01/08/2008, After shooting under .25" with my new handload at the target range the day before I decided to test it out on some dogs. well we went out to do some laid back prairie dog hunting. My original goal was to shoot at 300 and under, but they started to p--- me off with their smartness. The town we were hunting in is a square mile literally. So I preceded to aim at the far hill side. I fired at a few 500-600 yards a way, but no hits. I then thought to my self I better go big or go home. I then found a the farthest dog away i could see, which was 800 yards exactly according to my Leica 1200. The first three shots were misses do to the wackness of my drop chart. I walked it in, and the 175 gr. smk went right THROUGH his mound and hit him. He walked three feet and tipped over. I could see the massive lump of the prairie dog through my scope, so it was just a matter of getting there.
(I know I have bad fashion sense when it comes to hunting, 3 different camos)
My new handload shot off cold barrel.