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Old 07-31-2017, 06:07 AM
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I am looking to get a 15-22 gen2.
Is it accurate enough out of the box to hunt rabbits out to about 80 yards?
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Old 07-31-2017, 06:58 AM
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Depends on whether or not you only want head shots.
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Old 07-31-2017, 07:10 AM
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Why do......Images of Elmer Fudd with an AR spring to mind!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What Scott said....... I can hit a 4" clay better than 90% of the time offhand at 50 yds (I got a red dot mounted 3moa dot)......broken clays pieces (half and quarters)......hits 80-90% of the time

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Old 07-31-2017, 07:34 AM
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The rifle is certainly accurate enough for humane hunting. Not sure the sights are up to it though.
If you put an optic on it AND do your part, I'm sure it would work fine.
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Old 07-31-2017, 09:52 AM
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Thanks fellas, I should have said with optics on. Just want to make sure it will group well enough to use as pest control as well as fun.

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Old 07-31-2017, 04:22 PM
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If you have good eye sight you can hit rabbits at 80 yards with the MBUS sights once zeroed to distance etc. With a little magnification, ezpz. A 1-4 or 1-6x would be just right for about anything <100 yds. Seams like more than a handful of folks aren't really impressed with the trigger. Mine is just fine. I greased all contact points within the fcg and run the remainder a bit wet as I do all firearms. With both my Timney manual trigger pull gauge (believe it's a rebadged RCBS w/ a slightly different hook) and my fancy Lyman digital it shows between 4.5 and 4.8 lbs. Not bad at all and smooth enough.
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Old 07-31-2017, 04:45 PM
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I probably have killed over 300 wabbits with my gun. One ranch I hunt on we have to manage the cotton tail population or they will overpopulate and die off and we will go a few years before they come back. So we decided to start a management program which honestly everyone loves. Its a lot of fun

With a Mil-Dot Berska CQB 3-9x40 I can hit 100 yard bullseye's and I have a dot for 100yds, 50yds and 25yds that are accurate enough for head shots. In order to achieve this I zero the gun at 50 yards. However I did a lot of ammo testing with the gun. I found the only ammo accurate out to 100 yards is Aguila Interceptor. Nothing else even comes close but each gun can be different so I would suggest learning your optic and your ammo.

Now as for hunting the wabbits if your just trying to hit them thats one thing but if you want a clean humane kill or you want to eat the tasty little buggers then head shots are critical. At our ranch the person who puts the most rounds into one rabbit to put him down cleans the whole lot. I promise you this makes people very very accurate or they pass on shots they COULD hit and only take shots they will hit.

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"At our ranch the person who puts the most rounds into one rabbit to put him down cleans the whole lot. I promise you this makes people very very accurate or they pass on shots they COULD hit and only take shots they will hit." That'll work.
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Thanks for the tips.

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