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Prairie dogs in high Wind

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Unread 08-04-2005, 11:29 PM
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Re: Prairie dogs in high Wind

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ok my question might sound dumb, but whats the brown tube on a tripod?

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I believe its a Wild optical range finder....good to way longer than LRF.
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    Re: Prairie dogs in high Wind

    I tryed shooting some p dogs in high winds 30 to 40mph with gusts above 50. Just when you thought that you had the windage down a gust would come along and blow the the shot 5 to 6 feet away from where you thought or all of sudden it would drop and you hit right where you were aiming 6 feet way from the target.

    Didn't make lots of hits that day but it was a good learning time. Nothing like real time training to improve your skill.
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    Re: Prairie dogs in high Wind

    This is a little off the subject, but when you aim for prairie dogs, do you aim center mass, for the head, or aim low? It's a pretty small target so it might not make much difference but I was just wondering where you all aim.
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    Re: Prairie dogs in high Wind

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    Re: Prairie dogs in high Wind

    I'm not Lerch but I can answer that. Nope, not yet.

    Wait till we get that 338 going [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]!!
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    Re: Prairie dogs in high Wind

    Knappy:
    Depends on how high you want to send them..... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
    Somewhat depends on shot setup ie. distance to target for example, on where I place my crosshairs. I don't always move turrets from shots in that 0-350 yds, just move crosshairs up or down, l to r (depends on wind). I find myself liking to aim in the lower 1/3 of their body. Ok, its for why I go shoot them. To send them up, up and away.
    It would also depend on whether I am waiting for two dogs to line up on a mound waiting for that double. Will usually then take a chest/shoulder shot. When they are on all fours I am looking for the head half to shoot, center mass. Hope this helps.
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