Choose from Available Calibers for Groundhogs Under 100 Yards

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by DMW1116, Jun 28, 2022.

  1. 22250Rem

    22250Rem Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Western NY State
    Years ago, I helped my friend with his ongoing woodchuck culling project on his property. No big wide, open fields but mostly more of a small meadow scenario surrounded by woods. Shots were from real close to about 125 yards. We would hide in the woods at the edge of the field with shooting distance determined by what gun you were using. Based on my experience some guidelines were determined; out to 50 yards a 22 LR would suffice with headshots, and beyond that to about the 125 yard opportunity zone I used my .22 Hornet. I always thought a 22 magnum would have been nice down there but have never owned one. We decided that anything bigger than a 22 Hornet was not needed although some bigger centerfire varmint rounds have been used and were deemed as "overkill" and excessively noisy. Woodchucks are tough and head shots were the norm for quick, humane results.
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  2. hk940

    hk940 Member

    Jul 5, 2008
    NC, USA
    I guess you can tell that that to the Viet Cong and the Taliband!
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  3. entropy

    entropy Member

    Feb 9, 2004
    G_d's Country, WI
    And The PDF, as well as Saddam Hussein's Iraqi Army, and others that cannot be named because they found out about the 5.56's lethality during classified missions.
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