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Best guns for use on the homestead

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We currently have a large garden and laying hens, and are hoping to begin raising meat rabbits soon. We do have some coyote pressure near us and wild rabbits are getting a bit out of hand. What type of guns would be recommended for use with such predators and pests? What type of gun would be best if we wanted to use one for dispatching meat rabbits? I don't know anything about guns at this point, but I am interested in using lead-free ammunition for anything we'd be eating.

This topic was modified 10 months ago 3 times by SaraE
Topic starter Posted : 13/01/2021 5:17 pm
Amy K. Fewell
HOA Founder and Admin Admin

@sarae a .22 is great for dispatching rabbits. A general rifle would be fabulous for getting rid of coyotes. They move quickly and you'll need to be very precise. 

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Posted : 20/07/2021 11:03 am