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I have a setup the same as the one you are describing. Well almost.. .45 precise/ short-draw/ but 10mm clayballs instead (which are almost same weight as 7mm steel @ 1.4g or 1.5g.)
I usually use it to get rid of cockroaches or when there is a house lizard infestation.
But I've also used it to dispatch a rat or two with a headshot. And also took out 2 pigeons with a head and another a neck shot. I agree they work, and yes this setup is easier to be more accurate with. But only head or upper-neckshots work thou'.
Yes, I think only headshots or near shots will be really effective on big rats. I think.

What do you think about te latex precise .45? I've been using it for a couple of weeks and I'm happy with it.

Another question mate. I like reptiles and amphibians, what species of lizards do you have infestation in your area? I would like to know out of curiosity.

In the south of my country there are also usually in houses in some places, and they eat spiders and other insects that can be annoying.

Greetings mate!
 

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Yes, I think only headshots or near shots will be really effective on big rats. I think.

What do you think about te latex precise .45? I've been using it for a couple of weeks and I'm happy with it.

Another question mate. I like reptiles and amphibians, what species of lizards do you have infestation in your area? I would like to know out of curiosity.

In the south of my country there are also usually in houses in some places, and they eat spiders and other insects that can be annoying.

Greetings mate!
Interesting discussion about lizards - in south Florida, chubby invasive Cuban lizards have apparently wiped out American lizards.
Under the auspices of the Florida Wildlife Commission, Florida citizens are encouraged to humanely destroy invasive/very destructive Iguanas, which I've done with PCP (precharged pneumatic) pellet guns, and even a Crosman American Classic 1377 .177 pistol, with a shoulder stock.


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Yes, I think only headshots or near shots will be really effective on big rats. I think.

What do you think about te latex precise .45? I've been using it for a couple of weeks and I'm happy with it.

Another question mate. I like reptiles and amphibians, what species of lizards do you have infestation in your area? I would like to know out of curiosity.

In the south of my country there are also usually in houses in some places, and they eat spiders and other insects that can be annoying.

Greetings mate!
1.) About the .45 bands. I think they are great, works well for smaller pest like mice and smaller. Light bands = not much shaking, better accuracy. Head/neck would dispatch rats/pigeons at close range under 5m-10m.


2.) I like reptiles myself but more so snakes. I had pet snake once. However where I live you can get a lot of house geckoes, like a lot. They are almost everywhere. Unfortunately I find them very bothersome and a bit peeved out when I find them crawling around in my bedroom. Apart from running all over the walls and tabletops they leave behind a lot of droppings especially behind furniture but not exclusively. They also carry salmonella bacteria on their skin which is kinda gross. So I decided to hunt them down to reduce their numbers, and in 3 months just in and around my house alone I got rid of over a hundred of them. They are very good at hiding as well.

Its been months since then I don't see a lot of them now in my house thankfully. Honestly a few bugs don't really bother me much, & also there aren't many bugs in my house in the first place as most flying insects are easy to keep out with some netting for the windows. Even outside I don't notice that many bugs months after getting rid of them lizards.
I've heard they can sometimes eat certain human food scraps if they are pressed, or whatever bugs or ants they find outside.. then come in ppls homes for shelter & to breed. Althou' they do eat bugs they don't really need a lot of food, ..so they aren't that helpful much, they are extremely tough and can pretty much go without food for weeks on end. However they do need water every few days, and here in the humid tropics there isn't a lack of it. Also they breed like crazy because of the environment here warm n humid weather and with very few natural predators. So yeah, their numbers are just nuts.
 

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1.) About the .45 bands. I think they are great, works well for smaller pest like mice and smaller. Light bands = not much shaking, better accuracy. Head/neck would dispatch rats/pigeons at close range under 5m-10m.


2.) I like reptiles myself but more so snakes. I had pet snake once. However where I live you can get a lot of house geckoes, like a lot. They are almost everywhere. Unfortunately I find them very bothersome and a bit peeved out when I find them crawling around in my bedroom. Apart from running all over the walls and tabletops they leave behind a lot of droppings especially behind furniture but not exclusively. They also carry salmonella bacteria on their skin which is kinda gross. So I decided to hunt them down to reduce their numbers, and in 3 months just in and around my house alone I got rid of over a hundred of them. They are very good at hiding as well.

Its been months since then I don't see a lot of them now in my house thankfully. Honestly a few bugs don't really bother me much, & also there aren't many bugs in my house in the first place as most flying insects are easy to keep out with some netting for the windows. Even outside I don't notice that many bugs months after getting rid of them lizards.
I've heard they can sometimes eat certain human food scraps if they are pressed, or whatever bugs or ants they find outside.. then come in ppls homes for shelter & to breed. Althou' they do eat bugs they don't really need a lot of food, ..so they aren't that helpful much, they are extremely tough and can pretty much go without food for weeks on end. However they do need water every few days, and here in the humid tropics there isn't a lack of it. Also they breed like crazy because of the environment here warm n humid weather and with very few natural predators. So yeah, their numbers are just nuts.
Wow that's a lot of lizards in your house lol.

I have and have had many reptiles and amphibians. Except for snakes and chameleons, I think I've had practically everything legal here. And in the not too distant future I am thinking of having a couple of species of snake.

But really, although I like them a lot, I wouldn't like to have so many of them hanging around my house either... for the reasons you mention. A couple of them on the walls I wouldn't mind, but not a hundred. I live in the north of my country (Spain) and here they are not a problem, but in other areas there are many specimens of Tarentola mauritanica (I attach a photo from the internet).
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Definitely any animal no matter how much you may like it, when they become a pest they are a problem and you have to control it.

Greetings and good shots!🎯🚀
 

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Interesting discussion about lizards - in south Florida, chubby invasive Cuban lizards have apparently wiped out American lizards.
Under the auspices of the Florida Wildlife Commission, Florida citizens are encouraged to humanely destroy invasive/very destructive Iguanas, which I've done with PCP (precharged pneumatic) pellet guns, and even a Crosman American Classic 1377 .177 pistol, with a shoulder stock.


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Yes, I have seen in videos that you mention in Florida... really invasive species are a problem.

Precisely these days I have seen many videos on youtube about hunting in Florida with PCP, since I have never had a PCP rifle and maybe next year I will buy one and im looking videos for info (maybe I get .25 caliber, I don't know).

You have a lot of invasive lizards there mate! I saw a video where they were everywhere, on the sidewalk, in the trees, between parked cars...

Good photo mate, good hunting and nice pistol👍🏼👍🏼
 

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Yes, I have seen in videos that you mention in Florida... really invasive species are a problem.

Precisely these days I have seen many videos on youtube about hunting in Florida with PCP, since I have never had a PCP rifle and maybe next year I will buy one and im looking videos for info (maybe I get .25 caliber, I don't know).

You have a lot of invasive lizards there mate! I saw a video where they were everywhere, on the sidewalk, in the trees, between parked cars...

Good photo mate, good hunting and nice pistol👍🏼👍🏼
On the few occasions when it's "cold", they fall out of trees and remain motionless. If you pick one up for supper (yes, they taste like chicken, and in some countries they are referred to as "tree chickens") and toss it into your car, you'll have a surprise on your hands when it wakes up from the warmth of the car. Might be betterr to have a reindeer-pulled sled - just sayin'...Of course, it might be a gnu sled or an old sled... (Try to keep up with me...)


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