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Will a break barrel air rifle be kill a rabbit?
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matt mavin



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 08 5:17 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

haha

thanks for all the help

Lloyd



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 08 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The issue here isn't the fact that it's a break barrel, as many of the best varminting airguns since their invention have been break barrells. Take the Weirauch HW77 for example, or the early BSA's. As previously stated, the issue is muzzle velocity, coupled with accurate placing of the pellett in a kill zone of either behind the front elbow (heart and lungs), or between the eye and the ear (brain).

dpack



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 08 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

i have also decided to hunt to manage bunnies with .22 12 ft lt air weapon by using hides and sneakyness
in flat land a back stop is rarer than a safe distance into salad and i hate loud bangs
yep i know a hmr(or .22 for less damage )might be better but im more inclined to get a long net than get a bunny sized fac or get used to biting shot again
i recon perfect bunny weapon is a well trained dog ,or nets with or without ferrets
however from experience and teaching from the good folk here there are many ways

Lloyd



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 08 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I must say that in recent years using a .17hmr that the damage was always to the area of impact. I therefore always went for headshots, and invariably there was half a head left. No damage to the meat at all. That said, nothing wrong with air rifles of either calibre in the hands of an accurate handler who has zeroed the sights and knows the limitations of their weapon, and the safety issues.

vegplot



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 08 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dpack wrote:
i have also decided to hunt to manage bunnies with .22 12 ft lt air weapon by using hides and sneakyness
in flat land a back stop is rarer than a safe distance into salad and i hate loud bangs
yep i know a hmr(or .22 for less damage )might be better but im more inclined to get a long net than get a bunny sized fac or get used to biting shot again
i recon perfect bunny weapon is a well trained dog ,or nets with or without ferrets
however from experience and teaching from the good folk here there are many ways


More than one way to skin a rabbit.

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