Yogi Reviews: Gamo Whisper Fusion .177 air rifle (Drunk)

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Re: Yogi Reviews: Gamo Whisper Fusion .177 air rifle (Drunk

Post by Netpackrat » Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:40 am

I disassembled a ptarmigan with a .50 round ball once. I had to wait for the smoke to clear so I could go pick up the pieces.
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Re: Yogi Reviews: Gamo Whisper Fusion .177 air rifle (Drunk

Post by rightisright » Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:50 am

For a one shot kill you need a relatively heavy pellet ( like 16 plus grains ) going at about 800 fps. And that had better be a headshot unless you like listening to half dead rabbits screaming. Which I personally don't.
Regarding smaller pests, I've plugged gray squirrels directly in the heart/lung area w. a ~10 gr pellet at 1000 FPS. Most of them drop. Some keep climbing and eventually fall out of the tree and some run off into the woods... to eventually die, I would hope. Headshots are instant drop.

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Re: Yogi Reviews: Gamo Whisper Fusion .177 air rifle (Drunk

Post by Netpackrat » Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:02 am

Had my Gamo out of the case in the garage last night. I should have left it in the cabin over the winter; it's going to eventually get me in trouble here in the city.
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Re: Yogi Reviews: Gamo Whisper Fusion .177 air rifle (Drunk

Post by Weetabix » Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:05 pm

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Re: Yogi Reviews: Gamo Whisper Fusion .177 air rifle (Drunk

Post by Weetabix » Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:06 pm

Netpackrat wrote:I disassembled a ptarmigan with a .50 round ball once. I had to wait for the smoke to clear so I could go pick up the pieces.
You have to love a state where the state bird is fair game.
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Re: Yogi Reviews: Gamo Whisper Fusion .177 air rifle (Drunk

Post by arctictom » Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:01 pm

Having tryed various combos I find big heavy and slow is the best meat gatherer and very fast and some what heavy is the most fun to watch. Very fast and light makes things disappear, 7 mm mag and smaller is really distructive
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Post by Netpackrat » Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:11 pm

arctictom wrote:Having tryed various combos I find big heavy and slow is the best meat gatherer and very fast and some what heavy is the most fun to watch. Very fast and light makes things disappear, 7 mm mag and smaller is really distructive
My dad's hunting buddy told him he needed to get something less destructive than the 7mm Weatherby magnum for hunting our smallish coastal deer. But, I think that might have had more to do with my dad having intentionally scored a twofer (one through the head, the other through the neck) in front of his friend's disbelieving eyes, than with any wrecked meat. 7 mag is a laser gun.
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Re: Yogi Reviews: Gamo Whisper Fusion .177 air rifle (Drunk

Post by 308Mike » Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:51 am

Netpackrat wrote:
arctictom wrote:Having tryed various combos I find big heavy and slow is the best meat gatherer and very fast and some what heavy is the most fun to watch. Very fast and light makes things disappear, 7 mm mag and smaller is really distructive
My dad's hunting buddy told him he needed to get something less destructive than the 7mm Weatherby magnum for hunting our smallish coastal deer. But, I think that might have had more to do with my dad having intentionally scored a twofer (one through the head, the other through the neck) in front of his friend's disbelieving eyes, than with any wrecked meat. 7 mag is a laser gun.
I imagine the .300 Win Mag is comparable (if not the same thing, although my ignorance might be showing), and it's one of the reasons America's Sniper with the Most Confirmed Kills (Chris Kyle) said it was his preferred weapon when performing long-range shooting (anything over a couple hundred meters). Hard-hitting with LONG-RANGE accuracy was what he preferred, without the excessive recoil from the larger-caliber firearms.

After hearing of Chris' murder, I decided to listen to his biography CD set again ('cause it's MUCH EASIER to listen to a book on CD while driving than trying to read the book on the road and in traffic). I LOVE audio books!! ESPECIALLY when they're read by the author - so now I am listening to Chris' voice while he's reading the book he wrote about his experiences. How cool is THAT?!?!?!?

I just wish he didn't meet such a bullshiite end to his life, taken out by someone he was trying to help. How sad, even he died while serving a VERY WORTHY goal of trying to help another vet. May God rest his soul in Heaven, and bring peace and comfort to those he loved and those who loved him.

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