10 Best Air Rifle For Squirrel Hunting

Updated on: September 2022

Best Air Rifle For Squirrel Hunting in 2022


Gamo 6110017154 Varmint Air Rifle .177 Cal

Gamo 6110017154 Varmint Air Rifle .177 Cal
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2022

880 Powerline Air Rifle Kit, Dark Brown/Black, 37.6 Inch

880 Powerline Air Rifle Kit, Dark Brown/Black, 37.6 Inch
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2022
  • 880 air rifle kit includes safety glasses, 4x15-millimeter scope with rings, 500 Daisy pellets, and 750 BBs
  • Multi-pump pneumatic rifle .177 Cal BB or pellet
  • Wood-grained Monte Carlo stock and forearm
  • Shoots BBs 750 feet per second; shoots pellets 715 feet per second
  • 50 shot BB capacity
  • Fiber optics front sight, adjustable rear sight
  • PLEASE NOTE: for each shot the bolt must be cycled before it will pump air
  • Crossbolt trigger block safety
  • One Year Limited Warranty

Gamo Swarm Maxxim Air Rifle.177 Cal

Gamo Swarm Maxxim Air Rifle.177 Cal
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2022
  • 10-Shot break barrel allows you to shoot up to ten pellets without reloading
  • Velocity 1300 feet per second (fps) with PBA Platinum
  • 3-9x40 Air Rifle Scope
  • Inert Gas Technology (IGT)
  • 2-Stage adjustable Custom Action Trigger (CAT)
  • Fluted Polymer Jacketed Steel barrel with Whisper Maxim Technology

Crosman LEGACY CLGY1000KT Variable Pump Air Rifles Single Shot with scope

Crosman LEGACY CLGY1000KT Variable Pump Air Rifles Single Shot with scope
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2022
  • Velocity:  up to 1000 FPS (alloy pellets)/up to 800 FPS BBs
  • Rifled steel barrel
  • All weather synthetic stock and forearm
  • Fiber optic front sight
  • Safety glasses, 4x15mm scope

Crosman 760 Pump Master Variable Pump BB Repeater/Single Shot Pellet Rifle

Crosman 760 Pump Master Variable Pump BB Repeater/Single Shot Pellet Rifle
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2022
  • DURABLE, WATER RESISTANT DESIGN - Brown with smooth bore steel barrel
  • VARIABLE CONTROL - From 350 fps to 700 fps
  • COMPATIBLE WITH .177-CALIBER PELLETS OR TRADITIONAL STEEL BBs - (pellets and BBs not included)
  • CROSSBOLT SAFETY - To ensure proper and safe handling
  • ELEVATION-ADJUSTABLE REAR SIGHT AND BLADE FRONT SIGHT - To stay on target
  • IDEAL FOR PLINKING OR PEST CONTROL
  • One of the most popular air rifles on the market since it was first released in 1966
  • Known for its short stroke, high compression pump action, providing shooters of all ability levels and sizes easy firing
  • Ammunition reservoir holds up to 200 BB rounds, BB magazine carries 18 rounds
  • Pump action power source; 0.177 caliber; muzzle velocity up to 600 FPS with pellets and 625 FPS with BBs
  • This item is not for sale in some specific zip codes

Crosman Squirrel Reset Target, Metal

Crosman Squirrel Reset Target, Metal
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2022
  • REACTIVE DISC TARGETS - Automatically reset, no need to walk down-range
  • HEAVY-DUTY STEEL CONSTRUCTION - For years of target practice fun
  • 1.5-INCH TARGET FOR SHOT PLACEMENT - Hit the 2-inch target to reset and start over
  • COMPATIBLE WITH .177-CALIBER AIR GUNS - Up to 1200 fps
  • COMPATIBLE WITH .22-CALIBER AIR GUNS - Up to 950 fps

Crosman CTH17TDNS-SX Nitro Piston Elite Powered, Break Barrel Air Rifle

Crosman CTH17TDNS-SX Nitro Piston Elite Powered, Break Barrel Air Rifle
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2022
  • New sbd gold sound suppression
  • Adjustable rear/fixed front sight
  • All weather Stock; rifled barrel
  • Two-stage, adjustable trigger
  • CenterPoint 4x32mm scope

Daisy 990901-433 177 Cal Pellet Rifle 901

Daisy 990901-433 177 Cal Pellet Rifle 901
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2022
  • Made of highest quality material
  • Manufacturer: Daisy
  • Daisy 177 cal pellet rifle 901
  • .177 cal. BB or pellet ammo with steel rifled barrel
  • 50 shot BB or single shot pellet capacity
  • 750 fps max. velocity
  • Multi-pump pneumatic action
  • Black composite stock and forearm with TRUGLO fiber optic front and adjustable open rear sights
  • This product is restricted from shipment into the state of New York

Gamo Swarm Magnum Swarm Magnum Air Rifle

Gamo Swarm Magnum Swarm Magnum Air Rifle
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2022
  • .22 Cal high power hunting single cocking break barrel air rifle, 1300 fps with PBA Platinum
  • 10X Quick-Shot patent pending technology that utilizes a 10-round rotary-style magazine, providing faster loading for repetitive shooting. Simply break open the fluted polymer jacketed rifled steel barrel and fire for lightning-quick follow-up shots.
  • Magnum-powered air rifle, 33 mm cylinder and IGT MACH 1. This gas piston is an upgrade from the IGT, delivers higher muzzle velocity while keeping the advantages of the IGT: durable, less vibration, and smooth cocking
  • Whisper Fusion noise supressing technology, the quietest Gamo technology.
  • Gamo 3-9x40 scope with RRR (Recoil Reducing Rail) - Absorbs the recoil of the rifle increasing the lifespan of the scope
  • CAT (Custom Action Trigger) - Independently adjust 1st and 2nd stages, adjust your trigger to your personal preference, make it predictable. Comfortable all-weather synthetic ambidextrous thumbhole stock
  • 5 YEAR WARRANTY. Made in Barcelona, Spain

Gamo 6110063354 Swarm Fusion 10X GEN2 Air Rifle, .177 Caliber

Gamo 6110063354 Swarm Fusion 10X GEN2 Air Rifle, .177 Caliber
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2022
  • Muzzle velocity 1300 FPS
  • Whisper Fusion Noise Dampening
  • IGT 10X GEN2 Quick Shot
  • CAT trigger and 3-9X40 optics
  • SWA Recoil Pad

Tips and Techniques for Better Squirrel Hunting

A collection of quick and useful squirrel hunting tips that you might not know.

Many people in the South grew up hunting squirrels as they are the perfect quarry for youngsters. Like children themselves, squirrels have relatively short attention spans meaning that mistakes by young hunters can be corrected. Unlike deer who when are scared often run into the next county, squirrels simply run up a tree and hide. Often they will 'forget' about the danger that they spotted below them. Sitting patiently will often reward the hunter with an easy shot when the squirrel comes back down the tree.

Treed squirrels can also be taken in other ways. If you are hunting with a partner send the other hunter on a wide circular path around the tree to create a diversion. The squirrel watching the moving hunter will often move around the tree to hide himself from the hunter, thus exposing himself to the hunter who has stood still. As long as the shooter is careful, shooting a shotgun up into the air over the hunter is perfectly safe. The hunter walking around the tree in this manner should always keep his face toward the ground to prevent stray shot from falling into his eyes.

If you are presented with this scenario and are alone you can try a couple similar techniques as well. Hang your coat on a nearby tree or bush and slowly make the same wide circle. The idea is the squirrel moves around the tree away from you, sees the coat and runs back to where you can see it. You can also try throwing rocks or sticks to the other side of the tree to try to scare the squirrel to your side. Squirrels are very crafty and seem to disappear quickly, if these tips don't work, just move on. Keep in mind if you are hunting with a rifle, any shot taken up into a tree must be done carefully to assure you have the tree for a backstop and you don't send the bullet to an unknown destination. If rifle hunting, do us all a favor and only shoot squirrels on the ground.

When the leaves begin to fall, walking in the woods can become difficult without making a lot of noise. One method my brother utilizes is to walk quickly through as much area as possible. The squirrels here you coming but as you are not trying to sneak up on them like a normal predator they do not see you as a great threat. You may not take many of the squirrels that you see, but you should see enough to fill your bag. This method isn't particularly good for young hunters as the shots tend to be quick.

Another thing that you should keep in mind is that when you shoot a squirrel others may be around. I normally sit in one area and as long as I'm not going to forget where it is and it is cold enough to not spoil the meat I will let the fallen squirrel stay where it is. Many times you can shoot two or three in one spot without getting up.

One last tip. If you are going to go squirrel hunting this year remember to take a kid with you. Hunting teaches responsibility, perseverance, and self reliance in a way that few other things can.

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