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can a .177 pellet kill a human

No, I am obviously not planning on killing anyone with it except the occasional rabbit or squirrel but could it kill a deer or a human? There is an old urban legend around here that the mafia used to favor the .177 in hits because it was quiet and extremely accurate

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  • penetration potential - ballistics - bev fitchett's guns

    penetration potential - ballistics - bev fitchett's guns

    Steel BB or 0.177" lead pellet at 200 ft/s will detach part of the coloured portion (iris) of a human eye leaving what appears to be a second pupil. Steel BB or 0.177" lead pellet at 450 ft/s will burst a human eye. 0.177" Steel air gun dart will penetrate to shank, in skin, at 120 ft/s

  • what can a .177 air rifle kill? | yahoo answers

    what can a .177 air rifle kill? | yahoo answers

    It can kill anything up to & including Human Beings & bigger animals. It is a Lethal firearm, as is any gun. Never underestimate any weapon of any calibre

  • can a .177 and a .22 airgun kill a person if shot close

    can a .177 and a .22 airgun kill a person if shot close

    very damaging if hit in the wrong place,may result in death. a chance encounter wit a young ground hog in my garden the 177 Wischo Bavarian at about 1000fps killed him on the spot. they are

  • 6 best air pistols for self defense [2020 update] - pellet

    6 best air pistols for self defense [2020 update] - pellet

    Pump air guns certainly have the power to stop a human and are available in.177 and.22 calibers. They shoot steel BB’s and lead pellets which are great ammunition against soft targets. BUT they are a SLOW 2nd and 3rd shot. You have to pump them 10 times and then load a pellet or BB

  • erie man accidentally shoots, kills himself with a pellet

    erie man accidentally shoots, kills himself with a pellet

    Additionally, Navarro, who graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a nursing degree, wondered how an air rifle, which comes in small calibers of.177 or.22, could have inflicted a fatal wound

  • can a airgun with 495 fps and 177 cal pellets (4.5mm) take

    can a airgun with 495 fps and 177 cal pellets (4.5mm) take

    You can kill a person with that but it would be unhumane because you will make the animal suffer too weak

  • can a 1000fps pellet rifle using .177 cal airgun pellets

    can a 1000fps pellet rifle using .177 cal airgun pellets

    It's possible, but not likely. .177 caliber air rifles that claim "up to a maximum of 1000fps". Generally deliver around 900fps with average weight (8gr) pellets. or IOW around 15ft-lbs of muzzle

  • airgun home :: view topic -canairgunskillpeople?

    airgun home :: view topic -canairgunskillpeople?

    Dec 15, 2008 · Yes, and it's a .177 cal. Recently I posted a link to a story about kids being killed by being shot in the heart and head with bb guns. So it is possible. In fact, airguns are lethal weapons, even for use on humans. However, they are not the best suited weapons for that. It'd be like holding a 357 magnum and asking "Could this kill an elephant?"

  • airgun home :: view topic -canairgunskillpeople?

    airgun home :: view topic -canairgunskillpeople?

    Dec 15, 2008 · Yes, and it's a .177 cal. Recently I posted a link to a story about kids being killed by being shot in the heart and head with bb guns. So it is possible. In fact, airguns are lethal weapons, even for use on humans. However, they are not the best suited weapons for that. It'd be like holding a 357 magnum and asking "Could this kill an elephant?"

  • cana airgun with 495 fps and177calpellets(4.5mm) take

    cana airgun with 495 fps and177calpellets(4.5mm) take

    Jan 20, 2010 · You can kill a person with that but it would be unhumane because you will make the animal suffer too weak

  • erie man accidentally shoots, kills himself withapellet

    erie man accidentally shoots, kills himself withapellet

    Feb 19, 2015 · Additionally, Navarro, who graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a nursing degree, wondered how an air rifle, which comes in small calibers of.177 or.22, could have inflicted a …

  • cana 1000fpspelletrifle using .177cal airgunpellets

    cana 1000fpspelletrifle using .177cal airgunpellets

    Jul 31, 2008 · It's possible, but not likely. .177 caliber air rifles that claim "up to a maximum of 1000fps". Generally deliver around 900fps with average weight (8gr) pellets. or IOW around 15ft-lbs of muzzle

  • what kind of damage will a 600 fps .177 pelletgun do?can

    what kind of damage will a 600 fps .177 pelletgun do?can

    Jun 07, 2009 · 1000 fps for .177 pellets (although 1200 is better) and 750 fps for .22 pellets (although 900 is better) you can kill small birds with your pellet gun, and even larger birds like pigeons if you are close and go for a headshot. note, it is illegal to kill songbirds, so robins and the like cannot be shot

  • they laughed when i boughtan airgun to ... -airgun planet

    they laughed when i boughtan airgun to ... -airgun planet

    Caliber, pellet weight, and the size of the game will affect the optimal range. As mentioned earlier, most coyote kills will be at 50 yards and less if you are using.177,.22, and.25 caliber air rifles. Even at distances of 50 yards and less

  • hunting airgun: power requirements| afield on airguns

    hunting airgun: power requirements| afield on airguns

    Nov 17, 2013 · A CO2 pellet pistol gets about 3 Ft-lbs. Funny how most big bore PCP air rifles and modern firearms in any caliber can get more Ft-lbs than my 1851 Navy, but back in the 1800s, a clean kill for any animal or human was basically done with any gun with over 68 ft-lbs muzzle energy