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Two Rats.

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    zpatrick2240
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    I just killed two rats in the night with my Benjamin Kartos. It so accurate airgun.

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    fdales17
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    Good shooting and very nice set up  !

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    Billbo1970
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    I recently purchased a Gamo 6110017154 .177 Cal Varmint Air Rifle. I'm using Gamo LETHAL .177CAL 5.56gr pellets. I've now hit 2 rats with it, and in both cases the shot was non-lethal… the rats screamed, got knocked backwards, then ran off. What am I doing wrong?!  I want to take them out, not be cruel and just hurt them.  Is there a certain distance required for the pellet to reach terminal velocity? In both cases they were in my garden about 15ft away.

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    Ranchibi
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    Great shooting on the rats!

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    zpatrick2240
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    Thx guys.

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    Billbo1970
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    anybody?

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    Cuahitl
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    Sweet shooting bro. 

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    fdales17
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    Billbo1970

    anybody?

    Find the most accurate pellet for your rifle and….Keep practicing until you can make sure head shots….

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    zpatrick2240
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    Headshot for sure to make them sleep right away.

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    Billbo1970
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    @skydivingmiami thanks for the message. The forum says I haven't made enough posts to reply to messages… :/

     

    This Gamo is specifically for varmints and it shoots 1200 FPS. I'm taking them at their word I have no way to measure this. Okay so I need a pellet twice as heavy? Why would stupid Gamo label such a light pellet as being lethal? Are they trying to make it more confusing for the beginner? LOL. With that speed and a heavier 10gr pellet would a headshot still be required or is a clean body shot going to do the job?

    Bill

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    fdales17
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    Don't get hung up on velocity….accuracy is more important and most pellets are too unstable at those high speeds to give the  accuracy you need

    I  use a Benjamin Fortitude in .177, it's not a powerful pcp by any means.

    10.34 hades are my preferred pesting pellets are are devastating on small critters such as rats.

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    L.Leon
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    Good shooting on those rats… Is this on your property, or at a farm?

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    Billbo1970
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    fdales17

    Don't get hung up on velocity….accuracy is more important and most pellets are too unstable at those high speeds to give the  accuracy you need

    I  use a Benjamin Fortitude in .177, it's not a powerful pcp by any means.

    10.34 hades are my preferred pesting pellets are are devastating on small critters such as rats.

    Thanks for the info. Yeah my pellets are 1/2 that weight. I'm quite accurate with this rifle, and like I've said they squeal and get knocked backwards. I'll try heavier pellets :)

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    zpatrick2240
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    L.Leon

    Good shooting on those rats… Is this on your property, or at a farm?

    I got those in my backyard.

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    Glem.Chally
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    Billbo1970

    @skydivingmiami thanks for the message. The forum says I haven't made enough posts to reply to messages… :/

     

    This Gamo is specifically for varmints and it shoots 1200 FPS. I'm taking them at their word I have no way to measure this. Okay so I need a pellet twice as heavy? Why would stupid Gamo label such a light pellet as being lethal? Are they trying to make it more confusing for the beginner? LOL. With that speed and a heavier 10gr pellet would a headshot still be required or is a clean body shot going to do the job?

    Bill

    You should start your own thread instead of cluttering this one with your questions.  Don't believe Gamo #s lol.

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    Billbo1970
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    You should start your own thread instead of cluttering this one with your questions.  Don't believe Gamo #s lol.

    @Glem.Chally I'm not allowed to, as a new user.

    • This reply was modified 7 months ago by Billbo1970.
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