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Thread: What little pesties did you bowl over today?

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    Managed to find a source of powder, projectiles, and primers for the 17 hornet, so can use it again.

    At just under 100M, it's kinda overkill on the rabbits, but very satisfying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quentin View Post
    Managed to find a source of powder, projectiles, and primers for the 17 hornet, so can use it again.

    At just under 100M, it's kinda overkill on the rabbits, but very satisfying.

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    @quentin PM me if you want to share that source, I'm getting short on projectiles

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    Some quality longer range .22LR this evening. The only way I can get onto this little warren is from above and quite far away - they hang out around the edges of that little stand of natives between the recently mown paddock and the un-cut paddock to the right. Range was between 135-145m, using subsonic HPs.

    Had a really tricky fickle breeze blowing left to right that caused the first three shots to drift right a tad more than I thought they would, clean misses but only bloody just. Also I shot slightly high, a function of the downhill angle. Each time I missed I had to sit and wait for the rabbits to come back out… Good thing about the dust is you can see the bullet splash so once I’d worked out my windage and drop it was a case of sorry mate, next time you come out you’re time is up.

    Then a hare very unwisely ran into the fray, and he got nailed too at exactly 150m, which I think is my longest ever Lagomorph with the .22LR using subs. (Got a magpie on the ground at 152m two days ago, definitely my longest. Had to shoot it twice as well. Chuffed with that.) So getting the hang of this new ammo, which is very consistent and spot on. The CZ 455 is properly dialled in now. Bloody good fun, challenging and a good way to spent a mint evening.

    As I walked the long way around to get to my quarry, I watched two harriers - an adult and a young ‘un - swoop in and pick up a couple of the smaller rabbits and them down the gully to pluck fur and have a solid feed. Nice to see that.



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    Just...say...the...word

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    Me & the Missus mornings spotlighting dog tucker keepers from the neighbors farms ,we have been going out a couple of times a week as the neighbor injured himself & can not get up the hills anymore so asked us to take over their rabbit control.

    We have been on our farm for 14yrs now & about 6 yrs ago the rabbit numbers crashed & this year is the first year there has been good numbers again .

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    Another Syntong adventure last night on a block up the road. The clip on certainly makes a difference. Once I spot them the light goes off, I Aquire them in the scope n goodnight nurse. They’ll just sit there. Still need to try a red light though…

    Three possum(one recovered) four hares, a hedge pig, magpie n a cat




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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyblown View Post
    which I think is my longest ever Lagomorph with the .22LR using subs.
    How long have you been waiting to use that word?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vulcannz View Post
    How long have you been waiting to use that word?
    Daily occurrence! I speak in Latin most of the time.

    Did you have to look it up?
    Just...say...the...word

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    I took the 17 Hornet out for an outing late Sat arvo. Visited a new vineyard property that was suppose to have a few rabbits around.

    We saw very few, and managed to shoot most of them. Including head shots at 200+ yards and a lone hare in very poor condition.

    Such an epic fun little cartridge.

    However, in a little tiny paddock at the back of a neighboring lifestyle property we counted about 40 rabbits.

    I'd better go knock on their door

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyblown View Post
    Daily occurrence! I speak in Latin most of the time.

    Did you have to look it up?
    I did.

 

 

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