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What handloading can do for you. - Pics - ugly!

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by dcloco, May 20, 2007.

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  1. dcloco

    dcloco Member

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    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?
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    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.
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    Joe's shoe...
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    Same prairie dog after being VMaximized.

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  2. JackOfAllTradesMasterAtNone

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    I Love Carnage!!!

    We don't have those little vermin out west of the Cascades. One day. Some day I'll travel east enough to have some fun with the little doggies.

    -Steve
     
  3. The-Fly

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    mmmmmmmmm, I love kill shots :evil:

    I did some hunting for varmint cong today as well. This sucker ate a 50gr Nosler BT moving at about 3200 fps. He flipped nicely on impact.





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  4. koja48

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    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 . . .
     
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    22-250
    + 40 v-max at full honk
    + 125 yards
    + 45x spotting scope on a tripod
    + a shooting partner
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    1 gagging shooting partner
     
  6. ZeSpectre

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    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!)
     
  7. foob

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    So do you guys eat that? Doesn't look to be much meat left.
     
  8. LoveMyCountry

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    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

    LoveMyCountry
     
  9. dcloco

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    Koja...sorry...meet me in Montana in July! Taking 10/22, 204, & 223. Plan on taking some LOOOONG shots!
     
  10. Art Eatman

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    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. :)

    Art
     
  11. foob

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    Ah ok thanks for the explanation Art. I don't hunt yet so I wasn't sure.
     
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