165 Yard Ground Hog

Discussion in 'Varmint Hunting' started by justgoto, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. justgoto

    justgoto Well-Known Member

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    I went out today hoping to get some footage of me shooting a ground hog with my 357... I got some.

    YouTube - 165 Yard Ground Hog 357 Kill

    Not that long of a distance, but for an iron sighted pistol I am pleased.
     
  2. flyin lizard

    flyin lizard Well-Known Member

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    Could not see the vid ,but 165 yds with a .357 very nice ..
     

  3. johnnyk

    johnnyk Well-Known Member

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    justgoto,
    Great shot man! JohnnyK.
     
  4. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    Incredible shot. How far did you have to hold-over?
     
  5. jmason

    jmason Well-Known Member

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    Holy Crap!! I can't hit a a sheet of paper at 50 yards with my wheel gun:D! Nice shootin for sure!
     
  6. justgoto

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    I have no luck at all when I hold over so what i do is drop the back sight to a specific level. That way I can still see the target.

    This is how I held the sights, the ground hog where I want to hit it right at the top center if the front sight blade.

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    I have memorized the points I need to hold at, at 50 yard increments up to 250 yards. I missed at 300 yards 7 times so I'll have to wait until I get a scope to see if I can go even further.


    Thanks for the compliments everyone! :)
     
  7. jghoghunter

    jghoghunter Well-Known Member

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    Thats some good shooting. I quite using a pistol years ago because I couldn't hit anything with one that had a scope on it. Keep trying and you'll hit that 300 yarder. Goodluck
     
  8. justgoto

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    Thanks!

    I was going to try again tomorrow, I have a new target set-up I was going to try to see if i can hit a little better. It will not help me to hit a ground hog at that distance but at least I will know if the pistol will shoot that far consistently.

    :)
     
  9. Iron Worker

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    Hey your forgetting some thing ! What was the load? How many grain bullet? Looks like a S&W 686 8" BBL .Is that correct?
     
  10. justgoto

    justgoto Well-Known Member

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    Yes, it was a 686 8" barrel. I was using Federal 125 gr 38 special +P half jacketed hollow points.