As a farm owner, you encounter all sorts of obstacles on a daily basis, typically associated with wild animals invading your farm. They steal feed, eat crops, and might even drag away small livestock. Protection from these wild pests is a necessity, for your livelihood and the livelihood of your farm.
A pellet gun is a natural choice in farm protection for a variety of reasons. What follows is a list detailing some of the benefits to owning a pellet gun for farm or large land parcel protection.
- No permit needed.
Many cities and states do no require any sort of permit to own a pellet gun. You simply need to be 18 years old or older to purchase. They are widely available for purchase, as well. You can purchase pellet rifles at sporting good stores and the pellet ammunition is also available at many stores.
- Ideal for hunting small game.
Pellet guns are ideal for protecting your farm from small game and vermin that tend to invade important areas. Whether you need to fend off rabbits eating your crops, or scare away foxes and coyotes trying to drag away your hens, pellet guns are lethal to small animals. Don’t let these pests take advantage of unprotected land – a pellet rifle will ward them off.
- It’s the perfect in-between gun.
A BB gun is not typically sufficient to kill animals – the BBs travel at too slow a velocity to inflict real damage. A pellet gun is still air powered, and projects pellets at a much slower rate than a traditional rifle, but is more than sufficient to ward of animals and other pests. Additionally, the cost and upkeep associated with a pellet gun is much lower than a traditional rifle, making it an ideal cost-conscious decision.
- It’s got less of a kick, and less cleaning required.
While true high-powered rifles have their purpose, the air rifle pellet gun is superior in several other ways, for specific purposes. Due to the decreased velocity and smaller size of the pellets being shot through the gun, there is less of a “kick” felt when you fire the pellet gun.
Since the pellet gun is an air rifle, there’s less cleaning required, as they don’t tend to get scoring and other build-up that occurs with traditional rifles. Many people who own pellet guns never clean their barrels, as the pellets tend to scrape away deposits left from previous pellets.
Pellet guns aren’t just BB guns with different shaped ammunition – they do provide more protection and stopping power than a BB gun, but still provide the ease of use of being an air gun. While they aren’t as powerful as a traditional rifle, their lower cost, easier upkeep, and more comfortable firing mean that they are essential and safe tools for farm protection.