My longest shots ever!
Finally all of your advice and willingness to share your craft has payed off. We pull into one of our old fields that we hunt groundhogs in. Since Savageshtr is injured he has agreed to spot for me. My son was on his first groundhog hunt helping to search the fields. He was sitting in front of the car and Savageshtr was sitting in the car with binoculars. We spotted one at 530yrds roughly and we tried to get him. That one made it all afternoon, because we couldn't get the elevation just right. I thought I hit him so I walked up to check it out.
On the way up, I thought I saw another. I was carrying the 308 and wasn't sure of my dope, so I let 3 sail with what I guessed would work. They fell short, so I walked back due to being out of ammo. I walked back to the car and Savageshtr informed me that it was still out.
So I settled in behind my 300wsm and cranked in 630 yards. Savageshtr called the elevation and 1/2 MOA due to a quarter value wind. I took a couple of deep breaths and exhaled and squeezed. BANG! Off the 208 A-Max sailed and flop went the groundhog. I saw it double up in the scope and kick a few times. Right were the cross hairs were put... right behind the shoulder taking out the heart and I assume lungs.
We set there a little longer and off to our right about 15 to 20 minutes later a third popped out. We got a lock on him and Savageshtr called out 600yrds. Our range finder would only read a bush to 498 so the rest was guessing. I settled in and repeated the breathing again. Let her go, BANG!
Again it was in flight, but this time just as I squeezed the wind stopped. I planted that shot right between its front paws. It turned and high tailed it into some brush. About 10 minutes later Savageshtr spotted him in the brush standing up looking around. I found him and took a bead. He said to hold the elevation and take out the 1/2 MOA. Just before I let it rip, he called the 1/2 MOA back in. I took another bead on its head because it was standing up. Breath, breath, squeeze, BANG! Down it goes flopping a foot in the air.
We walked up to the groundhog. There it was under the brush. I thought I may of hit it in the chest, but I hit it right behind the left eye, splitting its ears. I was a hootin and giggle in like a little school girl. What an exciting day of hunting. This season is already starting out much better than the last.
Thanks for all your knowledge gentlemen,
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