Saturday, July 25, 2009

Jack Rabbit

Feeling a bit of a sad loser after failing to slay pigs, I figured some remedial shooting practice was in order, so I went down to my Treasurer's ranch for some target shooting and the off chance that I could get some crows that sometimes roost along the treelines.

A dirt road or so later I arrived and talked church for a bit before moving off with the instruction, "If you see any rabbits, kill 'em. Take as long as you like." They'd been devouring vegetables and generally being a pest; I moved off in pursuit.

Sure enough, there were plenty of Jack Rabbits and after a few missed long shots I took down seven with an old JC Higgins bolt action .22. A scope might have helped with the long distance runners, but I was content with the shots and felt somewhat redeemed after yesterday's hesitation & miss against the pigs.

LSP melting with cheap as you like Mossberg

Rabbits done, I shot at some flying things with a 12 guage and practiced on the Lee - nothing spectacular but reasonable groups. I was pleased to see the rounds coming in a little high, as they should, with the battle sight calibrated at 300 yards and the peep sight at a minimum of 150 - I was shooting at around 50-60 yards.

Heat was a challenge (98* in the shade) but all in all, a great day's shoot.

LSP

6 comments:

The Suburban Bushwacker said...

Delicious.
Have your checked out Hanks recipes?
http://www.honest-food.net/blog1/

SBW

LSP said...

Rabbit = tasty!

I'll be sure to have a look.

Cheers,

LSP

The Suburban Bushwacker said...

I've put a really nice bunny recipe up too, not as sophisticated as Hank's ones, but way easy and way yummy too.
SBW

Rick Kratzke said...

At least you got out and did some shooting.

LSP said...

Right you are - and well enjoyable it was too.

I wasn't happy with my swine performance and figured something "remedial" was in order.

To be honest, I'd like to get better with the Lee Enfield, and it takes practice. Expensive, annoyingly.

LSP

LSP said...

Thanks for recipes - SBW!