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    I have do some nusance control trapping for coons and was wondering if anybody had used a 22 cal or 177 pellet pistol or rifle for dispatch purposes? I looked at a Crossman 1322 model pistol - pump up, that supposedly delivers about 450 fps vel at 10 pumps - I am thinking at a few feet that would do the trick? Anybody with experience????
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    .22 short. If in an area I don't want people to hear the noise, .22 cb. An air rifle for dispatch is one more thing to carry that is only good for one purpose.
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    +1 on the 22 CB's. You'll probably have to load one at a time - I've never had a rifle that would feed them - too short. In a revolver, you'd be set.

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    I use a snare on a pole, no blood to worry about and it's about as quiet as you can get

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    use some trip wires on handgrenades, that will take care of them pesky varmint.
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    I use a Brown Bag!!!!!

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    you can strangle them pretty good with long mullet hair if you have to.
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    best option is to get subsonic .22 ammo aprox 800-900fps no sonic crack way less noise, for what you'd spend on a new airpistol you could buy a couple thousand subsonic rounds, they work great on coyotes also, shoot them in the meaty part of the head between the eye & the ear, almost no blood what so ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by predatorhuntr01 View Post
    best option is to get subsonic .22 ammo aprox 800-900fps no sonic crack way less noise, for what you'd spend on a new airpistol you could buy a couple thousand subsonic rounds, they work great on coyotes also, shoot them in the meaty part of the head between the eye & the ear, almost no blood what so ever.
    I have shot coyotes in traps for years with a 22 short, behind shoulder - gets into lungs, coyote 99% of the time just lays down and drifts off very quickly - usually no blood left at site...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokey View Post
    I have do some nusance control trapping for coons and was wondering if anybody had used a 22 cal or 177 pellet pistol or rifle for dispatch purposes? I looked at a Crossman 1322 model pistol - pump up, that supposedly delivers about 450 fps vel at 10 pumps - I am thinking at a few feet that would do the trick? Anybody with experience????
    As a kid in WA I trapped a ton of coons. At one point I was the youngest certified control trapper in the state of WA working with my dad. Tons of nusance calls. My dad made a living off it for a long time. With this said I had a .22 cal Benjamin pellet pistol that I got to use for this exact thing. I found out it didn't work very well on coons. I shot one several times before I ended up using a trap stake (I even gave it time and checked the rest of my line). From that point on I used .22 CB caps. They are great! They even work in the clip of my '64 Winchester bolt action .22.

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    Thanks, I was hoping someone had some experience and could give some inputs. I guess whackem and stackem - got 2 real nice ones today and a coyote!
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