Originally Posted by Nic Longway
Hi guys I'm actually new to the forums chats but recently bought a 308 for longrange predator and varmit hunting and choose to shoot 175gr Berger hunting vlds witch worked very well for the coyotes but did not work at all for woodchucks my first time out I shot 3 woodchucks and they all ran atleast 10 yards back to there holes and I was hoping u guys could explain thank you
Nic, A wood chuck will test the skills of the best marksmen. I grew up in the Northeast and had fun huntin those critters when i was 16, back in the 60's . I had a Model 100, .308 and I never saw one run after I hit it, no matter what bullet I used.
I shot at a hellva lot more of them than I hit, for sure. Sometimes you may dust one and think you got him; if the round hits close or right under the varmint... it will flip them over, but they'll keep on truckin for their hole. LOL ...You may think you got him but it was a miss. Been there, done that..