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Groundhog with a pistol

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by rhino57, Jun 1, 2009.

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  1. rhino57

    rhino57 Member

    Mar 4, 2009
    Manassas, Virginia
    I have a fairlly new SIG P239 9mm pistol and I have been shooting it on a regular basis and it is very accurate. Well to make a long story short I watched a clip on YOU TUBE where a shooter was shooting baloons at 100 yards or so with a snub nose 38. So I decided I would be able to use mine for groundhogs, I tried a couple at 100yds plus with no luck, found one at 80 yds cocked the hammer and put 1/4 of my front blade above the rear sight and on the varmits head and shot, got him dead center chest with a Winchester 115gr Hollow point. I think a little luck was involved here, I've hunted groundhogs with a 22-250 for years but this shot was a real high.:cool:
  2. flipajig

    flipajig Member

    Mar 12, 2009
    Gods coununtry. IDAHO.
    good shot.
    Im starting to play with distance and a pistol. Making long shots with a hand gun is a different story. A man by the name of Robert Campbell has won a long range compation with contender in 7-30 waters at 500 meters shooting a 3 shot groop of 31/32 now thats shooting.
  3. sm

    sm member

    Dec 22, 2002
    Between black coffee, and shiftn' gears

    I have always liked hunting with a handgun. Just a plain handgun, revolver or semi-auto, no optics...etc.

    So there I wuz...

    On a ranch/farm in a pasture, with sheets of decking atop three 55 gal drums.
    I have a Kel-Tec P-11, a Model 64 3" RB, thermos of coffee, smokes, and some cinnamon twists.

    Property ranch/farm owner's daughter, rides out on a horse, and is laughing.
    "What are you doing?" she asks.
    "Stand hunting for ground hawgs" I replied.

    The day before, I had been sitting on a fence, or using a fence for support, to shoot ground hawgs, but the little heahthens were in a slight depression in a pasture, and I did not have a good sight picture.

    Hence the reason for the drums, and decking for a "ground hawg stand".
    So I would sit, scan, drink coffee, eat , smoke, and wait. This daughter was back up the fence, on the other side of it and watching from time to time.

    She heard shots...
    Little heathens come out from under my stand, and one went left, one went right and there I am cross legged shooting a P-11. I got them both.

    She hollers, I stand up, and she says "you had the most evil smirk on your face".

    My other fun sitting spots on atop a ranch truck roof, a Pole barn shed, and some tractor or pc of farm equipment.

    I have taken a number of wabbits with the P-11 and Model 64. Just sitting on the tailgate of a truck, or bucket. Just out in the middle of a pasture, just sitting there, and wabbits come within range.

    I mean you young folks can do all that walking if'n you want.
    Mentors used to grin a lot.
    I would be out hunting, and they would sit where they be and take game.

    The older I get, the more I understand why they grinned a lot.

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