200,220 hpmk on grounghogs

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by gary brezinski, Jan 19, 2002.

  1. gary brezinski

    gary brezinski Member

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    sirs,
    how do these bullets work on said animals?
    if i can drive them to say 3200 fps using a 3oo ultra mag.
    also can a 24x scope be used for said hunting.the rifle is now being made.it sports a 30 in hart barrel in hv contour on a 700 action in a 40x stock.
    gary b.
     
  2. Dave King

    Dave King Well-Known Member

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    Gary

    Sounds to me like you have a groundhog rig!!

    Using 200 and 200 MKs on groundhogs shouldn't be a problem, might be a little too much gun for those 'twinkie' sized versions in early Spring though. [​IMG]

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  3. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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    It sounds as though you'll have enough gun for PD's but I'm not sure about groundhogs. Hogs put on a lot of extra body weight in late summer and are much harder to anchor then PDs.
    You should really consider a rig with more bullet weight. [​IMG]