Pest Control Air Gun Question

Discussion in 'Air Guns' started by Phydeaux642, Jun 6, 2021.

  1. sscoyote

    sscoyote Member

    Mar 21, 2005
    I picked up an Aspen Seneca on a whim at a pawn shop that had seen some use...but it held air and after testing it some I decided to try some heavy 22 Eunjin 28 grainers out of it and shot a .5" group with it at 50 yds., and have now found that it likes all the heavies i've fed it. Best 250 $ I spent in a long time.
  2. plumberroy

    plumberroy Member

    Sep 25, 2006
    Are you shooting alloy pellets ? That is the only way a model 34 gets super sonic . They aren't good for the gun and will eventually damage it. Like shooting too light of an arrow from a compound bow

    You are comparing an smoothbore Airgun driving a 5.1 grain steel bb less than 350 fps to a rifled airgun driving an 8 grain pellet above 900 fps I think if you have someone else shoot booth of them while you stand a few feet away you'll find there isn't as much difference between the sounds as you think
  3. George P

    George P Member

    Jan 10, 2018
    Lead pellets from Gamo, RWS, and a few others
  4. mcb

    mcb Member

    Feb 19, 2008
    North Alabama
    One option that does not evolve a suppressor or air rifle but is still pretty quiet. Get you a 22 LR with a fixed breach and with the longest barrel you can find (26+ inches) and find some CCI CB longs ( or CB shorts ( It's a 29gr bullet going a nominal 710 fps from either cartridge. From a long barrel 22 LR I have found this combination to be nearly as silent as many shorter barrel 22LR shooting suppressed sub-sonic ammo. There is still plenty of energy here to kill squirrels at modest distances. In my experience from a 27.5 inch Winchester Model 67 it will shoot through a pine 2x4 through the 1.75 thickness and I can distinctly hear the firing pin strike the cartridge over the muzzle report. Significantly quieter than my Gamo break barrel .177 pellet rifle.
  5. Nicky Santoro

    Nicky Santoro Member

    Jun 4, 2005
    New Jermany
    I've found Colibri and Super Colibri to be effective against tree rats and are quieter than my Chinese air rifle.
  6. vkeith

    vkeith Member

    Oct 17, 2012
    My Gamo Whisper is quiet, accurate, and has plenty of power for small game, plus they are fairly inexpensive. Mine was less than $100 for a refurbed closeout.

    The 3-9X scope that came with mine won't hold a zero though so plan for the expense of a better optic if you need a scope.
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  7. BigAlShooter

    BigAlShooter Member

    Jan 5, 2021
    In my 2" NAA revolver, the 22 CB Longs are quieter than the Colibris. And they killed many a oppossums. It might take mutiple shots but gets the job done. And they are about as loud as someone slapping a piece of wood against another piece of wood. My wife says she can't even hear it inside the house when I shoot it outside.
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  8. jmorris

    jmorris Member

    Sep 30, 2005
    Yeah, they probably don’t have any problem with writing speeding tickets though. That and nailing you for an offense that locally might be the same as discharging an actual firearm would both be safer than going after “real” criminals. Quotes used for you, as far as the law is concerned the difference won’t mean anything until the sentencing phase, if then.

    Hiring the pest control business in your area now would still be cheaper than the cheapest lawyer later.
  9. Doc Samson

    Doc Samson Member

    Jan 29, 2013
    Almost NoVa
    Yeah, I don't know why they include such a garbage scope. Seems like a decent set of irons would be a cheaper, and better, investment/selling point. I put a 4X UTG scope on mine and have been impressed. I can (fairly) consistently hit a kickball in our pond that is stuck under some overhanging brush @ 130 yards out...
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