Can you hunt rats with this pistol?
YES definitely, it sure can kill small animals, it is the only one co2 powered pistol that shoots big pellets (5.5 mm) at 460 fps, thats quite fast for a co2 powered pistol, just use pointed pellets for greater accuracy and deeper penetration
YES, you can hunt rats with this. It doesn't matter what the velocity is, it matters what the ft/lbs of energy the pellet has. I have a pistol like this and cleanly make kills out to 15 yards, 30 yards with stock and longer barrel added.
No it does not have enough power.
No, it's doesn't shoot fast enough to humanely take out pests.
Is there a trigger upgrade for the crosman 2240
Pyramyd does not offer one.
Is there a way to lighten the trigger?
I think a lighter trigger could be dangerous, you could shoot it by accident with the lightest pressure on it, i think the trigger is just fine
There are many after market up grade features for this pistol if you look around the internet.
There are no adjustment screws for the 2240.
Will this put a coon humanely down at point blank range?
There's a really good article in the current (volume 6) PyramydAir catalog, "Velocity vs.Mass" that discusses this common topic. Essentially, air guns, even 1200+ fps models, cannot generate sufficient velocity for the type of hydrostatic shock you see from centerfire rifle cartridges. With extremely accurate (and lucky) shots, you might get an instant kill, but generally animals that receive a fatal wound will take a while to expire from a pellet.
No it would not.
From around 15 yards, will this pistol kill a grey squirrel humanely?
Yes it might for sure, but i dont know why you people in the us wants to kill small animals, squirrels or birds, they are innocent animals, i couldnt do it..
No, it would not
Is the grip made of wood or synthetic?
They are synthetic.
Is this Made in USA?
The 2240 is BUILT in America. That means they assembled the gun parts in America but that some, many or all the parts are imported. How many of the parts are imported is not known.
Yes an american designer based out of Rochester NY.
how many meters it can shoot clearly with cheap pellets?
between 50 - 60 meters if you are a great shooter with high quality pointed pellets
Accuracy wise you're looking at about a 10 meter gun
How many good shots can be had say @68 degrees with one cart.
You're looking at approx. 60 good shots
Has anyone converted the 2244 to pcp??
I have seen a few. A quick google search should turn up some good information.
who makes the upgrade air valve for more power or is this something I can do on my own? Any leads on a supressor??
There are a lot of folks out there that make spare parts for them. I would recommend checking out the Aigun Artisan's website, they have many links to custom part makers.
Could I use this as a small game hunting pistol ?
This gun puts out around 6.5 ftlbs at the muzzle and that will drop quickly over short distances, within ten meters WELL PLACED head shots on small game would be ok, anything further out and it'd be risky, upgrade for more power to increase affective range. Remember that less then 10 ftlbs really isn't recommended, but can be done.
Only at a very short distances, if you are a good shot too. Read this article to learn more about hunting with airguns: Airgun Hunting
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