Vote: .20 cal Air Ranger Vs .30 cal RAW for squirrel tournament

Forums Hunting Vote: .20 cal Air Ranger Vs .30 cal RAW for squirrel tournament

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    Brian.in.MI
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    There’s money and pride on the line and both are phenomenal rifles. Which one are you rooting for? The loser stays warm and dry in the gun safe, haha.

    Top: A 12 year old, 50 fpe (not a typo) .20 cal Daystate Air Ranger with a Hawke 4-16x mil-dot. 

    Bottom: 2017 RAW HMX1000 .30 cal with Bushnell 8-32x mil-dot. 78 fpe.

    I’ve posed this question on instagram and thus far its a TIE!! Whatever rifle wins the Vote is what I bring afield a week from today. 

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    Bobr
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    I say go with the 30cal it hits harder and fun to hear it hit squirrels 

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    kayaker
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    Brian go 30cal.you can double your count when you pick up the pieces (lol).
    ​by the way, what is that wrapping I see on the barrel of the raw below the scope? have a great time

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    crosman2016
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    50 ft/lbs. of energy?  Good Lord.  That’s the one I would go with.

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    Hynzie
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    is it a walk and stalk ?how do they compare # wise ?  accuracy ? im a RAW owner and fanatic ,but if the a big weight difference that would be key ,,,i see the daystate has a heavy bottle ,,what about sound .2 cals 2 level of pop expecred ,,,well if they compare the same ,,,i take the RAW and knock out power ,,chances are there will be no wounded rodents when your done,, let us no what and why you choose ,,,pat

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    Hynzie
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    ps the raw what do u have on the schroud looks like a elastic ?

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    Brian.in.MI
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    “Hynzie”ps the raw what do u have on the schroud looks like a elastic ?

    
It’s just camo tape to prevent the sling from chafing the carbon barrel sleeve. No one likes chafing..They’re both awesome rifles, I’m just curious to see which one folks will root for. First Love ❤️ or the new crush 😍

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    zx10wall
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    Let the .20 come out and play. 

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    Centercut
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    Well, as my Dad always said about auto engines “there’s no substitute for cubic inches”.  The same goes for air guns. Take the RAW. 

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    Brian.in.MI
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    “Centercut”Well, as my Dad always said about auto engines “there’s no substitute for cubic inches”.  The same goes for air guns. Take the RAW. 

    
Well then, Texan .45 it is! Hahaha. 

    Was hoping more people would cheer on the underdog .20 caliber. But let’s be real, it’s still a 50fpe Daystate! In the UK, they’d call it overkill! 😂

     

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    Kdog
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    My top consideration would be shot count in this scenario,,,were talking squirrels here so its not like you need a 50ft lb gun to get the job done.Id imagine you would not worry about having to fill the gun if you went with the .20 but may have to lug more gear if you brought the .30.Most squirrel hunting shots are easily within 50 yds so its not like you need a long range rifle.My choice would be the .20 between these 2 rifles. I would definitely have a bullpup or semibullpup in my arsenal in .22 or .25 for these kind of hunting situations,just sooo much easier to handle than the 45″ OAL of these particular rifles.

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    Brian.in.MI
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    @kdog I loaned my .25 Cricket to my teammate for the last tournament and he wants it back for this one, lol. Agreed, long guns are not fun to carry around. This Air Ranger is 47.5” OAL! So I’m forced to decide between that and the RAW which is just as long and noticeably heavier. I know, poor me. This .20 cal has more power than the .25 Cricket and shoots flatter than either rifle. Shot count isn’t really a factor because all MI laws apply – 5 possession or 10 total between 2 hunters. The .20 gets 50 full power shots, so I could theoretically do a few tournaments on one fill. 

     

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    Brian.in.MI
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    “zx10wall”Let the .20 come out and play. 

    
Cannot  confirm or deny my agreement or disagreement with your statement at this time. Btw, I was staring at your ad for the Cricket the other day and almost did something impulsive.. 

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    Kdog
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    Yea i would carry the cricket and make your partner lug the longer beast,,,,,especially since your letting him use it.Goodluck and have a great time!

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    markmccready
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    Daystate all the way.

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    budfarkus
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    • Go with oldybut goodie…  20 cal AR !!
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    rivers
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    Owning a .30 RAW myself, I gotta go with the RAW. A couple reasons: 
    1) Working range for squirrels is at least 100 yards. Your scope will handle that so you have a much larger zone than the .20 would.
    2) While a practical toss-up to 50 yards, the RAW maintains that accuracy (minute of squirrel) with more than enough energy for at least double that.
    3) What could be a wound for the .20 would more likely be a kill for the .30 caliber.

    If you go with the .20, you have this going for you:
    1) If you lose, you can blame it on the gun.
    2) You can bang it up without shedding any tears.
    3) Nobody is going to ask to take any test shots with it.

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    zx10wall
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    “Brian.in.MI”

    “zx10wall”Let the .20 come out and play. 

    
Cannot  confirm or deny my agreement or disagreement with your statement at this time. Btw, I was staring at your ad for the Cricket the other day and almost did something impulsive.. 

    
Forget the “vote”. The Eun Jin’s need to fly!!

    I’ve been starring at the .25 AirRanger ad in the Classifieds. That’s a nice hunter. Sad to see the Cricket go but I’ve got the .30 R5 Matador coming. 

    You’ve had the .20 for a years and it needs the action bro. We both know it’s more than capable too. 

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    Quad82
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    Simple. Walnut. The tree rats will be so engrossed looking at that pretty rifle, they will forget to duck!

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    intenseaty22
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    Between those 2, my vote goes to the .20
    You used the Raw on your last one (no?) Using the 20 says “it’s the shooter, not the gun” 

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