Long Range Hunting Online Magazine

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

Long Range Hunting & Shooting Nightforce Optics


What's your heaviest rockchuck?

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 01-02-2005, 10:09 PM
Platinum Member
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: on the rifle range in Utah
Posts: 2,704
What\'s your heaviest rockchuck?

I have been hunting rockchucks now for about 4 years this year and have shot some big 'uns, but at a recent Idaho rockchuck contest, the winner took a 19 pounder!
What's the biggest chuck you guys have taken? Mine to date was about 13 pounds, and I had to shoot about 400 of them to get that big of one. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
Find it
Range it
Click it
Pull it
Dump it

If it's not far, it's boring.
Reply With Quote

Unread 01-03-2005, 04:03 PM
Official LRH Sponsor
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Fort Shaw, Montana
Posts: 6,848
Re: What\'s your heaviest rockchuck?

We shot one three seasons ago that weighted 15 lbs after taking a hit from a 7mm STW. He lost a little weight in the fight with that 140 gr Ballistic Tip so he probably was in the 15.5 lb range.

On average, I would say the chucks up here in Montana are in the 7 to 8 lb range most of the time. Not uncommon to see one over 10 pounds.

Good Shooting!!

Kirby Allen(50)
Kirby Allen(50)

Allen Precision Shooting
Home of the Allen Magnum, Allen Xpress and Allen Tactical Wildcats and the Painkiller Muzzle brakes.

Farther, Faster and Flatter then ever before.

Web Page: www.apsrifles.com

Reply With Quote
Unread 01-03-2005, 07:02 PM
Platinum Member
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 2,499
Re: What\'s your heaviest rockchuck?

Not sure of the heaviest single groundhog but I did take about 300lbs on one late summer day. This photo is the morning take. Had 23 big fat boys killed before the day was done. Several were as big as beavers. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

Reply With Quote
Unread 01-07-2005, 02:05 PM
Gold Member
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Nevada
Posts: 835
Re: What\'s your heaviest rockchuck?

I grew up in central Oregon and the ranchers would pay us to come out and clean out the Marmonts devistating the alpha fields. Some of them were really big especially the nursing mothers.

I never weighed one because we usually made such a mess of them with 12 gauges, my 22-250, and later on with 100 grain 3500 fps 270 rounds. The 270 completly blows them apart at under 250 yards
.270 Ackley improved 29 inch 1.250 dia. target barrel 7mm STW 28 inch 1.250 target barrel. I also love my .458 mag for varmints and the biggest game in the world.
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads for: What's your heaviest rockchuck?
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rockchuck Vs. 175 SmK Dirknar Varmint Hunting 6 04-25-2009 05:37 PM
Heaviest element discovered!!!!!! royinidaho Humor 0 02-28-2009 12:40 PM
Heaviest bullet in .308 for 1-12 twist nwcook Reloading 5 01-20-2009 11:33 AM
The heaviest element yet known to science. Southpaw Humor 1 12-25-2008 11:11 AM
heaviest bullet a 1-14 twist will shoot in a .243> James Jones Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 3 06-14-2007 10:15 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:32 AM.

All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC