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BadCat
09-19-2009, 12:19 PM
It's such a hassle going shooting around here, I have to get in my car and drive about 3 miles.

So to make it easier to practice, my lovely wife got me this for my BD...

http://www.airgunfix.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/silentcat1.jpg

This is a Gamo "Silent Cat" (aka Gamo "Whisper") .177 pellet gun. The only thing you hear when you fire it is the spring.

I've been having a great time practicing in backyard. This air rifle is VERY accurate and a hell of a lot of fun.

Anybody else "practice" with something like this?

SarasotaRepub
09-19-2009, 12:22 PM
Looks like an excellent weapon for Tree-Rat removal. :D

stsinner
09-19-2009, 03:47 PM
Pellet guns are no joke! People dismiss them as a toy, but they will kill you quick with a well placed shot! I have a .45 pistol that takes CO2 cartridges, and I wouldn't want to get shot anywhere with that baby! It shoot BBs, but it will drive them more than halfway through 1/2" drywall! A face shot to a person would be disastrous!

I wouldn't want to defend my home with it, but it's a little badass!

I like that rifle-is it pump or co2?

BadCat
09-19-2009, 04:58 PM
Pellet guns are no joke! People dismiss them as a toy, but they will kill you quick with a well placed shot! I have a .45 pistol that takes CO2 cartridges, and I wouldn't want to get shot anywhere with that baby! It shoot BBs, but it will drive them more than halfway through 1/2" drywall! A face shot to a person would be disastrous!

I wouldn't want to defend my home with it, but it's a little badass!

I like that rifle-is it pump or co2?

Single cock. Break open and chamber.

FlaGator
09-19-2009, 05:03 PM
I have a couple of Crosman pump air guns and a C02 gun but nothing that nice. I have gotten pretty good with the air pistol. I bet I can hit a squirrel in the eye at 30 feet..

expat-pattaya
09-19-2009, 07:56 PM
I have thought of getting one of those. I got a single pump pistol that I bought to use to kill the occasional packrat if I can't catch it in the trap. But I don't know.

I tested the pistol against a phone book. It penetrated at least 1/2 inch into the thing. I figured plenty powerful enough for a rat.

I had a rat down in the brick work of my former BBQ. I shot it several times and I think they were bouncing off. Weird.

Might need a rifle. What power scope and what range do you zero it at?

Rockntractor
09-19-2009, 08:14 PM
I had a 9mm air rifle that would kill deer. I sold it with the air tank this spring.

Rockntractor
09-19-2009, 08:27 PM
Check this site out. Air guns are not for kiddies anymore!
http://www.quackenbushairguns.com/index.html
http://www.quackenbushairguns.com/steph_bison.jpg

Rockntractor
09-20-2009, 06:48 PM
Bumping for bad ass air guns!

Rockntractor
09-20-2009, 07:05 PM
http://www.quackenbushairguns.com/index.1.jpg

Rockntractor
09-20-2009, 07:14 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgdfMa8caNg

RobJohnson
09-21-2009, 02:49 AM
It's such a hassle going shooting around here, I have to get in my car and drive about 3 miles.

So to make it easier to practice, my lovely wife got me this for my BD...

http://www.airgunfix.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/silentcat1.jpg

This is a Gamo "Silent Cat" (aka Gamo "Whisper") .177 pellet gun. The only thing you hear when you fire it is the spring.

I've been having a great time practicing in backyard. This air rifle is VERY accurate and a hell of a lot of fun.

Anybody else "practice" with something like this?

I have a couple old pellet guns, one was my great uncle's & the other was my father's. Have not shot either one for a few years, but both have the velocity of a .22 short!

That's a nice looking gun, happy birthday.

djones520
09-21-2009, 05:43 AM
Used to just be able to step out the back door when I lived in Michigan. Our land went 10 acres straight back, with hundreds of acres of state forest behind that.

No clue about around here. I think I'd have to drive about 45 minutes or so. So three miles isn't really all that bad BC.