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Advice Rat Gun

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Humax, May 28, 2021.

  1. Humax

    Humax Active Member

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    Hi Guys

    I'm looking to buy a air gun to kill some rats with,i want something cheap and small but good enough to kill them. I was looking at the Diana chaser rifle and the Smk vp2 victory but i don't know if they will be up to the job of killing them and i don't want them to be suffering . Can anyone please recommend a cheap light gun that will kill them. Traps are not working and my two hopeless dogs cant catch them .

    Thanks All

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  2. ne jones

    ne jones Engaging Member

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    Hi, What area are you in?
     
  3. Alexall

    Alexall U-Div Gun Protectors

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    I cannot recommend the cp2 or its derivatives. Weak, awful and inaccurate. On paper, it's great. Nice styling, generous spec, and lightweight. But despite all that, the mags don't cycle well and not accurate. I wouldn't be able to go for a head shot.

    I have owned both the smk cp2 and the crosman ratcatcher and the latter is a much better co2 option for the occasional shoot.
     
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    Humax Active Member

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    I wouldn’t recommend either as both are under powered.

    Are you specifically looking for a CO2?
     
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    A bit far for me to offer any practical help but my local rfd offers an smk th springer with scope for not much money. it meets all of your criteria except being lightweight
     
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    I’m a pestie and do a lot of work around there,why don’t you ring the council as they are cheap enough as I know the lads there to.I worked for them a couple of years and the place is full of rats around there.That would be my opinion and cheaper than the cheapest gun you would get mate.
     
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    Ade C Keyboard Hero

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    You can shoot them but they'll just come back. Are they actually causing a nuisance?
     
  9. Humax

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    Anything that is not to loud really
     
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    There chewing holes in my fence and setting the dogs off barking all the time. I even had one come into my kitchen a while back

    :(
     
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    rabbitwrecker Black Latex Matters...

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    :welcome:

    For the same money or less, you could a half-decent springer - far better than anything powered by CO2... :thumb:
     
  12. Humax

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    Would something like a Gamo swarm whisper be okay or a Remington Pest Controller
     
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    rabbitwrecker Black Latex Matters...

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    Gamo, no - Pest Controller, better. Also take a look at the Remington Express and Hatsan 55s/60s, even better... :thumb:
     
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    Have you done much shooting in the past? Don't want to state the obvious but whatever rifle you decide on you will need to do plenty of practise first before taking aim at live targets, even rats.

    Nothing wrong with co2 rifles for close range rats and they will be easier to shoot accurately then a Springer. As mentioned earlier a crosman 2250 ratcatcher XL could be a good option. However if you are willing to invest the time then a Springer will be more rewarding and fun to shoot, something like a hw30 but avoid Gamo springers if you want to actually hit something on purpose ;)
     
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    I did shoot guns a lot when i was a kid but not for a long time. i do like the look of that crosman 2250 ratcatcher XL it looks small and light and that's what i was looking for.
     
  16. Byronic

    Byronic Good thing we are all different, eh?

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    Good.
    But how good is your accuracy?
     
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  17. Humax

    Humax Active Member

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    Back in the day it was very good. Not so sure now

    :D
     
  18. Byronic

    Byronic Good thing we are all different, eh?

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    Lots of practice then before shooting at any live quarry.
     
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  19. vinnyp

    vinnyp Plinkin ain’t easy !

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    What about an smk qb78, very capable rifles but don’t seem to get much mention on here.
     
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    I second that the qb or xs78 are very pointable guns or xs501 rabbit destroyer.

    I also second the remington express if going down the springer route.

    Just remember if shooting at rats or anything for that matter make sure you have a backstop behind your target.
     
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