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Old 04-21-2007, 10:12 PM
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Re: Oregon! Anyone seen any Diggers yet?



We saw 2 and got this one. This was taken with an old school Ruger Varminter in 22-250 with a Leupold 6.5-20x40 on it. We will give them another month. Were we went we even still had a little snow on the North side of the hills.
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Old 04-22-2007, 12:55 AM
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Re: Oregon! Anyone seen any Diggers yet?

Nice riffle, and congrats on the 500 yd club.


What caliber, and whose barrel?
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Old 04-22-2007, 02:44 PM
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Re: Oregon! Anyone seen any Diggers yet?

Catshooter thanks. Its a 25-06 ackley. The barrel is a Lilja 3-groove 1-10". Shoots awesome, Dan Dowling throated the rifle for 87 grain Speer TnT, the poor mans benchrest bullet as I like to call them. It really blew up the chuck on the front side you can see his gut in the picture.
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Old 04-30-2007, 10:22 AM
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Re: Oregon! Anyone seen any Diggers yet?

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We dont have any of those around here. Funny, you would think we would as this type of terrain is the same type down in central Oregon where you shoot these guys at.

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My dad told me there used to be alot of ground squirrels in Umatilla county. He believes the wheat farmers just poisoned them off. I have seem them in a few lower areas.

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The ones I've seen are actually big ol fat rock chucks. More like the size of house cats [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] They come out and sun bathe every once in a while. Only problem is there not in a very good spot [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

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I have a solution to that. Get a few live traps and relocate. hehe
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Old 05-12-2007, 11:40 PM
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Re: Oregon! Anyone seen any Diggers yet?

Shot a few diggers today -very educated diggers you stop they go!

But i'm a patient kind of guy -if i'm waiting for a shot.

I started a thread about shooting rests in the general discussion area.I tried some shooting sticks and a folding chair.A longleg 25" harris bipod.The back of the gun [me] was still shakey -very challenging to make 100 yard shots.

Nonetheless a few were killed -man those little buggers do some damage to the land.Livestock and pronghorns etc. would have to watch every step out there -i can't walk more than five steps w/o taking a good look at my next five steps.
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I tried some shooting sticks and a folding chair.A longleg 25" harris bipod.The back of the gun [me] was still shakey -very challenging to make 100 yard shots.

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Mike, Did you put your sunscreen and lay out in the Lawnchair, kind of a varmint lounge tactic. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
I had some red digger fun this week too, being layed off a fellow gets kind-of bored. I went camping, took my Savage Striker Pistol 22-250 out and blasted quite a few of them. The cool thing is if you hit them under 50 yards with this combo, it launches them. Just like my 25-06.
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Re: Oregon! Anyone seen any Diggers yet?




"Mike, Did you put your sunscreen and lay out in the Lawnchair, kind of a varmint lounge tactic."

Yuup and i had a big old flowery hawiian shirt on to [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] !!

I had my little 221 fireball and a 17hmr both cz's.
The 221 fb sends them up right nice especially at close range ,you know -the real dumb ones that stand up at 15yds [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ooo.gif[/img].

I was shooting some diggers w/ my 22-250 a couple of weeks ago -getting some brass out of a case of win 45gr factory ammo.
One went so far and high i didn't bother telling the story b/c nobody would believe it.<- 12-14' high at a 45* angle -distance 35 maybe 40' -that was one talented digger i tell ya !.

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