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neomentat
08-01-2007, 8:29 PM
I'm going hunting on jack rabbits and cotton tail this saturday, but the place (San Jacinto) is shotgun only.

So i have 2 questions, what size shot do I need for effective rabbit taking on 100 yards?

The second question is that the area has waterfowl and wetland, so do I need steel shots to hunt the rabbits or am I good with lead?

oh 1 more question, do I need a choke tube to shoot rabbits? if so what size?

markymark
08-01-2007, 8:42 PM
Whoa, is it even possible to hit a rabbit at 100 yards with shot from a shotgun?

rksimple
08-01-2007, 9:33 PM
Whoa, is it even possible to hit a rabbit at 100 yards with shot from a shotgun?

Possible. Not very probable...

redneckshootist
08-01-2007, 9:45 PM
for rabbits I use my 12 full choke with 2 3/4in #6 shot. Max range for a shotgun is about 40 yards the chances of killing anything with a shotgun past that is slim to none. unless you use slugs but thats overkill for rabbits.

blue+p+
08-02-2007, 5:38 PM
well try to see if HEVI SHOT DEAD COYOTE works. they claim 30 pellets in 17" circle target at 50yrds . they are 3" shells and a lil bit of overkill at close range . cost around 30$ bucks for 10 shells! :51: i use #6 at 20 to 30 yrds for wabbit :45: