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.
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 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