North Central Ohio Wood Chucks

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  1. buzz10

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    Any of you from the North Central Ohio area ground hog hunters?
     
  2. peashooter

    peashooter Well-Known Member

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    Hi Buzz10,

    I am from NW Ohio and enjoy the pursuit of the whistle pig. The area I live is mostly open fields with a few fencerows. This provides good opportunities for shots. My first choice for guns is my "peashooter". A savage chambered in .243 Win. I shoot a 75grain V-max with explosive results on the woodchuck.
    :)
     

  3. ROBSTER

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    Buzz10,
    Also from NW Ohio just east of Toledo and enjoy splattering woodchucks with either a Ruger 22-250 or winchester 338 whisper.
    Robster
     
  4. buzz10

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    Great to hear. I guess I am close to the NW Ohio. I am in the Bucyrus/Upper Sandusky area. Plenty of fields out here in farm country. I currently use a AR but have gotten more interested in longer ranges. After all of the expert advice on this forum I am going with a Savage 12 VLP in 22-250 with a 1:9 Twist.
     
  5. Hairtrigger

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    NW Ohio here, west ot Toledo . Plenty of Chucks but very populated and there are times when a 22-250 is too much gun.
    I use from 22lr to a hornet to a 221 and on up to a Swift
     
  6. killahog

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    Buzz I am in crawford county, and Use a LRPV chambered in 22-250AI i also have a 220 swift with a 1-8 twist I kill more crows than groundhogs and really like hunting near the landfill off Old 30.
     
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  7. buzz10

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    killa

    Crawford County that is awesome! I do most of my hog hunting out in the Wynford District. How long have you been in the long range hunting business?
     
  8. killahog

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    I started shooting groundhogs with a 22-250 about 1980, I dont shoot as many of them now because the coyotes seem to have really hurt the population, I have turned the guns toward the crows. They are a challenging target and you only get one shot at them. I do however shoot the hogs at long distance I have a few of my rifles zeroed at 300 yards and dont often shoot any any closer than that. Last year I had a couple kills over 650 and a bunch of kills around the 500 yard mark. These distances are not what some of the expert marksmen on this forum would consider long range but I have fun doing it.
     
  9. buzz10

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    Wow that is really impressive I need to get some lessons and some knowledge from you! I have hunted hogs for about 8 years, much more the last few years since my summers are free (i teach high school). I did use an MP-15 AR. But want to take my shooting to the next level. 500 yard shots that is pretty awesome.

    Do you reload? I assume you do using an 250 AI.
     
  10. TH

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    Buzz,

    I'm from Shelby, OH. I have a lot of experience long range shooting. I also hunt a lot of ground hogs and big game. This year I harvested an antelope at 900 yards. A 6x7 bull elk at 1115 yards and a cow elk at 1750 yards. If you want to learn how to shoot long range I can help you. My wife is also a teacher she teaches 2 grade. Ill shoot you a pm when I get home I'm traveling today and trying to submit this post using my blackberry not sure if this is going to work or not.
     
  11. killahog

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    Buzz it sounds like TH is the long range expert, I dont have anything that can make shots like he can, I would enjoy a lesson as well.
     
  12. ROBSTER

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    +1 sound like a good time!
    Are there any long range shooting ranges in ohio besides Thunder Valley?gun)
     
  13. killahog

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    I dont know of any
     
  14. Crosswire3

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    ...another Ohio hunter that's always looking for good people and places. Shoot me a PM anytime!