Ohio Groundhog

Discussion in 'Varmint Hunting' started by Ohio06, Jul 1, 2014.

  1. Ohio06

    Ohio06 Well-Known Member

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    Well, not near as far as some of you shoot, but a personal best for me at 535 yards tonight with my Sig SSG 3000. The groundhogs have been hammering the new bean fields that are just starting to sprout, and tonight I hit it just right. They were coming out of the wood work. I had some issues at 490 yards for some reason with my dope, still not sure what was going on, but I continued to miss some small ones that were coming in and out of their holes.

    Later on this one came out and I checked the wind one more time, dialed the elevation in, held a mil off for wind and squeezed off. He never moved. Man I love varmint hunting. :D
     

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  2. lewwetzel

    lewwetzel Well-Known Member

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    Great job. Nothing better than smacking a 'hog from several football fields away. What's that Sig chambered in?
     

  3. tt35

    tt35 Well-Known Member

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    Nice shootin'.

    Me too! gun)
     
  4. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    Sums it up pretty well!
     
  5. Ohio06

    Ohio06 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks.

    lewwetzel the Sig is chambered in .308. It has proven to be a very reliable platform for taking out varmints and banging steel. I really enjoy it.
     
  6. Rogue Hunter

    Rogue Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Well done:D

    -Mike
     
  7. peashooter

    peashooter Well-Known Member

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    I enjoy varmint hunting and it is the only opportunity for rifle hunting in Ohio. 535 on a groundhog is very good shooting. Keep it up. My opportunities are diminishing with each day as the beans become cover.
     
  8. rancilio

    rancilio Well-Known Member

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    Excellent. Get 'em before the beans they don't eat get too big to see them.
     
  9. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    This year, I'm getting a non-resident license and deer tag for the Buckeye. They changed the rules, now you can rifle hunt fior deer with a straight wall cartridge (pistol) in a rifle and I have a tack driving Henry in 44 mag topped with a Leupy that will be harvesting a Buckeye deer this fall (I hope).

    We are doing wood hogs off the back deck out to 200 with 17 HMR's. You can always tell a good hit. If the tail twitches, he's done for.
     
  10. peashooter

    peashooter Well-Known Member

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    My muzzleloader shoots very well and I am using 45/70 bullets at around 2250fps. Using the straightwall rifle would give me three shots instead of one is the real advantage. Good luck in Ohio as we do have good bucks in many areas.
     
  11. cgpaul

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    I`ve got relitives down near Dayton, and from what they tell me, they got woodchucks. May be a different spot in the State than you, but in general, is it hard getting on land to hunt? They do not hunt, so don`t know.
    Thanks
     
  12. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    I believe I've exterminated every woodhog in the area. Next up are the yotes...