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Old 05-01-2007, 11:52 AM
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Number of shots in PD town

I am curious as to what is the typical average number of rounds you individually fire per day (all calibers/guns) in a prairie dog town/s? In talking with different guys/gals the number seems to range quite a bit. Not including the rounds used for target shooting/paper, etc. but rounds shot at dogs. Also post the calibers used.

Ok, I will start. 225 rounds. Made up of using, 22LR, .223, 22-250, 300WM, 300UM, (and soon to be 270AM). [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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Old 05-01-2007, 01:46 PM
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Re: Number of shots in PD town

I don't keep a lot of detailed records , but I did it for a few days in Texas where the Average per day was roughly 250 . One stellar day in S. Dakota I did count the empties at the end of the day ....about 600 ! Mostly 223's and 220 Swift .
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Old 05-01-2007, 02:42 PM
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Re: Number of shots in PD town

Usually around 200 to 300 with the odd day up to 500.
Mostly use the 204 then 10/22, and a few with the 270 win.
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Old 05-01-2007, 03:34 PM
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Re: Number of shots in PD town

Never really been out for a full day of it. Anymore, we just set up for 700+ yd shots and don't shoot more than 50 or so rounds. I'd bet we'll burn a few more than that in WY though!!
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Old 05-01-2007, 04:35 PM
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Re: Number of shots in PD town

Usually 200-300 the past few years.
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Old 05-01-2007, 06:13 PM
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Re: Number of shots in PD town

1000yrdshooter, we don't have Pdogs in Cali, however we do have squirrel towns. I average about 100 rounds with the 10/22 and about 50 or 60 rounds for long range shots with what ever caliber I am using at the time.

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Old 05-01-2007, 06:15 PM
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Re: Number of shots in PD town

15-750 rounds/day.It depends on the area and time of year.During the late season and before the pups are out it can get challangeing to get more than 50 rounds a day.If you find a town that has not ben shot for a couple of years and the weather cooperates=every barrel ya got will be smokin [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
On average though 250 rounds will get me through the day.
For shots under 150yards the 17HMR is hard to beat,it just dont scarem down like a centerfire.For 0-400 yards the 204,223,22-250 and the 243 shootin 55 grainers do a nice job.For shots past 400 the 243 will still work but the 22-250 shootin the 75 Amax and the 6-284 shooting MKs and Bergers really shine.Past 750yards the 6.5-284,7mag and the 308Baer get a chance.The BMGs used to be fun to try for dogs past 2000 yards but I never did get one...just a sore shoulder [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]
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