I'm looking to buy an air rifle and I want to know if anyone can convince me one way or another. I'm looking .22 (pellets) rifle that can be used for hunting small game or pest control. From browsing the Candian Tire and Walmart sites, it seems that I can only find .177's that shoot up to 495fps - is that adequate for a clean kill at 40-50 yards?
I don't really care about a scope, but I'm looking for something with reliable fixed sites; a straight shooter.
I looked into the Crosman Phantom and it seems to be a fairly accurate gun and sounds like a good deal for the cheap. It's .177, but one review said I could replace the O-Ring and if I use the right ammo (Gamo/Crosman Premier) I can shoot 200-300 more fps.
Seems like there's a relatively small air gun market in Canada, so any advice is likely to be useful.
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