.22 Rat Shot

Discussion in 'Rimfire' started by righttoown, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. righttoown

    righttoown Distinguished Poster

    1A8867FF-F398-41E8-9AC7-8451BA533394.jpeg Pick these up at Wiggins Walmart. Haven’t seen any around in a long time.
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  2. NRA_guy

    NRA_guy Distinguished Poster

    I have some---can't remember where I got them.

    I have some in .38 Special, too.

    Remember when rat shot had crimped metal ends? I shot many of them when I was a kid.

  3. Quickeye

    Quickeye Vietnam&PersianGulf Wars MSGO Supporter

    Had a big spider that carries it's babies on its back on my bare galvanized tin, shop roof. Shot it with a Winchester No. 11 crimped round.
    Then, it rained babies, and left ragged hole in roof.
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  4. 95 taco

    95 taco Blessed are the peacemakers

    Academy in GPT had some a few weeks ago, I need to pick up some more, got some in .38, 9mm, 22 and 22 mag, used the .22 mag, .22 and 9mm so far to dispatch some rats, surprisingly the 9mm cycled in my P320.

    When I was at a gun shop in Ellisville a few weeks back they had 9mm in #4 shot as well.
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  5. Gunguy99

    Gunguy99 Full Poster

    I got some .38/.357 #4 Ratshot from cowarts arms and ammo. Gonna try to run it through my s&w 586
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  6. TwangBanger

    TwangBanger Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    Academy in Gulfport carries these. I just bought a box 2 weeks ago.
    I load my own in .38 Spl and .44 Spl.
  7. 22lrfan

    22lrfan Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    I've got a brick of it. I shoot it in my Rem 572 smoothbore.
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  8. Southern Reloading

    Southern Reloading Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    I know the Federal costs less. They ain't nearly as good as the CCI
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  9. Cliff731

    Cliff731 Danged ole' Hermit...

    I read once that farmers were often known to own at least one smooth-bore .22 rifle just to dispatch vermin and varmints with "rat shot"... back in the day, of course! :cool:

    It was and is an effective round for such purposes and doesn't result in .22 size exit holes in the side of barns and chicken coops!!! ;)
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  10. righttoown

    righttoown Distinguished Poster

    Who all made the smooth bore .22 besides Rem?
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  11. DEADEYE 1

    DEADEYE 1 Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    I keep 1-3 rounds CCI loaded in my go to 22 revolvers for the 1st shots on snakes. I was hanging a power line back up going to my paint shop today and I had a High Standard fully loaded with CCI. I have killed several rattlers over the years around that building that is in the edge of the woods. I guess they hang around to catch wood rats and mice. I have moth balls thrown around inside the shop now. A Rattlesnake laying in the leaves is just about impossible to see if they are not rattling.
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  12. oldguns

    oldguns Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    Europeans had a variety of different guns that they called "garden guns".
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  13. Cliff731

    Cliff731 Danged ole' Hermit...

    Marty knows, I bet!!!

  14. TwangBanger

    TwangBanger Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    I use the crimped Federal shot shells in my Remington 580 Smooth Bore. The CCI (with the blue plastic shot cup) are intended to be fired from rifled barrels, as the rifling imparts spin, and screws up the pattern with the crimped shells. The CCI shot cup keeps the shot column together as is travels down the barrel.

    I know Savage does. Or at least they used to:
    Savage MKIG 22LR Smooth Bore AT
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  15. 22lrfan

    22lrfan Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    Remington, Savage, Marlin and Winchester made them. I would be surprised if Mossberd didn't make one to.