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Best .22 PCP for Ratting

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Robster9, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. Robster9

    Robster9 Well-Known Member

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    As the title says, looking for an excuse to buy another rifle for the sole purpose of reducing the rat population on a permission ;) Any ideas of a reasonably cheap second hand PCP to fit the bill? This is going to be a lot of fun!
     
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    bsa ultra
     
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    ^^^^ what he said even better in multi shot

    Atb
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  4. cloverleaf

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    I have an Air Arms S410k for just such occasions.. :)
     
  5. Stevie Darling

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    A nice Regged bsa ultra would do the job nicely:)
     
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    bsa ultra is the boss shprt and easy to poont
     
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    This,in .177 :)p) with a fixed mag scope :)
     
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    I had a lovely ultra for ratting and it was pretty much perfect,
    My only gripe is I wish I had bought it in .177, at close range I found it quite difficult to estimate the range accurately in the dark :p but not everyones as hopeless as me
     
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    My dedicated rat rig is a bsa ultra se .22 with hawke 3-9x50ao with an ns50 on the top and it works really well. It handles great and is deadly accurate.
     
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    Ive a BSA Ultra for ratting in .177!!!!
    for ratting it simply has no peers!!!
     
  11. rabbitraider1

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    Just out of interest has anyone got an ultra in .25?
     
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    Built my own once, in the search box type 'ultimate ultra' and you should be able to find my old sales thread
     
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    Or even my build thread, that was quite a good one. Ultimate rat bashing rifle or something along those lines
     
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    Ive used a S410K for years as a dedicated Rat basher, Its seen some abuse over the years and looks none to pretty these days but I would use nothing else.
    And when it eventually goes to the great gun place in the sky I guess ile have to buy another LOL
     
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    .25 only makes sense in an Ultra to get the most shots per charge.

    But I can imagine an ultra running out quite quickly if the ratting is really good.

    I think an R10 with an Ultra barrel would make a better choice if you want to go with BSA that is.

    Personally I would think for length and shots per charge an FX verminator would be a good choice if I was to choose a gun only for ratting, or a hw100ks in .22 is still the benchmark carbine in my opinion, and fitted with a buddy bottle would make a serious ratter.
     
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    .22 for ratting, believe me tried on lots of rats, .177 through to .25 and .22 is the way to go. I am personally in the motion of setting up a new custom rat rig
     
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    .22 or .25 is the only choice for rat bashing. Its all about high impact and damage with rats.
    Harder they hit the easier they go down.

    Hollow points all the way baby :D
     
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    I'm seriously tempted to convert my standard r-10 .177 into a .25 carbine :p
    I think i need a train carriage style drag bag so I can take all my guns out for a session, when ever I go out for pigeons I find hundreds of rabbits and I only have the shottie, when I go out for rats with the air rifle I see foxes galore and when I have the 22-250 I only seem to find pigeons and rats,
    Its like ive been cursed :p
     
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    I like .22 for rats and squirrels.
     
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    The caliber discussion will go on for ever with everyone sticking by their favourite!! It's a matter of seeing what's best for you, however I use .177 now and used .22 before and their is absolutely no difference with regards of putting the rats down!!!
     

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