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First rabbits and a nice bonus.

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Padster, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. Padster

    Padster Engaging Member

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    Out at first light this morning and heading down a field margin lined by a hawthorn hedge. Every now and then I'd peer through the hedge into the adjoining field to see if there's anything of interest, and typically that field has all the rabbits whilst the one my side is bare.

    I manage to find a small gap in the bushes, enough to poke the barrel through and get a good unobstructed line of fire... I have my eye on a pair that are hopping directly towards me. The lead animal stops to feed about 30 yards out and presents a clean side on profile, I take the shot, crack and he goes down stone dead, no jumping just straight down in his side followed by a few impulse twitches but that's it... I've shot my first rabbit!!!

    The second of the pair scarpered back into the centre of the field and sits up on his hind legs listening... I reload and he's still there... It's about 45 yards... Steady, aim, adjust elevation for distance, crack and he's down. Same as the first., over on his side and a few impulse kicks that's it, my first rabbits and I've got two in as many minutes.

    I felt a mixture of adrenalin, respect for the animal and taking their lives, and relief that I took them cleanly and without suffering. My heart was certainly pumping not wanting to fluff my first decent opportunity.

    Typically didn't have my phone on me to take a pic.. Aghh. Oh well, hopefully there will be more another day.

    The one thing that did surprise me was just how loud the noise was when the pellet hit their heads, a proper sharp crack!

    Oh and on my return home I find I've been sent a cheque for £150 for PPI that i wasn't expecting... That's straight into the HW95K kitty!!!! Woo hoo !!
     
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    Nice shooting mate. Good to get off the mark with a new rifle
     
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    Good shooting mate
     
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    Good shooting mate nice little write up

    Atb
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  5. themadspread

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    whhn i took my nephew to shoot his first bunnie he just loved it im to old to remember my first one but ill bet i was just the same
     
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    Good shooting mate!
     
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    Well done, and hope of more to come
     
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    Well done pal, yes that crack sound usually means you pierced the old shell If that's what you aiming at then its all good.

    If its your first rabbit you will not forget it, I still get that same buz now 25 yrs on.:D
     

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