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Hi all,.......my question is:.....why is a Crosman 1377,that is 600 fps not suitable to shoot Rabbits???....the .177,wth that power will go straight through the target ,where as a .22 will knock it down...i have been told i ca use a rifle for Rabbits ,but not my 1377????...but the rifles fps are much lower fps than my 1377...also its ok to shoot rabbits with a rifle thaT 600FPS.........Yup bit confused here,but im sure you my friend`s can put my straight
Bill S. (Login tripleguy) Crosman Forum Member 184.108.40.206
Shoot straight and it won't matter
December 28 2007, 9:24 AM
In my teens, my primary hunting rig was a Benji 347. I killed more squirrels and rabbits with it than any kid in my hunting party. I also did more target shooting than any of them and relied on head shots, whenever afforded one.
A .177 of sufficient power is more than enough with a well placed shot. You have a slightly larger margin of error with a .22 plus more energy at the same velocity for greater knockdown power on larger game.
"but I'll be needin' that gun, fer squirrels and such."
only produce 500 fps MV with say CPLs (7.9 gr) on 10 pumps or
a little more or a little less. Some get near mid 500s - that's
probably when they are about 'right' as in sealed, lubed, tight
between cup and valve head, etc.
Power is pretty 'thin' for shooting rabbits even with well placed
shot at close range. One may or may not get a kill at 10 yds. Sure
there have been kills at 20 yds. or so with 5ish FPE airguns but
it's a gamble - a kid shootin' kinda thing.
I've read some results performancewise about a few of the Benji
HB pumper pistols some folks have recently purchased new and it
appears Crosman is "watering these guns down". Maybe they're doing
the same with the 1377s. Maybe the guns are just dry, leaking and/or
sloppy in tolerances.
john richardson (Login snapchief) Crosman Forum Member 220.127.116.11
December 28 2007, 9:36 PM
A brick thrown at 30 feet per second carries exponentially more power that a 8 gr.
pellet at 500 feet per second. A stone from a sling shot......the same. Just ask Goliath.
Sparrows and black birds best bet with a stock 1377. Rabbits, add more power and weight.
thanx to everyone who used their time to reply to my question.....i am no longer "confused"...i will use head shot only at 10 yds,for Rabbit......will get my gun adapted when i get some dosh to upgrade ....many thanx guys!!!.....and a Happy New Year!!!!.......Apache1500
(Login clasicalgas) Crosman Forum Member 18.104.22.168
depends a lot on the rabbit,how well your 1377 is set up,and
December 29 2007, 5:30 PM
how good you are with it.Closer is better,but smallish cottontails are easy with head shots placed between the eye and base of ear.I've done it with as little as 400 fps in .177,(protecting the veggie garden)but I'm happier with close to 600.