I do the same but always make a good faith attempt to dispatch humanely.I'm lucky, I live 1/4 mile outside the city limits. And I get coyotes in the back yard occasionally. My .243 won't bother anyone.
I have 6 or 7 cats for the back yard, they keep the mice/moles/snakes in check. The 2 that go in and out of the house are almost useless.
I've lost around 80 or 90 cats to coyotes in the last 15 years. And 5 or 6 to the cars on the back road I live on.
If you think I wouldn't wound a coyote so he could slink off and die somewhere else, you've misjudged me.
Depends on the ammo amd the power. Scott isn’t looking for a hunting weapon. He’s looking for a cheap but accurate bb/pellet gun.I think a lot of you are under the impression that a pellet gun is just a "stinger".
Whack the coyote harmlessly in the ass.
Pellets don't bounce off like bb's from a Daisy air rifle.
I took one of my dogs to the vet once to be treated after being hit by a car.
While being xrayed, it was pointed out that she had 9 pellets in her.
They were not shotgun load, you could clearly see the size and shape, including the conical point and the flat point.
She did love to jump the fence to raid garbage cans, so I wasn't real surprised that she was shot up.
I do not think
the sound of
my AR will go
over well with
and we are
limits . . .
He hasn’t lived in Cali for years Red
Well, took the AR-10 out for some break in....see what it was capable of. Its an Armalite AR-10 Super SASS (Semi Auto Sniping System). I ditched the Pride Fowler scope for some real optics.....a Night Force 5.5 X 22 X 50 with a Mil Dot reticle. I was shooting some cheap ball ammo just to get...www.labusas.org
You are correct first with the drop due to reduced velocity and I think your intent was to state that the POI will be much different due to time of flight exposure for wind deflection due to exposure time also the lower velocity will make for a rainbow trajectory -"Makes it much harder to hit the coyote in the ass.".... The accuracy is not known until it is determined at each velocity level and it is possible that it could be better who knows but for a moving target the higher velocity is much more desirable. Improves greatly ones odds for a accurate shot the faster the projectile is travelling All Other Things Being Equal.One thing I failed to think about/mention.
When you turn down the power to reduce the impact on target, you are also reducing the accuracy due to the ballistics of the projectile. Where you might be dead-on at 1000 fps, at 400 fps (muzzle velocity) the pellet will drop ~17 inches at the same distance (50 yds). Makes it much harder to hit the coyote in the ass. The reduction in energy from 1000 to 400 fps is 14.9 fpe to ~2.6 at 50 yds (1.3 @ 100 yds) using a 14.3 grain .22 pellet.
It takes 1-2 fpe to break human skin.
Speed does not necessarily have anything to do with accuracy. Yes there are lower and upper limits however, the individual projectiles, bullets are what I am very familiar with are designed specifically to perform within a given velocity range. Additionally as you may be aware, the BC of any projectile changes with velocity.How do you figure that the accuracy could be better at lower velocity??
I guarantee that an airgun that is accurate at 1000 fps is much less accurate at 400 fps, all other factors being equal.Speed does not necessarily have anything to do with accuracy. Yes there are lower and upper limits however, the individual projectiles, bullets are what I am very familiar with are designed specifically to perform within a given velocity range. Additionally as you may be aware, the BC of any projectile changes with velocity.
That is why I said above----"Yes there are lower and upper limits".. Not real good with pellets because I do not use that often and then it is for full power rifles but bullets specifically copper jackets over lead cores I have some experience with.I guarantee that an airgun that is accurate at 1000 fps is much less accurate at 400 fps, all other factors being equal.
Stick with what you know.That is why I said above----"Yes there are lower and upper limits".. Not real good with pellets because I do not use that often and then it is for full power rifles but bullets specifically copper jackets over lead cores I have some experience with.
Edgun Leshiy 2 - in 30 cal. W/ Tacticam Thor4 thermal scope. shoot in complete darkness.Unfortunately I don’t think the sound of my AR will go over well with the neighbors and we are technically within city limits
Ballistics are ballistics. Let me be blunt as I am from time to time. With respect to ballistics it is all about math. Does not matter if you are pushing a .177 pellet or sending a 16" Mark 7 shell down range. Pellet guns are for kids for the most part. So if you want to get into finite detail about ballistics, Coriolis effect, leading a moving target, why ballistic coefficients are not constant and change with velocity as the projectile goes down range, effect of temperature and humidity on the projectile and TOF, why it is necessary to assign values at different ranges as they relate to the target along with the condition changes ie. 6 o'clock at muzzle, 8 o'clock at 600 yards and 9 o'clock at the 1k berm, just as a few examples let me know. Please don't get uppity about shooting an air rifle at a short range to hit a large target because an 8 year old with very minimal instruction can do that with relative ease unless he or she has a disability.Stick with what you know.
The cheap box store stuff may be bought by kids.Pellet guns are for kids for the most part.
Sorry but I do not lie and do not appreciate being called one. Just because you do not have the skills to do the things I discuss with open sights is not my fault. Blame whoever trained you. Yes I am aware of the advancements that have been made in air rifle technology however, for the average person who is going to do what was discussed above it is pretty silly to have the specialty rifles you have to agree. Personally if the air rifle is what you like then fine however, they are a step backwards for some of us who do not have a need for the limited capability the air rifle albeit much cheaper. The primary reason I even used the pellet rifles in the first place is the .22 would due to the slight angles involved almost always always ricochet especially with a miss on the water. The pellet rifle was much safer in this environment due to the flat nose of the pellet used and lighter weight projectile did not ricochet or travel near as far nor have the energy to harm something if it were to strike it as a .22lr would at the time.The cheap box store stuff may be bought by kids.
Ask Pyramid Air, Utah Air Guns, Airgun Depot, Airguns of Arizona who their customers are.
It sure isn't kids.
With the price of an FX Impact ( a very popular high end air rifle) over $2000.00 kids aren't their customer base.
Quit with the BS Dave. You never hit snapping turtles open sighted with a .177 at 75 yards.
Ballistics will tell you that for a given pellet, the projectile will drop more at lesser velocities.Ballistics are ballistics.