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Which size shot for rabbit?

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Bobson, Jan 24, 2013.

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  1. Bobson

    Bobson Member

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    Going out again tomorrow morning. Weather's expected to be in the 50s. Perfect.

    ETA: BTW, that's the picture from last Saturday. Brother-in-law with the two bunnies he took.
     

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  2. Bobson

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    I assume it is refrigerated during this time. Should I keep the container covered or uncovered (like with a lid or saran wrap)? If all goes well tomorrow, I'll come back here looking for the answer. ;)
     
  3. Sav .250

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    He`s your brother (so you say) yet you call your mother his mother? Why not our mom?
    Seens strange,that`s all.
     
  4. Deltaboy1984

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    With Shotguns any shot from #6 to #4 will do. So will a 22 rifle.
     
  5. wankerjake

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    Yessir, I refrigerate if i have the space. If not, I throw some ice cubes in there to keep it cold. I generally don't cover the container, I just make sure all pieces are submerged. Good luck!
     
  6. Bobson

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    He's my brother-in-law. Sometimes I call him my brother, sometimes my BIL. Sometimes I call her our mom, sometimes their mom. Its interchangeable to me, never gave it much thought.

    Also, thanks Jake.
     
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    I would think that for rabbit, larger but fewer pellets might be the way to go.
     
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    When I hunted in Alabama, the rabbits were mostly 'cane cutters'. They are a race of very large cottontails and they were usually quite tough. Par boiling them in a pressure cooker was the key. After the pressure cooker just bread and fry then make gravy and then ... heaven. They wound up being delicious. I think rabbit is my favorite except maybe for elk and teal.
     
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    My momma does them in a pressure cooker. They are outstanding that way.
     
  10. CSA 357

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    #4 they will most of the time pass threw and take the hair with them, i hatr hair and shot in my food
     
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    When we had the Beagles I liked 7& 1/2 shot Trap loads for shooting with the dogs.
    Shots were relatively close and the pattern was surely dense enough.
    When the weather turned really fridgid and the ground snow covered, I liked to walk the Fence/Hedge rows and shoot a sitting rabbit or two with a .22 cal Handgun.
     
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    I always carry #6 but I have no idea how it performs on rabbit. Been out over 10 times this year and haven't seen a single one.
     
  13. Mobuck

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    We don't have enough rabbits for hunting(except a few I let the Grandsons shoot). Those shots are with a 2.5" 410 using 1/2 ounce of #6.
    Back in the 60's, I hunted rabbits every Sunday afternoon. My choice was limited but what I used worked very well. I used Dad's on Remington 17 20ga full choke loaded with 7/8 ounce #6. At very close range I could literally shoot a rabbit's head off-those were the ones we ate. Most others were fairly riddled and some of those we saved the hindquarters and back meat-the others were cat food. Before you jump me for this perceived waste, providing an alternate to buying food for the barn cats was as important as supplimenting human food in those days.
     
  14. Bobson

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    #6 works very well in 2 and 3/4 shells, 1 oz loads. Its worked well for us so far. Hope you have better luck.
     
  15. T.R.

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    I load low brass #7.5 ammo in my 16 gauge shotgun.

    TR
     
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