Hunting today just a few hours ago, about 430pm. Me and my friend were walking along the country path running through the land we are allowed to shoot on. Along the path, either side are slopes leading down to the fields, if you are quiet along the slopes you can shoot down on the rabbits. We walked along and approached a bush, over the bush and down on the field i could see a huge adult rabbit.
I crouched down, and pumped my 1377 as quickly and as quietly as possible, took a minute or so to do, and then pumped it 15times. Loaded the rws superpoint .177 pellet covered in Napier of London pellet oil. I slowly peaked over the bush and the rabbit must have noticed me as it was looking straight at me with its ears, it had clearly been alerted. It was about 12yards away and i was at about a 60 degree angle as the slopes are quite steep.
I crept to the end of the bush where it was clearer, that took a a moment and the rabbit must have ralexed thinking the threat was gone, as its head was lowered and it was still in a perfect position. I pumped it one more time to get a tad more power to take this big bunny out. I looked at the rabbit through my scope. I rested the crosshair on its eye and gently squeezed the trigger, and rolled the massive rabbit over. Not a big whack as usual. It didnt get back up. Slipped down the slope getting it out of the nettles (got stung loads!!) and noticed i had in fact hit it right in the eye, what a shot!!!
Heres the pictures anyway. Must have been about 4 pound in weight.
Thats gonna make a great roast dinner. Now if a 1377 can take a large rabbit like this in one shot, this shows how good they are for hunting (when modded of course).
and nice shooting,Danny. I was puzzled by the timeline
of your hunting story until i realized that you are over
in England. It looks like spring is well along over there,
(compared to the northern U.S.),looking at flowers on the
i pump it 15times because i have reduced the pressure by increasing the volume in the valve. So i have to pump it 15times to get the pressure back to the same and then the extra air present adds a bit more fps.
Many people pump theirs as many as 16-18times when hunting. The problem is a lot of heat build up. I oil the pump mechanism redgualrly and never had to replace them, yet, its a phase two from the 1980s i think. I usually pump it 15times and then leave it until i see a perfect shot within 20yards. I pump it carefully and its usually oiled so heat doesnt seem to build up that quickly. I was out all day last saturday, hot weather, testing shots at 15pumps, shooting starlings for a farmer and one rabbit for me, must have fired the gun 40times at 15pumps each time. I just oil it reguluarly and its fine. But i have got all the spares in case the pumpcup does give up.
POST YOUR BEST GROUP!!! It took lots of lead and paper to produce that target. Seriously, after some minor trigger work, the 1377 is an accurate shooter. Air rifle performance in a pistol. If I had the ultimatum of owning just 1 airgun, this would be it! Versatile, acurate, self-contained power source and powerfull. Ric
i hit a rabbit in the skull just behind the eye, from slightly further, at 18yards and i was so surprised how much penetration there was. Nerly all the way through the skull, rabbits must have thin skulls and also these RWS superpoints provide loads of penetration at lower powers.
When I was 8,9 years old a neighbor boy had a Crosman .177 pumper pistol. We
wasted quite a few pigeons with it. The shots were from about 5 to 25 yds. Usually
we put 6-10 pumps into the pistol. Solid head and breast shots brought 'em down
almost every time. The pellets were wadcutters - Crosman Super Pells.
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