... head shots are nice and I take them a lot with my springer just for the challenge and the instant drop.. I am new to the air arms 22 springer and its accuracy and trigger have won my heart; It just did nto occur to me so far to try any thing other than a head shot with that gun, being so amazed at the dime sized groups from feild positions..
but this is about the pellet pistols... lol... I have actually shot quite a few squirrels with my old 1377 untill it decided to start leaking after only about 8 years of heavy use... ( the nerve..
I usually pot most of these from my Kayak on flat water in the bayous and get pretty close to the tree trunks and limbs..I was a bit concerned that folks would not think a chest shot very humane, but that is mostly what I take from the rocky boat and odd stance I use to make the shots, does not take long for the critter to drop on the bank right to where I have glided in for the shot..lots of snakes have regretted seeing the old fat man in the ugly kayak approach, too lol
I got a little off base by assuming the benjy 22 would have enough penetration to do the same thing and missed that it is maybe 430 fps max..frontal area more broad, slower, it seemed I had made a mistake for a squirrel shooter different from what I have used for years..I am quite excited about the mods that can be done to the 13xx line of pistols and have dug out several old Crosman bb and pellet pistols I'd forgotten I even had that I got for my kids when they were younger. I am going to try my hand at replacing seals and flat top pistons in the leakers on hand and want to get a converted 13xx to 22 cal with the small upgrades that allow it to be most efficient etc..
I am releived that I am not the only one that opts for chest shots.. hate to see the little buggers drop after the short delay tween shot and drop with a chest hit, but I cannot always shoot the head when I just slid up the bank or along it to make the shot... it is much more difficult next to impossible to sit away from the bank and take/make the shot...sliding up and having the boat keel and bottom touching the muddy bank is what makes it workable...and I do not want to take many chances..
DO YOU GUYS THINK THAT THE 22 IS JUST TOO SLOW AND BLUNT FOR GOOD USE AS DISCUSSED.. YOU THINK IT IS A POOR CHOICE BESIDES THE 177 FOR SQUIRRELS ? I just wanted variety old pellet gun slut that I am .. lol