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Wdhat's a good pellet rifle. I saw one in an NRA mag, looked like it had a silencer, I quess that's legal. Some of them things are getting some speed to rival .22's. Would not like CO2 but then I don't want to be there pumping the gun up, drawing attention from people ands squirrels. Try to keep it around 150 and don't want a used one.
 

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There is another thread in the MS-G-O forums, “Air Rifle Suggestions”. See at:
http://www.msgunowners.com/long-guns-f14/air-rifle-suggestions-t5048.htm

In that cited thread, I wrote (5/2/10)
I have a scoped Gamo Big Cat, with which I wage war on local varmints of one kind or another. Bought it from Sportsman’s Guide, I think. It’s very satisfactory and really snaps the pellet down range...a much sharper crack than you’d expect.

It’s my opinion that the secret (big secret!!) to successful air gun usage are the pellets you use. Stay away from the garden variety lead .177 pellets and look toward Gamo PBA Raptor or Armor .177 cal. pellets. Gamo says 1200fps with those PBA’s.

As an aside, I have a pair of CO2 pellet pistols that I use in the shop in lieu of dry fire practice. It’s more fun that way.
 

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I read a test that said the "silencers" are useless on pellet guns because the noise comes from the mechanism---not from the muzzle discharge.

All of these are single shot---right?
 

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Yeah, single shot. Didn't know they made one as full auto except at the fair shooting them little stars. Never knew anyone who won, there was always a sliver of red left.
Ed, I got some sportsman's guide and will check them out. Thanks for the tip on ammo. Too bad there's no varmits needing killing around here unless you count a couple of neighbors.
 

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Here are some links for you...
http://www.airgunwarehouseinc.com/
http://www.airgundepot.com/
http://www.pyramydair.com/air-rifles/
http://www.compasseco.com/air-rifles-s-35.html

There are a lot out there that only require a single "pump" to give them full power; either a break barrel,side lever or under lever type. For a lot more money there are pre-charged pneumatic's that have a tank that you fill with a hand pump or scuba tank. Those will give you around 30 full power shots.
For more knock-down power (but less fps) you can go with the .22 cal models.
 
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