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post #11 of 52

Get him in a trap, put the trap in a heavy duty lawn bag, and wrap the bag opening to your tial pipe with duct tape. Less mess that way. If you are ok with the cost of the pellet gun, it will work fine.

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post #12 of 52
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Originally Posted by spiffwilkie 

I've come to find raccoons checking out my chicken coop at night over the last week, and I'm not too keen on that.  I live in the city of Memphis, and am unable to discharge a firearm.  Therefore, I would like to get an air gun that would be capable of taking out a raccoon at close range.  I have a trap, and am planning on dispatching any of the critters that decide to take up residence in said trap.
I've been told that an ~1100 fps .22 with a 27 grain pellet should take care of the raccoon, no problem, but I wanted to run that past the chicken folks over here.  Does anyone have experience taking out these masked demons with an air gun?  Does anyone have a recommendation for a specific brand or model?  Any input is much appreciated.

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you are probably going to find most localities will treat an air rifle as a firearm be careful do not get caught and above all do not post what you are about to do on a public forum our state vet reads our state chicken board and our game wardens read our hunting and trapping boards smile I shoot a lot of critters year round for a coon/fox size animal vand smaller I would use nothing smaller then a .22 short  for coyotes and up close in ( <50 Yards)  a .22 magnum works good there are lots of ways to kill things quietly I dispatch furbearers/nuisance animals in town  a lot of days

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http://www.scnaonline.org  Serama Council Of North America

You might as well expect rivers to run backwards as any man born free to be contented penned up.
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post #13 of 52

I have a RWS air rifle that would easily dispatch a raccoon.    The air rifle is louder than my .22 rimfire with CCI CB rounds.   Here in IL the RWS is considered a 'firearm' because it fires pellets at over 750 fps so there's no advantage to using it over the .22 rimfire.

post #14 of 52
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Originally Posted by HLAC 

I have a RWS air rifle that would easily dispatch a raccoon.    The air rifle is louder than my .22 rimfire with CCI CB rounds.   Here in IL the RWS is considered a 'firearm' because it fires pellets at over 750 fps so there's no advantage to using it over the .22 rimfire.


Now here`s a great solution for ya. The .22 with .22 CB Shorts is definately quieter than an air rifle and much more suited to the job. Best used in a bolt action gun. Been trapping and shooting coons, etc. for years with these CB Shorts and never had a neighbor even notice. Sounds like a twig snapping. And, a whole lot cheaper than a $400 air rifle.........Pop

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In God We Trust

Siyah Rampuri Asil, White Chinese, Emden, and African Geese, Guineas, a Rottweiler (Bella), and a Yellow Lab (Booger). Fifty five years with chickens and still learning.

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post #15 of 52

If you catch it in a trap you don't need to shoot it. There are other ways besides a gun

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post #16 of 52

I have dispatched 8 raccoons caught in a live trap with my Gamo Big Cat .177 pellet gun.  Point blank to the head will kill them.  Cost $150.  Very quiet.

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Loving my mixed flock. 

How I beat feather picking. http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=6586027#p6586027

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post #17 of 52
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Originally Posted by Lollipop 
Quote:
Originally Posted by HLAC 

I have a RWS air rifle that would easily dispatch a raccoon.    The air rifle is louder than my .22 rimfire with CCI CB rounds.   Here in IL the RWS is considered a 'firearm' because it fires pellets at over 750 fps so there's no advantage to using it over the .22 rimfire.


Now here`s a great solution for ya. The .22 with .22 CB Shorts is definately quieter than an air rifle and much more suited to the job. Best used in a bolt action gun. Been trapping and shooting coons, etc. for years with these CB Shorts and never had a neighbor even notice. Sounds like a twig snapping. And, a whole lot cheaper than a $400 air rifle.........Pop


using my ruger mk IV i never heard the action work until I used this type of shell the gun makes more noise then the shell going off smile

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You might as well expect rivers to run backwards as any man born free to be contented penned up.
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http://www.scnaonline.org  Serama Council Of North America

You might as well expect rivers to run backwards as any man born free to be contented penned up.
Chief Joseph
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post #18 of 52

I live where I can shoot them, so I don't have your problem.  Another option for you, seeings how the Raccoon can be traped in a cage. Is once the Raccoon is in the cage, you can drowned them by placing the coon and trap in a body of water.

post #19 of 52

Walmart, Beeman interchangeable barrel (22/177) .22-850 fps/177-1000 fps, with good Beeman scope, around $100.  I use nothing but the .22 barrel and aim at eye, ear or heart on coons.  Works for me.  I have also used an old single shot 22 rifle with CB caps - it may be quieter than the air rifle.  I swear you hear the firing pin hit the rim.  I believe the CB cap has a much heavier projectile for greater penetration.

post #20 of 52

I had that walmart beeman interchangable barrel gun.It was decent.Pretty darn heavy gun too. My neighbors were freaking everytime I went outside with the gun,so I ended up taking it back.Silly thing is I heard some of my neighbors HAVE guns themselves.Guess you can have them but not shot them...in the yard.Grrrrrrr city living.

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