22 Mag Winchester lever has been my bunny gun predominantly for the past ten years although at times I use a Ruger Mark II 22 handgun. I bought a Marlin 17HMR bolt this year and will be testing it on the bunnies this upcoming bunny season although it will be quite a bit heavier to lug around then my Winchester or Ruger.
I give a hands up to 22mag although I dont have one. I have a semi auto .22lr that I love to shoot. The only thing i've ever killed with it was a small rabbit at about 15yds and it jumped and jumped around like the ground was a hot plate then expired. I need to do more small game killing with it because its a blast to shoot.
There are times when the deer are simply not moving and you're forced to make something happen. Maybe you're up against a full moon or hot weather. This is when a silent drive to force deer to move should be considered.
By silent drive, you're not yelling and making a commotion to scare the deer. When deer are panicked, they're liable to bust out of the cover on a dead run, and any shot you get will be tough to make.
A silent drive is different. It means playing the wind to carry the driver's...