Pellets generally shed velocity quickly due to the design, so they don’t travel as far as bullets. If you use slugs then their distance is improved.I’d like to get one of these new air rifles. I have a cheap pump action .177 that I take grackles with but is pretty weak. I’ve seen people hunt coons and even hogs on YouTube but I’ve not shot one of those style. Question though. I am not a fan of shooting a .22 rim fire in the air on my property. Would one of these new pcp pellet rifles be “safer” ie travel less distance? I’ve heard lots of recommendations for .25 caliber over .22 and.177. How would that do for coon hunting?
Depending upon what airgun you choose, .177, 20, .22, .25, .30 or .35, all can be capable of safely and humanely taking a raccoon.