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    BACK YARD RABBITS

    Been looking at getting a quieta rabbit killer,brought this hardly used Cometa Fusion air rifle on TM.Its got some knock down power,but my best grouping at 25 yrds is about 2.5 inchs.Any info on better ammo would be appreciated.
    Any how, went out the back of my house this morning at 1st light,Just tipped over this rabbit at 45 paces,bang flop.And shot another out back a couple of days ago.
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    Is that a muzzle brake on an air gun?...*shakes head*
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    Yes,no recoil,still a quiet rifle to shoot.Rifle bigger than my 308.After firing about 10 shots,you feel like you been to the gym even with my bit of horse power.She is a bit of a misssion to break barrel and load,bloody strong spring.Nice rifle to shoot tho.With scope on top,got it at about 1/2 price on new.

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    I'd trade that Cometa in for either a Weirauch HW97KT or SIG ASP20 if I were you.

    The Cometa will never group well, even with the best pellet for your particular barrel. The two springers I recommend produce sub-1" groups of 8 pellets at 50yds. Both will kill cleanly at 75yds and the SIG has the grunt and accuracy to kill at 100yds!!! Not bad for a springer eh?!
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    As above it will likely never shoot really accurately.
    Best you can do is try lots of different pellets in it.
    High power springers can be difficult to shoot accurately also, they generally dont like a free recoil style and require a firm forend hold to deal with the vibration.
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    How is it shooting , spraying pellets randomly ,or stringing them in a line ?
    I have a gamo with rotary breech ,polished chamber , charlie da tuna gold trigger kit , and with the old CAC pellets (the ones in the orange box .......yes I still have some ) it groups about Ĺ" @ about 50m , does the job on cats (2) , rabbits(1) and bulk starlings ......and the flowers of her cyclamin plant (yep , back on the hand cart )
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    I thought those Cometa air rifles were meant to be pretty good?

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    No recoil and intent to shoot only about 30 to 40yds at most.It shoots about a 2.5 inch group=rabbit sholder is all i need at the moment.Good enough for close rabbits but il will improve it.

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    try the h&n sampler pack that has 6 different pellets usually high power air rifles need the heavier pellets for stability. have a look at airgun101.com for pellet tests .

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    Its shoots thru about 220 pages of huntn magazine,so got some power,maybe 25-27lbs of energy,i could be wrong.Pellets that came with it are light weight.
    Thanks Berg il try that.
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    Just compared cometa s power to my winchester ammo,sub sonic 22 norico near the muzzel,stopped at 216 pages of the same magazines at the cometa at 220 pages.Interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidGunn View Post
    Is that a muzzle brake on an air gun?...*shakes head*
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    You guys talking down about the Cometa don't have a clue, these are one of the best value for money airguns on the market - yes the $1200 Air Arms or Weihrauch will out shoot them but only just, and the Cometa is half the price.

    I have owned a few of them over the years and killed hundreds of rabbits, possums and ever turkeys with them. Like all springers they are hold sensitive so google the artillery hold, and get some decent pellets to try - JSB Exacts are always top of my list to try, preferably the middle to heavier weight ones. Power on these is normally 15-19fpe so plenty for pesting.

    Have fun and remember to put plenty of pellets through it, they don't wear in until you are about 800 shots deep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mintie View Post
    You guys talking down about the Cometa don't have a clue, these are one of the best value for money airguns on the market - yes the $1200 Air Arms or Weihrauch will out shoot them but only just, and the Cometa is half the price.

    I have owned a few of them over the years and killed hundreds of rabbits, possums and ever turkeys with them. Like all springers they are hold sensitive so google the artillery hold, and get some decent pellets to try - JSB Exacts are always top of my list to try, preferably the middle to heavier weight ones. Power on these is normally 15-19fpe so plenty for pesting.

    Have fun and remember to put plenty of pellets through it, they don't wear in until you are about 800 shots deep.
    I too have had several Cometas in my time Mintie and despite finding the best pellet for each barrel, despite using the Artillery Hold (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kV7zqBcW83Y), despite using good Trigger and Follow Through techniques, none of my Cometas produced better groups than 2.5" at 50yds. They are, in my opinion, a very average rifle.... a keen newbies' startup air rifle! They certainly got me interested in Air Rifle Shooting again - after 50 years of rimfire, centrefire and shotgun shooting - but then I traded them in when I discovered Air Arms, Weihrauch, SIG, Walther, etc...

    My advice stands: Trade it in... and ensure you apply the four basic rules of good air rifle shooting:

    1. Determine the best pellet for your barrel
    2. Use the Artillery Hold for Springers
    3. Apply good trigger technique
    4. Always Follow Through each shot with your air rifle

    And by the way, the SIG is great for hunting because you don't have to worry about Spring Strain - you can carry it cocked all day as it's a Gas-Ram springer (at 19FPE), not a coiled spring springer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Myson View Post
    I too have had several Cometas in my time Mintie
    Which ones did you have? Only the Fenix and Fusion were any good, the 100,200,300 were all pretty average.

    I have heard good things about the Sig but not had a go myself yet, I'm more of a PCP man myself so tend not to spend money on break barrels anymore.

 

 

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