Following on from my earlier post about taking care of vermin (actual rats, not politicians, of course), I had this thought.
Given my ummm tendencies, I’d rather address the rat problem like this — I mean, why let dogs have all the fun? I think I’d prefer an inexpensive .22 rifle (semi-auto, for a quick follow-up shot if needed) over an airgun, but I’m open to suggestions.
And no post of mine would be complete without at least a brief look at the guns one would consider. I’m thinking of a heavy barrel semi-auto, like the Ruger 10/22 Competition:
…or the Thompson TC/R22:
…or a ringer, the Browning Buck Mark FLD Target (which might possibly have the best trigger of the three):
No bad choices there. But I’d be at a loss for which optics to choose. Daytime, no problem: either a red-dot or conventional rimfire scope would work. But a night-vision scope? Never owned one.
Tell me your suggestions, in Comments. And remember: I’m a Cheap Bastard, so no $900 EOTech miracles need apply.