I walk old logging trails and stalk them, usually with my .22, though for the record got all of mine with the 12 gauge last year. Everyone has their prefered method of chasing hares what's yours?
The 17hmr i use doesnt have sights so ive got no choice lol plus the scope makes it a lot easier to make a good head shot when walking a clearcut or logging road and i see them 40-50 yrds out, in heavier stuff i just use the shotgunPond & Frosty; why do you prefer a scope? All my Rabbit rimfires were always open sights with one exception. I found it hard to spot a Rabbit then find in the scope again after to fire. Fogging up and water on the lens were other issues of concern.