CO2 Air Rifles
Posted 12 February 2012 - 10:57 pm
Posted 13 February 2012 - 10:24 pm
Posted 16 February 2012 - 09:30 pm
on the farm i have shot rabbits rats and squirrells and also pigeons from off the top of the dutch barns... so thats about a 25 metre shot... no problem..
when its cold it is affected a small amount but not much..
my dad gets the 12g bottles in boxes of 50 for about £16 on the internet... sometimes i just put one empty and one full in and i get about 25 shots at about 11 lb cos there is no point of wasting all that gas if i am hunting.. 25 shots is enough for me cos sometimes there is not a lot about.
during the summer when we first tuned the gun my dad had to change the seal because it was too powerful on the crono my dad said that it was 4lb over so we went home and he put a smaller seal in then tested it again and it was about 11 lb and it started dropping to about 8lb after 25 shots so i have my pellets in bags of 25 then i let the gas out and put a new gas cartridge in .
i like my gun because it is light and does not kick when i fire it.and sometimes i just shoot 5 pence coins that i blu tack on the side of the shed. the most times i have hit it is 9 times in a row but its only about 10 metres away
Posted 16 February 2012 - 10:37 pm
I've got a Ratcatcher standards 12g co2 cart and ive had it for 13 years. It still puts pellet on pellet at 25 yards, ideal for vermin between 12 and 25 yards, and have taken rabbits head shot comfortably at 30 yards and slightly more. 40 shots per CO2 bulb too.
I used to have a BSA Ultra multi. Crap autoload system in my experience but accurate nonetheless. Single shots are cheap and of course, recoilless , as is the Ratty.
I'd ask how often it'll be used - lots then I'd go for the PCP.
Bear in mind too where it'll be shot - short range where lower power is required, at 8.5fpe, I'd take the ratty.
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