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Thread: Lepus Leicas and a CZ

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    Lepus Leicas and a CZ

    Cloud cover always eases the pain of clambering around hills, this day was no exception. The humble .22 in one hand accompanied a slowing of the step as ideal surroundings found, lush grass and protective blackberry ideal for the wary Rabbit.



    Finding a suitable "360 knob" ensured a target rich environment could be scanned with the binos.



    The first stir fry donor succumbed to a winchester 42g sub at approx 90yrds.



    Flipping over a few more quietened the place down, orders to make this a search and destroy mission had me move on

    Safely through a fence




    I thumped them in the flatter open



    Through another fence





    Thumped them in the steep shitty




    Stopping for a scan of another area showed a stretched out bunny having a snooze by the fence



    Just as his insides became his outsides the sun popped out



    A few more valleys and the stirfry collection was looking great, then a wee trophy popped up

    Steeply downhill at 90yrds was a half grown albino bunny, settling in behind the CZ i could clearly see him flip over as a soft thump drifted back





    Destined for the freezer i will show him to the taxidermist to see if he's suitable.

    Covering more ground had the CZ in its element, subs and the 5 baffle DPT adding the stealth to my ninja efforts

    As the light faded my headlamp allowed a return to the ute, its hard not to appreciate the humble .22
    Last edited by 7mmsaum; 11-10-2015 at 09:28 PM.
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    the good old .22 is good when you have a good location.

    I had a few like this not too long ago but change in managers / owners ment its no longer an option.

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    Those 42 gr subs hit with authority.
    If such a thing is possible for a 22.

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    Subs have a larger projectile with a bigger hollow point and softer lead. Much better kills than supersonic in my experiance.

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    Cheers, enjoyed that !
    I had a similar Sunday afternoon myself.

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    That is a dam nice looking spot to shoot some rabbits
    "speak softly, and carry a big stick."

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    Autumn can be seriously productive for bunny hunting, anyone spending more time chasing them at this time of the year ?
    A big fast bullet beats a little fast bullet every time

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    Damn I wish I had a similar spot near home!

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    Lepus Leicas and a CZ

    A relaxing afternoon chasing Rabbits seemed like a great idea, taking a .223 suits short and long range " targets"



    I spent most of the afternoon above the scrubline using elevation to my advantage



    Was nice to see animals out, about 4 black rabbits and 12 normal ones

    In one small valley a shape caught my eye, a small black shape, one with two ears and a head.

    Really too small to do anything with I thought what better way to test ninja skills that I don't actually have and slid down the dry hillside on my stomach to see if I could get some good pics with the cellphone

    I did not have to wait too long and with the innocence of youth they couldn't resist.....

    Patience patience


    I see you


    Then his mate



    Then the rest


    It was quite relaxing being so close and filming them and I can see why people keep them as pets

    Im pleased we have them in NZ, -and certainly for me they have been responsible for many enjoyable afternoon hunts through the years, long live the humble bunny !!
    Last edited by 7mmsaum; 11-12-2016 at 10:20 PM.
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    Cool Pic's, they are a great little animal, kept me employed for 31 years.
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    Going for a stroll with a .22 on a sunny Spring morning is one of the things I miss about New Zealand.
    "Sixty percent of the time,it works every time"

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    Awesome, god I miss the farm.


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