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air gun for coon hunting?

Postby savvyninja » Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:35 pm

Will an air gun work against a raccoon? I've used my Ruger Air Magnum against smaller varmints like field rats and squirrels, but never against a coon. My gun is .177 caliber. Is that enough stopping power?
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Re: air gun for coon hunting?

Postby riverhog » Sat Jul 30, 2011 11:45 pm

not familiar with the ruger, but we have taken small pigs with 177 air rifles, HEAD SHOTS ONLY- it should work fine on coons
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Re: air gun for coon hunting?

Postby Mark59 » Mon Aug 29, 2011 4:15 pm

Ninja,

I have the Browning .177 for my coon and small game hunting. Thing is a beauty! Never had a problem with it...on the contrary, it shoots better than my real gun!

http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/cb.aspx?a=820371
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Re: air gun for coon hunting?

Postby savvyninja » Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:32 am

What kind of ammo do you suggest with the .177?
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Re: air gun for coon hunting?

Postby Mark59 » Sun Nov 20, 2011 5:52 pm

Savvy,

The Gamo Express is pretty good, and real cheap. I would check that out. :getoff:

http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/gamo-express-shotshell-ammo.aspx?a=585839
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Re: air gun for coon hunting?

Postby DylanT » Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:39 pm

TSG have some discount coupons on the go for Black Friday too.

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Re: air gun for coon hunting?

Postby Dakota Elder » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:07 am

I dont know but some times you have to shoot them like 7 times with the .22
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Re: air gun for coon hunting?

Postby SKLancaster » Thu May 03, 2012 10:04 am

Dakota Elder wrote:I dont know but some times you have to shoot them like 7 times with the .22

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