Re: 2,051 yard chuck pics
GG. I am currently trying to find a good place to go varminting in Cali. I have a friend that gets us on a private ranch a couple of times a year. However, I need to start going every weekend. It is very hard to find a place to shoot in this state without either being run off or getting in trouble by the Fish and Game. However, when I am able to find a place to shoot, the varminting is great!!! There are tons of coyotes and squirrels year round and the squirrels are super thick from around March to June. I am currently looking for a place that will allow me to shoot a varmint out to the 2K mark. The ranch, that my friend gets me on, is about 35 miles long and is up around 2500 ft elevation and the varminting is incrediable. The last time I went to this spot was in May. We were shooting in an area that only allowed us to shoot out to around 300yrds. We set up under a tree and went to work. I was using my 223 700 short action/H-S varmint stock/shilien 25" 1,250 muzzel/Jewell 2oz trigger/Leupold 4.5-14-50mm LR Tacticle. We connected on about 300 squirrels between the two of us, with the longest hit of the day at 285 yrds and the shortest at around 25 yrds. I used 50grn V-MAX'S with a muzzel velocity around 3300fps. The V-MAX bullets do wonders on varmints. I told my friend that we need to get on this ranch more than a couple times a year. There are some great places on this ranch that will let us shoot out to the 2k mark. I informed my friend on what I am trying to accomplish, being apart of the 500-1000-1500-2000 yrd club, and he has decided that he wants to help in this mission. He is going to try and get us on the ranch some more this year. Like I mentioned before, I would love to do some chuck hunting in Utah, it looks like a blast. I will be going on a road trip, in May 06, to South Dakota to shoot pdogs. I really want to get into this sport, I love it. I have learned alot from this board and have especially enjoyed your stories. As soon as I make my 500 yard kill, I will put it on the board. How is the 2500 yard goal coming along. Thanks, Wildcat.