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Old 12-17-2008, 09:35 PM   #1
 
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I'm considering bowhunting for rabbits for a different challenge but have never done this before. What are the best tips to use for this and where is the best place to shoot the rabbit to quickly kill them? I'm looking at either the G5 small game tip or these muzzy's.

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Old 12-17-2008, 09:49 PM   #2
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Ive never hunted rabbits with a bow but I have with a blowgun. I try to hit them right behind their front legs. It willgenerally disbatch them pretty quick.
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Blowgun??? Now that's a challenge! I think I'll stick to the bow for now and see how that works out.
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Old 12-18-2008, 01:23 AM   #4
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Wow at 16.99 that is expensive when you lose them. I use blunt tips, much cheaper.
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something like that works but walmart has tips like you show and are much cheaper than 16.99. Get 2 for like nine dollars.
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Old 12-19-2008, 08:32 AM   #5
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The G5's dispatch them fast. They will tear them up. The only problem is that if you hit metal with them, like a fence, they shatter instantly.
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The SMG from G5 work great, haven't ever had a rabbit go anywhere
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Old 12-19-2008, 01:51 PM   #7
 
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So where should I shoot them? I'm thinking head but I'm not sure. I also heard of guy's using a field point with a washer behind it to stop a pass thru and to increase the shock.
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I Shot two rabbits this year with my bow in the back yard and hit them both in the chest region and they run maybe ten feet and die. It is really fun and good practice for deer season. Next challenge a black bird!!
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I always use feild tips and a recurve no time to aim unless you get lucky and see them before they jump and run.Good Luck!!
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Old 12-21-2008, 05:36 PM   #10
 
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I'm gonna give it a try with my compound. I'll be hunting with my brother in law and he will have a shotgun so if I cant get em he can with the gun. It seems like alot of the time when we jump a rabbit out at the farmthey go about 5 yards and stop and look at us. I figure I can at least try it to see if I like it or not.
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