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Posted on 01/02/2013 11:18:54 AM PST by GraceG
Ok, I have a squirrel problem, and I am needing some recomendations for what to get to shoot them with, namely I want to use a pellet/bb gun. I want to get one that is powerful enough to put them down quickly but not too expensive. Any recomendations?
the ones that I would trust are, unfortunately, expensive.
Anschutz air rifles come to mind. They are very, very, good.
You’ll shoot your eye out.
Red Rider bb will penetrate squirrel hide and kill ‘em.
Benjamin model 392 works very well.
In the attic, in the basement- Use MOTHBALLS, very effective. just spread them around
Daisy makes a 1911 frame-replica. CO2 charged. Makes for a great “answering the door when solicitors knock” piece.
Stiffened my share of chipmunks in the upper-midwest with it.
Beeman makes a fine air rifle. I’m partial to the spring/air type anyway. WalMart used to sell, maybe still does, a Beeman model for about $100. Accurate, fun to shoot, cheap to shoot.
With a thing that tells time!
Some of these break/barreled jobs at 1200 fps are good going for $200-$300. They get pretty loud though.
How close is your target? 10-20 yards or so a cheap crosman pump will work fine and a lot quieter for $60. You’ll only get one shot anyway. For stealth a simple bb gun will sting their butts pretty good.
Just be ready to dispose of the body quick or throw it in the neighbors yard with the doberman.
Childhood favorites like Crosman and Daisy are unfortunately shoddy and crude these days.
Youll shoot your eye out.
I intend to wear eye protection, and that means REAL eye protection!
Watched a TV show about a guy building a cabin in on Kodiak Island the other night. He stated that the squirrels caused him more trouble than the bears. He then went on to say that squirrels were just rats with better outerwear. Funniest line I have heard on TV in a long time.
Bait it with peanuts or corn, then drive a few miles away and let them go in the woods ...
Ten days and you will have your problem solved without upsetting your neighbors ... that is until the new squirrels move into the area.
The traps are the best compromise ... if your neighbors dont care ... just get a .22LR rifle.
I call BOGUS on the Red Ryder claims, unless I had a wildly underpowered version in the many years I owned and enjoyed all sorts of affordable air rifles. Oddly enough it’s the little things that make the difference - for instance there are “cheaper” Crosman pump action models which I found to be more accurate as a boy due to their “tighter” back sights and thinner sight-blades. Also well in the affordability range are the finer one-shot all-wood .177 chinese-made models with adjustable sights and even included scopes! I have one whose name escapes me but it is a fun piece and well within the power range to put down a varmint within two hundred yards. And... I think I got it at Wal-Mart!
Are these the white/yellow mothballs? and will they keep out squirrels and birds from the attic?
Excellent choice in .22 cal.
Ruger Air Hawk .177 Caliber Air Rifle Combo
About a 100 bucks Bass Pro and other retailers.
You can get a Ruger Air Hawk or Blackhawk with scope for about $100.
Havahart live catch traps work! I caught 20 squirrels the first year I put out 2 traps in my yard. I have 6 pecan trees they were raiding.
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