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Had to defend myself today against a charging cottontail.Things were touch and go there for a moment but i managed to get off a last minute shot.
Thank God i was carrying my S&W M29 Mountain Gun in 44 magnum.I experienced fantastic penetration using factory Winchester 240 Gr JSP.
Tomorrow is opening of deer/bear in NY's Southern Zone.Hope its a deer or bear in my sights tomorrow.
P.S. The rabbit went down smoothly tonight with some venison and vegetables.
Shooter ;)
 

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good job...........i dont hate rabbits, at least i dont think i do, not really. perhaps their instict for survival is what makes them so vicious. but maybe not. maybe rabbits are inherently evil, with an urge to kill anyonw who venturees into their domain. if the bouncing little devils would simply hide or run away, perhaps i would feel kinder toward them. but no, they want blood. i know they do. i have been their intended victim on too many occasions.
 

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Anyone who has seen Monty Python and the Holy Grail knows how diabolical rabbits can be. Be afraid, be very afraid....for death awaits you all with nasty, big, pointy teeth. ;)
 

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I was attacked again this morning but since its deer opener i decided to flee for my life and not spook the deer but come December.....death to all bunnies.Yes,i was thinking of Monty Python when i wrote that.Give me the sacred handgernade.
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Thanks guys; I used to get teased for bringing 38 wadcutters to shoot attacking squirrels. In Louisiana on a tree stand, I was pelted with acorns and worse by a squirrel. I waylaid him with my 357mag., only had the hind legs and tail left. Carried a speed loader of wadcutters after that and took squirrels on at least 2 other hunts, both head shots from the same tree my stand was in. It's the little ones that can be the most dangerous in the woods.
 

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I have to shoot rabbits and squirrels sometimes my self.. Louisiana has the most dangerous small game and most dangerous deer too....
good luck and glad to see you survived...
grumulkin... was that a solid you used in the Lott ? I would have guessed yes... did you get full penetration..
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You are all totally incorrigible.

Shooter: I believe the term is 'The Holy Hangernade', not 'The Sacred Hangernade'...............and that is only if Sir Robin does not soil his armor again.........................

Grumulkin: Whew - looks like you finally stopped the charge.............................

Shooter - I think that wabbit is a plant - I don't see an exit wound. I know they are tough but I would expect an exit wound, ya know what I mean.

ps - nice grips on that 44. Who made those (serious question). Mikey.
 

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Mikey ,
you're correct about the hand gernade.As far as the grips-they came with the revolver when i purchased it used.I thought they were the originals,could be wrong.Well, i got serious tonight and took out the 44 revolver again.Missed a gnarly 3 pointer at 45 yrds in thick brush.Oh well.Try try again.
I've taken a deer (doe) with a pistol before but it was a huge Savage Striker in 308 winchester scoped.I'm looking to take my 1st deer with a open-sighted revolver this year.Sure ,i can hear it now...you can hit a bunny but you cant hit a deer? Apparently not. Mikey the exit wound is under the near front leg.
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And you better make sure it is the holy handgernade of antioch. One time I tried to use one made in china... and it wasn't a pretty sight. took out only the rabbits left eye, and my dignity. he ran off that time... and I know he has been plotting ever since. Cunning little devils...
 

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jengel - thank you. You have given me a 'new use' for my Timber Carbine. It's only a 444 but it will throw a heavy slug accurately and now I can use it for vermin, er vermit, er varmin, er whaddeva. Now, I kin plainly see that the young man made the shot on the wabbit he is holdin' up but it sure looks like you scared that poor little Marmot to death, or maybe snuck up onnim and clubbed him with the stock - unless he came in low, like Shooter's wabbit and the exit hole is on the underside...............

Shooter - dang man! If the exit wound in under the front leg that means he musta come in from under ya, like he wuz gonna gut ya er somethin'. Guud thang ya got off the shot first or it mighta been bad, reel bad......................cuz I know what they can do................

You are all still incorrigible, and it's great. Thanks.
 

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That rascally ,bushwacken wabbit was aimin to make me a soprano.Well ,the cleaning was made easy,'bout 90% of his innards was outtards.lol
Shooter :D
 

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I blew one across the yard with my 500 smith and Wesson the other day.
 

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Open season!!! ;D
 

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This is fun! Like the time my buddy decided to chase a porcupine from under the bunkhouse. But he blocked the only exit with his body. Porky DID charge but my buddy's Ruger MK1 .22 was up to the task. Was nip and tuck so good thing he had a full magazine! Sounded like a war. Good thing the floor planks were 4 inches thick too.

A 44 would have been so much better but my buddy would be deaf too. It was pretty funny - except from porky's perspective.
 
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