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What's biggest round you've used on the smallest game.

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by WheelMan, Aug 21, 2003.

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  1. WheelMan

    WheelMan Member

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    While searching around I found a thread that asked the opposite question. "What's the smallest round you've used on the biggest game," And I thought this might be an interesting question as well (and maybe even a bit more legal :) ). I saw a webpage once detailing a gentleman's exploits hunting groundhogs with a .44mag (claimed .357 didn't give reliable one shot stops). So fess up... who's shot a woodchuck with a .300 magnum... I know somebody has.

    BTW if somebody is familar with the site I mentioned I'd like to find the link again. I believe the guy called himself "the terminator" or some clever groundhog related version of that.
     
  2. EchoSixMike

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    I've shot prairie dogs with 7mm Rem Mag. S/F...Ken M
     
  3. Edward429451

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    I once shot a rabbit with a 30/06-180

    Its what I had in my hand. So close I held above his head and still hit him in the neck. No meat damage though. Yum.:p
     
  4. gun-fucious

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    use enough gun!

    i one shot stopped a chipmunk with a tumbling, 45 caliber, 230 grain slug at 25 yards with a wrist rocket.
     
  5. Leadbutt

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    I shot a groundhog this year with my Ruger No-1 converted to 450 3 1/4" Nitro express:D
     
  6. Len_in_Phoenix

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    Long ago, when the Flagstaff Trap and Skeet Club still existed, we had a big prairie dog problem. It was SOP that if a dog popped up and a safe shot was available anyone who was able would remove that dog from the population. One day I was on one of the skeet fields by myself when a big prairie dog stood up right in front of me. I grabbed a shell out of my vest, popped it into the 12 gauge Superposed, and gave him 1 1/8 ounces of #8 shot at a range of about 5 feet.

    I spent the next couple of hours cleaning prairie dog parts off of my vest, hat, gun, glasses, etc. Quite nasty. :barf:


    Len in Phoenix
     
  7. griz

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    I used to use a Savage O/U in 22 rimfire and 20 gauge to hunt squirrels and deer. The 22 was for squirrels and a 20 gauge slug was for deer should one pop up.

    Well the barrel selector can not read my mind. A squirrel head shot with a 20 gauge slug does not go anywhere.
    :eek:
     
  8. H&Hhunter

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    Jackrabbit with a .458 Lott. By this weekend i hope to have shot a Jackrabbit with a .470NE. I take no chances with fuzzy buggsy death.:evil:
     
  9. Al Thompson

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    Duck with a .375 H&H. Used a solid - tasted great. This was overseas, so quite legal. Killed several small animals for the pot with that load. Nailed several raccoons with a 12 ga and #1 buck.
     
  10. stevelyn

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    Spruce grouse on the ground with a .45ACP.
     
  11. Smoke

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    45/70 & 300WinMag on prairie dogs.

    "Where did they go?!"
     
  12. Lennyjoe

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    Grey Squirrel with a 30-30. Darn thing was driving me nuts. Darn near crawled on me while on stand. He got pissed and ran up the tree and kept barking and dropping acorns down on my head. About 3 hours later he was down on the base of an oak next to me. I was ready to leave anyway so I sent him to the Squirrel gods. Only time I ever shot anything out of anger.
     
  13. Jeremae

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    West Texas Jack with Barrett m82 in 50 BMG at 600 yards

    waited till I could see the whites of his eyes
     
  14. NRA4LIFE

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    #1) Snowshoe Hare with my pa's 30-06 from approximately 10 feet. Took his head clean off.

    #2) Rough Grouse with Mini-14, 55 gr. SP. Big mistake.

    #3) Annoying squirrel jumps up on a limb barking at me about 2 minutes before the close of muzzloader deer hunting for the day. Bad timing. Must empty .50 caliber Hawken for the night. Scored direct hit, cut Mr. squirrel in two.
     
  15. GinSlinger

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    Cottontail at dusk during deer season. .270 in hand, think, why not? Range, 50 yds. Hit bunny on the hop, perfectly tucking shot right behind shoulder. My buddy hears the shot and walks towards my stand from the truck. He and I get to the rabbit at about the same time. He can't see the entry wound, but I knew I had hit it. He asks if I had grazed to which I reply with some good-hearted profanity and flip the bunny over. All the hide had been removed from the far side, as well as a lot of bone. Kinda looked like a high school disection. Now everytime we go out to hunt he asks "Didya bring enuff gun?"

    GinSlinger
     
  16. Sunray

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    Ground hog with a .30-06 220 grain Slivertip out of my Garand. Caught the bottom of it's head from the side. Gone, but lots of shaking. Put another one in from about 10 feet.(no bayonet) All movement ceased. Opposite side was completely blown out.
     
  17. natedog

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    .50 BMG at 150 yards downrange at a shooting range. Not much left.
     
  18. Shooter973

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    Bigest Round!

    I shot a squrrial out of a tree with a 45 -70 while deer hunting. Had a hillside as backstop. Shot a magpie out of the air with a Tommy Gun. 45acp. :uhoh:
     
  19. Grayrock

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    Way back when- a meadowlark fell to my .30-06 one morning that there were no deer around. I found a leg.
     
  20. 444

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    Chipmunk(s): .44 Mag handgun
    Coyote: .338 Win Mag
    Jackrabbit: .338 Win Mag
    Lizzard: .45 ACP
    Chipmunk: .50 ML
     
  21. Wildalaska

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    Ant with a Tactical Nuke...

    WildwowAlaska
     
  22. Preacherman

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    Dassie (a sort of groundhog-like rodent, in South Africa) with a .375 solid, at 15 yards. Found the rear feet (not legs - feet...): the rest disappeared somewhere or other.
     
  23. cooch

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    Rabbit with 240grain HP out of .444. @~2500fps
    One leg here, another there, two more further over and head eight feet up a small tree.

    Fox with same load,,, nothing left of his head that wasn't loose and flapping.

    More rabbits with .300WM.

    Cooch
     
  24. Bigjake

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    Woodchuck with .300 WM

    annoying squirrell with a 1911 in .45

    cat with a ruger vaquero in .44 mag
     
  25. mtnbkr

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    During turkey season, a buddy of mine got a grouse with a 3 1/2" turkey load on the way back to camp. He was a bit twitchy after a run-in with a rattlesnake. All he found was a couple feathers.

    Same guy got a chipmunk with a 2 3/4" 12g load of #6. He was trying to get a squirrel that ran beind a rock with the sun behind it. Saw the a critter jump on top of the rock and fired. Turned out to be a chipmunk instead of the squirrel. Running joke that weekend was that the squirrel made the poor chipmunk climb the rock to see if he was still out there.

    Chris
     
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