Squirrels off the bird feeder, chipmunks in the summer. I have some cans hanging in the branches in the back yard and practice in good weather. Can get a lot of practice in odd times. I think there is a lot of airgun hunting in the UK.
Grackles are Grackles, they’re purplish with long tails and not legal. Blackbirds have short tails and are a flat black and prolly not legal to shoot. Red wings are obvious cept that the females are brown with stripes and not legal. Starlings look different and you can shoot all you want. Look them up to make sure.
I bought a Benjamin Trail NP2 for pest control, plinking and to just have an alternative in situations like now, ammo shortage etc.. I did the popular upgrades and purchased the common pellets that perform. It took three tries to get a scope that would live on it but it’s way bigger than it should be as effective shots won’t exceed 35 to 45 yards. The biggest problem is consistency (or the lack thereof). I have not mastered the artillery hold so this heavy air rifle sits in the corner.
I have 2 FX impacts 25 cal and 35 cal.. They will both shoot right at 1 inch groups if I do my part at 100 yards and it is usually a 10 shot group. So squirrels and birds are no problem at that range.. Here are allot of folks where I live getting into Air Gun Hunting.
Originally Posted By: carvercallsI have 2 FX impacts 25 cal and 35 cal.. They will both shoot right at 1 inch groups if I do my part at 100 yards and it is usually a 10 shot group. So squirrels and birds are no problem at that range.. Here are allot of folks where I live getting into Air Gun Hunting.
Yes! These rifles are still mind blowing on how precise they are.
I live in Uk and have hunted with 23-49ftlbs air gun for over 20 years.
They are super accurate and I now have FX Impact's and Dreamline.
These are in class of their own.
I have .22 Impact .25 impact and .30 Impact the dreamline is fitted with Pard008 night sight and used for rats shooting.
I fine they are much safer to use than rimfire as the power is much lower, but where I hunt there are lots of raods so air rifle can take safe shots where rimfire could not.
I used to hunt at night on small farm and would stop shooting Rabbits when I got to about 30 I sold them to local butcher and he only would take 25-35 at once.
Wife is Filipina, and I got started in airgunning there, since 'Kanos (Filipino slang for Americano) cant own FIREarms there. Have killed a bunch of rats in the local dump there--some of the most fun hunting ever...
as well as some super-fun improvised long-range shooting on frogs and targets there guessing BC's and MV's in Chairgun.