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Fremmer
March 31, 2008, 12:29 PM
The wabbits have invaded. There are swarms of 'em in my backyard. Durned varmits!

I've got a cheapie pellet gun, which is all I can afford right now. I only get about 750 FPS out of it, but my range is only 15 yards. My problem is that although I'm getting good hits (WHUNK!), I'm getting no penetration. I'm using the pellets that came with the rifle, which sort of look like wadcutters. I'm thinking that a different kind of pellet would yield much better penetration. Perhaps some spire-pointed pellets?

Fellow wabbit wackers, I'd really appreciate some pics or links to your suggestions for brands of pellets that'll yield better penetration from a lower powered airgun. Thanks for the help!

Pilot
March 31, 2008, 12:37 PM
Try Beeman Silver Sting or Silver Ace pellets. They are pointed.

NRA4life
March 31, 2008, 02:39 PM
The Gamo PBA pellets advertise a 25% increase in velocity. My Gamo at 1000 fps has taken rabbits out at 42 yards. Broke that ones neck.

crowbeaner
March 31, 2008, 03:22 PM
RWS superpoint.

Ledbetter
March 31, 2008, 04:57 PM
You need a .22 pellet for rabbits.

DBotkin
March 31, 2008, 11:27 PM
Nonsense. My .177 RWS takes 'em out with one well placed shot, every time.

Pointy pellets help a lot. A low-power scope helps even more, at least for me. Nailed 7 or 8 in the back yard last year, most of which didn't make it more than 4-6 feet before they stopped moving. A couple just fell over in place from head shots.

lon371
April 1, 2008, 08:09 AM
A guy at work is using Gamo Rocket pellets for Raccoons around his house. I seen an infomercial about a new titanium pellet. The nut shot a pig with it. Not sure who made it. Will look around, if I find it I post it.

NRA4life
April 1, 2008, 03:39 PM
My Gamo .177 has whacked 50 or better. No need for a .22. A scope is the answer. Take head and neck shots. DRT every time.

Fremmer
April 2, 2008, 10:20 AM
Thanks for the advice, everyone. I purchased some pointed pellets, and I mounted the scope (which came with the rifle) on the rifle today. I'll let you know the results the next time I catch a wabbit back there!

castnblast
April 3, 2008, 08:42 PM
Just use a heavier pellet, like a round nose benjamin, or crossman hollowpoint. The problem is your cheapies don't seal good, and you are probably not getting full velocity. I have a single cock spring loaded model that will put a crossman pellet through a cedar fence plank. (.177) My farthest kill is 61 yds on a rabbit. It has a red dot scope.

Fremmer
April 4, 2008, 10:32 AM
Thanks for the advice, everyone. The addition of the scope and the pointed pellets did the job. Wabbits, 2, Fremmer, 1. :cool:

It was a fattie, too. One pellet to the head, dead-flop right away!

lon371
April 5, 2008, 07:17 PM
Congradulations! Now skin and fry those dudes up:)

hogdogs
April 5, 2008, 11:57 PM
I use crossman premier hollow points from walmart as they seal well and shoot straight. I don't bother with cleaning them as my bulldogs take them fur and all and do a great job supplementing their diet.:D
Brent

castnblast
April 7, 2008, 07:55 AM
Yes, the crossmans HP's are excellent, and have a great seal...However, the hollow point serves no purpose other than a marketing gimmic. BUT...if you want the pellet to expand and poke a nice hole, put the pellet in BACKWORDS...Only do this in high compression guns, as they may lodge in low compression. Check out the exit wound on a wabbit! Talk about some serious expansion...:eek: