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7/19/11 8:12 PM
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DarthChoke
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Okay. I know nothing about bows.

I live in So Cal on 1/2 acre in a suburban community. I have tons of rabbits that are eating my grass, veggies, etc.

I bought the quietest pellet gun I could find. It is loud, very inaccurate and cost around $200.

It is frustrating because I know I am a very consistent shot with a real gun so I know this is more the pellet gun than me.

...so I thought, maybe a compound bow. I will need to practice a lot, but its much quieter.

Could you give me a recommendation for a compound bow $200 or less that is reliable? What I mean is, accuracy depends a lot on me, the shooter, but I want to make sure there is not a fault in the bow, or components itself that throw off the accuracy on every shot .... like it is with my pellet gun.

So, long story longer. I need a quiet way to kill rabbits. I do not want to spend $400+ on a bow. I am willing to practice. What say you?
7/21/11 1:07 AM
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Muppetmower88
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i say buy a crossbow on craigslist sight it in and no more rabbits.
7/21/11 1:09 AM
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Muppetmower88
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or get a cat either one will take care of the rabbits
7/21/11 12:02 PM
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buy a puma, cats are gay
7/22/11 1:34 AM
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Sorry, but I thought of this.

Are you just culling or are you going to eat them?
7/22/11 2:03 AM
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Just trying to keep my grass and garden intact. Not interested in rabbit stew. Phone Post
7/22/11 2:07 AM
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You should be, it's delicious!

Roast rabbit covered in bacon strips, with roast root veggies is also full of win.
7/25/11 5:50 PM
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darthchoke, I sent you two pm's. are you not getting them?
7/26/11 12:48 AM
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dunc - darthchoke, I sent you two pm's. are you not getting them?
Hmmmm I don't think so. On iPhone now- I'll check later.

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11/21/12 1:00 PM
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Why not use traps or a better pellet gun? Think those would be better than trying to bow hunt them.
11/21/12 9:37 PM
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DarthChoke
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antifret - Why not use traps or a better pellet gun? Think those would be better than trying to bow hunt them.
Wow, old thread.

I didn't realize my gun just plain sucked! I bought a better gun (pellet) and it consistently nails the buggars. Has a big scope and rarely misses. Usually drop where they are hit. Even nailing the bigger nuisances..... Ground squirrels. Phone Post
11/22/12 9:32 AM
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What type did you end up with?

I bought a Gamo hunter extreme. That SOB is louder than a .22.

A neighbor bought a Gamo whisper. If he is shooting in his backyard, I don't know it.
11/22/12 12:46 PM
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jscorbett - What type did you end up with?

I bought a Gamo hunter extreme. That SOB is louder than a .22.

A neighbor bought a Gamo whisper. If he is shooting in his backyard, I don't know it.
It's a Gammo Whisper. It's NOT quiet but maybe it's me being paranoid and thinking its louder than it is. I usually try to shoot from inside through my back slider for stealth and not to piss neighbors off.

My favorite ammo is a pellet that has a BB on the end. I forget the brand/name. It's real heavy and does the job quick with the varmints. Phone Post
12/27/12 7:54 AM
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Nothing wrong with the rifle, bud.

You're holding it wrong. I did it starting out too. You can't hold those things like a .308

Here's why:

 

I started using the artillery hold and now I shoot single hole groups from my Gamo with ease.

12/27/12 6:55 PM
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DarthChoke
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Altofsky -

Nothing wrong with the rifle, bud.

You're holding it wrong. I did it starting out too. You can't hold those things like a .308

Here's why:

 

I started using the artillery hold and now I shoot single hole groups from my Gamo with ease.

Thanks for the video. Since buying the Gammo I have VERY little problem. The shitty gun I had before was the problem gun. Phone Post
12/27/12 8:17 PM
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DarthChoke -
Altofsky -

Nothing wrong with the rifle, bud.

You're holding it wrong. I did it starting out too. You can't hold those things like a .308

Here's why:

 

I started using the artillery hold and now I shoot single hole groups from my Gamo with ease.

Thanks for the video. Since buying the Gammo I have VERY little problem. The shitty gun I had before was the problem gun. Phone Post
Good deal. Ive got the .22 big cat and that thing has some serious stopping power. My first springer though so i was gripping it tight at first and wondering why my groups were all over the place. Phone Post

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