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Well i think im the biggest kid around. Mentioned if my wife liked the air gunning i would buy another. Well i didnt even run it buy her yet that i would buy her one. Today the kid/loving husband in me stopped and bought her one. Got the Gamo Silent Cat in .177.  Just got the scope mounted. So much lighter that my Accu177. Also has a thumb stock which i think she will like. Now to find time to shoot paper to get it dialed in.  

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Saw a Gamo Swarm .22 do some pretty impressive paper punching at 50 yards, and it seemed (sounded like) it had enough balls to take down something a little bigger than a squirrel/rabbit.   

What's the effective killing range with that bad boy ?    I kinda want one.  

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Got my first Daisy in 1972 and it was a 880 model in which I still have today.  Shot many a squirrel with that one.  Worked at Daisy when they were in Neosho and collected many more.  I would have to say Gamo is a good choice and B. Sheridan was always a good one too.  That was a good job there I had.  Not so much great pay, but I always got to shoot and test guns for a living!

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1 hour ago, fishinwrench said:

Saw a Gamo Swarm .22 do some pretty impressive paper punching at 50 yards, and it seemed (sounded like) it had enough balls to take down something a little bigger than a squirrel/rabbit.   

What's the effective killing range with that bad boy ?    I kinda want one.  

Wrench, they say for plinking you can be pretty consistant at 100+ yards.  Killing power for small game is less than that i would say, tho a youtuber popped a rabbit at 100+ dead in its tracks. 

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I've got a Gamo, no firearms discharge ordnance here in Bella Vista, so I use it to plink garden raiding squirrels and the random armadillo. 

Thought this article was interesting, some fairly large caliber air-guns out there.

https://www.outdoorlife.com/articles/hunting/2016/05/air-gun-test-13-standard-caliber-big-bore-and-spring-piston-rifles-reviewed#page-18

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I'm very interested in getting one for small game becuase I have heard about how fun they are to shoot - pretty good evidence throughout this thread. Also to save what is left of my hearing☺ while still enjoying the bounty of small game around us. Also likely to thin the bushytails in our yard without distirbing the neighbors ☺.

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         Pretty neat thread,

  How many of you air gunners knew Lewis and Clark took an air gun on their trip? 

https://www.outdoorhub.com/stories/2015/05/12/lewis-clarks-girardoni-air-rifle-gun-helped-discover-west/

     I would need Johnsfolly to go with me to keep it charged!

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Yeah BH, I have read their account of the trip out west, they impressed the indians with that air gun, but it was a pain to pump up I read.

Something like  300 or 400 strokes I think.

Opps, I just read it, 1500? That was a lot of pumping!

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