By Edward Cook
Tuesday, 17 July 2012
Do you use a Hushpower shotgun when lamping rabbits? Are they effective?
Oh yes, we use them a lot but mainly at night. I now rarely use a rifle for lamping rabbits as these moderated .410s are far more effective, especially when used from a quad bike on arable fields.
The .410 isn't much louder than an air rifle which is great because it doesn’t disturb other rabbits, or people living in the vicinity.
And the beauty of the quad is that the 750cc engine quickly reduces the range at which the rabbits are shot.
It’s a form of lamping that can’t be beaten for effectiveness but, then, my brother Nathan is somewhat handy with a .410 – and so he should be considering he's shot tens of thousands of rabbits in this manner!
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