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Old 04-03-2012, 07:15 AM
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Re: Longrange woodchucks with 308 bad idea???

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'possums die the hardest IMO. I think that there is so little brain involved that they have 9 lives.

We get a lot in the hay barn, especially in the spring. chucks too. No rifle in there, too close. I use a 410 No.8 shotshell in my trusty derringer. Less messy removal.....
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Yup I grew up on a Dairy Farm ... Know whatcha mean... I woodchuck hunted every morning and afternoon. Had my rifle in the milking parlor all the time. I took a great long range shot, on a coyote one time, from the barnyard . He was at the end of the field 200 + yards and running into woods. I slammed him with the 308 open sights from that distance, a standing shot. One of my braggin shots. Aint got many of them either.
I took four shots in my chicken coop a couple years ago, though.
I went out to get some eggs and as I bent down to get a couple, I caught a movement in my peripheral. A snake and a big one, raising off the nest 5 feet from me. I never thought I could draw a firearm that fast, while I was screamin like a woman, and hit what I was shootin at. Hit it 3 out of four shots. Thought I was on deaths ground ....Still got four holes in the chicken coop... Hee hee hee.
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:33 AM
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Re: Longrange woodchucks with 308 bad idea???

Never shot a woodchuck, they must be real tough. But I have shot a few prairie poodles with a .308 150gr and there was nothing left but a pink mist.

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Old 04-03-2012, 10:23 AM
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Re: Longrange woodchucks with 308 bad idea???

Try some Hornady 110 Gr Vmax , Nosler 125 Gr Bal Tips , or 110 Gr. Sierra Varminter HPs . I don't think you will get many walk-aways . BTW , what do you call LongRange ?
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Never shot a woodchuck, they must be real tough. But I have shot a few prairie poodles with a .308 150gr and there was nothing left but a pink mist.
What is hard is that they can see you at 300 yards and duck down their hole.
They're never very far from it. You got one shot is all. If you miss, that chuck will not come back out for the rest of the day. If you peak out of the brush and one can see you, or if others in the field see you, they will let out a shrill whistle and every chuck that hears it, will go down their hole.... hee hee hee
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What is hard is that they can see you at 300 yards and duck down their hole.
They're never very far from it. You got one shot is all. If you miss, that chuck will not come back out for the rest of the day. If you peak out of the brush and one can see you, or if others in the field see you, they will let out a shrill whistle and every chuck that hears it, will go down their hole.... hee hee hee

Do we even have woodchucks in Texas?
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Re: Longrange woodchucks with 308 bad idea???

Hunterbob I though missing/ bad shot placement was my problem to my first shot was 257 yards and I went out and there was blood and hair and I said maybe it was just a bad shot so I decided I was going to take the 308 to one of my shotgun holes and shot the second one at no more then 10 yards so I no they weren't misses, but for the one who asked what I consider long range I'm comfortable with my 22-250 to around 250 everything after that I try and use the 308 but I'm comfortable on a woodchuck a 400 450 on a calm day lol may not be the furthest shots but seems far to me
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Re: Longrange woodchucks with 308 bad idea???

125 grn speer TNT on top of 47 grns of 4064 does the trick for me.
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