had to get some experience with these guns. It seems the 1322 isn't fairing as high as I had hoped so far.
The 1377 with 1 lb of pellets is still a lot of shooting (946) for things a sub load/22 lr would be waste. I see plenty of chimpmunks/birds in killing range on a daily stroll. I once shot a squirrel with a benjamin .20 rifle in the head, and fractured his skull. He climbed up the tree and fell 10 minutes later. I've done similar to red squirrels with my crosman 2100. I mostly shoot soft targets now.
I try to get my own experiences with items.
Maybe I should get some pba or rocket ammo for the 22 and do some penetration tests.
I also ran across this, not sure if they make it for the 1322 or if it increases weight. http://crosmods.com/performance.html
But 700 fps out of the 1377 is ahhh, pretty good power to weight ratio for an airgun. That's just about my 2100.
hmmmm I think I could put a good amount of meat in the pot with that. Especially with the high performance 177 pellets if they really do make a big difference ( without an increase in weight).
I was focusing on these two pistols because of that: power to weight. The heavier air guns have the higher weigh penalty obviously. Which I wonder if they start to encroach upon what should be taking up that bulk and weight: a more versatile weapon.
I wanted to experiment with these two pistols to see if they could somehow fit into the "mobile system". I'm not sure if the 3 lbs of airgun/pellets for what they can kill isn't better served with traps. For example, 3 lbs= 48 mouse traps on weight, not bulk.
The thought of me stalking that wood cock with the hammond game getter and the saiga came to my mind..... How if I or someone in my party had that crosman 1377 we have 946 pellets for 3 lbs of gun and ammo.... that seems to offer opportunities for game based on my experience so far that a 22 rimfire or sub load might be a waste based on weight of the consumable ammo. http://www.survivalblog.com/2010/08/pellet_rifle_hunting_by_dm.html