Originally Posted by woodnut
Mudrunner2005, Over here in Va. we don't either. But we used to have a lot of groundhogs til coyotes took over. As to the effective range of the 223; prairie dogs KNOW it's lethal past 600 ! More on this later when some more respond about their shots. Thanks for the input !
I just figurd I'd put what little input I have on the .223/5.56 caliber.
I have no doubt it would be lethal past 600 on something as small as a P-Dog. They're thin-skinned and very small. I could imagine it being possible to kill them at 800-1000 (tops), if I had to guess, if you could make that shot with that caliber, losing that much momentum from the lightweight bullets.
I know there's guys shooting P-Dogs over 1000 with .22-250's. I bet that's a sight to see.
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Originally Posted by WildRose
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