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Rat shot in a 22 SP101= SUCCESS!

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by rhinoh, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. rhinoh

    rhinoh Well-Known Member

    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

    Attached Files:

  2. 1goodshot

    1goodshot Well-Known Member

    He had it coming.
  3. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

    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.
  4. kanook

    kanook Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. Texan Scott

    Texan Scott Well-Known Member

    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:
  6. Sergei Mosin

    Sergei Mosin Well-Known Member

    Now for the important question - are you going to have your trophy mounted? :D
  7. smalls

    smalls Well-Known Member

    I love a good happy ending!
  8. Deaf Smith

    Deaf Smith Well-Known Member

    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.

  9. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Well-Known Member

    So he was smart alright but that only got him so far because you said:
    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...
  10. WardenWolf

    WardenWolf member

    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.
  11. biohazurd

    biohazurd Well-Known Member

    Nice shooting. I used to use .22 rat shot in my grandparents barn shooting mice and rats. It is actually pretty fun!.
  12. JellyJar

    JellyJar Well-Known Member

    I need to get me one of those.

    SP101...not the rat! :)
  13. Carl N. Brown

    Carl N. Brown Well-Known Member

    Norway rats decided to use the engine wire of my grandson's car for nesting material. Really don't like'em either.
  14. JEB

    JEB Well-Known Member

    nice job. shooting rats with a pistol...now that sounds like fun!
  15. 481

    481 Well-Known Member

    I am thinking a nice European mount.

  16. WardenWolf

    WardenWolf member

    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.
  17. Peter M. Eick

    Peter M. Eick Well-Known Member

    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.
  18. Just One Shot

    Just One Shot Well-Known Member

    Do they taste like chicken? :eek: :D
  19. Cocked & Locked

    Cocked & Locked Well-Known Member

    More dead rats...S&W model 12 .38 special with hand-loaded shot shells. :D


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

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