On one of the pieces of land where I shoot there's a very small field (only about an acre, if that) that's absolutely crawling with rabbits. The field is roughly square. One side is boundered by a country road, with 2 houses and a farm yard on the other side of the road. One side is boundered by a house, garden and campsite. One side is boundered by a field full of horses, and the fourth side is boundered by a pond (with rising ground on the other side of the water). There's a 3 foot high earth bank (with hedge on top) separating the field from the road, and that's where the rabbits live. I use a .22LR, firing segmented HP subs.
The question is, is it shootable?
I had thought to lie close to the earth bank, and shoot in the direction of the pond. This would mean shooting almost parallel to the road. The house and campsite would be behind me, with horse field to the left, road to right.
My main fear is having a ricochet go over the road.
Ricochet would be reduced by taking shoulder / chest shots, rather than head shots, as I've found that the segments of the round don't exit the rabbit after this type of shot, but head shots often exit and go goodness knows where!
Is it worth it? There really is a heck of a lot of rabbits there...