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Rabbit Hunting with the .22LR

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The 2-minute video uploaded by RFD Hunter shows a collection of kill shots of rabbits, most of which are zoomed in views.


Reference: RFD Hunter on YouTube


In this hunting expedition, the hunter used a CZ452 Lux .22LR Rimfire rifle loaded with a Winchester Super X 40-grain Subsonic ammo. To shoot the video, the hunter used a camcorder mounted on a Hawke Sidewinder, which made the close-ups of the rabbits very clear and steady.

All of the rabbits in the video were shot in the head, and from a distance. And because all the shots were also zoomed in, you can actually see where the bullet hits the animal. Most of the time, because of the impact, the rabbit jumps high in the air.

To warn the viewing public, the uploader very wisely put a disclaimer on the title. And to not offend people who are sensitive to these kinds of things, he also added an explanation in the description part of Youtube that because he chose to kill the rabbits with a head shot, the rabbits felt no pain, even though you would see a lot of them twitching after being shot. This is just the body’s way of reacting to being shut down so suddenly.

“All of the rabbits in the video were shot in the head, and from a distance.”

Most of the rabbits that were hunted look to be in just one general area, which is a fenced-in open field. Rabbits are hunted in many areas all over the world because it can become destructive. Some farms will allow hunting on their land to lower the number of rabbits who destroy and eat their crops.

Hunting rabbits is also needed in order to control their population. If not, these rabbits will go on breeding, in some areas, with no natural hunter. Also, because rabbits breed so fast and so many, hunting them is the only way to control their numbers and prevent them from destroying crops. So as not to waste any kills, hunters also cook and eat rabbit meat.

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