Long Range Hunting Online Magazine

Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > Long Range Hunting & Shooting

Long Range Hunting & Shooting Nightforce Optics


Prairie Dog or Chucks

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 06-16-2005, 08:00 AM
Gold Member
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Burns,Wy
Posts: 565
Re: Prairie Dog or Chucks

Thanks gone....
Reply With Quote

Unread 06-16-2005, 11:05 PM
Silver Member
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: GF Montana
Posts: 467
Re: Prairie Dog or Chucks

I used to regularly shoot gophers at 250 - 300 yards with my 30-06 by hitting low - the shrapnel/dirt blast would disembowel the vermin and it would pop 3' straight up.

Now that I've got three BR 50 BMG's with NF BR optics, is there any ethical rules? Using a 750 gr A-MAX I can probably hit 1 foot low and kill one. Does that still count? I'm going for 1,500 yards so I can declare anyone with a confirmed kill less than 1,500 inexperienced ( I'm joking - unlike others who've made the same statement [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img])

I've got dozens of 100+ yard kills with a .22 rim-fire and no rangefinder.
Reply With Quote
Unread 06-27-2005, 04:09 PM
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: El Reno, OK
Posts: 1,497
Re: Prairie Dog or Chucks

Heading out this weekend to try and kill a prarie dog past 1000yds. Me and BJ Bailey both just became members of the Varmint Hunters Association and I am definantly planning on joining the 500yd club this weekend. Hopefully the 1k club with a whole lot of luck. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
Steve Elmenhorst
Third Generation Shooting Supply
"Products for shooters, by shooters"
monday-friday 8:30-5:30 CST
Reply With Quote
Unread 06-27-2005, 06:42 PM
Silver Member
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: The Grassy Knoll
Posts: 229
Re: Prairie Dog or Chucks

I'm still stuck at 522yds on a groundhog with a 308win. Have been missing some chucks at 600 to 750yds by inches with the 308 and now the corn is too high.
Member: The Red Mist Culture
Reply With Quote
Unread 06-29-2005, 07:05 AM
Silver Member
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Beale AFB, CA
Posts: 189
Re: Prairie Dog or Chucks

Kregg Slack has the longest recorded hit on a prairie dog at 3125yds. thats a pretty long shot

[/ QUOTE ]

What gun was Kregg Slack using to make this shot?
Reply With Quote
Unread 06-29-2005, 10:13 AM
Platinum Member
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: on the rifle range in Utah
Posts: 2,704
Re: Prairie Dog or Chucks

In the video I have of him shooting his gun, this is what he says.
His equipment list:

Rampro action
barrel block
Leupold Premier ret. LRT scope
34 or 36 inch Lilja? barrel
SLR harbor 100 minute mount
338 lapua imp/300 grain MK

Back at the time of the shot, he may have had custom "no variable" mounts and rings instead of the changeable SLR harbor mount.
Find it
Range it
Click it
Pull it
Dump it

If it's not far, it's boring.
Reply With Quote
Unread 07-01-2005, 05:53 AM
Bronze Member
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: LV NV
Posts: 59
Re: Prairie Dog or Chucks

P-dogs are the way to go and my Varmit Hunter record shot is 1247 yards with a 6.5/284, 28" Hart on a trued Rem 700 with Leupold 8.5 X 25 LRT. My best 6 Rem was 1106, .223 1107 go figure! The Berger VLD's flew noticeably flatter when the ranges approached 1 mile. Hornady A-Max and Sierra's also did a fine job. Any shooter who hasn't shot P-dogs hasn't yet gotten his Doctor's degree...
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads for: Prairie Dog or Chucks
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rock Chucks are out royinidaho Varmint Hunting 1 03-08-2010 02:03 AM
Son took me for rock chucks! Guy M Varmint Hunting 1 06-02-2009 06:12 AM
Chucks in So Utah onzah Varmint Hunting 4 05-01-2007 10:16 AM
What have you used to kill chucks? Stormbringer Long Range Hunting & Shooting 18 08-29-2005 06:09 PM
Where to find Rock Chucks????? lerch Long Range Hunting & Shooting 3 06-22-2005 10:39 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:47 AM.

All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC