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Bob_O
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There's no way I could do farmyard pest control with a powder burner, not even a .22LR.   Shooting in close proximity to cows, horses, sheep and goats requires a gun that is very quiet so as to not startle the animals.   And hunting in general, if you miss a shot on a squirrel for instance, the animal will most likely not scare and run, and you can get a second shot off.  I've had this happen several times.

If you don't need to be quiet, then by all means stick with a 22LR.  But if you want any chance at shooting on a farm or near livestock, you'll need an air rifle.  Just try approaching a farmer and asking for permission to shoot pest birds or animals on the farmyard, and tell him you'll be shooting a firearm.  He'll probably think you are out of your mind.  When I shoot on the farmyards, the people working and living there don't even know what I'm doing because they can't hear it.

Good luck!!