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Just how tough are groundhogs?

 
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Old 12-06-2011, 03:50 PM
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Re: Just how tough are groundhogs?

Fitch, many thanks for sharing your load. Not familiar with Accurate powders but looks like I will be soon.
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Old 12-06-2011, 05:11 PM
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Re: Just how tough are groundhogs?

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Fitch, many thanks for sharing your load. Not familiar with Accurate powders but looks like I will be soon.
You are welcome. I forgot to mention I use a 6" drop tube, makes it easier to get it all in. You can do it with a regular funnel but a drop tube is easier.

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I'm planning on seein what a 180 grain ballistic tip will do to em at 3000 fps from my 300wsm next year....not sure how big the ones around my family farm are but they destroyed one barn so far.....I hit one with my pickup a few years ago (99 f250 psd) stopped got dads 30-06 out n put a 125 grain ballistic tip right up his a** n watched him whoop my brothers black labs butt before she finally finished him.....(she goes nuts when she can see what your shooting, she's even retrieved our targets for us if we tell her go get em!)
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Re: Just how tough are groundhogs?

If a groundhog weighed 100lbs you would hunt them with an Elephant Gun! Seen them take some hard hits, killed them with lots of previous injuries. Crazy how much one can take.
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Old 12-21-2011, 11:07 PM
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Re: Just how tough are groundhogs?

Not very hard to kill. They are a small animal with a small kill zone. Hit them in the vitals or head and they die. Poor shot placement and they can be tough little buggers, they will drag their ass or guts a long way to a hole. I have killed them with everything from .22 to 375 H&H.
The one below was in the wrong place at the wrong time, I was testing out a new .338 Norma with 300 SMK's @ 2800 fps. They seem to work

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Re: Just how tough are groundhogs?

That is an awesome picture! It looks like you took a hole saw right through the middle of him.
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Old 12-25-2011, 09:39 PM
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Re: Just how tough are groundhogs?

Codyjoe, I shot one with my 300wsm using 190 bergers at about 40 yds, southbound end of a northbound chuck, found two legs don't know where the rest went.
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