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Thread: PCP air rifle for Rabbits

  1. #16
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    Tai Tokerau
    Yeah I'd say that's a myth.
    They will be carrying far less energy though and will start tumbling pretty quick, so less likely to do damage once they've deflected.

    FWIW I'd go a decent spring gun for reasons mentioned above (dive tanks etc) And you'll get one for half the cost or less. 50-60m is doable.
    Advantage of PCP no recoil so can use spare scope you may have. Springer needs springer rated scope.
    Rabbits are pretty soft so a flater shooting .177 be easier to manage and less to think about.
    If you wanted to skittle anything bigger, or are comfortable dialing/holdover then .22 or .25 the way to go and will take more energy out further.
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  2. #17
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    Thanks for everyone’s input and advice. Like any rabbit hole .....once you go down it the different options of which way you turn are numerous!! Unless something comes up second hand - I’m going to go for a Diana outlaw PCP .22- Seems like a good entry level PCP that will give me 50-60 metre accuracy for rabbits.



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