So i'd like to buy a cheap, but relatively fast air rifle and set up some targets in my back yard.
The idea is to have a fun range where i can plink and practice.
I think if i get something that's around 1000fps, there's also some pretty good potential for getting rid of some pesky birds etc.
I'd like to keep the rifle <$300, closer to $200 would be nice.
So far i've narrowed it to these two, but i'm open to suggestions:
Stoeger X20 Suppressor
(They offer a 3-9x40AO scope i'd likely upgrade to.)
RWS 34 P Pro Compact
I've used a RWS before and was impressed with the fit and finish, but for some reason am leaning towards the Stoeger.
Any thoughts are welcome.
I'd also appreciate any thoughts or concerns on an air rifle home range.
I'm sure i cannot overshoot my property and i can shoot with a hill as a backdrop anyhow, but how much room do i need laterally for ricochet?
My assumption is if i can't shoot something directly, it would fall outside of ricochet range, no?
I would like to err well on the side of caution in regards to how close to the edge of the property i can place targets.
(PS Yes, lol @ air-rifle suppressor. My understanding is they make cocking way easier, but the price-point and performance are what led me to these models.)