Don't look any further if you don't like prairie dog innards.
First timer from Connecticut made the trip. It did not take long for Joe to search and find the prey.
When we told him how big they were, he kind of shrugged, but after showing him, he wanted pictures after that.
Not many pics, shooting was fast and furious...and then a storm moved in.
How about a double?
Ever measured the splat factor of a 40 grain VMax at 240 yards? Each person is standing by a body part. Believe this was a shoulder shot by Joe.
Disgusting . . . now I'm impatient as hell for my annual trip back home/Montana June shoot-a-thon. Fined-tuned my .204, .223. .25/06, accurized 10/22, .17HMR. Python & 41 mag (in case they charge), and Ruger Mark III Hunter today. Holes touching holes at respective ranges with the long guns, respectable groups with the short ones, & I reckon I'm ready. You oughta be ashamed for posting these pics and making me anticipate even more than I have been . . . gonna be a L O N G week at work . . .
May 20, 2007, 10:43 PM
+ 40 v-max at full honk
+ 125 yards
+ 45x spotting scope on a tripod
+ a shooting partner
1 gagging shooting partner
May 20, 2007, 11:38 PM
I sometimes wonder what it says about me that I've shot any number of woodchucks (and a few other animals) and -always- felt squeemish afterwards. So far I've always "cowboyed up" and done the necessary job at hand but I don't think I'll ever get blase about shootin' critters.
(Disclaimer... except RATS. I STILL really HATE RATS!)
May 20, 2007, 11:56 PM
So do you guys eat that? Doesn't look to be much meat left.
May 21, 2007, 12:14 AM
My six year old daughter was facinated by the pics. She couldn't figure out why the prairie dogs were "looking down the holes". :D
May 21, 2007, 12:34 AM
Koja...sorry...meet me in Montana in July! Taking 10/22, 204, & 223. Plan on taking some LOOOONG shots!
May 21, 2007, 10:00 AM
foob, prairie dogs are a bit smaller than tree squirrels. Not much to eat, even if you only did head shots. The main thing is that they reduce the amount of feed for cattle, or play hell with an alfalfa crop. Think of them as fire ants with fur.
They're excellent practice for general rifle marksmanship, ahead of deer or antelope season. :)
May 21, 2007, 12:31 PM
Ah ok thanks for the explanation Art. I don't hunt yet so I wasn't sure.
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