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matt mavin

Will my break barrel air rifle kill a rabbit?

i have a junior break barrel air rifle and although ive posted this before i did not get a proper answer if anyone could help id be very greatful....

on the barrel it says: cal 4.5 (.177)
sean

It's not enough information for anyone to be able to answer. A .177 pellet will kill a rabbit if it's travelling fast enough and hits it in the right place. No-one can tell how powerful your air rifle is from the information that you're giving.
Bebo

It will if you hit it over hte head with it.
mochyn

Bebo wrote:
It will if you hit it over hte head with it.


Beat me to it, you baggage.

What make/model is it?
Bebo

Yeah, I've gone up in mochyns estimation. I'm now a baggage hello1
mochyn

Bebo wrote:
Yeah, I've gone up in mochyns estimation. I'm now a baggage hello1


One of a select group.
Bebo

I still have aspirations of becoming a slut, but at least its a start.
matt mavin

177 cal
vegplot

Sluts are evidenced by what they do rather that what they say. Luggae are decided only my Mochyn.
vegplot

matt mavin wrote:
177 cal


It will kill if close to the 12 foot pound limit and a clean head shot. I would prefer .22 myself but it's energy dissipated at the target that's important. I'm not keen on air rifle for rabbit control, much preferring something like a .410 or .22 LR.
RichardW

As you say its a Junior proberbly not.

What is the MAKE & MODEL?

Richard
Pilsbury

my BSA meator .22 break barrel will kill rabbits, BSA is the make meator is the model, .22 is the caliber.
That is the minimum information you need to post for anyone to even be able to hazard a guess at its killing power.
JB

I have a BSA cadet 177 which frankly is only good for back yard plinking. I have killed rabbits with it but that was when I was younger and didn't appreciate that it wasn't the best tool for the job. Now I have a Webley longbow .22 which is perfectly good for rabbiting if you can get close enough to get a good shot (mainly gets used to scare rats an squirrels).

So yes you can use an air rifle on rabbits but the fact it says 'junior' suggests you shouldn't use that one, keep it for target practice and get something meatier for the rabbits.
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