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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 05 3:39 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

I have read this post with some interest, as I have been shooting nearly all of my life...(oldish git now) I feel I can add some pointers to what would be your best starter. .17 is a nice wee rifle, but I feel it is under powered (my own personal opinion) for starting out I would go with the .22 rimfire, this has all the stopping power you will need for rabbits, I have shoot foxes out to 80 yrds and killed they cleanly with this calibre, any further and I wouldn't attempt these distances.

If after you feel you want to progress to a bigger rifle I would suggest a .223 centrefire. this is an ideal varmint rifle for foxes, great when lamping at night.

Lloyd



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 05 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

So Dunny, what's wrong with clean headshote on foxes at one or two hundred yards with a .17, and not even in Mach 2 variation?

The bullet trajectory with .22 LR sub or super sonic is too great to be precise in weather variables, and so cannot secure repetitive clean kills.

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