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A decent trip out on the Rabbit with Ianhw77

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by simshaz, May 2, 2012.

  1. simshaz

    simshaz Busy Member

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    Weather seems really patchy and looking from the window at work i watched the blue sky begin to force its way out from the grey.
    I made a quick call to ian who hunts one or two of my permissions with me either weekly or fortnightly to see if he was free, quick check with the boss and we were both set. We met at mine and transferred the gear into my Freelander and headed to a permission i have not shot for a while, funny when it is only 800 yds up the road.
    Spotted the landowner on the way past his house as he is having new chestnut fencing put along the road ... quick check to see if permission was ok and we parked at the front of his house.
    Ian has rather a nice BSA Super10 that has been regged and blueprinted, a sweet little gun and i took the Huntsman.
    we scared a few Pigeons out of the trees as we crossed the paddocks and got into the right approach for shooting.
    We headed round the boundary of the 1st field and up towards the man made water hole, a favoutite ambush spot.
    i hung back as Ian rounded the corner and lay prone in Ambush. I stayed for about 10 minutes and heard the dull crack of his shot as Bunny number 1 went in the bag.
    I pressed the buton on the walkie talkie and told him i would head off to another spot.
    I settled in at the entrance to the 1st field and waited ... a few minutes later i saw a rabbit nip under the fence from the woods on the edge of the field, lined him up with about 1.5 mildot holdover and squeezed, he fell forward ... well happy as that was around the 45 to 50 yrd mark
    number 2 came about 10 minutes later. 2 rabbits entered by the horse trough at 25 yds and the larger of the 2 rolled sideways as the JSB cracked home. 3rd was a similar shot to the right side of the field, again just over 25 yds and the JSB sounded hard as it hit home.
    I was impressed with the 4th as the Rabbit was around the 40 yd mark sitting against a deformed tree. 1 mildot holdover and squeezed. i thought i had under compensated the distance as he ran a full circle and fell roughly where i shot him. I thought it was low and hit his neck. on picking him up later i saw the pellet had passes millimetres behind his eye and it had been a clean shot. he is the one in the picture with a lot of blood.
    Apologies for the picture quality, it was dark when we left and the Blackberry is not the best for pictures in low light.
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    Ian came over to where i was as this spot was looking productive. he spotted a long shot opportunity in a real dark spot under some trees over 40 yds off and took a shot. Sadly that wasn't meant to be. I also had a real long shot opportunity that was not meant to be. that is where we called it a night.
    Rabbits went to the landowner who wanted Pigeon (lol) but was very happy with some field fare for the freezer.
     
    Last edited: May 2, 2012
  2. The Robin

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    Great shooting guys, looks like you both had fun out on your permission :up:
     

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