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I couldn't see and intro section but It is good to see a UK version of what we do a bit of in Australia. Always keen to see how it is done in different parts of the world and see what gear you are using. We probably hunt in vastly different environments but the objective is the same. Thanks for letting me join in and very keen to have a read through some of the threads.

This video will give you a bit of an idea of how we try and eliminate our rabbit issues.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABzmzkW20XE

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Welcome on board.

 

From all of the massively-destructive body shots, I'm assuming that rabbit isn't commonly eaten in Oz?

 

By the way, most UK wind calls would consist of: "Three miles per hour from 2 o'clock, half value: Give it 1.2 mils", and not: "I'll aim at 'is arse!"

 

:lol:

 

maximus otter

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9 hours ago, maximus otter said:

Welcome on board.

 

From all of the massively-destructive body shots, I'm assuming that rabbit isn't commonly eaten in Oz?

 

By the way, most UK wind calls would consist of: "Three miles per hour from 2 o'clock, half value: Give it 1.2 mils", and not: "I'll aim at 'is arse!"

 

:lol:

 

maximus otter

If we want to keep them we usually just use the .22's or the .17 but for most they are an introduced species that needs eradication. Temperatures out here don't tend to allow us to keep too many especially when we are away for over a week. As far as holdovers we keep it simple..............

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What calibres are you shooting in the youtube production?

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Brilliant video guys, great slow mo camera work. 

What a great spot to go rabbit shooting, seemingly endless entertainment, you lucky lucky barstewards. ?

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4 hours ago, GT3_richy said:

What calibres are you shooting in the youtube production?

I'd guess the big SS rig is at least a .243 or 6Rem the way the 87s rip them apart :)

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6 hours ago, GT3_richy said:

What calibres are you shooting in the youtube production?

In Australia the 243 often gets called the “Pope” as it can perform miracles. So to answer your question  we were using 222’s, 223’s and the 243.

I built my 243 with the thumbhole stock. Barrel is just under 30” shooting 87gr Vmax at around 3350fps.

 

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4 hours ago, justin credible said:

Brilliant video guys, great slow mo camera work. 

What a great spot to go rabbit shooting, seemingly endless entertainment, you lucky lucky barstewards. ?

Thanks mate 

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19 minutes ago, Stevyrob said:

I built my 243 with the thumbhole stock. Barrel is just under 30” shooting 87gr Vmax at around 3350fps.

Zipping along nicely, explains some of the explosions. Nice 'work' if you can get it! 

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What part of OZ is that? It looks like NSW to me.

 

Driving up the M1 from NSW, as you cross into Qld, there's a sign on the bMotorway that says anyone keeping a wild rabbit can face fines up to $25,000Aus

 

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9 hours ago, bradders said:

What part of OZ is that? It looks like NSW to me.

 

Driving up the M1 from NSW, as you cross into Qld, there's a sign on the bMotorway that says anyone keeping a wild rabbit can face fines up to $25,000Aus

 

Victoria 

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Good to see some varminting on here again thanks for posting

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9 hours ago, Montey said:

Good to see some varminting on here again thanks for posting

Couldn’t agree more.

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Welcome and good to see you on the forum.

Been enjoying your YouTube for a while now, particularly your samba hunts. 

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Superb photography,  lovely wood on the stainless Cooper,  thanks for sharing.

 

A

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On 11/7/2017 at 10:07 AM, Montey said:

Good to see some varminting on here again thanks for posting

Glad you enjoyed it mate.

On 11/8/2017 at 2:11 AM, trucraft said:

Welcome and good to see you on the forum.

Been enjoying your YouTube for a while now, particularly your samba hunts. 

Cheers mate. Glad you like our videos.

On 11/8/2017 at 8:03 AM, ruger7717 said:

Fantastic footage!...that's exactly what ive been looking for in a forum!...been lurking for years:-))

You're too kind but thanks.

On 11/13/2017 at 9:13 AM, Alycidon said:

Superb photography,  lovely wood on the stainless Cooper,  thanks for sharing.

 

A

Thankyou very much mate. My .243 is not a "Cooper". I built that rifle myself based on a Sako L579 action, Australian Maddco barrel and trigger. It shoots the 87gr Vmax at around 3350fps, groups around 1/4MOA and hits bunnies pretty hard. LOL. The Timber stock I hand carved myself from a piece of African Walnut.

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Looks like a FLAT version of New Zealand , awesome vid , and we have a similar prblem with rabbits being out of control in numbers .

Had rabbit Adobo ( stew ) last week , very tasty , like most wild game , its a very lean meat .

 

Later Chris

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2 hours ago, ChrisF said:

Looks like a FLAT version of New Zealand , awesome vid , and we have a similar prblem with rabbits being out of control in numbers .

Had rabbit Adobo ( stew ) last week , very tasty , like most wild game , its a very lean meat .

 

Later Chris

Yeah, your hills are scary. LOL

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To gut the rabbit , used a Gerber vital , folding knife uses detachable blades like a Havalon , but cheaper & betterer , for the heavy work a Finnish puukoo , the one with the molded handle .

Both awesome bits of kit .

 

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