Be weddy, weddy quieeeet…

…she’s hunting wabbits.

I don’t think much edible rabbit would be left though — that’s 44Mag Henry would be better suited for heffalumps. In any case, this is the last time this rifle is seen with open sights — my friend Tad scoped it today with a 1-4×20 Nikon. At true 1x, it’s incredibly fast for instinctive two-eyes-open aiming.

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7 Responses to Be weddy, weddy quieeeet…

  1. Henry says:

    I donno;you ever see a ‘cane-cutter’ rabbit?-pert-near groundhog size!

  2. LarryArnold says:

    My .44 Mag lever action is a Marlin. I feed it mostly .44 Spl, as they’re a lot more fun to shoot. A cowboy action load works very well on our industrial-grade Texas jackrabbits.

  3. Tallpine says:

    Mt “rabbit gun” is a .30-30. It has a hare trigger.

  4. T.Stahl says:

    My best friend once shot a black grouse with a 9.3×62. Hit it at shoulder height through the spine with minimal damage. It’s all about placement.

    Ok, also a bird won’t cause a big fat moose-hunting bullet to expand.

  5. Jason Coyne says:

    She reminds me of River from Firefly.

  6. FormerFlyer says:

    That .44 Mag lever gun is a GREAT rabbit gun. I have several .44 and .357 rifles, and they’re great game-getters. If you want to optimize them for field use, then handload a solid or SWC (Kieth type) bullet to around 1000-1100 fps in your pistols, and you will get around 1200-1400 fps in your rifle. They are quiet, and the bullet does little meat damage. They kind of shoot like a really big .22.

    If you want perfect small game loads, load up those non-expanding bullets to just about 900 fps from the rifle (Trail Boss powder is your friend here), and you will discover the wonders of stealth shooting without a suppressor. Not quite recommended for non-earmuff shooting, but close. When used at appropriate range (under 75 yards or so, usually) they will cleanly dispatch everything from rabbits to coyotes to deer to hogs, all without disturbing the neighbors.

    If you can’t get or make your own handloads for the above, then just buy .44 special (or 38 spl, depending on which you shoot) heavy bullet loads to achieve most of the same effect. Cowboy loads are OK, but velocities will be closer to 700 fps than 1000, and you will have to skip the shots on deer-sized critters.

    A .223 or a .7.62 x 39 does a whole lot more damage, not to mention what a .308 or something larger does.



  7. Sean says:

    I love her belt buckle! too cool!

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