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tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: Essex
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 07 4:23 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Looks pretty good, been there?

whitelegg1



Joined: 05 Apr 2005
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Location: Woodford Green
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 07 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Not yet!

Pete

sparky



Joined: 02 Nov 2005
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 07 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

hi i do a fir bit of shooting and even with a rimfire i tend to not take a body shots as even as close as 20 yards i have seen them get to there hole or hedge row and die out of reach so i would say if you cannot get a head shot dont take it
unless it is with .17 or 223

patience =accuracy=dinner
rush =inaccuracy=long slow death

whitelegg1



Joined: 05 Apr 2005
Posts: 409
Location: Woodford Green
PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 07 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sparky wrote:
hi i do a fir bit of shooting and even with a rimfire i tend to not take a body shots as even as close as 20 yards i have seen them get to there hole or hedge row and die out of reach so i would say if you cannot get a head shot dont take it
unless it is with .17 or 223

patience =accuracy=dinner
rush =inaccuracy=long slow death


Assuming you mean .17 Remington, with those two calibers, I would have said, you wouldn't need to gut the rabbit either....or pick it up. As there wouldn't be much left!!!! The ballistic trauma caused by the high velocity would be phenominal!!

Pete

P.S. Would you Devon boys be up for a weekend and Pricey's?[/u]

sparky



Joined: 02 Nov 2005
Posts: 199

PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 07 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

whitelegg1 wrote:
sparky wrote:
hi i do a fir bit of shooting and even with a rimfire i tend to not take a body shots as even as close as 20 yards i have seen them get to there hole or hedge row and die out of reach so i would say if you cannot get a head shot dont take it
unless it is with .17 or 223

patience =accuracy=dinner
rush =inaccuracy=long slow death


Assuming you mean .17 Remington, with those two calibers, I would have said, you wouldn't need to gut the rabbit either....or pick it up. As there wouldn't be much left!!!! The ballistic trauma caused by the high velocity would be phenominal!!



Pete

P.S. Would you Devon boys be up for a weekend and Pricey's?[/u]


pre mashed ferret food

always up for bunny bashing

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
Posts: 34027
Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 07 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I may have missed a bit of this thread, but I have some land. How much do we need, and how far from the highways/other people's stuff do we need to be.

I'm happy to lend the land out, along with space for camping, use of the kitchen/bathrooms sort of thing. Don't really have room for people to sleep inside right now, due to flood induced carnage, but that aside...

There's also a plentiful supply of rabbits & pigeons...

Brownbear



Joined: 28 May 2007
Posts: 14929
Location: South West
PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 07 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sparky wrote:
hi i do a fir bit of shooting and even with a rimfire i tend to not take a body shots as even as close as 20 yards i have seen them get to there hole or hedge row and die out of reach so i would say if you cannot get a head shot dont take it
unless it is with .17 or 223

patience =accuracy=dinner
rush =inaccuracy=long slow death


Well, if someone can't hit a rabbit in the head at 60 yards, I don't see why they'd be able to hit it at 20 either. It's not that different - eht bullet goes where you point the rifle. You have to calculate the drop, but if you know your rabbit is 60 yards off, and the bullet falls by 4 clicks or 1 MOA or whatever frim your zeroed range, then the correction is a simple one.

Shooting things in the guts is a rotten way to shoot - cruel, ineffective as even if you retrieve the animal the stomach contents will have ruined the meat anyway, and indicative of ignorance of proper shot placement.

But it's perfectly effective to drop a bunny with a round through the upper chest - hitting the heart and lungs. It's how deer are shot, after all.

whitelegg1



Joined: 05 Apr 2005
Posts: 409
Location: Woodford Green
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 07 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It's all gone very quiet on this thread

Pete

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: Essex
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 07 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Twatting BILs decided he can't go, scared of his missus.

welsh lamb



Joined: 26 Sep 2006
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Location: Gwynedd
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 07 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Quote:
Would blinking well love to. Can't see the missus letting me though

Short memory me thinks!!

tahir



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 07 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

welsh lamb wrote:
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Would blinking well love to. Can't see the missus letting me though


Short memory me thinks!!


Oi you

welsh lamb



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 07 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    


KILLITnGRILLIT



Joined: 14 Sep 2006
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 07 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have land, rifles, ammo, knowledge and a farmer who is in desperate need for a few less rabbits....................down side, Scotland

whitelegg1



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Posts: 409
Location: Woodford Green
PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 07 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

KILLITnGRILLIT wrote:
I have land, rifles, ammo, knowledge and a farmer who is in desperate need for a few less rabbits....................down side, Scotland


Arrrgh, there's always a catch!
If I was single and at leaisure.....I would take you up on that offer...

Always eager to learn more. Only been going for two years.
I feel I have something to offer in the instruction feild as well.

Hoping for something to appear in the South (you know who you are!)

Pete

Mary-Jane



Joined: 13 Jan 2005
Posts: 18397
Location: The Fishing Strumpet is from Ceredigion in West Wales
PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 07 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Would it not be a good idea to set up a clay trap for shot gun practice rather than barrelling straight into full-on shooting for the beginners?

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