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    A good 22 or 22mag set up for the bunnies

    just looking at a few options but pref would like a 22 or 22mag set up for some bunnies/ the old cat ha ha
    supressed bipod red dot sight any of that shit would be helpfull

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    I'd go .22lr. Cheaper ammo. If you want bigger skip the .22magnum and go .223

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    Or 243, i know where there is a good one goin cheap

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    After persisting with the 22lr for the bunnies since we moved onto our Lifestyle Block almost a year ago, I finally sucked it up and bought a 223.

    You wont regret it. They are certainly not as cheap to run as the 22LR, but they definitely have a higher kill rate at longer ranges. Most of the bunnies left on our place are so skittish, you basically need to snipe them from longe range.

    Factors to consider which may see you chose the 22LR over the 223 are:
    1) Noise. Even with a can the 223 is noisier
    2) Cost to run. 22LR ammo - even the moderately good stuff is cheap as chips. 223 by comparison starts as low as 70-80c a round
    3) your own experience levels. The 22LR is a great teacher.
    4) Scope. you'll need a bigger / better one for a 223 than for a 22LR (= more $$)
    5) Entry cost. 22LR's a cheaper to buy.

    If you're going for a 22LR, the Ruger 10/22 is a good rifle
    The 223 I've got is a Tikka.

    Both "entry level" rifles that are superb bang for your buck.


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    Just make sure you have a safe back drop when usibg the 223. The bullets will travel a lot furthe
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    A good 22 or 22mag set up for the bunnies

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    Or 243, i know where there is a good one goin cheap

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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
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    Kinda like a blaser then huh?

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    A good 22 or 22mag set up for the bunnies

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    So i shouldn't hold the next couple in my mouth while loading?

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    You can get a Ruger 10/22 secondhand for about 400 or so. I've got a slide-on suppressor on mine and it seems ok. Subs are good for when spotlighting possums which I shoot at pretty close but subs (mine likes CCI) run out of oomph at about 50-60m IMO.
    I wouldn't try for an accurate shot at a bunny with my rig at much more than about 150m if that but I'm sure others will tell you how good a shot they are. Bipods are ok if you don't carry it far but sometimes by the time you get the bipod set up right the bunny has hopped off and you could've just leaned it against a tree or over your pack.
    Red dot sights are good but expensive for decent ones, a cheaper starter would be a basic optical sight and swap it out later if you wanna get fancy.
    I tried a laser on possums at night and found it useless as I lost the dot in the spotlight.

    +1 for a .223 for longer ranges but then you're into varminting
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    Buy a marlin 795, package deals with scope and suppressor for between $3-400. Super accurate and semi auto for follow up shots.
    Or buy an ar in 223 and get another upper in 22, best of both worlds.
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    22 Marlin 795 Synthetic Blued 4x32 Scope Package

    Surprisingly the cheapest, not suppressed but these work quite well if you can't be bothered getting it threaded;

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    +1 on the marlin 22 mag i prefer to shoot with a magnum over my ruger 22. But i have never cleaned my ruger so thats probably why its not great at long shots . Im on 200ha and i wouldn't let anyone shoot on here with a 223.

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    +1 for the Marlin, either bolt action or semi they are really accurate.
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    where are these deals going for that money? id be keen on that would def do the trick

 

 

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