A semi-automatic shotgun like Remington’s Versa Max Sportsman is the best type of shotgun for hunting rabbits. It offers fast follow-up shots and handles quickly in the dense thickets where rabbits live. The synthetic stock and metal finish are practically indestructible, which is handy when a hunter is bushwhacking his way through the brier thickets. 

Even the best shot may have to take several shots to hit a rabbit as it streaks through a thicket. Most hunters use game loads featuring an ounce of No. 7 ½ shot, although some hunters will go to a slightly heavier load, with 1 ¼ ounces of No. 6 shot.