Or perhaps more accurately, can anyone suggest a suitable air rifle for shooting them while ambling through vineyards? I'd appreciate any help with selecting something, and I suppose I'd better set down what I think the requirements are: a) Length - frankly, the shorter the better, but not at the expense of accuracy. Do the 'carbine' models fire - for hunting purposes - as accurately as full barrel versions? Depends on the range you may ask, so that leads me on to question 2: b) At what range could I expect to kill a rabbit (assuming a good clean shot)? 177, or 22? I'm rather assuming that .22 will be better at longer ranges? c) Is there a general consensus on which caliber is better for shooting rabbits at a range of (?) <40->80m? d) From a cursory internet search I rather like the specs of: BSA R10 Mk2 (compact, looks well built, and it's British); Weihrauch HW100 S (great reputation, but not as short as I'd like); and, pushing the patience of her indoors, the Daystate Air Wolf MCT (sounds like a state of the art plinker, and looks about the right size to tote a couple of hundred metres to the vineyards). If it were simply a case of bagging some rabbits for the pot I would go for a small shotgun, but I only get home (to France) rarely, and a shotgun licence could be a challenge - a FAC would probably only be a pipe dream. Additionally, I enjoy target shooting (prefer pistols, but hey-ho) so would like something to plink away with without having firearms squads surrounding my pad. I'd appreciate any advice any of you may have on what sort of thing to go for. Thanks in anticipation. Regards.