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What is the most powerfull Co2 multishot pistol that actually groups.

Discussion in 'Air Pistols' started by engraver, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. engraver

    engraver Keyboard Hero

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    Im not an airpistol man myself, (but that could change if I ever buy a good one lol)

    But admit to owning a few over the years like the Brockock atomic and Crossman pumps a long time ago.

    I have a friend who wants something for dispatch and he had a ratcatcher for the job but sold it.

    He now wants something again, I told him to get a HW45 or Webley alecto but preferably wants a multishot for killing rats in traps.

    He also mentioned that Crossman pistol the name I cant remember but its only single shot.

    He asked me if any of these new C02 revolvers were any good, I said I doubted they would make more than a few ft ibs if that, and I shot one and it sprayed shot about a bit.

    So what I would like to know from you pistol guys is, if there is a CO2 multishot type gun that puts out decent power and accuracy?

    (By the way I had a friend made the mistake of trying to kill one of his ferrets due to distemper, with a Beretta cp99 thingy and it was very distressful)
     
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  2. stefan

    stefan I am the passenger

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    no pistol in the uk should be putting out over 6lbs of power by law ,and my personal opinion is that you shouldnt attempt to dispatch with pistols either
     
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    Im picking up a new hw45 tomorrow. And cant bloody wait. Was tempted by the co2's at first but then as soon as I saw the hw45 I had to have it. Glad I did too. Couldbt be doing with the co2 .
     
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    Chalk & cheese.. The multishot co2 pistols are like toys compared to a 'proper' pistol like the '45.
     
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    For dispatch of cage trapped rats, squirrels and mink the webley typhoon in .177 is recommended. As is the use of Prometheus pellets in the gun.
    Cheers Andy
     
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    True. Im happy with my purchase.
     
  8. engraver

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    Ok thanks for the replies,

    the guy Im talking about has just about every cal fullbore you can talk of and owned .45 magnums before the pistol ban, but none of what he has is suitable for killing a rat in traps around his outbuilding and stables, lol a bit of overkill using a .270 .308 or .357 magnum

    A pistol doing anything more than 3 ft/ibs is capable of humane point blank dispatch inmo as it only takes that to kill a rabbit as I actually shot a rabbit and killed it cleanly with a pistol when I was about 13yrs old, plus I kill them at ranges up to and beyond 50 yrds on a regular basis with sub 12 airguns so that kind of quashes that theory that they shouldlnt be used for point blank dispatch, its a bit like saying airguns shouldn't be used for hunting, opening a can of worms there Stefan, Oh and Im fully aware of the legal limit.

    The brockock atomic I owned was doing 5+ ft ibs that was ideal for point blank dispatch, but my friend doesn't want or have airtanks to fill up neither does he want to buy them.

    Anyway Thanks Andy I will mention the webley Typhoon, I think he may look for an Alecto also, he seems to have a load of Rats moved in over winter and a few have been alive in the traps he set, plus he likes a new toy like us all;):D
     
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    If anyone watched that Dirty Britain (I think) the agencies were using a CO2 pistol for shooting the ferals in the loft of a houses rather badly IIRC but it proves they have been used for actual pest control.

    I forget the name of the pistol but remember they used to be about £100 in my local gunshop and made near on the limit, cant think of the model but I think it was Crosman.
     
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    hw45 best pistol I owned, used to smash rats at close range
     
  11. engraver

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    That's what I told him originally and he said he used to have one years ago but they are expensive now aren't they.
     
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    The issue with the Alecto would be the barrel would not go through the wire of the trap.
    Normally you trap the rat against the wire with your trap comb in one hand and the pistol in the other.
    You could use a pistol like the Alecto or hw45 but you would need to take great care not to hit the wire and end up with the pellet in your leg.
    A Trap comb can be made from wood or wire.[​IMG]
    Cheers Andy
     
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    was it co2 or a pumper

     
  14. ped

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    a crosman 2240 or a 1377/22 would fit the bill as would a sheridan eb22(cost's slightly more)
    ped
     
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    listen to ped, I have a crosman 1377 and that's well up to the job imho

     
  16. engraver

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    Good point Andy, your right, that first shot has to have the muzzle basically very close to the head inmo, It should be a one shot deal.

    I think it was that Crossman 2240 he is after, as its got a slightly longer barrel IIRC
     
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    Dude that's why Im mentioning it now over ten years later as I remember him telling me what he had done and I mentioned it before anyone suggested a similar type gun, believe it or not he is a qualified Gamekeeper also:D but as his dad at the time had a mobile target range using these Co2 guns (he used to do the markets) it was the first thing he put his hands on when he saw one of his ferrets back end had gone, I remember taking the p**s out of him say why not use a stick, he said he did in the end, I think it was down to like already mentioned he made the error of hitting the wire with the pellet, but even so I think 5 ft/ibs or over should be the benchmark even at point blank inmo.
     
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    my alecto as shot a few trapped rats now, one shot clean kills.
     
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    I've had various CO2 pistols - the most powerful being a modded 2240 - but my HW45 just makes me smile every time I use it. There is that reassuring kick that is missing in a PCP or CO2 pistol. Amazingly accurate too ...
     
  20. engraver

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    Would you say a hw45 is as accurate in the right hands as an alecto because im thinking of getting one myself for when im fishing as sometimes I have rats stealing my bait.
     

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