...Groundhogs at 600 yards+

Discussion in 'Varmint Hunting' started by 6.5x61Super, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. 6.5x61Super

    6.5x61Super Well-Known Member

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    ...got the new stock mounted on my 6.5x61Super...

    ..did a little g'hoggin' yesterday after work...

    ..the treeline on the lefts side of the pic is a lasered 657 yards...

    ..went 6 kills with 6 shots....

    ..longest shot = 622 yards.....

    139 grain Lapua Scenar @3,060 fps


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  2. jehu

    jehu Well-Known Member

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    Dam good shootin!!
     

  3. 6.5x61Super

    6.5x61Super Well-Known Member

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    ...followup video from yesterday evening...


    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSi2pzwZfOg]6.5x61Super Ohio Groundhog and Big Buck.wmv - YouTube[/ame]
     
  4. 6.5x61Super

    6.5x61Super Well-Known Member

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    ..the video thing with groundhogs is definitely challenging....

    used to be the scenario went like this:

    1. See groundhog
    2. Laser range groundhog
    3. Enter range in Shooter App
    4. Note number of MOA's correction both elevation & windage
    5. Dial in MOA adjustments
    3. Chamber a round
    4. Zoom scope out to find groundhog
    5. Find groundhog
    6. Zoom scope in to center groundhog
    7. Adjust parallax focus
    8. Half a breath......squeeze....


    Now, throw in a video camera into the mix

    1a. Find groundhog in viewfinder
    2b. Zoom finder
    3b. Then start steps above!!!


    AND a big IF....that groundhog doesn't move, or worse yet = goes back into their hole!

    ...the problem I was having yesterday was the setting sun.......I wanted to hunt that side of the ridge, but next time I will go back to the other side!