Pellet Gun for predators??

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by redhen, Feb 19, 2009.

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  1. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Hi, i was wondering if a pellet gun would kill anything?? a really high powered one...*what kinds are the high powered ones?* we have got to kill this weasel...and we dont have a real gun...can we use a pellet gun? thanks for any help, Wendy *who HATES weasels!*
     
  2. rufus

    rufus Overrun With Chickens

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    Pellet gun might work for a weasel, but I wouldn't try it for a bear or mountain lion.

    The good thing about the pellet gun is that it is discrete. Very quiet.

    Rufus
     
  3. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    DH shot a possum in the head once with a pellet gun and killed it. A weasel is smaller, so it would probably work. Personally, I think that 22's and shotguns make better varmit guns. DH only used the pellet gun on the possum because it was handy, and he did hit it just right (in the ear).
     
  4. flopshot

    flopshot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    there are some "high end" pellet guns that would but for the most part common guns are useless. you're also dealing with a very small target.
    if you can't borrow a 22 or small shotgun trapping might work better.
     
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:lol...[​IMG] i'll have to remember not to shoot at a bear with it....i imagine it'd just get it angry at me....[​IMG]....so, you think it would kill a weasel??
     
  6. HarlansHollowFarms

    HarlansHollowFarms bana-bhuidseach anns gára

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    Be sure, if you live in town, that there isn't an ordinance that prohibits using pellet gun. I know in some towns, even really small ones, have ban any type of gun that has the potential to be used as a weapon.
     
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:thanks i'll check on that!
     
  8. Baymen Moe

    Baymen Moe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A pellet gun will kill a weasel but like flopshot said, it's a small target. Brands like Gamo and RWS are the more powerful models available but do get pricey. Your run of the mill Crossman or Daisey will not do the trick.

    Bill
     
  9. HarlansHollowFarms

    HarlansHollowFarms bana-bhuidseach anns gára

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    Silly me, I read your sig. and with 3 large dogs, 6 cats and pot belly pigs, you must live in the country....lol:oops:
     
  10. mazdacrzy

    mazdacrzy Out Of The Brooder

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    A crossman will work or any pellet gun that you can "pump" it more than once. I had a crossman that was deadly. The only drawback is don't try to shoot from too far a distance. A 22 would still be ideal, and they don't make that much noise.
     
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