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might try a Ratty

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by gixxerpower, Apr 15, 2014.

  1. gixxerpower

    gixxerpower Engaging Member

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    HI,
    thinking of trading in my HW57 next week as i dont use it anymore (prefere my webley eclipse) and i quite fancy a Ratcatcher as a bit of fun for the back garden and a project gun. How are they standard? and how much do you have to throw at them to make them better? what are the common mods people do. not to concerned about power output.

    chris
     
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    Ive just bought 1 and its a lot louder than I was expecting so does any 1 know how to remove the sight blade from the front of the barrel in preparation for fitting a silencer adapter
     
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    pull it off :)
     
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    I can make you a slip on silencer for a Ratty if of interest ?

     
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    How much would 1 set me back **?
     
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    Seconded :)
     
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    Go for it's only Money.

    The sight just taps off, just put the blade of a slot screwdriver to the rear end and tap it with something.

    The 2250 is ok standard but may be worth checking out the new 2250XL, it has an 18" barrel and steel breech as standard.
     
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    It only set me back 30 quid and its for my 8 year old . Im on making him a stock from iroko which was very kindly donated by a bloke who I done a job for recently:)
     
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    quite keen to get one now after looking at all the parts available. the 2250xl does seem a better option. hopefully they will have something in the local dealer next week when i go. would love to have a bash at making a stock :eek:)
     
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    The official term is "Crosmanitis", all advice is useless.
    Enjoy the journey, kiss your wallet goodbye.
     
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    I've made 1 for my xs78 last year which was my first 1 I done and the bairn has been on my case for a ratty for ages so when that 1 came up I couldn't miss out on it! Had to strip it and sort it out a bit I think it was abused or not well maintained
     
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    Your rite like norm but as it's for the kid it's only getting the custom stock which won't cost me anything other than hours of fun in the shed:) and other than that a steel or ali breech and a silencer
     
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    don't mention crosmanitis every time it's mentioned another poor soul catches the disease
    oh wait damn I just mentioned it again
     
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    It's never going to stop there, you're on a slippery, downhill slope heading for the money pit.
     
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    Well if so it's for the bairn and they worth it so I can't grumble!! When we sat in a nice comfy hide waiting for the pigeons with his 1 off custom ratty made by me nd the smile on his face couldn't be bought! :)
     
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    Dont bother a webley eclipse with open sights is better then a ratty.
    The Eclipse was designed to be a HW77/TX200 competitor in .22 and extremerly accurate in the right hands, i dont buy Co2 capsules anymore and im glad for it.
     
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    I know I said earlier that I wasnt going to spend too much on it but been looking into the hipac tubes for bulk filling not going to rush into it would appreciate any advice on this! Or am I better off using a bigger bottle and a remote hose as the boy dous most of his shooting sitting or lying down ! He thinks hes a sniper lol too many xbox games I think lol
     
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    Just put some pics of the woodwork so far in an album on my profile would appreciate your comments guys
     
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    i love my eclipse and would not get rid. brought it as a second gun originally but its really grown on me.wish it had the HW's trigger though. when i go the range its very rare i use the HW now even though theres nowt up with it, the ratty will be for a bit of back garden fun and something my kids can have a go of too.
     

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