Preface:in Praise of the simple air rifle. I don't get out to shoot as much as I should, I don't floss often enough either...forget sit ups and running... We ( me and the neighbors )have had our fledgling summer gardens raided by a short hairy rodent; No not Barney Frank, a woodchuck or groundhog.He's been avoiding the havahart boxtraps, so yesterday I stepped it up, set a conibear 120 in one of his runs, and found the kids'old pellet rifle hidden above the basement ceilling for years. My backyard borders a school playground, but I setup a simple coffee can on its side with a clothespin clipped to the edge for a target, across the patio,and spent an hour or so dialing it in what a simple-low powered blast !Think I'll look into a quality pump up gun. walking around the backyard with my10/22 would definitely draw the mounties.and the.22 is suburban overkill where even the appearance or report of a rifle draws unwanted attention. Not to mention the lethality of loose rounds I still won't walk around brazenly brandishing the plastic bb gun(too many soccer moms around ). Feel like bill murray" gentlemen today we engage the V.C. varmint cong:"come out to play mr go-pher..."