Rat shot in a 22 SP101= SUCCESS!


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rhinoh
December 12, 2012, 06:37 AM
I really like my SP101 .22 4". In the pic the large rat had done a number in the engine compartment of my truck, stripped a lot of the insulation off the fender wells and hood, chewed a few wires, gnawed a hole in an expensive silicone turbocharger duct coupling.
I thought I was dealing with a squirrel until I finally got a quick glimpse one day. Tried to get him for weeks with various traps, but he was a smart rat bastard.

In the end I actually shot him off the top of the transmission after finally
cornering him one day:D

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1goodshot
December 12, 2012, 08:01 AM
He had it coming.

4v50 Gary
December 12, 2012, 08:13 AM
Good riddance. I now leave my hood up so they don't sleepon the engine block anymore. I'm getting a garage built so as to house the vehicle indoors.

kanook
December 12, 2012, 04:49 PM
If you want to stop the rats from getting under the hood,where they are harder to shoot, stop at Tractor Supply and get some "Fresh Cab". It'll be over by the rodent section.

Put a bag under the hood and they will not go in thay area again. Helps keep the rats in the yard where you can shoot them eaiser.

Been using it for years now. Put it out in the cabin and no more mice now. I would chase the mice at night with a H&R pistol in the cabin.

Texan Scott
December 12, 2012, 08:58 PM
I know an old lady that swallowed a fly....

We have no noticeable rodent problem here... we have a feral cat problem. A bit further out from town, 'yotes and wild dogs eat more of the cats, and lions eat the dogs...

Rural Texas is a great place to work on a gun collection! :evil:

Sergei Mosin
December 12, 2012, 09:53 PM
Now for the important question - are you going to have your trophy mounted? :D

smalls
December 12, 2012, 10:40 PM
I love a good happy ending!

Deaf Smith
December 12, 2012, 10:53 PM
Ok you shot it... now are you gonna eat it?

If you want to shoot alot of birdshot from your .38.357 I highly recommend getting CCI shot capsules and reload your own birdshot. I've got tons of the stuff.

Deaf

ArchAngelCD
December 13, 2012, 02:53 AM
Tried to get him for weeks with various traps, but he was a smart rat bastard.
So he was smart alright but that only got him so far because you said:
In the end I actually shot him off the top of the transmission after finally cornering him one day:D
He wasn't all that smart after all, the little rat stayed out in the open just a little too long. By-By Rat Boy!! :neener:

Thanks for the report on the CCI .22 shotshells. It's nice to see proof they work as advertized...

WardenWolf
December 13, 2012, 12:39 PM
CCI shotshells: better than a Taurus Judge any day. Pistols operate at higher pressures than shotguns, and out of a short barrel there's no question which is better.

biohazurd
December 13, 2012, 06:25 PM
Nice shooting. I used to use .22 rat shot in my grandparents barn shooting mice and rats. It is actually pretty fun!.

JellyJar
December 13, 2012, 07:00 PM
I need to get me one of those.

SP101...not the rat! :)

Carl N. Brown
December 13, 2012, 07:43 PM
Norway rats decided to use the engine wire of my grandson's car for nesting material. Really don't like'em either.

JEB
December 13, 2012, 11:33 PM
nice job. shooting rats with a pistol...now that sounds like fun!

481
December 13, 2012, 11:49 PM
Now for the important question - are you going to have your trophy mounted? :D
I am thinking a nice European mount.

:D

WardenWolf
December 14, 2012, 01:36 PM
I had a rat or ground squirrel chew up the wiring harness on my old F-250 diesel. Most of the places wanted an absurd amount of money to replace it, until we found a mechanic that was willing to just splice it for $40.

Peter M. Eick
December 14, 2012, 01:44 PM
I used to hunt rats with my target air rifle. A dab of peanut butter on a plate with a good field of fire. You then just have to sit and wait for them. Not long normally, and "click" they are toast. I am sure you could do it with CB or BB caps today if you can still find them. I liked the precision of my target air rifle since you could sit and accurately place the shot right where you wanted it.

Just One Shot
December 14, 2012, 10:05 PM
Do they taste like chicken? :eek: :D

Cocked & Locked
December 14, 2012, 11:10 PM
More dead rats...S&W model 12 .38 special with hand-loaded shot shells. :D

http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2169/3082611/6675271/163948327.jpg

I flushed the wet one out of the hole with a water hose. :what:

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