamin Sheridan are the top end of air rifles.

You'll also need one of these for blasting those wascalliy wabbitts to hell...

Nice find! I also like the idea of dawning the lid you found while placking kill shots. :evil:

Oh hell yes! 1500 FPS? Night night bugs........

The Benjamin family just got a little added muscle. The Super Streak is a powerful entry into the Benjamin line of airguns. This is an airgun made by hunters for hunters. With a powerful velocity of up to 1500 fps, the easiest cocking force in its class, a 2-stage adjustable trigger (adj. for travel only) and a thumbhole stock, this gun will send every squirrel, rabbit and crow in the county running for cover. Comes with factory-mounted 4x16-40mm CenterPoint scope.

Don't forget to click on the AMMO link for a list of recommended pellets. The ACCESSORIES link has a list of fun targets and safety gear you'll need.

Product Includes


Benjamin Sheridan Super Streak breakbarrel rifle with black finish
Factory-mounted 4-16x40AO scope & 1-piece mount
Includes 50 lead-free hollowpoint pellets for velocity up to 1500 fps. Up to 1200 fps with 7.9-gr pellets.

Radar Chief
04-18-2008, 07:37 AM
Own? No, but I’ve shot a couple.
Only advise I have is don’t bother with the WalMart cheapies if you want anything resembling accuracy out of it.
I’ll ask MDRB what his is but I think PennyWise may have already linked to what he has. At least that’s right in the price range of what he paid.
I do know you want the coated/tipped pellets. They’re supposed to add another 100 fps, and they just look mean compared to a typical lead pellet.

BigOlChiefsfan
04-18-2008, 07:42 AM
I mostly have air pistols because they're a cheap way to shoot and keep my hand/eye coordination in reasonable tune. But if I was dealing with a rabbit horde, a really good hunting gun for the money is the Gamo CFX. Fixed barrel, underlever single pump activated, this combo means the gun can be more accurate than the 'barrel pump' guns in the same price range. I'd go with the .22 version for wabbit, it's not as fast as the .177 but it's a bigger thump for thumper. This is a pretty good air gun online store, I've had good luck with them.

Pyramyd Air (http://www.pyramydair.com/p/gamo-cfx-break-barrel-air-rifle.shtml)

Whoa, that Benjamin Super Streak looks great. For the extra $100 I'd go with that. .177 are all these guys have in stock.

All about the Benjamins (http://www.pyramydair.com/p/benjamin-sheridan-super-streak-air-rifle.shtml)

Pennywise
04-18-2008, 07:49 AM
Nice find! I also like the idea of dawning the lid you found while placking kill shots. :evil:

Oh hell yes! 1500 FPS? Night night bugs........

The Benjamin family just got a little added muscle. The Super Streak is a powerful entry into the Benjamin line of airguns. This is an airgun made by hunters for hunters. With a powerful velocity of up to 1500 fps, the easiest cocking force in its class, a 2-stage adjustable trigger (adj. for travel only) and a thumbhole stock, this gun will send every squirrel, rabbit and crow in the county running for cover. Comes with factory-mounted 4x16-40mm CenterPoint scope.

Don't forget to click on the AMMO link for a list of recommended pellets. The ACCESSORIES link has a list of fun targets and safety gear you'll need.

Product Includes


Benjamin Sheridan Super Streak breakbarrel rifle with black finish
Factory-mounted 4-16x40AO scope & 1-piece mount
Includes 50 lead-free hollowpoint pellets for velocity up to 1500 fps. Up to 1200 fps with 7.9-gr pellets.

Looks like Bugs is about to get some lead in his ass.

I just might pick up one of those for myself.

The one I have is pretty old and whatever varmit I have to shoot (neighbors cats) I use my 12 gauge.

Reerun_KC
04-18-2008, 07:50 AM
I recommend this... this should solve your wabbit problems....

http://www.military.cz/usa/weapons/guns/kulomety/minigun/mini_gun.jpg

Pennywise
04-18-2008, 07:51 AM
I mostly have air pistols because they're a cheap way to shoot and keep my hand/eye coordination in reasonable tune. But if I was dealing with a rabbit horde, a really good hunting gun for the money is the Gamo CFX. Fixed barrel, underlever single pump activated, this combo means the gun can be more accurate than the 'barrel pump' guns in the same price range. I'd go with the .22 version for wabbit, it's not as fast as the .177 but it's a bigger thump for thumper. This is a pretty good air gun online store, I've had good luck with them.

Pyramyd Air (http://www.pyramydair.com/p/gamo-cfx-break-barrel-air-rifle.shtml)

Whoa, that Benjamin Super Streak looks great. For the extra $100 I'd go with that. .177 are all these guys have in stock.

All about the Benjamins (http://www.pyramydair.com/p/benjamin-sheridan-super-streak-air-rifle.shtml)

Thats a nice little pea shooter as well.

Radar Chief
04-18-2008, 07:54 AM
Just remember, that isn’t exactly a “quiet” pellet gun. It’ll be almost as loud as a .22.

Bwana
04-18-2008, 07:58 AM
Just remember, that isn’t exactly a “quiet” pellet gun. It’ll be almost as loud as a .22.


Hmmm? I wonder if this is worth a damn?

http://www.airgundepot.com/gamo-whisper.html

Radar Chief
04-18-2008, 08:02 AM
Hmmm? I wonder if this is worth a damn?

http://www.airgundepot.com/gamo-whisper.html

:drool: Nice, I want one of those.

Like I posted, I’ll have to ask MDRB what his is, but I can say from experience that an air rifle like that (1200 fps with tipped pellets) will flat knock the head right off a snapping turtle at 30 yards. ;)

Bwana
04-18-2008, 08:12 AM
:drool: Nice, I want one of those.

Like I posted, I’ll have to ask MDRB what his is, but I can say from experience that an air rifle like that (1200 fps with tipped pellets) will flat knock the head right off a snapping turtle at 30 yards. ;)


I like the idea of the "quiet." I just don't know if the things is worth a darn. I think it would get the job done though. I just want it to last? The brand is decent isn't it?

BigOlChiefsfan
04-18-2008, 08:21 AM
Bwana, I won't recommend any Gamo except that CFX. That's a pretty big hint.

BigOlChiefsfan
04-18-2008, 08:23 AM
Here, spend some time looking thru this airgun review blog. They're affiliated with that online dealer I mentioned, but the guy 'calls it like he sees it'. If it's crap, he says so. If it's a good buy, he says so. He touts some cheapos, downplays some spendy ones, and overall seems to be a straight shooter...airgun shooter that is.

Airgun Blog (http://www.pyramydair.com/blog/)

Radar Chief
04-18-2008, 08:24 AM
I like the idea of the "quiet." I just don't know if the things is worth a darn. I think it would get the job done though. I just want it to last? The brand is decent isn't it?

Well, the whole high powered air rifle thing is pretty new so I don’t think anyone is really sure how well they’ll last.
Reading the customer reviews, one guy gripped about a warped barrel but most others were pretty pleased. The warped barrel may just be from the way he stored it. :shrug:
I think it’s got enough power to take care of your bunny troubles, and do so at a pretty good range, plus I really like the silencer idea because they are pretty loud for an air rifle.

Pennywise
04-18-2008, 08:28 AM
I think Hogfarmer posted this link a few weeks back and I saved the link to forward to Santa next year.

http://www.awcsystech.com/1022ultraii.html

Bwana
04-18-2008, 08:29 AM
Bwana, I won't recommend any Gamo except that CFX. That's a pretty big hint.


I understand, but how loud is it. I don't need the long arm of Johnny law hauling me off over an air rifle. :D If it's as loud as a .22 short, I might as well use that. :evil:

BigOlChiefsfan
04-18-2008, 08:35 AM
gamo whisper test (http://www.pyramydair.com/blog/2007/10/testing-gamo-whisper.html)

He likes the whisper well enough, but says it's no quieter than the CFX. YMMV.

ETA - there's more to that Whister test:

7 part test (http://www.pyramydair.com/blog/2007/12/testing-gamo-whisper-part-7-gas-spring.html)

BigOlChiefsfan
04-18-2008, 08:39 AM
Aquila Colibri and their 60ss are worth a look:

http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=76060

The colibri didn't kill a groundhog I shot out my window, but it made him decide to leave town. That 60 grain subsonic is supposed to be the bees knees. I have a box here, but no critters to try it on...yet.

Radar Chief
04-18-2008, 08:54 AM
Good links BOCF. :thumb:

Demonpenz
04-18-2008, 08:54 AM
hare today gone tomorrow

Bwana
04-18-2008, 09:04 AM
Hmm? I wonder who makes this for Cabela's?

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/product/standard-item.jsp?_DARGS=/cabelas/en/common/catalog/item-link.jsp_A&_DAV=netcon&id=0041855228394a&navCount=1&podId=0041855&parentId=cat20742&masterpathid=&navAction=push&catalogCode=XH&rid=&parentType=index&indexId=cat20742&hasJS=true

Edit: After reading the reviews, the thing is complete garbage.

BigOlChiefsfan
04-18-2008, 09:52 AM
For quiet...hard to beat these:

Slings and arrows (http://www.airgunwarehouseinc.com/py-563.html)

I planted some alfalfa in my yard to keep the rabbits away from everything else. A fellow who really dislikes rabbits could plant a few square feet of alfalfa about 10 feet outside his window, and use a .22 with subsonic ammo or those Colibri's. I have a little singleshot fallingblock ithaca .22 (my first gun) that I use with the Colibri's. Never shoot it without checking to be sure the bullet made it out the barrel, as those Colibri's aren't very powerful. But neither are those fuzzy bunnies.

Bwana
04-18-2008, 11:07 AM
I just got back from the local Scheels sporting goods store and bought:

http://www.airgundepot.com/gamo-whisper.html

I was able to try out several models in the indoor shooting range and this thing was a lot more quiet compared to the others. It came with a scope mounted on it so I figured I would go out in the back yard to laser off 25 yards with my range finder to sight it in when hop skippy jump out, comes one of the little garden eaters from under my ATV trailer. I figured what the hell, loaded a .177 coated wadcutter pellet into the gun and let it rip. The shot went high, bugs didn't seem impressed, sat there giving me the furry finger. The second shot smacked bugs dead center between the eyes and after a short "death flop," he was in a sack and is now residing in his new home, the garbage can out in back of my house. I now tell you from experience that a .177 pellet, going 1200 FPS, will take out a rabbit in a heartbeat. This gun is going to be a prize when I get it sighted in this afternoon.

Thanks for your help!

Radar Chief
04-18-2008, 11:59 AM
Kool, glad you’re happy with it, but hell if your going to keep that fuzzy bastard fat on your gardens finest you might as well get full value and eat it. Probably be some of the best rabbit meat you’ve had. ;)

bogey
04-18-2008, 12:09 PM
I think you should get your compound bow out.

bogey
04-18-2008, 12:11 PM
Kool, glad you’re happy with it, but hell if your going to keep that fuzzy bastard fat on your gardens finest you might as well get full value and eat it. Probably be some of the best rabbit meat you’ve had. ;)

Gotta agree with this. Wabbit meat is goood.

bogey
04-18-2008, 12:12 PM
I think you should get your compound bow out.

Never mind. Have fun with your new toy.

BigOlChiefsfan
04-18-2008, 12:15 PM
Good for you, bad for fuzzy bunny. Set up a target range in the yard or basement, it's amazing how much your eye will benefit from shooting these airguns when it's time to shoot centerfires/rimfires. If you'd like a pistol to go along with...I think the Daisy Avanti 747 is a 'best buy' (I have the 717, it's little brother) the Russian made IZH 46M is on my own wishlist. These aren't hunting guns, they're 10meter pistols. Fun to shoot. Another dandy, cheap pistol is the Crossman 1377, and you can pump it up enough to hunt rats...squirrels and bunnies, maybe.
Good hobby. You'll get your money's worth, but watch it...it's easy to start spending a whole lot of money shooting air guns. Of course...you'll get a whole lot of fun.

BIG_DADDY
04-18-2008, 12:19 PM
I just got back from the local Scheels sporting goods store and bought:

http://www.airgundepot.com/gamo-whisper.html

I was able to try out several models in the indoor shooting range and this thing was a lot more quiet compared to the others. It came with a scope mounted on it so I figured I would go out in the back yard to laser off 25 yards with my range finder to sight it in when hop skippy jump out, comes one of the little garden eaters from under my ATV trailer. I figured what the hell, loaded a .177 coated wadcutter pellet into the gun and let it rip. The shot went high, bugs didn't seem impressed, sat there giving me the furry finger. The second shot smacked bugs dead center between the eyes and after a short "death flop," he was in a sack and is now residing in his new home, the garbage can out in back of my house. I now tell you from experience that a .177 pellet, going 1200 FPS, will take out a rabbit in a heartbeat. This gun is going to be a prize when I get it sighted in this afternoon.

Thanks for your help!


Nice, I gotta get a new one one of these days. They have made a lot of advancements since I got my R-1

BIG_DADDY
04-18-2008, 12:21 PM
The only Gammo I have is this one.

http://www.airgundepot.com/pt80.html

It's a pistol and OK at best.

BIG_DADDY
04-18-2008, 12:24 PM
I still don't have a scope for this. WOw they are really expensive these days. I have had mine for 25 years.

http://www.airgundepot.com/beeman-air-rifle-r1.html

MOhillbilly
04-18-2008, 12:51 PM
the ben sheridan is an excellent choice had one as a kid and theyll knock the ass off a gnat at 100 yds.

MOhillbilly
04-18-2008, 12:52 PM
The only Gammo I have is this one.

http://www.airgundepot.com/pt80.html

It's a pistol and OK at best.

but it pronounced gaymo isnt it?

Bwana
04-18-2008, 07:36 PM
I dialed it in earlier this afternoon and can knock the Johnson off a bee with it at this point. About three minutes ago "bugs 2" made it's way into the edge of the yard. It was a one way trip. :evil:

Bowser
04-18-2008, 08:04 PM
I picture Bwana out hunting wabbits with this

Bwana
04-18-2008, 08:33 PM
I picture Bwana out hunting wabbits with this


If I lived where I did five years ago that would be the truth! I have "a lot" of toys that would get the job done other than a pellet gun. :D The problem is, the neighbors would get a little bent with that much noise and bullets going through bugs and then in into the living room.........pussys. :hmmm:

Bowser
04-18-2008, 08:43 PM
If I lived where I did five years ago that would be the truth! I have "a lot" of toys that would get the job done other than a pellet gun. :D The problem is, the neighbors would get a little bent with that much noise and bullets going through bugs and then in into the living room.........pussys. :hmmm:

If you're out shooting rabbits with a gun like that, you're neighbors ain't gonna say shit. :D

Bwana
04-18-2008, 08:45 PM
If you're out shooting rabbits with a gun like that, you're neighbors ain't gonna say shit. :D

Indeed, but the swat team may chime in. :D