Reply To: Rattle Snake Hunt with a "Replica" Air Gun
I have no problem with killing a snake for food or the protection of personnel and property. However, I find the equipment and method used here to be irresponsible. The airgun community has accepted 5 ft/lbs as a minimum for humane kills. Here, he uses a .177, 7.9gr pellet at 380 fps for 2.53 ft/lbs. I could understand using my .22 caliber Webley that generates 8 ft/lbs or any airgun that generates a minimum of 5 ft/lbs. This is simply a marketing ploy to sell inexpensive, underpowered equipment meant for plinking as a tool for hunting. I can see some 10 year old kid watching this and then trying it. I would be ashamed to show this video to any responsible hunter.