Earlier today while crow shooting or I should say no crow shooting as they were not where I expected them to be, I also had my FX Impact FAC .25 and decided to play at a bit of target shooting from the hide on bits of pea plants that were left from the factory units that had just finished harvesting all the pea crop.
Now whilst this was not accurate target shooting just some extreme range plinking.
A couple of hours later we were heading over to a large warren in the edge of a small wood where I had placed a hide next to the rabbit fencing, 30mt away from a superb rabbit highway or in other words, a burrow that allowed the rabbits to get out of the wood and into the field.
The sun was blasting down and the rabbits were all over the green lane near the burrow and well beyond, perhaps 20 in all. I was nowhere near the hide and had no intention of trying to crawl all the way down to the hide, too bloody old for that so instead decided to slowly stalk down the green lane towards the rabbits, most of which shot off through the tunnel but two remained.
I had left my range finder in the car so had to sort of guess what the range was, about 90mt or there abouts. I took aim after doing my best to control the breathing and let go, the rabbit simply flopped to the ground.
This is the part I am dubious about telling you because I wouldn't believe it but here goes and you have my word this is not bullshit either. I paced my way to the rabbit, my strides are certainly a yard, perhaps a metre but perhaps not every step so I will stick to my stride being about a yard ............................... 126 strides ................................... fcuk me, I thought, that cannot be right so I reversed to process 127, okay stick with my first count. The longest shot and perhaps my most irresponsible shot but it came off.
You may say what a load of bullshit but I swear to you, 126 yards / strides it is.