Re: Prairie dogs in high Wind
Sounds fun guys!
I went out yesterday to mark some 2k spots for the shooting bench with my gps in chuck country and ended up blasting p-dogs in the evening. The dang biting flies were so bad at 10,500 feet that they kept me in the truck and the chucks in their dens! So I blasted 45 miles east and ended up at 4000 feet in a new infested dog town. I love Utah for the variety of things to shoot and places to go! In about 45 minutes you can drive into what looks like a whole new world.
The wind was blowing about 15 mph and gusting so I dragged out the 6br improved fast twist and began to lay down the law. I had 25 confirmed kills with 6 or 7 possibles in 1 hour and 20 minutes! Shots were not real long but for the wind, it wasn't cake either. The dogs were from 350 to 650 and they are the white tail p-dogs which are much smaller than those black tail kind I wish we had.
The little 6br with the 95 grain Berger VLD is fast becoming my most favorite round of all time. It reaches out to 1500 yards, burns 31.5 grains of powder, no recoil, little barrel heat, and is so stinking accurate that once you get the clicks dialed in, you can pick off every dog that pokes his head out of the same hole with one shot time and time again! I had at one point six p-dogs standing on one hole (white tails in utah don't really make mounds) and I took all six of them in under 3 minutes with 7 shots at 498 yards!
All in all, it was a great way to spend an hour and a half. Now what to do about the stinking biting flies?
If it's not far, it's boring.