Best Air gun for out to 80 yards

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    KC2LLW
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    Hello,

    New to the forum. I have a squirrel / groundhog problem. I am looking for a super quiet air rifle for shots out to 80 yards. I have a Ruger 10/22 with a 28” barrel that is super quiet shooting CCI quiets but is not accurate after 40 yards. I need a tack driver that will kill hogs, squirrels and foxes at 80 yards but needs to be very quiet. I have a budget of $500. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    Thanks

    Steve

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    ThomasHooker
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    Honestly I can only think of a few pellet guns that is constant at 80 Yards and it would probably not be regulated for under 500$, I have a 22 also and I found the CCI quite are very inaccurate just use standard velocity you will get good accuracy and buy a 500$ silencer, that’s just what I would do and just a opinion though I’m sure someone else has ideas

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    KC2LLW
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    Unfortunately I live in New Jersey so silencer is not going to happen in my anti gun state 

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    ThomasHooker
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    Okay then here is a few that I personally own and like very much

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    starlingassn
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    your ruger should already be a tack driver,

    i shoot an old marlin 60 out past 200yds and take groundhogs regularly. 

     

    should be no reason that ruger cant group,although the cci quiets suck (IMO)

    none of my guns like them,horrible accuracy,and they are the loudest "quiet" ammo ive ever tried.

     

    try some subsonics, i like the eley yellow box and the rws subsonic hp.

     

     

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    KC2LLW
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    Thanks for the information. I may be able to stretch the budget up to $800 or so if the rifle will do what I need.

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    Hynzie
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    they got hogs in NJ  i would look  at AIR FORCE maybe a condor they have great sales on seconds rifles that may have a nick,,,, or one a sales rep was using for a demo ,,even a used one  ,,pat u need power to drop a hog humanely

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    KC2LLW
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    Starlingassn,

    Noise is my main concern. Neighbors are to close we are on acre lots here in Jersey :(

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    crosman2016
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    Also, in the Ruger, you might try the Aquilla offering in sub-sonic.  I find it shoot well, but has a tough time cycling in a 10/22.  

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    agnthooziast
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    Don't forget the "pre"charged pnuematics have to be charged with air in some manner and can be louder than you may think. Bill

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    KC2LLW
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    Yes I have a Gamo hunter and it is louder then the cci 22 quiets 

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    Cranky1
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    I use aguila subsonic in my cz 452 ultra lux and Winchester 67 all the time. They work decent in my 10/22 that has been polished.  

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    KC2LLW
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    Are the Aguila the heavy bullet 60 grain SSS? If so how loud are they?

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    Cranky1
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    You can get them in the ss(60grn) or the regular sub sonic. 

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    crittahitta
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    Are you allowed to shoot airguns in NJ?? I was under the impression you couldnt. If you can try a condor ss in 25 cal and shoot a heavy pellet jsb king heavy or a slug which i can get 80 ft lbs pretty accurately. Or get closer and use a bow and arrow which is probably allowed.

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    Saltlake58
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    If you buy a PCP, don't forget the support system for air.  I have a Marauder and at 75 yards, 1 inch groups using the JSB 18 grains.  However, you only get 30 shots per fill, so you really need a tank to shoot a lot.  The tanks and fill systems will run around $350, then you've got to have a scuba or paintball shop nearby, so don't forget about support systems.

    If you use a Break barrel, they aren't as nice to shoot, but I'm sure some will be accurate out to 80, but I have no experience in that area.

    Another option, if you are willing to go single shot is the Benjamin Maximus.  It's an entry level PCP and using the AGNATION on the Crosman site, it's 25% off, and if you order on Friday's it normally free shipping.  The gun is $165 after discount, then a pump is sufficient to fill as it's a 200 PSI fill.  Then you need a scope, rings, etc.  It does show pretty good accuracy to 80, look up the AEAC review on YouTube.

    I don't think there is a "Best" gun at that range, as so many do well at 80 yards.  Probably need a .22 for weight and energy at longer distance, but either .177 or .22 would probably work. As for quiet, it has a crack to it, but if you buy the Euro version, it's pretty quiet (but under powered at 12 foot pounds) so only consider the .177 in the Euro version.

    Good luck

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    Stefanjan
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    I have a Hatsan at 44 non qe version. Too loud for your application but I did shoot a .25 cal qe version and your neighbors would never even know you were shooting.  75 yards should be a pretty easy range with the proper scope and a nice stable bench.  Refilling the gun is an expense.  Figure anywhere from a handpump starting at around 100 to a full blown comprssor (priced from $250 to several $1000) to a scuba or scba tank ($250 plus fills on up).  Watch the Hatsan cause they jump around in price (got mine for $248 down from $439 but now in the $350 range).  There are a lot of rifles in your price range but it is some work figuring out pellet selection scope selection hold etc etc etc.  I will warn you that this hobby becomes very addictive

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    crittahitta

    Are you allowed to shoot airguns in NJ?? I was under the impression you couldnt. 

      You can only take cottontail rabbits, hare and gray squirrels with an air gun, .177 thru .22 only with minimum 600fps muzzle velocity, in New Jersey. It is also illegal to use an air gun with any device designed to lessen or muffle the noise of the gun discharging. Many air guns come with barrel shrouds and silencers for this purpose.

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    NoLandBeyond
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    I would recommend a Benjamin Marauder .25 paired with a Benjamin hand pump. I know a lot of the recommendations are an air tank or air compressor to refill the gun. However, i have filled mine up with a hand pump since getting it and it’s not difficult since the fill pressure is 3000 psi. 

    Get yourself a decent scope like a 4-12×50 or 3-9×40 and you should come out within your budget. 

    The .25 cal Marauder comes with a Green Mountain barrel which is really accurate. You should be able to get about 16-24 shots per fill before needing a top up depending on how you tune your gun. 

    The .25 is still back yard friendly. I shot it regularly in my neighborhood without disturbing the neighbors. 

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    ThomasHooker
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    I would take a look into this gun you don’t have to buy a extra pump with your pcp or a scuba tank it will be cheaper and from what I’m hearing it’s pretty accurate it’s the 

    HP-M1000 it’s a multi pump pcp air rifle

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