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Posted: 4/5/2006 2:24:19 PM EDT
I am looking for an air pistol to shoot squirels and have heard the correct power range for killing a squirel is between 12 and 20 fpe. Does anyone know of a quality air pistol in this range (without breaking the bank). I'd prefer a pump or spring-cocker to a CO2 model. Ideas?
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 2:27:37 PM EDT
You need one of these.

Link Posted: 4/5/2006 2:29:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NME:
You need one of these.

www.pipersprecisionproducts.com/images/FullPak.JPG



a little out of my price range, plus I'm not sure there would be much left after I was done
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 2:36:19 PM EDT
I have a Gamo revolver, CO2 seems pretty accurate.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 2:44:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BOBK48:
I have a Gamo revolver, CO2 seems pretty accurate.



Think it would kill a squirl? I haven't fired a pellet gun since I was a little kid, don't really remember how powerful they are.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 2:54:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheFreepster:

Originally Posted By NME:
You need one of these.

www.pipersprecisionproducts.com/images/FullPak.JPG



a little out of my price range, plus I'm not sure there would be much left after I was done



You don't want to end up like this guy, do you?

Link Posted: 4/5/2006 5:07:36 PM EDT
Using this handy ballistic calculator, I figure that to get 12 foot pounds out of a 7.9g .177 pellet or a 14.4g .22 pellet, you'd have to drive them at around 840fps or 620fps respectively. I've browsed around and I don't see any pistols with that kind of oomph. If you want an air pistol for fun, I recommend the Walther CP99. Havoc on pop cans. Wouldn't even piss off a squirrel.
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