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Been wanting to try the air rifle thing for small game the past few years, so last week i bought a Gamo Accu177 in .177 caliber. Shows 1200 or so FPS but like anything, im sure its off.  At the $200 price range, i must say im pretty impressed with the accuracy, and overall quality of the Gamo brand.  Years past i had a Benjamin pellet gun and loved it. Traded that off to my brother for a 410.  While at a buddies today, i decided to tag along the Gamo.  He has a HUGE walnut tree over his driveway, and those tree rats are constantly dropping walnuts on their vehicles.  Within 25 minutes we had dropped 6 with ease. I made a few 30 yard shots in the neck that dropped them in their tracks.  Im thinking i may get used to this air rifle game.  Only dislike so far is the single shot part.  But the payoff should equall it out.  Anyone else do the air rifle thing?

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        Not me ketchup but I have a friend who does. I cannot remember the brand but it is a .25 caliber. It takes an air pump to charge it or a scuba tank. Quite a few shots between a charge. He has shot bookoos tree rats with it plus raccoons and possums. I shot it last year. It packs quite a punch.

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Lets hit the woods oneday and you can use it and see what you think. I was looking for a Benjamin when that Michael Wadell show came on again showing them hunting with them. Thought id give it a try. Researched it thru youtube like i do everything before buying, and the outlook looks good.  

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Are you familiar with the "dieseling" with air rifles? Would have never thought to try something like that. Tho i think i will keep using mine as the manufacture suggests. 

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9 minutes ago, MOPanfisher said:

It's been a while but it was always fun.  At its best sitting on a deck and plinking them out of nearby trees.

With a beer in hand. 

If my daughter's around I can't get it back from her.  The retired guy behind me called and said he saw my daughter with a gun run around the side of the house.  I said yeah she crippled a rabbit and she's going to finish the job.  DEAD SILENCE.  I said thanks for the call and hung up. 

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I have a RWS 34. Lot of fun. The dieseling from excess oil in the works is hard on the rifles.

To much pressure in the wrong places.

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Haha Snagged, that sounds like my youngest daughter "21". She used to love popping the rabbits that hung out by the cattle workin pen behind the house. 

I looked at the RWS 48 Lee, but just couldnt pull the price plug.  Those German air guns are quality.  My wife is going to use mine this weekend when we go hunting, and if I think at all that she will enjoy this, VS her 22, then i may try the RWS 34 just so i have it and the Gamo. We have 5, 22's around here with scopes, but looking at the price factor as far as ammo, a guy cant beat one of these air rifles. My research showed that the Crosman pellets were one of the best matches for the Gamo, so i bought those and a 250 round can of cheap Daisy pointed pellets to try. I havent used the Crosman yet, but those Daisys sure put a hurtin on the fur this morning. Theres a Youtube guy with the same Gamo shooting cans at 200+ yards. Tho there no kenetic energy to kill, shooting cans out to 75yards may be in the works. 

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The 34 is a good shooter, they are accurate, the 22 is better for hunting than the .177. They are cheap to shoot and good on small game.

heheh, I got a 6 to  20 power scope on mine,

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