Originally Posted by markopolo50
Yes it is pretty funny we can shoot varmints in the southern half with centerfires but can't hunt deer with them. Oh well, makes me try to get more distance with the muzzleloader or slug gun. Keep those woodchucks in check and coons and skunks and possums, etc. Seen many coyotes?
We have dogs out back too. Those are wintertime shooters. Get out in the field under a white sheet (with snow on the ground, set up the electronic call and be patient. I have an issue with coons in the haybarn. I usually use my 22 Ruger target pistol with Agulia Hyper Velocity hollowpoints and it usually takes multiple hits to stop them, especially the big ones....lol
Possums are dispatched with my Bond Snakeslayer with a shotshell of number 8. less messy that way. I turn them into a screen door. They tend to come up on the deck and I don't want to destroy the deck with bullets so the birdshot works well.
Originally Posted by varmintH8R
I'm way north of Flip but have a similar "out-the-back" whistle pig set-up. 5 this year which is about average. I switch between my Savage 17hmr and a Cooper 22-250. 50gr Blitzkings drop 'em like popping a balloon. Like some type of Star Trek laser shot. Fun!
Like a laser beam......lol
Possums die hard, real hard. Thats why I switched to bird shot. I give them a 'fillup' and they trundle off to die out back somewhere.
First time I dispatched a possum it was with a 10-22 and it took 2 magazines (20 rounds) of Agulia's to kill the bugger and it leaked all over the place and my wife was pissed.
My mom (when she was alive) cooked woodhog and it's good if you know how. I don't .
Last year, I had a woodhog way out back in the access lane, just sitting there. It was a bit far for the 223 so I got out the 308. I shoot 165 grain SGK's in Federal brass with 40 grains of 322. I ranged him at 250 and he dropped like a stone.
He was there and he was gone.....