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Old 12-18-2012, 06:59 AM   #11
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rabbit and squirrel are good eatin, I use a 22 for both but with rabbit I sometimes break out my bow depending. Here in ky theres a season for both but if your hungry enough or they're causing problem they usually end up in freezer or oven depending. When I use to go help a buddy of mine with tobacco we could just be walking and see 6 or 7 rabbits running around if times got hard we ate rabbit or tree rats they're always around there a reason people say **** like rabbits



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Old 12-18-2012, 11:55 AM   #12
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Can someone tell me where the best place to shoot them is? I want to save as much meat as possible



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Can someone tell me where the best place to shoot them is? I want to save as much meat as possible
Head shots! A little messier, but no meat loss. Especially with squirrels, not much meat to begin with. Hunt safe and have fun.
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I love rabbit but squirrel isnt my favorite. I like rabbit grilled and smothered in good bbq sauce. I used my single shot 16ga when I was a kid to hunt them both but now I like using my Henry or 10/22.

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I noticed a lot posters mentioning a 22 for rabbit hunting. Teams of rabbit hunters will always have more success. When hunting in teams remember that 22 is still a rifle. A shotgun with low brass ammo is much safer. While hunting with dogs I have been peppered twice with birdshot. Luckily I had brier pants on. None of the birdshot penetrated my heavy pants.

It was my fault as much as the other hunters both times. I should have kept whistling until I knew where other hunters where located. If either hunter had been shooting a 22 I might have a serious injury today.

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I have a question I have several AR uppers I hunt with they are 1:9 twist multi cal. 223 rem or 5.56 NATO I've been using 5.56 NATO 55g. my question which ammo is best for my barrel lengths 10.5 inch 16 inch and 20 inch bull heavy fluted barrel? which ball weight is best does it make a difference for the barrel lengths?
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Anyone ever hunted them? Are they good and how do you cook them? Would a .22 work? My dad has told me that there is a certain time of year to shoot rabbits.
well don't eat them when it's warm or summertime they have ticks and you can get rocky Mountian fever or really sick. Yes a .22 works even a sling shot works. but in my experience I would prefer to use a .22 mini mag or a 20g with bird shot. .22s are very accurate and as long as the squeal doesn't bother you. just field gut. ( squeeze intestine and stomach all internal parts from neck down and it will pop out their bottom after all intestine is squeezed out rip off head. do this fairly fast after your kill. You don't want to get sick.
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I have a question I have several AR uppers I hunt with they are 1:9 twist multi cal. 223 rem or 5.56 NATO I've been using 5.56 NATO 55g. my question which ammo is best for my barrel lengths 10.5 inch 16 inch and 20 inch bull heavy fluted barrel? which ball weight is best does it make a difference for the barrel lengths?
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http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f20/understanding-barrel-twist-bullet-weights-44557/

Regarding your gutting procedure: That's fairly nasty when you have a knife and will have to cut it later anyways.
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I agree with tri, rabbit hunting is best after a fresh snow fall. Just thinking about fried rabbit with mashed taters and gravy is making me hungry. As for a gun i almost always grab my old stevens. 22/410 over under

Rabbits always run in circles. Always. Not sure why.
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Rabbits always run in circles. Always. Not sure why.
I think your talking cotten tails, them little bity wabits. A big male swamp rabbit will run the hell out of some dogs as the season gets longer. They get smarter as the years pass. thats if they make it thru the gauntlet......For the most part if you hunt with dogs, stay in the area where the rabbit was jumped. Pot fried and a she at full of fresh oyster mushrooms, brown gravy and served over rice.......


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