One afternoon we brought in a Cottontail Rabbit we killed with them. A BB in the right spot can be deadly.
Then we graduated to C02 powered 22. cal. pellet guns. Those were effective on small game. Rabbits, birds, squirrels.
I used my father's break-over 1.77 cal. pellet rifle this year to take care a bunch of birds that were destroying his grape crop. Found that a direct hit on the side of the bird only knocked the feathers out. But if you shot for the head, almost any shot was fatal.
I killed a coatamundi in Panama with a .177. It was a Beeman C-1, as I remember. Nice little pellet gun. I sold it before I came back to the States.
>I used my father’s break-over 1.77 cal. pellet rifle [...]
Near 1.8 in, wow!! ;)
I assume you mean .177 cal.