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#6100892 - 01/27/12 Rat Rifle  
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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 - 01/27/12 Re: Rat Rifle [Re: FVA]  
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FVA very cool. What's the average distance? And how about FPS on that rig?


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#6100973 - 01/27/12 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.


#6102962 - 01/28/12 Re: Rat Rifle [Re: FVA]  
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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]  
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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....


He spoke in tears of 15 years his dog and him traveled about. The dog up and died. She up and died....After 20 years he still grieves.
#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.


#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.


#6103478 - 01/28/12 Re: Rat Rifle [Re: FVA]  
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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.


S.W.A.G. it
#6103693 - 01/28/12 Re: Rat Rifle [Re: xposo]  
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Every cloud has a silver lining,LOL.


#6106879 - 01/29/12 Re: Rat Rifle [Re: FVA]  
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cool


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#6111531 - 01/30/12 Re: Rat Rifle [Re: fat_daddy]  
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Wow does this bring back some memories from my teenage years working in a grain elevator in northwest Ohio. Thanks FVA for sharing

#6126761 - 02/02/12 Re: Rat Rifle [Re: markb]  
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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

#6128904 - 02/03/12 Re: Rat Rifle [Re: tkinak]  
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Thanks for the links.
That is a sweet set up.


#6136637 - 02/05/12 Re: Rat Rifle [Re: FVA]  
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I have a rat pistol.

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

#6136725 - 02/05/12 Re: Rat Rifle [Re: Winnie]  
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Chalk up two more for the rat pistol. They made a nest on top of the coup.

#6151651 - 02/09/12 Re: Rat Rifle [Re: Winnie]  
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Hello Winnie1300 rat pistol sounds interesting.Nice.


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