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#6100892 - 01/28/12 Rat Rifle
FVA Offline
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Registered: 08/19/02
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Loc: NY
This one seems to work pretty good.
A couple medium sized ones.

HW50S-.22, L3-9x33 EFR, sub zero or something laser light.

Usually I'll get 5-8 in a hours time around the farm. They won't stand in the green light long and you have to be fast on the trigger. A plus is you can see there eyes back in their hiding spots and pick them off inside them.
They also disappear and stay that way once you get a couple.
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#6100946 - 01/28/12 Re: Rat Rifle [Re: FVA]
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Registered: 07/28/09
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FVA very cool. What's the average distance? And how about FPS on that rig?
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#6100973 - 01/28/12 Re: Rat Rifle [Re: lawnman]
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Distance is 5-30 yards. The rifle shoots right at 600 fps-JSB 14.3 gr. Jumbo Exacts.
They whomp when they hit and the rats are tough critters to kill without getting back in their holes.
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#6102962 - 01/28/12 Re: Rat Rifle [Re: FVA]
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Registered: 12/06/04
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Loc: The Bozone, Montana
I grew up on an acre full of orange trees in southern california, and we had a good crop of roof rats that would get into them at night..

Of course I had a crossman pump with a flashlight taped to the forend, and a little 3x scope. jacklighting those suckers when they came over the telephone lines was big fun for a kid.
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#6102985 - 01/28/12 Re: Rat Rifle [Re: Rancho_Loco]
ingwe Online   content
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Registered: 12/20/08
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Loc: Southwestern Montucky
I killed hundreds of those critters at night on a freind turkey farm with a Daisy 880 pnuematic...avg. distance was about 20 feet..it worked very well indeed.
One of those very few critters I can kill en masse with no conscience....
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#6103109 - 01/28/12 Re: Rat Rifle [Re: Rancho_Loco]
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Originally Posted By: Rancho_Loco
was big fun for a kid.


Makes an adult feel a bit like kid in my case,LOL. I got my 12 year old nephew into it. He uses a Sheridan I gave him and does pretty well.
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#6103120 - 01/28/12 Re: Rat Rifle [Re: ingwe]
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Originally Posted By: ingwe
I killed hundreds of those critters at night on a freind turkey farm with a Daisy 880 pnuematic...avg. distance was about 20 feet..it worked very well indeed.
One of those very few critters I can kill en masse with no conscience....


We don't have enough for that but once in a while you hit one and it goes into distress squealing and all of a sudden there are rats running all over like some movie.
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#6103478 - 01/28/12 Re: Rat Rifle [Re: FVA]
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Registered: 06/25/09
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I would love to help you out killing rats, I hate them,
mice too. Sometimes I wish someone had a rat and mouse problem,
I'd do the eradication for free.
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#6103693 - 01/28/12 Re: Rat Rifle [Re: xposo]
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Every cloud has a silver lining,LOL.
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#6106879 - 01/29/12 Re: Rat Rifle [Re: FVA]
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Registered: 01/07/12
Posts: 1040
Loc: east tennessee
cool
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#6111531 - 01/30/12 Re: Rat Rifle [Re: fat_daddy]
markb Offline
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Registered: 04/21/07
Posts: 29
Loc: nw ohio
Wow does this bring back some memories from my teenage years working in a grain elevator in northwest Ohio. Thanks FVA for sharing

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#6126761 - 02/03/12 Re: Rat Rifle [Re: markb]
tkinak Offline
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Registered: 12/21/05
Posts: 1418
Loc: S.E Alaska
Vid using a night vision camera to hunt rats. Looks like fun. There is a vid showing how to hook it up also.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxMlRWMqLXM&feature=fvwrel

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#6128904 - 02/03/12 Re: Rat Rifle [Re: tkinak]
FVA Offline
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Thanks for the links.
That is a sweet set up.
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#6136637 - 02/05/12 Re: Rat Rifle [Re: FVA]
Winnie Offline
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Registered: 08/07/10
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Loc: Central California
I have a rat pistol.



The .177 Crosman Destroyer pellets do wonders on rats. In fact I just killed four last night in the chicken coup.

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#6136725 - 02/05/12 Re: Rat Rifle [Re: Winnie]
Winnie Offline
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Registered: 08/07/10
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Loc: Central California
Chalk up two more for the rat pistol. They made a nest on top of the coup.

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#6151651 - 02/09/12 Re: Rat Rifle [Re: Winnie]
elora12 Offline
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Registered: 01/16/12
Posts: 30
Hello Winnie1300 rat pistol sounds interesting.Nice.

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