I do not have an Eagle Claw, but feel the gun would be up to the task, if you are not set on having an underlever action, you may also consider the AEA Challenger in .22, I have the .30 version, good basic powerful rifles.
Nothing against the Eagle Claw good sir, but the Airforce guns could handle the task as well if you are into those rifles.
Is the shroud on the Eagle Claw vented? Seems like a hole toward the back would help it breath and make it bark a bit less.I am moving to the family farm this weekend, so neighbors and noise will not be an issue. If it is less startling to pests, though, I might get a second shot, if I misjudge the wind, or if the first pest has a buddy nearby.I will have to look into that valve. I am hoping to have something dialed in well for the JSB 25 grain Monsters, since I have a lot of those as well, but that can be turned up for the extra heavy 34 grain Beasts when the wind is going or the pest is bigger.
Does the power adjuster wheel still let the gun dial down to use lighter pellets with all that extra oomph from the power upgrade?
It seem likely it would be able to push something in the 18 grain weight range with the wheel turned down.Did you need a spanner wrench to install yours? I was reading online that people can have trouble with disassembly due to needing a spanner wrench.Thank you for all the info.