I like the Idea. I have heard some pretty outrageous claims from this style of air rifle and if it could do half of that it could come handy SHTF. I think it could make a good squirl/rabbit gun. Keep in mind that thiese are refirbished guns. I would also keepin mind what kind of maintinence needs and parts to keep one of thiese going for time to come. Thiese are spring propelled rifles so extra springs would be a must.
i just want to see how quiet and effective of an urban backyard hunting tool its maybe for squirrels ,bunnies ,doves and coons or possums.i think pushing 1000 fps an PROPER shot placement they could be very effective. and from what i've read you can tune them and remove most the spring noise.i think with bunnies and squirrels a head shot is in order and grounhogs,coons and possums a heart/lung shot would do the trick. refurbished doesn't bother me cabelas customer service is great,if it doesn't work i'll exchange it.
From my perspective it's a question of IF you can sendit in for repares. Test it and then get the most likely to break supplies. Knowledge of how to make one of thiese more quiet could be invaluble because they are no more quiet out of the box than a real gun from my understanding. Also would said modification reduce the FPS. Things to consider, just because it's an air gun doesn't mean it doesn't sound like a standard .22/.117.
shoot lead pellets with less than 1000 fps (no sonic boom)
tune the spring, cuts way down on the twang!!!
results in a pretty quiet air rifle
extra spring and seals can be purchased
plenty of how to tune info on the net