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Hunting with Daisy Powerline 880S?

November 2 2006 at 11:48 PM
  (Login themagicdork)
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Just got myself an 880 with 4x15 scope. I'm having plenty of fun in target practice, plinking around the backyard. But who can blame me for wanting to hunt, right?

I'm just not sure what my limit is with this gun, as far as clean kills. How big can my game get? Could I penetrate a rabbit's skull? With what ammo, at what range?

I'm very inexperienced with this sort of thing, if anybody would be kind enough to give me a feel of how far I can go before I risk torturing an animal, I'd really appreciate it.

 
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RM422
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Re: Hunting with Daisy Powerline 880S?

November 3 2006, 7:42 AM 

The 880S has more than enough velocity for rabbits, squirrels, birds, groundhogs, and even a small racoon at close range. Pointed pellets are best for hunting. Wadcutters (flat nose pellets) work good for close range on animals like rabbits and small birds. Squirrels have much tougher skin than rabbits so pointed pellets are needed if going for chest shots. Wadcutters will work too but only use headshots. But remember always pump your 880S 10 times for full power so only one shot is needed to humanely dispatch the animal.

 
 

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Re: Hunting with Daisy Powerline 880S?

November 3 2006, 12:11 PM 

But I can make headshots on all them animals? What exactly is my lethal range, with a lead pointed pellet? I appreciate the info, big help.

 
 
RM422
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Re: Hunting with Daisy Powerline 880S?

November 3 2006, 7:03 PM 

Ofcourse headshots are always the best shots to make on every animal. an effective range for squirrels using pointed pellets would be about 30-40 yards. Rabbits would be about 50 yards give or take depending on if you pumped the 880 10 times. Raccoons you need to get pretty close like about 20 yards or so and a well placed head shot.

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: Hunting with Daisy Powerline 880S?

November 3 2006, 8:43 PM 

Well that about answers everything, thank you much. )8) Would love to hear anything anybody else has to share, too.

 
 
bavaria55n
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Rabbits

November 4 2006, 8:31 AM 

I am not sure what power levels you get with the Daisy 880 but I used to hunt rabbits with .177 guns with around 700 fps and found that shots in the heart/lung area always dropped them out to 30 yards or so.

I liked the heavier pellets for better penetration.

If you can hit them in the head (great shooting) the same combination should work.

Squirrels were a lot tougher, but head shots should work well.

Gary

 
 
RM422
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Re: Hunting with Daisy Powerline 880S?

November 4 2006, 10:00 AM 

the 880 generates about 680fps with a bb and about 670fps with a pellet. To tell you the truth I have had successful rabbit hunts with about 350fps. you don't need much for a rabbit. Squirrels can be killed with that velocity but I would reccommend you use no less than 400fps for a squirrel.

I'm actually in the middle of fixing up a Daisy 881. A fancy version of the 880.

 
 
Skillet
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You might consider this...

November 8 2006, 4:20 PM 

I have a 922, the .22 caliber, woodstocked version of your gun.

I've found that with 10 pumps and a 14+ gn pell I only get about 535 fps. By adding 4 more pumps, or 14 total, I get 580 fps... decent power for a .22!

If I ever take mine out after squirrels, you can believe that I'll be adding the 4 xtra pumps, even though for most shooting, I only use 10. Rabbits are another story, they fold-up pretty easy, I've shot them stone-dead with air pistols. 10 pumps oughta' do just fine for bunnies.

Skillet

 
 

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hunting

April 8 2007, 12:30 PM 

i bought this same gun from walmart. When i first got it i started backyard hunting. i went into my backyard and killed many birds. until one day i killed a robin. it was in i tree so it fell in my neighbors yard. she called the cobs and made a big deal out of it and i got in trouble. if you r going to hunt eat it and dont shoot in others yards.

 
 
bavaria5n
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hunting

April 8 2007, 10:32 PM 

You might also want to consider what you are shooting.

Most states have laws limiting the types of animals you can shoot and when you can shoot them.

Shooting song birds is a good way to turn people against guns.

I my state pest species include english sparrows and starlings but many cities limit shooting them also.

Just remember your actions can have a bad effect on other shooters.

Gary

 
 
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