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Air Rifle for Rabbit Hunting
« on: January 04, 2018, 02:12:44 PM »
Hi guys. Over the last couple of weeks I've been looking at air rifles, trying to find one that is good at range for a break barrel. I mainly want to be using it for rabbit hunting and I want to make sure that I will be able to make a clean kill at a decent distance.

The maximum price that I would like to spend is probably $650. And since I do not have a firearms licence a pcp air rifle is not an option. The only place where I know to get rifles at the moment are H&F and Gun City. Would like to know if there are any other stores or good nz sites.

Looking to have fun on a couple of my mates land to try get some bunnies!

Thanks.

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Re: Air Rifle for Rabbit Hunting
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2018, 03:08:57 PM »
Having a bit of a look around the Cometa Fusion and Fenix in .22 seem to both be great air rifles for rabbit hunting.
Not sure where to get them from though.

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Re: Air Rifle for Rabbit Hunting
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2018, 06:07:34 PM »
Hi there,

Here's a couple other places to check.

Youngs Airguns
Airguns nz
Magair

Pity about pcp, I've got one up for sale. Perfect rabbit gun.

Let us know how you go.
HW98
HW97k
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Re: Air Rifle for Rabbit Hunting
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2018, 06:42:35 PM »
Thanks for the help Pauly.

I'm thinking that I will get the Cometa Fusion .22 from Airgunsnz.

http://www.airgunsnz.co.nz/airguns/139-cometa-fusion-177.html

This one is second hand and includes a scope. Is it a bad idea to get a second had air rifle?

Are there any other options that you would suggest over this gun for around the same price range?

Thanks.


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Re: Air Rifle for Rabbit Hunting
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2018, 08:33:31 PM »
Unless it's been abused someone has done you the favour of breaking it in. You can always tune them a bit yourself anyway. A few of the other guys here have had those and will probably chime in.
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Re: Air Rifle for Rabbit Hunting
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2018, 08:38:16 PM »
Awesome.

Thank you  :D

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Re: Air Rifle for Rabbit Hunting
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2018, 10:04:35 PM »
Remember we :) ;) demand picture of your gun when it arrives and dispatches prey.
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Re: Air Rifle for Rabbit Hunting
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2018, 10:41:15 PM »
I'll be sure to do so!   ;D

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Re: Air Rifle for Rabbit Hunting
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2018, 12:02:58 AM »
Wow, don't know what was going on with my grammar there.
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HFT500
Bobcat
Matador R2.5
HW40 (copy)
Daisy 953
P-Rod
1377
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