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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:31 pm 

Joined: Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:18 pm
Posts: 11
Location: Calgary
Hey everyone.

Was curious if anyone has a Diana 24C (believe the C stands for Carbine or Compact) with the shorter barrel in .177 and 495FPS? If so, would it be ok for dispatching small pests like field mice and gophers? I wouldn't be hunting anything bigger than a gopher.

Also, would this rifle be too small for a 5'11 person who weights 170 pounds?

Thanks for any advice.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:59 am 

Joined: Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:04 am
Posts: 846
Your size really does not matter. Many smaller stature shooter shoot much bigger with great proficiency. Mice sure. Not sure the size of your gophers but I would not want to you use 177 at sub pal (500fps) on the ground hogs we have here. Tough buggers.

I have some airguns.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:13 am 

Joined: Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:35 pm
Posts: 6933
Location: P.G. B.C.
IMHO, the little Richardson's or Beldings would be OK for sub 500fps at close ranges. Columbia Ground Squirrels being about 1/2 the size (large males) of prairie dogs and a bit much for sub-500fps.

On the other hand, my HW97 .177, at 880fps was doing well on Columbia Ground squirrels to 56yards, using Predator Pellets.

Best Wishes

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