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can anyone recommend a pellet rifle that is strong enough to kill squirrels? mine is not.
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Look at any of the RWS, Gamo or Beeman rifles. If you have access to a 22 bolt gun just go out and buy CB caps and you're ready to go.

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http://www.pyramydair.com/p/gamo-CSI-Camo-air-rifle.shtml

I'd go with the above were it me. That's a good price on a really good air rifle. Add a nice scope and you'll have a quiet, powerful, squirrel gun.

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would i want a 22 or 177?
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.177 is plenty for small game. The Gamo hunter extreme in .177 hits hard enough to kill a hog.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKcVkqiDCYU&playnext_from=TL&videos=YWM11NiEx-8

The whisper is a lot quieter and with lead pellets will be about 1000 fps. 

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thanks neilbilly do i want lead or pbr??
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Lead is fine. 

Might want to pick up a few different pellets to see what yours likes the best, but either lead or alloy will be fine with the whisper.  "pellets are cheap enough to experiment without breaking the bank" Here's a video of 2 different types of pellets @ 15 yards. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04ZrgQF5eeY&feature=related


Air rifles are really hard on scopes. I'd strongly suggest getting a well made scope.

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I have a gamo in .177 and it handles big northern squires out to about 30yds.
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We have used the Crosman Classic 1377 Pistol + stock for a number of years with great success out to about 25 yards using lead pellets.  Using the heavier grain .177 premier Crosman pellets we can go a little further to about 45 yards but at that distance a follow up shot is usually required.

For longer range Gamo & Benjamin spring-powered rifles are nice choices.


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The 5mm is another good choice for an airgun caliber. Mine has taken a bunch of squirrels.
I tend to like the RWS and Beeman offerings, too.
Beeman has a nice article on calibers. http://www.beeman.com/calselect.htm

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crossman 760 worked for me as a kid. killed my share of them with it.
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2100 classic was my weapon of choice, my parents never let me own a bb gun but at friend of mine had a 2100 classic and it would kill jack rabbits with .177 pellets.
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Red Ryder in the right hands can't be beat! lol
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You laugh, but I've killed more things with a Red Ryder than anything else.  It also taught valuable lessons about shot placement.  Currently use a Crossman 760 with lead pellets for rabbits.  Good to 20 or 25 yds.
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I had a Ithaca model 49 lever action and with CB caps I killed a lot of those tree rats and a bunch of rabbits.  Of course I was much younger then.
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I have a Beeman R9 20 cal with a scope
you can literally drive tacks at 40 yards with it and I have dropped squirrels and grackels past that
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For a good investment in a Break-barrel Spring Piston, the RWS 34.  German quality rifle.  In the Airgun forums I've been through, many seem to prefer the .22 caliber pellet version for hunting purposes, though a .177 caliber version can be quite capable too.  Among the Beeman line (once known for their Quality Airguns) always look to the German-made R-Series.  Most of the rest are of Chinese manufacture now.
 
The Gamo's biggest weakness, from what I hear is customer service and a trigger that many complain about, and there is a replacement trigger available that greatly improves the Gamo, and the various Chinese copies of.  I have a Shadow 1000 .177 myself.
 
Then there are the Pre-charged Pneumatic airguns, where Crosman has made major inroads the last few years with the Discovery and Marauder.
 
A lot of it depends on how much you want to spend, and what you can handle.  Break-barrels and under-levers tend to be long air rifles, a pump-up pneumatic is shorter and handier, and the PCPs are somewhere inbetween.
 
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I have a Beeman R9 "goldfinger"
Break action, 20 cal, with a Bushnell 4-12 AO scope
it will put them in the same hole at 30 yards and I have cleanly killed grackels out to 75 yards with it.
I LOVE it!
Amazing trigger, can be set down in the ounces.... 
Squirrels at 30-40 yards don't stand a chance, and you can do head shots on em!
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Get something like this and blow right through squirrels, pigeons, crows, rabbits, p-dogs, g-hogs, coons, and possums out to 120 meters.

.25 Theoben Rapid Big Grin
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Nice camo job. Self applied?
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Oh no, custom shop. I was never good at painting...
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They did a nice job for you. Thunbs Up
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