Air pistol for grouse

Discussion in 'Rimfire and Airguns' started by Jeffpg, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. Jeffpg

    Jeffpg Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    171
    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2010
    I backpack into high country wilderness areas and hunt deer and elk with a muzzleloader.

    I need a compact and quiet weapon to take the grouse encountered almost daily to cook in camp and think a quality air pistol may be the answer.

    Does anyone have an idea?

    Thanks
    Jeff
     
  2. nfhjr62

    nfhjr62 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    404
    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2008
    Would the MV of the air pistol be fast enough to wing shoot grouse or will they be on the ground
     

  3. Jeffpg

    Jeffpg Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    171
    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2010
    I should have been more clear, but these grouse are encountered along the trail as I cover ground from one point to another. They are easily approached to about 10 steps or so normally and stay on the ground for the most part as they slowly walk away.
    They are approachable to the point that I have been planning to attempt to take them with a slingshot, but it is less compact that a pistol would be, and I am sure I can be more proficient with the airgun.

    Thanks
    Jeff
     
  4. 338 bruce

    338 bruce Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    230
    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2008
    How about a .22 pistol with cci cb caps?
     
  5. Hntbambi

    Hntbambi Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    156
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Check your state game regs as some do not allow the use of air guns for hunting. Personally, I would take a .22 along as the dinner pot filler.
     
  6. lamiglas

    lamiglas Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    603
    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2008
    as stated before, make sure and check the regs, but i have personally seen dozens taken with a benjamin .22 cal air pistol.