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Airgun advice?

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by d000hg, 20 Mar 2020.

  1. KenGMac

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    I use a crossman ratcatcher which is co2 cartridge. 22, scoped and silenced, pellets through the same hole at 25 yards. Not too expensive and nice and light.
     
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    sparkymarka, your rifle and second hand cost, it all depend, on overall condition ? a bit like veteran cars??

    d000hg, you may be able to pick up a serviceable rifle from one of the trading on-line sites ? but test it out before parting with cash?

    As for a "Rat Catcher" there is an on-going cost, that being the CO2 cartridges unlike a springer that just goes on, also a cost with the Pre-Charged Pneumatic s, in this case the rifle has to be filled with air to 200 BAR [ Yes I know that is high -- a car Tyre is set at [generally] less than 2 BAR] the cost of a fill varies but is about £ 7 / £ 8 which will allow for [depending on the model] 70 / 120 shots.

    Ken.
     
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    This is it AAE4CBB7-0A96-4865-8BF8-62CE940E9FE1.jpeg
     
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    My favourite was my weirauch hw77k: telescopic sights, silenced, and tuned by Venom.
    .177, h & n field target trophy pellets (as Ken already said, .177 has a flatter trajectory). But it's more susceptible to wind deflection, I think.
    More than powerful and accurate enough for killing rats at 30, 40 yds.

    Spent many a happy hour shooting targets at long range, in my youth, great memories.

    Underlever cocking as well, so no worry about "barrel slap" when the mechanism wears.


    I sometimes consider buying another one, but haven't the time to use it at the moment.
     
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    That was my last air rifle before I got rid because of the sprogs. Bloody heavy though. I liked the way the chrome loading thing slid back to allow you to load the pellet.
     
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    My fav were Ely wasps.
     
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    I always thought, while loading the pellet, that the action could easily take my finger off.

    Beautiful engineering though.
     
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    As I was leaving for university, I swapped mine for a jvc ghetto blaster (which I still have, and use in the garage, regularly).
    And I still regret swapping it.

    To be honest, given my lofty first year flat in halls of residence, I could have reenacted the jfk shooting from the bookstore repository:mrgreen:
     
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    I quite fancy one of these - they look amazing
     
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    How about this.
     
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    If a pack of 50 rounds of .22 Cal small bore [one of the better makes] costs £ 9.50 wonder how much a few seconds burst must cost in Ammo from any of the above

    Last time I shot one, a so called "full bore" 7.62.mm [Military] or sporting 0.308 [both same caliber] I shot the latter, was very close to £ 1.00 / Bang, the bank was very, very loud, whoever did the hand load filled it FULL!!
     
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    there was no Tracy in yours
     

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