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#1 bigadg

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 09:30 pm

hi
i would like to get my hands on a good airgun for rat shooting
anyone give me some tips on what to get
stu

#2 jason ov rez

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 09:33 pm

What type springer or gas?? If gas the best gun IMO for rats and other vermin is the Air Arms S410, you cant beat it!
I know there are some great spring guns out there too ask the other boys on them.

Hope this helps
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Posted 19 November 2006 - 09:42 pm

ive had a 1.77 hw77 k for a few years now and i wouldn't have anything else,iv'e tried a few precharge guns and i didn't like them and the amount of rabbits and birds iv'e had with me old reliable as i call it is fenominal,but everyone to there own B)

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 10:05 pm

What crap
use a .177 and hit its head

if you hit its head .177 or .22 will stop it

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 10:24 pm

I think what millet is trying to say, is, not all rats stay around long enough for a head shot, therefore youle need a body/neck shot, and the .22 your more likely going to stop them in the tracks with this sort of shot :)

Theres been a clever rat in the garden lately, it will not hang around, its back and forth from the bait so quick its impossible to get a head shot, i wouldnt like to shoot a rat in the body with a .177 either, so therefore the .22 comes into its own :clapper:

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 10:30 pm

use a sticky bait it has to eat and cant run with peanut butter spread on a board or better still an old brick

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 07:49 am

BSA lightning cheap accurate and self contained :thumbs-up:

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 10:53 am

good replys so far keep um coming
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Posted 20 November 2006 - 11:20 am

Depends how much you want to spend. The HW range are all tremendous rifles, second hand you should be able to pick up a bargain. As with all springers, some people find them heavy, I don't mind this as I am a crap shot and find that a heavier rifle compensates for my "shake" due to a duff shoulder, well that and my apalling eyesight :11: .
I use a Air Arms Pro Sport in .177 and nothing has got up after being shot by that, this company do make some cracking springers. Forgot, mine is V-MACH tuned.
PCPs are your other alternative, I also use these, most are much lighter than a springer. The one I would go for would be a Logun S-16, I sold the one I had and regret it to this day. Very under rated and a rifle that will excel in all situations and all the negatives about them, I found could be put down to the person firing the rifle...........Al :thumbs-up:

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 04:26 pm

If your shooting rats indoor's or at close range around building's,i wouldn't bother with a full power gun.I have an old gamo .22 with open sight's that's putting out about 6-7 ftlb on the chrono,doe's the job a treat,and lower's the chance's of a bad ricochet with the low power output.

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Posted 21 November 2006 - 01:29 pm

If it's just for rats, its not really necessary to spend the earth. I'd recommend something like a BSA Lightning, or an HW95K. Both absolutely superb rifles, for not a great deal of money.

I've lost count of the number of rats I've dropped with my HW95 over the 10 years I've had it. It needs some attention now, as some dim wit that I leant it too removed the trigger adjustment screw (i have no idea why!!) and now it's unsafe- it fires if you just look at it!! I also need a new mainspring for it, any suggestions?

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Posted 21 November 2006 - 01:38 pm

If it's just for rats, its not really necessary to spend the earth. I'd recommend something like a BSA Lightning, or an HW95K. Both absolutely superb rifles, for not a great deal of money.

I've lost count of the number of rats I've dropped with my HW95 over the 10 years I've had it. It needs some attention now, as some dim wit that I leant it too removed the trigger adjustment screw (i have no idea why!!) and now it's unsafe- it fires if you just look at it!! I also need a new mainspring for it, any suggestions?



Ox springs work well in the hw's just beware of the power they can put out !
get it thruogh a chronograph right away ;)

hi
i would like to get my hands on a good airgun for rat shooting
anyone give me some tips on what to get
stu



what about a ratcatcher ??
not too pricey either !

#13 bigadg

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 11:38 pm

[quote name='bigadg' date='Nov 19 2006, 08:30 PM' post='149972']
hi
i would like to get my hands on a good airgun for rat shooting
anyone give me some tips on what to get
stu
thanks forall your help
i am picking up a bsa supersport tomorow
at least thats what it think it is
stu

#14 bigadg

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Posted 24 November 2006 - 02:09 am

well i was right it is a supersport
i will let you know what i think when i have set it up
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Posted 25 November 2006 - 05:04 pm

no comments on the supersport then
is it a gud un or a bad un
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