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Advice Crosman rat catcher

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by husky, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. husky

    husky Donator

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    A good frend of mine is talking about geting a Crosman rat catcher for his pest control company the main use will be shooting pigens in loft spaces and rats at close range where other forms of control dont work so well any advice on this or other sutable guns please?.

    all the best

    Tom
     
  2. allanthomas66

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    The ratcatchers are great rifles and very easy to repair/modify. The only downsides really are the fact that it's CO2 and only single shot meaning more time required to reload a second shot.

    If spending a bit more cash is an option you could look for a second hand BSA ultra multi-shot or similar carbines on the market as I assume most shots will be taken at close range and in a confined space

    Just one last thing to add about the un-modified ratcatcher and king ratcatcher rifles... I personally would not use either to hunt anything in excess of 10 yards as the power just isn't enough for a clean kill. For anything over 10 yards you would need to either modify the ratcatcher or use a more powerful rifle.

    Hope this helps!
     
  3. Ellcheepo

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    No to disagree with Alan above to much. But if you get a second hand Rat catcher, they tend to shoot at much higher rates than the new ones. I have one of the orginal ones and it shoot at around 8 - 9 lbs depending on the weather. If he was to get one then he will need a say 4 x36 scope nothing bigger as that would be a wast and that size scope would allow a good clean pigeon shot at say 15 - 20 yards. Yes the single shot is limited but I can reload mine in a couple of seconds. It just takes practice.
     
  4. Oilysean

    Oilysean Very Active

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    I can easily take shots with the ratty at 15 to 20 yards without worry. Your friends would do well to get one for the rats. Although id still advise putting the power up a little. And using hollowpoints.
     

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