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good pistol for ratting

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by dom, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. dom

    dom Engaging Member

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    looking for a pistol mainly for rats in the garden any sugestions would be welcomed thanks in advance for any replies
     
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    Murphy Well-Known Member

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    None buy a rifle.
     
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    dom Engaging Member

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    hi thanks but i have a rifle i wanted to know if there was a good pistol as it would mainly for my mum when i am not there thanks
     
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    what :eek: your brave I barely trust my mom with the tv remote LOL.
     
  5. Buzz

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    I think the main problem using a pistol for rats is their 6ft/lb limit. She'd have to get close enough to club it to death, so save yourself a load of cash and buy her a hammer !!!
     
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    Weihrauch HW45

    The only pistol that many retailers suggest will kill rats is the HW45. Only for close range shooting, but this is often the case for rats....
    More power to your Mum!
     
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    Uzi Submachine Pistol.

    Does that count?
     
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    Suppose so, if they do them in .22 PCP or CO2:):)
     
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    The best pistol for close in ratting and not too complicated to use/load is the Sheridan Pro Hunter pistol in .177 and will kill rats cleanly at 10 yards...you will need to give your mum some serious lessons in accuracy to kill anything with a pistol...even I only use the pistol at close range and have been shooting for 40 years and I still miss...heed the forums advice and either buy a small rifle or you do the exterminating...the latter is my advice to be on the safe side.
     
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    hi thanks for the reply's my mum used to shoot the rifle but it's a bit heavy for her now i will just have to wait to see them myself more fun for me :D
     
  11. Biffo1262

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    Crosman Ratcatcher

    The Crosman Ratcatcher .22 CO2 is perfect for close quarter rat killing (no recoil) and is used by many vermin control specialists for cornered animals.
     
  12. Clubshot

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    Main issue with Rat's is they are tough Vermin

    And they do Bleed well if well hit

    I have known more damage done when Shot around Buildings in or out :(

    Prefer to use Trap Cages in or around living building

    Aware that some Vermin Cotrol firms will use a Anics Skiff
    to Finish off a Rat in a cage

    Not letting on how many .177 Rounds it might take to finish off a Rat :(

    Most large Garden Centres Now Sell Rat Trap Cages ;)


    BOB/R
     

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