Hi guys, purchasing my .17hmr tonight off a friend. The land I shoot has been passed up to .223 so its safe enough in the right hands. Some of the fields have hills and banks perfect backstops. Some of the fields are more flat and a bit of guidance would hep.
Say if a rabbit was sat in the middle of flat field how safe is the shot and is there a certain way of knowing before pulling the trigger? I planned to shoot them in that situation from a high point like a hatch in my car so the shot went down onto them but this wouldn't always be the case. Is a standing shot down to the rabbit good enough? Im rather safety concious, im sure I can judge the shot and im being cautious but just making sure.