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Unread 07-01-2014, 08:04 PM
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Ohio Groundhog

Well, not near as far as some of you shoot, but a personal best for me at 535 yards tonight with my Sig SSG 3000. The groundhogs have been hammering the new bean fields that are just starting to sprout, and tonight I hit it just right. They were coming out of the wood work. I had some issues at 490 yards for some reason with my dope, still not sure what was going on, but I continued to miss some small ones that were coming in and out of their holes.

Later on this one came out and I checked the wind one more time, dialed the elevation in, held a mil off for wind and squeezed off. He never moved. Man I love varmint hunting.
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    Unread 07-02-2014, 08:20 PM
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    Re: Ohio Groundhog

    Great job. Nothing better than smacking a 'hog from several football fields away. What's that Sig chambered in?
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    Unread 07-03-2014, 12:05 AM
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    Re: Ohio Groundhog

    Nice shootin'.

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    Man I love varmint hunting.
    Me too!
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    Unread 07-03-2014, 01:59 AM
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    Man I love varmint hunting.
    Sums it up pretty well!
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    Unread 07-03-2014, 01:32 PM
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    Re: Ohio Groundhog

    Thanks.

    lewwetzel the Sig is chambered in .308. It has proven to be a very reliable platform for taking out varmints and banging steel. I really enjoy it.
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    Unread 07-03-2014, 01:38 PM
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    Re: Ohio Groundhog

    Well done

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    Unread 07-03-2014, 04:07 PM
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    Re: Ohio Groundhog

    I enjoy varmint hunting and it is the only opportunity for rifle hunting in Ohio. 535 on a groundhog is very good shooting. Keep it up. My opportunities are diminishing with each day as the beans become cover.
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