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Looking for good high power to low noise rifle

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by rommel, Nov 12, 2018.

  1. Broccoli Iglesias

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    Build a fence.
    Keep your dog on a leash.

    I had coyotes in my backyard that was a couple of miles of woods. Before walking the dogs I would walk outside and scare any coyotes by making some noise.

    I would then let the dogs out and I would walk beside them with a handgun.

    I never had an issue in 4 years. We also had chickens out there, a coyote never got one.

    You have options.
     
  2. rommel

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    Since this thread got reopened, I will share some of what I learned. More about coyotes in general and not so much about the thread title. What research has taught me is that you can not get rid of a coyote problem by getting rid of coyotes. The reason there are coyotes where they are is because the environment supports it. If coyotes are exterminated then it just leaves a void for more coyotes to fill. In other words, the problem is not going away. The best way to control the coyotes is to make sure you do not kill the alpha male. He is the control and the coyote law and order for the area. Best is to kill females and or the young. Keep the alpha to keep the peace. Kill the alpha and you roll the dice to what comes next.
     
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    Isn’t that 38 special?

    In MA even arrows are regulated, but air rifles are completely unregulated except for age restriction. So I’d vote for an air rifle.
     
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  4. Broccoli Iglesias

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    I will just throw this out there... Flame throwers are also legal to own.
     
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    i would love a rail gun too!
    But would not like carrying around all the battery and capacitor packs! [rofl]

    Who is going to carry around a scuba tank to fire that thing?
     
  8. widnerkj

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    The marauder has its own tank that you charge up to at most 3000 psi. My .22 caliber unregulated version is good for 30 shots before topping it up. The small scuba tank is for quick top ups. Otherwise you need a $$$$ compressor, or a hand pump. The hand pump isn’t bad. 75 - 90 pumps from low to get back to 3000 psi. Then off to squish 30 more rabbits, squirrels, or raccoons.

    .25 cal would get yotes, and it’s about 16 shots per fill.
    Pre-Charged Pneumatic Air Rifles | PCP Air Rifles | Pyramyd Air
     
  9. Spanz

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    my concern would be, some varmint is in the back yard, i reach for my trusty air rifle, then pump it up 90 times and....oh, shit, the critter is gone...
     
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    Hahaha. No, I leave it charged for weeks on end. No pressure loss yet.
     
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