A medium flat ROCK is my best [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
Shot at a hog in a cornfield (corn was about 12" tall) at about 500yds one day a few yrs ago.
couldnt tell if hit or not, and was short on time...so i ran to his hole WITHOUT my rifle to make better time, and found him about 10yds away from his hole, and i was standing on his hole.
He was very much alive and pissed i was blocking his hole. for fun i picked up a dirt ball and threw at him to get him moving.
so he starts running towards me then does a 10' circle to my rear to try to come in the back...frantically looking for a rock as he is starting to go behind me, i found about a 3" round flat rock (would make a good skipping rock)
at the point i bend over to pick up the rock he is out of my view...i grab the rock and spin around while winding up and throwing it in one motion (like a murderous ballerina) and follow thru with the spin and throw...watching the stone connect with THE SIDE OF HIS HEAD!!
knocked the bugger out cold dead!
i was proud of my feat [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
No rockchucks yet but got one of thier cosins with anhydous amonia while side dressing corn.Lifted the tines outa the ground to gass him but forgot the wind was directly behind me <font color="red">Real bad plan</font>
The 50BMG with spotter tracers works good but ya gota whatch out for the fire that it can create [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
__________________ "Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler." -Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
I killed a chuck this summer with a small 8 inch crecent rench when i was moving pipe in a pasture on the ranch i work on.
I also in one day killed two sage rat. Wonce again both were when moving pipe. The first one i didnt kill but the dog did. The stuipid thing thought it was safe in a main line pipe (we were moving from one field to another) and i told the dog to stand at the end of the pipe and started shaking. It turned out there was more then one in that pipe but i was only able to disloge one at that time and the dog got it without breaking a sweat. The secound one was in the field we were moving the pipe to and i was grab a pipe and there this sage rat was and i took my knife with out the blade out smaked it in the head with the handle of my knife. (I carry a gerber that has like a 4 inch blade so the handle it pretty big)
Besides that i have probably killed a chuck or two running a swather however i know i swathed a few sqeecks and mice etc, and unfortunetly some birds two. Thank god i have yet to swath a fown i know a number of guys that have.
I ve killed countless chuck and sqeecks with 22s and my trusty savage 223.