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I shot a rabbit tonight at around 130 yards with the hmr and couldn’t believe it had gone through both eyes but on closer inspection we found a hole straight through it’s ear too.

im guessing a previous miss ??? I’m the only rifle shooter on our syndicate for the last 3 years so I only assume my hmr as I don’t use anything bigger on there.

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Ive seen that before on rabbits ive shot .Ive shot at rabbits in the past with sub 12 .22 and watched the rabbit duck the pellet but still heard a smack sound and suspected that id hit the ear as the head dropped .

Killed another day with a faster pellet (rabbit couldnt duck in time ) and found the hole , like in your photo 

 

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13 hours ago, FOXHUNTER1 said:

Its probably been fighting with another rabbit. 

Agreed, :good:also look at the chunks missing along the edge of the ear.

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I had a similar thing with a roe doe that was limping and needed culling, I saw her as I was walking out to a high seat for foxes. She had walked a bit and sat down in cover across a fence from me so I stalked as close as possible and had to take a head shot as I could not see her body due to the grass and I had already waited a long time so had to take it. She shot up and ran off and there was a slight splash of blood but no trail.

A week or so later I saw her in the same place and got her, again it had to be a head shot but she dropped and when I got there I saw the hole through her lug from the first time and she was in bad condition with teeth flat to the gum line and very low body weight.

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On 06/11/2019 at 20:39, The Mighty Prawn said:

It might have had an ear stretcher piercing but had to take it out for work?

Lol . H & S again 😂😂

On 07/11/2019 at 09:54, henry d said:

I had a similar thing with a roe doe that was limping and needed culling, I saw her as I was walking out to a high seat for foxes. She had walked a bit and sat down in cover across a fence from me so I stalked as close as possible and had to take a head shot as I could not see her body due to the grass and I had already waited a long time so had to take it. She shot up and ran off and there was a slight splash of blood but no trail.

A week or so later I saw her in the same place and got her, again it had to be a head shot but she dropped and when I got there I saw the hole through her lug from the first time and she was in bad condition with teeth flat to the gum line and very low body weight.

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Very strange 

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>17hmr are brilliant rounds for rabbit. I used to have a.22 and lots of rabbits would run away before i could get a decent shot, i now have .17hmr and its a kill a round out to 130yards no problem.

 

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On 11/11/2019 at 18:18, 400yrds said:

You're not going to be able to sell the carcus without it's ear tags 🤣

:lol:  You would be hard pressed to have gotten a pound of mince from the body, she really was a bag of bones and needed culling

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I’ve seen a few where my bulletin has gone through the ear. I mean I’ve seen it happen through my scope. 

I think I’m a pretty good shot with a 22 but I don’t pretend I never miss or hit the ears because I misjudged the drop.

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