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Discussion in 'What's left to Talk About?' started by belleswell, May 20, 2019.

  1. jam

    jam Well-Known Member

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    Haven't tried it on anything live, but it sure shoots the shit out of steel cans.
     
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    Never heard of that brand. Could probably get a much cheaper rig that would still do the job. Crosman Optimus with scope is $110 at Academy Sports. I haven't researched airguns in a while, but something along this price should be able to get the job done.

    I have an RWS Diana 48 in .22 caI I bought many years ago but it is very heavy and cocking mechanism not ideal imo. Super accurate though.
     
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    belleswell Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Like Fullonshred said, pellet gun. I have a cheap Crosman pellet gun .177/bb gun with a very cheap scope. Cost about $40. I got a muskrat with it at almost 50 yards, so I'm sure a rat would be easy to get, and it would not get you into trouble with your neighbors. Another more humane option is a small live trap. Door is set in open position on one end, place food inside, rat goes in and steps on trip plate, door closes.
    Now you can drop him off else where. The downside to live traps, is that the small ones will also catch squirrels when your trying for the rat. Just about everything you could put in the trap to attract the rat, will also call in the squirrels. The small squirrel size will work and I would set them just before dark and then check it first thing in the morning. Going nocturnal means more rat and less squirrel in the trap.
     
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    I am now withholding food for a day or two.

    No guns here.
    I guess I could get a guy with a gun here, but then I gonna have to provide food and DRINKS, that could get expensive..!

    I read that rat do "smell" traps, learn to avoid or defeat them quickly.
     
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    Like most of my guitar purchases, it was a deal at WAY below regular cost. Hatsan is a Turkish brand. Pretty nice. I also have a Crosman Trail XL. Also cool, but the scope rail is mounted crooked. Still playing with that one...
     
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    The amount of diversity is mindblowing.
    We have robins, crows, sparrows and once a year I might see a blue jay.
    Now I am talking about residential space
     
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    I've seen almost 70 different species of birds from our rural country home , out of Michigan's 120 or so total.


    Very eerie watching an owl crank it's head half way around.
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    She kills muskrats at our pond and flies them back to waiting owlets in a hollowed out tree
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    Northern Flicker red shafted (one of the rarer members of the woodpecker family)
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    Sharp Shinned Hawk
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    King Fisher
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