Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Tacdriver, Apr 29, 2012.
Will they kill a Raccoon?
no, they won't even kill a cat or rat.
Now there are several .177 and .22 cal air pellet rifles that'll do the trick and they only cost a 150 bux or so at big 5.
... and you'll want one that uses CO2 cartridges, since it's a pain to pump up a pneumatic pellet gun by hand! I remember my Daisy .177 Pellet gun...
Killing raccoons? Is your dick that small?
Hey now, I still have a red rider .177 cal . Seriously, I use it to sting sparrows and finches that try to munch down the spinach, chard and beets....them lil butt holes. Then I have a couple crossman match pistols in .177 and .22 cal for more serious offenders. They'll punch a hole in a 1X4 with 8 pumps. The crossbow is a force to be reconned with though. I took a shot at a haybale mounted target at 60 yards, punched a hole right through the bales and the arrow blew up when it hit the rocks in the creek 30 yards behind the bales. Fuckinay!
Gamo pellet guns require one pump (breaks at barrel) and the cheapest model hits about 750fps
not a chance.
you want a barrel break .177 pellet gun that does over 1000 feet per second. strong enough to kill a coyote if you are good enough shot.
Just get a .22?
This. I bought a Winchester with a scope for $99 on sale, and it'll punch a hole through a steel wheel barrel. It's not very quiet though, you might consider one with a built in silencer.
Frankly I would just call animal control in your area and they'll come out and set traps, and hall the big rats away once they're caught.
Live traps can be a hoot. Then you'll get tro poke the critter with a stick :wink:
be carefull though. i don't know if you have cougars (4 legged ones) in your area, but I had a friend end up with a baby one in a live trap and the mother cat wouldn't let anyone near the caged megapussy. Racoons are a tough shit to hurt with an air rifle. I've learned to live with them and beavers. A sting from the .177 from time-to-time along with getting caught up in an electric snare and they keep in check. (funniest thing to witness, I'll tell you)
I also piss in various places to keep them away from the garbage cans and areas I do not want them to get into. (which also seems to work on coyotes, bears and cougars BTW). I been watching signs of beave activity down at the creek. Those dill-wads will dam up the creek with a stickpile that's nearly imposible to dissassemble. Then when the rains come in the fall/winter, those dams will cause a diversion that'll take out hundreds of cubic yards of bank.
Douche I have an outdoor cat. I leave the garage door open a few inches so she can come in and sleep, stay warm and, eat. Now the Raccoons are coming in and messing up my garage. I wish to diminish that. Now do you have an answer or just a ballsack remark? Hell I'm not even a hunter and I don't want to kill these creatures but cages are expensive plus, other animals will get trapped in them.
Believe it or not I actually woke up again and felt the need to call Sparky a Douche. You have a garage?
Hows the wife doing? Better I hope.
Call animal control and just lock up the cat until the coon thing is over.
Try the "piss in a bottle" trick Tac. Take a bottle of urin and pour a stream in a line acrost your garage entrance, see if that works.
Yeah, as mentioned if you need to kill a raccoon you can accomplish that with a .22, don't think anything smaller is really going to work. Even a .22 is barely going to accomplish that job, the Beretta hardly went through a dinner plate, wouldn't go through a 2nd dinner plate, and doesn't go through insulation foam.
Just hire an Oriental to hunt them for a few bucks
If he's living within the incorporated limits of the city (city limits and urban growth boundries) he cannot legally discharge any firearm. A person is kinda limited in what they actually can do if animal control fails to take action.
Yeah, if animal control won't step up he's reduced to trap himself, or (easier) lock up the cat and poison the little fuckers.
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