Hey looks like you guys had a good time. I know that the kids take up a lot of time, but just think you've got a future hunting buddy for life. My boy turns five in March and I'm going to set him up with a 17 Mach 2.
Hey, maybe one day I'll be able to afford one of those big Allen Mags after I retire from the Air Force and get a job that pays big like some of you guys.
Thanks for the field report Bud,
You'all know them little buggers are omnivorous don't cha ? We watched the imps drag a gutted dog down a hole when we went to Texas pd shooting , more than once . At one location we had filmed several exploding ,flying high in the air ,parts going in different directions etc. Then after an hour or so the landowner came and visited a while and as he was leaving we asked him to drive to red mound of dirt that was at the location of the filmed hits . We wanted to range that spot using his truck because the LRF was giving readings that were short of the dialup necessary to connect . Turns out the range was 688 yds but the LRF was reading about 450 because of the flat ground and the lack of any vertical mass to range on .Once he was there and we had ranged his truck we drove there to check out the kills . Nothing ,nada ,zip, zilch ! While we had been shooting in another direction for an hour the little cannibals had taken away all their fallen comrades !
You may have seen a dead dog at that mound and his mother brother sister cousin got there first . Race to the site of a suspected kill while blowing the horn [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
Keep on trying guys , it's the challenge of it all anyway , the completion will be somewhat anti climactic .
Trying sure is a hell of a lot of fun but also frustrating as hell!!!!!!!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
To be completely honest of the three try's we have had at the 1500yd pdog this time was the first time we have left and I havent wanted to put my fist through my window. I felt a lot better about how we ranged to dogs, once we got it figured out, and I felt a lot better about our shooting.
Instead of simply walking shots into the dogs we were very close on our first shots and then only had to make minor adjustments to scare the hell out of em!!
I will tell you that a near 2 mile round trip walk carrying all that crap for nothin freakin sucks!!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img]
When bj was shooting at that dog that we thought he killed I think he launched a total of 4-5 rnds and if that group would have been on paper it would have been under 8" total at 1500yds.
The reason I wasnt all pissed off this time when we left dog town was because I realized that there is nothing much more we can do. IF we were any closer dogs would be dead. These rifles are well under moa at 1600yds and I jsut dont think you can expect much more than that.
A pdog is roughly 4" wide and 6-8" tall, moa at 1600 is 16",
some luck has to be involved.
we will keep given em hell and they will start falling soon, if nothing else I can definantly see an improvment in our shooting.
Anything the size of a small coyote or bigger is in definate trouble from the muzzle to a mile. A beer can sized animal is a little tougher to hit [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Bill and Lerch,
I feel your pain,me and goodgrouper never made it on the first few tries either. you learn move on and even more than being "lucky" as you suggest persistance and effort will pay-off in the end , just dont forget to have fun along the way good luck and keep us posted.
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