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Thread: Is there any other calibre that is so consistent for Rabbit control

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    Is there any other calibre that is so consistent for Rabbit control

    .22 LR must be the most iconic and probably the most fired round / calibre anywhere, the past few weeks I have been out rabbiting virtually every evening using the LR from 30 to 110 yds it is faultless as a rabbit round and I use CCI segmented rounds all the time, little higher FPS to some rounds but still fantastically accurate

    This calibre is surely insurpassable as a perfect rabbit round! I used the 17 HMR for couple of years but the LR is still tops

    Is there anything better.

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    .577/450 Martini Henry over open sights.
    "Nonsense! They couldn't hit an elephant at this dista.....................".

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    Charadam. In a word Any carcase damage.


    ​With that fantastic rifle and calibre, have only ever seen one.

    Phil

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    No carcase damage to speak of.

    ​I aim about 4 feet in front of a running rabbit which falls into the bullet crater and breaks its neck.
    "Nonsense! They couldn't hit an elephant at this dista.....................".

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    My .223 consistently turned hedge hoppers into red mist...sniping bunnies with that was a whole lot of fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by philip View Post
    .22 LR must be the most iconic and probably the most fired round / calibre anywhere, the past few weeks I have been out rabbiting virtually every evening using the LR from 30 to 110 yds it is faultless as a rabbit round and I use CCI segmented rounds all the time, little higher FPS to some rounds but still fantastically accurate

    This calibre is surely insurpassable as a perfect rabbit round! I used the 17 HMR for couple of years but the LR is still tops

    Is there anything better.

    I doubt it!

    I too love the combination of .22LR and CCI segmented.

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    Do the segmented rounds ricochet? If there is one thing I dislike about .22rf it is having bullets bouncing around the countryside in a totally random manner. atb Tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by timbrayford View Post
    Do the segmented rounds ricochet? If there is one thing I dislike about .22rf it is having bullets bouncing around the countryside in a totally random manner. atb Tim
    Yes I agree, that's one reason I started sniping bunnies with the .223. Nice and safe...not for bunnies though!

    ​Always had a 22lr always will I guess.

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    Charadam. Perfic get dew ponds for frogs as we'll, how green is that.




    I have had two ricochets from thousands of rounds spent on the segmented rounds one went into a bank and the other, a part of the round into a large tree in front of a high bank 6 feet away from the rabbit, they do break up, so I guess a bit is better than a full 40 grm round
    I expect the higher FPS with segmented is the key to terminal energy displacement and bullet split, overall not a bad round

    They are a cracking bunny bashing round, in the CZ or the Sako


    Phil
    Last edited by philip; 25-07-2013 at 19:53.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charadam View Post
    No carcase damage to speak of.

    ​I aim about 4 feet in front of a running rabbit which falls into the bullet crater and breaks its neck.
    ​How can you see for all the smoke!?

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