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show you how to dispatch, humanely and efficiently.
It's stickied at the top of the meat rabbits section.
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Another method of dispatch is via captive bolt gun. It requires no cartridge or pellets and is quiet. The rabbits appear to "go to sleep". http://www.bunnyrancher.com/store/p43/The_Arbalest_-_Penetrating_Bolt_Gun.html
There's also a smaller model called the Ballista http://www.bunnyrancher.com/store/p42/The_Ballista_-_Penetrating_Bolt_Gun_.htm
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I put them between my knees, with a bowl of pellets (a rather rare treat) in front of their nose, and kill them while they are happily munching away, that works even for growouts that haven't been handled much.
I really like the design of the bigger model, espacially the trigger, that pretty much is what I had in mind. My homebuilt contraption uses a lot of lever ratio for a smooth trigger pull (there's actually a sear and trigger), which is necessary, it has about 12J, very stiff spring, need to step on the top handle and pull with both hands to cock it.
Hm, since I didn't have any reference mine has a 4mm/25mm bolt, guess I can inrease both diameter and lenght...
I should make some pictures when (if) I disassamble it, might be of interest for other DIY people out there, but, well, it really isn't designed for reproduction, I used what I found raiding my junk pile...
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