Overkill ... Overgun ???

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  1. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    No such thing! So share them here ... freely :rolleyes::D:):cool:

    1. Coyote taken with .225gr NAB .338 WM @ 338 yards ...

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    2. Gopher taken with .125gr field point @ 20 yards.

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    3. Rattle snakes (~ 3.5' & 5.5') taken with .22 LR @ ~ 10 yards. I probably spent 50 rounds or so on each until I called it quits. :D

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  2. Browninglover1

    Browninglover1 Well-Known Member

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    I shot a prairie dog with a 110 grain VMax out of my 300 WSM at around 80 yards. It was really overkill and extremely fun.
     

  3. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    How about my favorite gopher load, .338 with a 300 SMK. I was up shooting with TRGRMAN and SMOKIN99. We had two cameras on the target, one barefoot and one mounted to the spotting scope and a gopher showed up. Note the wind blowing the steel target. Actually we were under gunned as we had to track him a bit. :D

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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTDypg4OAFA"]1000 gopher.wmv - YouTube[/ame]
     
  4. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Jeff,

    I'm glad you posted this. I took a co-worker to see Joe last week and we were talking about the video.

    Ed
     
  5. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I ned to call Joe, haven't talked to him for a long time. My son put the video together. It was a fun day. I'll tell ya, you spend a day with Joe on his range you will learn something about wind. It alway bows hard up there.

    Jeff
     
  6. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a plan, thanks!

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  7. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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    About 30 years ago I purchased a Weatherby Mark V in 460 Wby mag. To this day I don't know what prompted me to buy that rifle. Anyway, it was early spring and the only thing I could think of to practice on was PA groundhogs.

    As a handloader, I took it easy on them by only loading up 300gr HP and 350gr RN bullets. I saved the 500gr soft points for bowling over a few trees. :D

    Too bad digital images didn't exist back then.
     
  8. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    When I was MUCH younger and more prone to stupidity :D. I was elk hunting in Colorado with a friend of mine (Bert). We'd been riding in the high country since before daylight, it was midday and my stomach was growling and since we hadn't even cut a fresh track I mentioned that we should stop and have some lunch. Well, the lunch that was supposed to have been put in a saddle bag, was sitting on the fender of the horse trailer (a LONG way away). We had NOTHING to eat and I was hungry. There was a small (2' wide) stream meandering through the meadow below us and I asked Bert if there were Brookies in the stream. He said there were, but we didn't have any fishing tackle. I grabbed my 7mm Rem Mag and picked out a likely looking hole above a shallow riffle (about 100yds away) and took a shot into the water just below a basketball sized rock. I climbed back on my horse and trotted down to the stream, bailed of my horse and tossed 4 8-10" brookies up on the bank. We made a small fire and had ourselves a couple of fresh fish.

    I'd say I was a little overgunned, but I got 4 with one shot! gun)

    later that day, we jumped some Elk in the quakies and couldn't keep up with them on our horses. We did give it a solid effort though :)

    AJ
     
  9. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    L:DL! You gave them brookies heart attacks ... WTG!