Among the many different options of weapons for Starling control, the air rifle is a must! I now have a Gamo Bigcat 1200. This company, Gamo, is my favorite as they really seem committed to their cause. For example, they test every batch of airgun pellets produced by firing a random selection about 20-30 yds. away. If the grouping is outside of a 1 3/4 clump, the whole batch is remelted. Also find how they put air rifles to the test and see some amazing airgun hunts at Gamo USA. Its hard to beleive how a .177 cal. pellet can take down a wild boar in a single shot!
|Here are my weapons!|
|Gamo Big Cat fitted with Burris 3-7 X 50 air rifle scope. (Big Cat uses 177. cal. pellets, and shoots at 1000 fps. with ordinary pellets, and 1200 with PBA pellets, which are exclusive from Gamo)|
|View through the scope|
|Crossman Pellets: Although Crossman is a good make, I have noticed less accuracy. Go with Gamo!|
|Umarex Steel Storm 420, uses 177. caliber BB's, shooting them at 430 fps.|
|The Steel Storm has a 30 round magazine (shown), and a 300 round resevoir!|
|Standard sights on the Steel Storm|
I also sometimes use a slingshot, shown under the Steel Storm in the big photo, but I don't get to use it often, because of the others weapons superior power and accuracy. I use approximately marble sized rocks.