My friend is full of

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  1. Bowhunter7

    Bowhunter7 Active Member

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    My friend said he shot a prairie dog at 300 yards with a 223. I said how would you even see it with some of the brush. What do you think.
     
  2. Browninglover1

    Browninglover1 Well-Known Member

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    re: My friend is full of

    300 yards is a chip shot if the wind is low. Most of our shooting occurs between 3-400 yards.
     

  3. MHO

    MHO Well-Known Member

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    I agree. Most of the PD shoots we go to start at 275 and run out to 525 yards.
     
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    jfseaman Well-Known Member

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    I don't have p-dogs but routinely make that shot in much less than minute of prairie dog with a 223.
     
  5. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    Thats not that hard of a shot in decent conditions, with a 223 in great conditions 800 yard shots arent out of the question if the shooter and gun are up to the task.
     
  6. Bowhunter7

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    He said the wind was blowing 50 Mph and it was off hand he said he held right on target in 50 Mph wind.
     
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    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    Now if you included that in your first post... Ya, he's BSing ya.
     
  8. sourdough44

    sourdough44 Well-Known Member

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    Also(ref the wind) anyone can get lucky once in a while. Did he mention how many misses he had before he connected? Or his hit ratio? That distance is very doable.
     
  9. pdog2062

    pdog2062 Well-Known Member

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    just tell him how far off he would have been if the wind stopped blowing.
     
  10. mountainman56

    mountainman56 Well-Known Member

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    He must miss by a long ways when the wind ain't blowin. :rolleyes:
     
  11. bowtechboss177

    bowtechboss177 Well-Known Member

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    Oh man what a shot. The way we hunt prairie dogs is we get a bunch of tractors and seeds and make a BIG food plot. We then set up our game cams and hope for the best. I have been going after a big prairie dog I call Theodore but I still haven't gotten a shot. Gonna set up the treestands this weekend and try to grunt/ rattle him into gun range.
     

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    He must have one of those rifle and bullets with guidance system. :cool:


     
  13. Greyfox

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    Not sure about your friend, but just last week on an afternoon break from hunting deer and antelope in Wyoming, a few of us shot a few dozen PD's shot at that range and further. If it was really a 50 MPH I'd say it would be very tough, but even in a stiff wind it's not that hard to walk the bullet in with an AR and decent optics. Longest kill during our session with a 6.5x284 was 787 yards with a 7 MPH crosswind.
     
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