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“Gene93”Hello,
I am thinking of buying a BSA Lightning in .22 and I will use it for pigeon hunting. It’s muzzle velocity is about 700 fps, and it has 19.5 ft.lb of energy. Nothing to write home about, but I like using spring/gas ram rifles. Do you think I could kill a pigeon at 60-70 yards with it (if I hit it, of course)?

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Absolutely yes.  At 70 yards, your pellet should have at least 10fpe of energy. That is way more than necessary to kill a pigeon if the accuracy is there.

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