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  • thundrr1

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    Waking up a sleepy thread. Airguns that break the sound barrier make noise as the pellet leaves the rifle/gun. My .177 air rifle is around 900 FPS and it does make noise, almost like a .22. At 50 yards it'll demolish a bottle cap from a water bottle.
     

    FrommerStop

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    Waking up a sleepy thread. Airguns that break the sound barrier make noise as the pellet leaves the rifle/gun. My .177 air rifle is around 900 FPS and it does make noise, almost like a .22. At 50 yards it'll demolish a bottle cap from a water bottle.
    I am sure you have fine air gun, but 900 fps it does not break any sound barrier that we have around here. I have no doubt that it is noisy.
     

    Jdcujo

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    Best idea in regards to airgun hunting is the benjamin bulldog .357. Literally designed for hunting.
    Energy at hundred yards may be doable buttttttt most videos show a lot closer range and impressive levels of performance on game.
    So far as floridas laws, check with fwc. Fairly certain hog is legal.
     

    Va boy

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    A friend of mine killed a doe at 43 yds with his air rifle, an Air Force Texan shooting an all lead projectile at 1000 fps. He had a complete pass through. The projectile was 290 grain HP if I recall and looked a lot like the old style REAL muzzle loader bullets with lots of grooves. His was suppressed but still sounded like a framing nailer when fired
     

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