Re: Long Range Rimfire Hunting
Hey guys! I live in the Los Angeles Ca. area. I got out two days ago. Gut to the spot late about 7:30am and sat tight with no sign of a rabbit. after sitting for about 1.5 hours I finally spotted a Jack. I watched him in the spotting scope for about 5 min to see how much he was moving around and what he was doing. He was sitting pretty tight. I range him 3-4 times at between 238-242 yards. So I got out my paper guestimating dullet drop(I was not able to get to the range to test). At 242 yards that little sucker could hear me opening that paper, AMAZING! I dialed in 76 clicks on my scope just guessing at 38" of drop. My first shot I flinched, doh. The second shot I could see hit almost 2' high and about 6" left. I took one more shot dead on just to check, the same. The rabbit was not moving after the bullet hit each time he would only look around a little. I left the scope the same and dropped the crosshair low and right, but the bullets were still hitting high. Then I last the rabbit when I had to go back about 10' for more ammo from my pack. I found him about 10 min later in some grass and all I could see was his head and as I was trying to find him in the scope he bedded down and was gone for good. I was very happy to have gotten a chance on my first time out but was expecting more rabbits as see on a previous evening. I left and went coyote calling. I got a response for a locator call at about 11am and snuck up in the direction of the dogs. But couldn't see anything. I tried a Female coyote invitation call and gave it 5 min. No luck. I then started the pup in distress call and eneded up in a daze when no dogs came in the next few minutes. The next thing I know a dog it belog me about 15 feet and another is busting through the brush to my left. I gave them a free pass and a thankyou treat and headed out. The next few spots produced nothing. Then I got to a old spot that had always looked good but never produced. I took the foxpro and a decoy pig (white). It was 2pm now and nothing came to the kid goat call in the first 5 min. so I switched to the coyote locator one more time then into the pup distress. I don't know why but a started to daze off again which is not like me. Anyways I look up and there is a dogat about 100 yards, I pop him as fast as I can and he start spinning an then goes running,"NO!", he crashes into a tree about 15 feety away and falls over dead. I keps calling for another 5 min. So I went down and check him out I had hit him about 2 inches high of t5he shoulder and the bullet had exited. This was my 22 mag shooting Remington premeres. I took his skull and left the body skinned and dressed open for dinner for other furry animals and called it a day and headed home. I am going up to sacramento in the morning. And will probably get out hunting up there for a day or two. Sorry so long. As soon as I get back I going to fit in some range time to get down the values for the mag at long range.