There may be times or times may come when you will need to hunt and do it quietly. For small game like rabbits you would probably want to use a .22 air rifle but for pretty much any feathered target the.177 will work just fine.
Gary Lewis takes you through the finer points of each in this article and lets you know which will serve better in a given situation. He talks about how a lot of the smaller targets you would hunt with air rifles are nocturnal and so it may be ideal to have a weapon mounted flash or a laser so you can see and get a precise shot. If you find hunting interesting and would like to see more about hunting fowl with an air rifle you can read the entire article by Gary Lewis on Backwoods Home. You may also be interested in The Take Down Survival Bow & Arrow: 6 Reasons You Should Consider Owning One.
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