Looking to Hunt Iguanas in S. Florida
Hoping for some advice on gun, scope, and pellets to hunt iguanas in South Florida. Currently considering the https://www.dickssportinggoods.com/p/crosman-fire-np-pellet-gun-16csmufrnpwth4x32agu/16csmufrnpwth4x32agu
Whats a good red dot scope for this model and the best pellet for a one and done head shot? Thanks in advice.
Get a .22 instead of a .17. You might want to ask how a given scope stands up to this gun, given it's a gas ram I'm not sure.
The iguana hunting videos I've seen they are not getting that close to the animal. I did a little research on the guided Puerto Rico tours and may book it this fall. That looks like a poor weapon of choice if what I have seen is correct. Mass can also help make up for a poor shot. I agree on the larger caliber suggestion. I was going to take a .25 FX Indy. I had a bad travel experience with the airlines and bottles. You might even post looking for a local forum member that might let you try a gun first. Offer to take them hunting with you.
Red Dot sights get worse with distance. Cover so much area that it's hard to know exactly where you are aiming. Under 20 yards with a good one you might be okay.
I've been shooting iguanas with a Benjamin Titan NP .22. It packs a punch and puts them away at 50 yards with good placement. Pellet selection has not really been a thing, but I now have a Hatsan Flash QE .22 that is a bit more fickle and doesn't shoot as hard. I've go near 200 under my belt, 10 today.
Come on down. I'll put you some in your crosshairs.
Kingspoint, did you ever make it to your iguana hunt?