clampdaddy

Buckmarkin' Bunnys

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I went out for a rabbit hunt today and decided to use a pistol for a little added challenge. The bunnys were darting from brush pile to brush pile and a scattergun would've mopped up a limit in a few minuits but what fun would that be? It took a little while but I managed a full limit of cotton tails with my trusty Browning Buckmark at ranges from ten to fiftey yards. I even managed to somehow take one on the run at about 30 yards. He's the one at the front of the line. I had a great time and my buddy said that next time he'd bring out his Bearcat and give handgun hunting a try.100_0239.jpgOh, and I was sure glad to find that there wasn't a single tick in the whole lot of 'em. Those things give me the creeps!

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You're such a badass... :653:

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Nice looking rabbits. Good eatin right there! What ammo you use in that 22?

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.......What ammo you use in that 22?
I got some practice in on ground squirrels with some of the bulk packed remington hollow-points and then I switched to remington solids for the rabbit hunt. Every year, around christmas, remington puts out a comemorative tin that has a few boxes of solid point ammo inside. I've been collecting the tins for the last few years and I save the ammo for the occasional rabbit or gray squirrel hunt. At pistol velocity they are pretty meat friendly if I muff a face on head shot and hit somewhere else.

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I grilled them up tonight and they were great. I rubbed them with some McCormiks chicken seasoning and just before I took them off the grill I brushed them down with some Stubbs spicy barbeque sauce. Rabbit is a popular food in the Azores so I went to savemart and picked up some Sagres (portuguese beer) to go with dinner. They also had a bottled portuguese marinade that my grandma used to make from scratch so I picked some up and I'll try that next week.

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nice "round up " you have there clampdaddy . I have wanted one of those for a while but I am holding out for a varmint , silhouette or ihmsa model and with the "importation " laws that we have , makes it a little hard .

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Are you talkin' about the Browning 5.5 model Buckmark? I always wanted one of those. I would think that they'd come from Ogdon UT where mine was made. What's the problem you're haveing with the importation laws?

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Haha, looks like you had a great day. Isn't it fun runnin em down with a .22 pistol? Mine is a Ruger 22/45 and I love it. I haven't taken it specifically for hunting yet, but I have used it on occasion for the surprise squirrel or wabbit. I too got a lone cottontail at about 30-35yds on the run. I do have to say though that me and my dad had both shot at it several times with our 22/45's while it was running before I calmed down and actually aimed. :signgreatreport3kg:

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You didn't marinate them in some white wine garlic and vinager.Thats's one way of doing it. I need to get me a few to.

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Nice shooting! I love those Buckmarks, they are one of my favorite plinkers! So when is the crock pot firing up?

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Hopefully I'll get out again this weekend. My buddy called me yesterday and said that with the heat, he's not seeing many of them until he goes out in the mornings to irrigate.

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We're heading out this weekend to cleanup some rabbits. You've made me pack my .22 pistol!!!

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We're heading out this weekend to cleanup some rabbits. You've made me pack my .22 pistol!!!
Right on! Make sure to take the camera along. What pistol are you going to be shooting?

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...... i want to learn to prepare them rabbits
If you've never dressed out a rabbit before, heres what I do. I use a small (sharp) ax for the whole process Use a small ax to lop of the head and all four legs just above the knees.At the back of the neck slide a finger under the hide and start tearing it along the spine.Now just start pulling on the hide until it comes off.Pinch the soft belly tissue that holds the guts in and rock the axblade over it to make an incision.Grab guts and start pulling Bust open the pelvis by setting the ax blade on it and giving light tap with your hand. Finish pulling out the intestines/anus.don't forget the upper organsDone My skinning technique is a little backwards compared to how some folks do it but it works for me and it's fast.

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Dang! I want to move to Turlock!
Been there. . .No you don't. :censored[1]: db

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Been there. . .No you don't. :two-cents: db
:stupid: Been there, done that, don't wanna do it again! :signs165xk:

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Well I know what Im doing this week end . Way to go Clamp Daddy.

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