Here's the dilemma. Rodents are starting to come out of the ground and eating plants/flowers/destorying stuff because they are rodents, and that is what rodents do.
Now, the air rifle that my brother bought 10 years is starting to poop the bed.
Subsonic .22's aren't really that much louder than a pellet gun, so I'm thinking of just getting a ruger 10/22 and shooting subsonics around the house (yes, i realize this is probably illegal because im in the suburbs, but i'm pretty sure air rifles are also illegal.)
The air rifles that I was looking at (RWS .177's and .22's) are pretty close to the price of a 10/22.
It seems to me that the 10/22 is the way to go because I can shoot stuff quietly in my backyard, plus I can go to supersonic stuff for critters down range (.22 LRs are good for about 100 yards or so right?) in places where rifles are more welcomed.