Written on: 10/03/2013 by theskenic (1 review written)
While on holiday in the states I ordered this gun from the Crosman Custom shop (see the Crosman site). You can get them to build the gun you want. I don't know if you can do this from the UK. My ratty came with a steel breech which has dove tails for a scope, a 24 inch barrel and a muzzle brake. Something they don't say is that it has an adjustable trigger spring as standard. All I have done so far is to polish the mating surfaces of the trigger and sear. This gives a much smoother trigger... (read more)
Written on: 08/12/2012 by topgun1k (1 review written)
HI...Living next to a canal we have rats entering our garden,when retiring my 40 year old BSA was looking for a gun to take over my pest control duty.I got a ratcatcher and i can honestly say i am not disappointed.The range i am shooting is only 25 to 30 yards but the accuracy even with the supplied scope is great,i will probably upgrade the scope but to be honest the stock one works well.I am getting pellet grouping the size of a penny,easy to take out rats with head shots.the power is very... (read more)
Written on: 14/08/2012 by DucatiSS (2 reviews written)
Got this earlier this year and have to say I am very impressed, so much so that I bought a Crosman 357 too which I also rate highly. Its a bargain, light, easy to use and accurate. Really good power and there is a ton of tuning and customizing options for it and a big following/lots of forums online. The sight is pretty dire as people point out, however it is easily replaced, I have just ordered a leapers 4x32 Bugbuster compact scope for it. Gonna replace the breech to a steel one at some... (read more)
Written on: 11/03/2012 by jasonstuntman7 (2 reviews written)
absoloutely serious air gun.Don,t be fooled by it,s slightly boy,s toy,s military,fun looking appearance it is a serious little weapon,especially it,s accuracy and it,s compact light weight.My previous rifle being an hw97k(heavy)this thing was a revelation,obviously not the same league in ultimate power,more than makes up for it in long trips and useability.the way the thing is designed it just begs to be tampered with so i happily obliged and definitely gained some extra lb/ft.recommended. (read more)
Written on: 28/09/2011 by mattyh656
I like the gun.I must admit the scope it came with wasn't that good so instead I took the scope of and used the open sights. The gun was surprisingly accurate. Taking the scope off made it more balanced and steadier to aim at the target. The only disadvantage with taking the scope off was shortening the range. ... (read more)
Written on: 24/08/2011 by conagher
The original sight is poor, placed a hawk site and I never miss a buls eye, so to speak. I can hit a 5p piece or a nickleat 40yards, so wat is the fuss. Good rifle, cepting trigger pressure whixch cannot be adjusted. Spoke to Crossman about it.. Signed Wolfman (read more)
Written on: 01/05/2011 by dannzz (3 reviews written)
Very poor build quality for the money (£120), accuracy is dire with accupels, RWS superfield, H&N FTT! Barrel wobbles seems loose with the scope attached. The supplied 4x15 scope is a joke & the open sights even worse! Shots per 12g charge is quite good at around 25 before power drops off, and the gun is easy to handle being very light & short. Ideal gun for kids, a shame the accuracy is so poor & very expensive for wha it is. Only $60 (why so much here?) in the USA about all it's worth! (read more)
Written on: 31/10/2010 by mike69a (1 review written)
I have a Webley ( crosman ) version which comes with a longer barrel ( about 20" from the breech). I put the best silencer you can get, and you really cannot hear anything, just a little silent "puff". This rifle is the best from my experience, for short to medium range.the accuracy is impeccable. Beats any other air rifles even in higher value range. I havent shot pigeon yet. Due to the noise my irratic syntarg .177 springer made, they no longer visit. ( I find that I had to keep zeroing... (read more)
Written on: 26/10/2010
This is the coolest air rifle I have come across. Lightweight, stylish ( to me ), powerful enough for home/small pest contrl, accurate, and most of all, customable. I wish they make it semi-auto just like the crosman 1077. It will be perfect !! (read more)
Written on: 14/10/2010
A brilliant gun !I have (had) a big grey squirrel problem but my Webley ratcatcher V2 with its longer barrel has proved itself beyond doubt to be a very capable rifle.Accuracy at around 25m is spot on using Nikko mountmaster 4x32 scope.I have had no problems with stuck gas cartridges, I do put one spot of pellgun oil on the tip of it before screwing it down lightly.Get yourself a bipod and you just cannot miss ! A great gun and all you will ever need for small pest control.Current squirrel... (read more)
Written on: 07/08/2010
Ive just got a crosman ratcatcher this week and let me tell you - as a short to mid range pest control air rifle/carbine they cant be beat .
Good Points - Lightweight, powerful and realy easy to upgrade and modify - you can make an excellent medium range hunting air rifle out of a standard 2250b if you spend about 50-75 pounds fitting a steel breech( a must have item so you can add a better scope ) crosman bolt with extended probe and a brass power adjuster with hammer spring and guide ... (read more)
Written on: 24/05/2010 by NikGrey (1 review written)
I have now had this Crossman ratcatcher since 2003 as you can see from my first review, soon after that original post I purchased a bigger sight - it does make things much nicer overall.
I recently took my rifle apart to check the seals, they all look like new and I have no problems with loss of power.. I even left a full gas can in for six months and when I used the gun again it was still like a new can (powerful).
For this price I still recommend this gun, this is for close range vermin... (read more)
Written on: 06/01/2010
HI RATTY LOVERS, YER GOT KING YES KING RATCATCHER AS2250. ITS BIN A LONG TIME SINS I GOT A NEW AIRGUN LAST ONE WAS BSA AIRSPORTER GUD IN ITS DAY.JUST BIN OUT WITH THE RATTY 10 SHOTS TO ZERO SCOPE WICH CUMS WITH THE KING MUCH BETTER THAN THE STANDED RATTY.IT HAS THE METAL BREECH AND THE 88G CO2 BOTTLE WITH IT.WITH SCOPE ZEROED IT PUNCHED HOLES THRO BOTH SIDES OF BEAN TINS AT THIRTY YARDS WICH I THINK IS GREAT FOR A LOW COST AIRGUN.AT LONGER RANGE AT 40 YARDS STILL BLITS THE BEAN TINS.NOT BAD... (read more)
Written on: 04/10/2009
one of the best fun guns i have ever shot, brill gun for teaching kids to 9/10 (read more)
Written on: 07/09/2009
Crosman Ratcatchers are very good value for money air guns .only down side to these is changing the co2 bulb the only way i found to get these out were to drill a small hole in the bottle and screw a 4 inch nail in and pull out ..some dealers are charging 25 pound to do this come on crossman make a better design (read more)
Written on: 12/08/2009
crosman ratcatcher is lightweight, easy to handle, easy to load, accurate, simple to use and descrete (read more)
Written on: 15/06/2009 by stingwray15757 (1 review written)
I think the old saying " You get what you pay for" holds true here. The Crosman Ratcatcher wont break the bank but it does have its limitations and you have to bear this in mind before buying. It is not a millimeter perfect target weapon but it will hit and kill vermin at up to 20yds though feral pigeons will need a head shot. (read more)
Written on: 03/01/2009
A brilliant gun which everyone should own, the best ive ever used. very accurate,light and compact which is good because it doesnt have a long barrel sticking out.Scope is easy to sight in,shooting range is good,very powerful and easy to load. (read more)
Written on: 28/11/2008 by cheeseNpickle
Only thing this gun is good for is teaching your kid to shoot (or hitting him with it, joke), i read reviews before i bought it and to be honest i think they were being paid in the magazines in the uk to write what they did, the gun has not got the power to humanley dispatch a house spider never mind a rat and hitting anything out of stabbing distance is near enough impossible due to the arc of the pellet (i ended up buying the lightest pellets i could and they still made a rainbow shape),... (read more)
Written on: 27/11/2008
The Crosman Ratcatcher is a good gun fun to use, suprisingly acurate. Dissapointed that gas canisters will not come out without great trouble if left in 2 weeks. Lightweight and easy to handle for young shooters. I did have some real problems removing gas canisters that are left in. (read more)
Written on: 22/11/2008 by westav26 (3 reviews written)
light weight, .22, no recoil, accuracy at 25 yards. So far very pleased with it and a very fun gun to have. The price and the difficulty to load are the only bad things. (read more)
Written on: 14/08/2008 by dennis1066 (2 reviews written)
I lived in a rural area with rat problems at different times of the year when crops were harveted and winter when they were looking for food
with this gun you can make every pelet count at 80 feet
I now live in town and the gun lives in retirement in a fitted shaped box under the bed
Written on: 12/07/2008 by bensr2
All round good gun if willing to mod it if not a umerx 850 air mag is probably the one for you very nice (read more)
Written on: 08/07/2008
The Crosman ratcatcher is a small handy gun it has good accuracy. I found it to be light and handy. A good all round air rifle that i love using., a lot of fun (read more)
Written on: 06/06/2008 by ReeceMonger (2 reviews written)
Very good rifle. Very accurate, large shooting range, lightweight, conservative of Co2, quick and easy reload. Looses power when silencer is attached, minor faults with mechanism is likely. (read more)
Written on: 18/05/2008
It was very cheap and i use it at my local air rifle club i also use it to shoot crows and other vermin (read more)
Written on: 11/05/2008
Its just really good fun!! I don't think its really that powerful but it looks good and the accuracy is really good as well. I would recommend the Crosman Ratcatcher to anyone (read more)
Written on: 30/03/2008
One of the best guns ive shot with, nice light weight gun perfect for young shooters. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the Crosman Ratcatcher (read more)
Written on: 19/03/2008
The Crosman Ratcatcher is a very small but very powerful air rifle, it looks good and kills all pest! (read more)
Written on: 26/02/2008 by jackmanuk (3 reviews written)
Very nice gun if only somebody made a multishot version it would be a lot better
with the huge gap in the stock a small compartment could be put in there for CO2 or pellets
i think that the stock should be made slightly shorter maybe by an inch or two just to bring the gun closer to your face (read more)
Written on: 22/02/2008
great gun for price light weight recommend to young / women (read more)
Written on: 22/01/2008 by themanthewilson
I got mine for a little fun, and it sure has been!!! Done me well for 6 years. i've shot well over 2000 rounds with it and is still reliable and accurate. Would recommend the Crosman Ratcatcher (read more)
Written on: 18/01/2008 by andy 60 (3 reviews written)
i have had this gun since august 2006 and have never had any problems, i was extremley impressed with the accuracy of this gun. Soon after purchasing the gun i invested in some sights, and since, i have been able to shoot the centre of a target at 30yrds, I would recommend this gun to anybody, well worth the money! (read more)
Written on: 13/11/2007 by m1971 (1 review written)
9/10. The Crossman Ratcatcher (49) is light, accurate and generally well made. (read more)
Written on: 06/07/2007 by darckside42
And good gun for beginners pretty powerful enough power to kill a couple of pigeons crows and rats. But DO NOT put oil down the barrel I'm losing power because of that reason costing me £10 to be fixed (read more)
Written on: 06/07/2007 by darckside42
All around good co2 gun killed a couple of pigeons/crows/rats but easy to clean easy to load but DO NOT put oil down the Ratcatchers barrel or on the rubber valves mines loosing power because of that reason costing me £ 10 pounds to get it fixed. (read more)
Written on: 30/05/2007 by Freddy Horn (8 reviews written)
I have had one of these for the past year (2006-2007). It has been a great little starter gun, I have just recently upgraded my self to a Air Arms S410 carbine (I have a review on that also). This gun is great if you are just starting to use air guns. It's also not bad for hunting either, i have used it for hunting on many occasions and shot plenty of animals. Its accurate up to about 30-35 yards and will kill something at 40 yards; depending on what pellet you are using it will kill... (read more)
Written on: 25/05/2007 by Sacko0709 (6 reviews written)
The guns great for all you younger shooters or just for a bit of pest control and of course you lazy people like my self its killed many pigeons and jack doors and the only thing thats broke in 5 years is a little washer inside the gun which cost 10p also good for target practice works perfect with vermin / eco pell
Good for younger shooters or Beginners How every it will still do the job fine for you professionals out there.
Powerful enough to put many pigeons and... (read more)
Written on: 09/03/2007 by Cognition (90 reviews written)
I've been using a 2250B Ratcatcher every now and again for over a year now, and it's great fun every time. It seems reliable enough - I've shot about a tin of pellets through it in all and I haven't come across any problems.
Before anything else, it's probably a good idea to mention that the Ratcatcher is basically the 2240 pistol with a stock. The only real difference is the plastic bit that Crosman stuck on the underside in front of the trigger - I'm sure these can be bought separately... (read more)
Written on: 28/01/2007 by ambroseabby8 (1 review written)
Crosman Ratcatcher is one of the best co2 guns i have fired in a long time well worth the money.
OK honesty time the Ratcatcher is ideally designed for the amature sharp shooters but great fun for the more experienced you will be amazed by the power and range of this gun.
As for the accuracy once you have lined the sight up you could shoot the nuts off a nat with this gun great fun... (read more)
Written on: 19/12/2006 by zak4545 (1 review written)
When a was looking for an rifle I was not to kean on it, this is because it looked a bit childish. However i didn't want to spend loads of money and i didn't want a rifle that would blow someone's head of. So i went with the bought the Crosman Ratcatcher. It is very accurate and because it's so light it easy to conntrol when you pull the trigger. It's very powerful 550ft per seecond, it will easily go through a thickish piece of wood. And also the actual gun is well made, the bolt action... (read more)
Written on: 30/10/2006 by danche (18 reviews written)
I bought one of these Crosman Ratcatchers, as I wanted a back garden plinking gun that also has the possibility of a short range hunting gun (rats). I was a bit disappointed with it when I first set it up with a red dot sight, it seemed that I could not mount the scope as far back as I would have liked because the Pro Blox fit onto the barrel. Also I found that the cheek piece of the stock was too low and found it uncomfortable as I had to strain to align my eye with the scope, I also found... (read more)
Written on: 09/09/2006 by JIM UK06 (6 reviews written)
I have owned the Crosman King Ratcatcher for 2 years now, Its a very accurate co2 rifle. This gun comes as a single shot air source powered rifle. It is also a multi-purpose rifle. I have used it for: target shooting, ratting, unwanted farm pigeons and even rabbits.
The air source canister screws onto the back of the rifle and is used as a cheek rest when aiming. The canister gives 200 shots at full power (around 10 feet pounds), each canister will cost around £7.00 from any good gun shop.
... (read more)
Written on: 10/08/2006 by p harris (14 reviews written)
I have bought myself a few more guns for my collection, The Crosman Ratcatcher being one of them. The gun is very light and easy to use. I fired about 200+ shots and decided to void my warranty, ie. I upgraded it with an ali breech and hammer spring set from T ROBB down in Benfleet in Essex. The salesman was a very helpful man indeed, and it was easy to fit these upgrades, and they made a lot of difference to the lb/ft, and also made the barrel more secure because the breech has a grub screw... (read more)
Written on: 01/08/2006 by Robert M (1 review written)
I bought this rifle about Feburary 2005 with haste without looking into any reviews or information and the Crosman Ratcatcher was the worst mistake I ever made.
To start, the Ratcatchers value for money was very poor considering its price. The majority of 8ft pound rifles are usually provided with a good quality wooden stock. However, the ratcatcher is built with poor quality, skeleton synthetic stock which, although is lightweight and may be a plus to the younger shooter, is not... (read more)
Written on: 01/07/2006 by thepaladin (49 reviews written)
This Crosman Ratcatcher like the 2260 is the best for what it is. This light rifle is really in a class by itself as far as "out of the box" carbines go. It's the same basic action etc. as the 2240 but with a tough shoulder stock and a longer barrel (so why buy a 2240 and add a shoulder stock and longer barrel?).
When I got this I put on an inexpensive Gamo scope and sighted it in at 20 yards. This thing lays the pellets into the ten ring time after time. You can put pellets through the... (read more)
Written on: 09/06/2006 by Ro11ie (1 review written)
I have to say I was quite impressed with this Crosman Ratcatcher. The weight of 3 1/2Lbs means it's very easy to aim, but can become top heavy with too big a scope.
Which leads me to the 2nd point, there is no dovetail rail, you need to buy Problox to put on the barrel to mount a scope. HOWEVER, they don't grip the barrel well and you will experience zero shift, which is a pain.
My advice would be to order a metal breech from the Trobb site.
It is accurate out to 25yrds, after which the... (read more)
Written on: 03/06/2006 by the deil (2 reviews written)
Bought my Crosman Ratcatcher from Bromyard Sports 1 week ago(great friendly service highly recommended). Standard 4x15 sights are a waste of time they sit to far forward I seem to be realy stretching to see through them, just ordered new 4x 32 scope will post my verdict on them shortly.
I read some reports saying that the quality of this rifle is poor in parts, I disagree for a £100 rifle I think the quality is excellent and offers top value for money.
The accuracy and power are also very... (read more)
Written on: 14/05/2006 by The Farmer (46 reviews written)
The Crosman Ratcatcher is a nice little rifle but the quality in areas is poor but if you're thinking of getting one get one. (read more)
Written on: 13/03/2006 by chrisss77 (1 review written)
I bought one of these about 8 months ago, at first i wasnt too impressed with the barrel wobble but this is easily sorted out with putting a metal breech on the gun. There are a few modifiers and machinists who can sort out a metal breech for your gun.
The scope that comes with it isn't worth putting on, especially with the pro-blox (for mounting the scope) that come with the gun.
As i stated though, this is easily sorted with a metal breech as they come with a dovetail to mount the... (read more)