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6.5 grendel kill on Idaho Rockchucks

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by longdayjake, Jul 8, 2009.

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  1. longdayjake

    longdayjake Member

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    This is the very first kill with my 20" double star 6.5 grendel. It was only about 50 yards away and I still just managed to barely cut his throat enough for him to bleed out. I'm still getting used to the two stage rock river trigger I put in it.

    One of the biggest rock chucks I've ever shot. It was stretched out trying to climb a big rock so I took a neck shot.

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  2. ArmedBear

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    Nice shooting with your new gun.

    I thought they went back to sleep by now. Haven't seen any in a while.

    Do you have something different over on the eastern end of the state?
     
  3. longdayjake

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    I have seen less of them but they are still out early in the mornings and late in the afternoons. They don't move at all though so you have to do a lot of glassing. The only reason I saw this one was because a bird flew by it and and it caught my attention long enough to look through my scope at it.
     
  4. flipajig

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    Its been a long time cince ive seen a rock chuck. we used to shootem off the snake river between Burley and TwinFalls we used 10-22 and 270s and 06s lots of fun..
     
  5. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    jake, great job and nice looking rifle; I wonder if you know how much your rifle WEIGHS, unloaded, without the bipod? Just out of curiosity.
     
  6. longdayjake

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    Ill have to check on the weight when I get a chance. I can tell you that its a lot heavier than my rock river midlength .223. The barrel on this one is like 2" thick all the way until you get to the gas block. I kind of wish that I had put the a2 stock on it because the carbine stock is a little short and light. It is kind of unballanced.
     
  7. IdahoLT1

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    Nice. Ive been looking for places to find some chucks. ground squirrels just arent doing it for me. My buddy saw quite a few near Hagerman so im thinking of heading out that way.

    I use my Savage 10FP .308 and use 110gr. Vmax. There isnt much left on a whistle pig, so im curious as to what it would do on a rock chuck
     
  8. longdayjake

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    The ground squirrels here just aren't in the numbers they used to be. I have seen one this year. Its good for the farmers and stuff but I have yet to even feel the desire to hunt them because it would be a huge waste of time.
     
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    With the scope it weighs a total of 8.8 lbs.
     
  10. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    Interesting; thanks. Very cool setup; I'm jealous. Them things look big enough to eat. :)
     
  11. ArmedBear

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    Whistle pigs?

    Just the right thing for walking around with a scoped Marlin 60, not a centerfire.:) Good practice for field shooting.
     
  12. longdayjake

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    marlin 60? No try a 10-22.
     
  13. Big Bill

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    Are you going to eat it?
     
  14. IdahoLT1

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    you dont eat rodents
     
  15. longdayjake

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    Eating them might sound nasty, but apparently the native american population around here thinks theyre great. I am not brave or strong stomached enough to stand the stink of skinning and gutting them. They are GROSS!!!!
     
  16. Uncle Mike

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    Guys... the ever so succulent 'whistle pig' is a tasty dish to say the least, providing they are prepared correctly.... Yum!

    :D
     
  17. longdayjake

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    prove it!!!!! PICTURES required!!!!!!
     
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