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#1 woodchip

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 08:51 PM

So i rememberd my camera this time for by twice weekly rat shoot on my permission.
at the moment there are a few cattle in the old barn and the farmers keeping some of last years maze down here for ease of a quick feed but as you can imagine the rats are all over it and the pile is being reduced very quickly by the rats .
so i arrive as ushall when the dark is just setting in , set up the nightvision on to my AIR ARMS S410 checked all 3 magazines where full and loaded the first one in turned on the NV and started to wonder over to the maze heap when i picked up some movement looked through th NV and there they where all sat feed ing on the heap i could only see 6 but i assumed there where some others on the otherside so i set up my shooting sticks and took aim at the biggest rat .whacked him just behind the ear and the others scarperd but for some unknown reason 1 of them came straight back to feed so i whacked him just behind the eye .
I waited for 10 mins but nothing so i moved over to where i know a dead yew was put a day ago to see if the rats where aware of it yet .
the answer was YES as i scanned the carcus there was a set of eyes shinning out of the poor thing arse so i wacked him but he managed to die inside the carcus :sick: ..

I moved on as there where no more sighting and i scanned the maze where yet again the rats where feeding so i reset up and whacked another and i watched the others scarper but one of the was hiding behind 1 i shot earlier so i whacked him. and with nothing showing itself i went to the house for a well deserved cuppa .

i returned to the maze heap once i warmed up and AGAIN they where feeding again so i whacked another 1.
As i was scanning the area there was another pair of eyes glowing from under the door of the old pheasant pen so i whacked him which saw the last rat of the night .... till next week my little furry feckers




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#2 lighthunter

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 09:16 PM

well done mate,good shooting.regular visits will keep the numbers down,and happy ratting :gunsmilie:

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 09:33 PM

might be a rather large one out one night....

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 06:23 AM

Well done mate some good vermin control work there.

Size don't matter mate as they all still breed and produce hungry months which rob the maze etc.

I would sooner shoot 3 or 4 normal size or baby rats than nothing at all.

Keep up the good work pal.

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 08:29 AM

Hell of a write up there mate and good pics too. Very good shooting with our vermin friends, kepp up the good work. :thumbs:

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 08:32 AM

Nice ratting buddy :thumbs:

N.v definatly has its advantages.

Well done :thumbs:

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 01:21 PM

top shooting mate!

well done!

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#8 ratting king

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 02:04 PM

good write up mate.

just wondering is your S410 a carbine or classic? because i have a S410 carbine and i seem to find that the range on it for shooting rats is superb what do you think?http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/default/hmm.gif

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 08:18 PM

good write up mate.

just wondering is your S410 a carbine or classic? because i have a S410 carbine and i seem to find that the range on it for shooting rats is superb what do you think?http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/default/hmm.gif

mines the carbine version i find the range excellant i use a mildot scope which ive done loads of long range target shooting and the ranges i can kill at are amasing the gun is the best thing i own never be without it and i recommend them to everyone :toast:

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 07:34 PM


good write up mate.

just wondering is your S410 a carbine or classic? because i have a S410 carbine and i seem to find that the range on it for shooting rats is superb what do you think?http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/default/hmm.gif

mines the carbine version i find the range excellant i use a mildot scope which ive done loads of long range target shooting and the ranges i can kill at are amasing the gun is the best thing i own never be without it and i recommend them to everyone http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...
totally agree we you there mate i great rifle and recommend to all!!http://www.thehuntin...ault/thumbs.gif