GUN Gopher/Prairie Dog vids and guns...

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  1. atomlowe

    atomlowe meh....member

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    I'm planning my next trip for the annual slaughter. I'm looking for vids of the destruction for these useless creatures with calibers.

    I'm in the market for a new long gun for this coming years trip and want to know the effectiveness of them from 200-500+ yards. I'd like a round with a good BC (ballistic coeffiecent) but also has a high round count on the barrel.

    I don't need for ppl to start suggesting a 50 BMG because thats a bit too extreme and costly for my needs.

    So far we hunted with:

    17HMR - Marilin 917 w/6-24 x 42mm
    22LR - 10/22's open sights and with 3-9 x 32mm
    .223 - 10-40mm
    44Rem Mag - peep sights
    .308 - 6-24 x 40mm
    30-30 - peep sights
    1 1/4oz 3"slugs - standard bead sight
    45-70 - open sights

    Thinkin next, 22-250 and .243....

    Any suggestions would be great and if there are vids floating around post em up.

    thanks

    adam
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    BC varies from bullet to bullet, not round to round
     
  3. luvitlo94

    luvitlo94 Make a choice and don't look back.

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    Iceburn Made in the USA

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    I want to see .50 BMG.
     
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  7. BigBadJohn

    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    1Fastz28 and I went to the gun show last time and there was some crazy country bumpkin there that was talking about how his .17 popped the heads off prairie dogs and stuff, and the whole time I was thinking we dont even have prairie dogs, whats he talking about

    Whats so bad about them? Ive never seen one before, other than pictures of course
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    they destroy fields
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    I wish we had something that was annoying enough to slaughter :hs:
    All I have to kill is the occasional muskrat or snake :wtc:
     
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    Wish I had more land and prairie dogs. Oh well, I'm happy I have an endless population of gray diggers to destroy.
     
  12. atomlowe

    atomlowe meh....member

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    Here's a couple I found and a link the URL I found em at...

    http://www.huntingfootage.com/

    http://download.yousendit.com/B14138872EB6B23E

    http://download.yousendit.com/4D5A92422AF5E25E


    The ranch we visit is about 11 hours out and we'll make a week of it. There's 4000 acres for us to tromp over and last year we only covered 1000 acres in 2.5 days. I can't wait till May. Last year there were 4 shooters but it looks like they're be about 16 or us next time.

    The ranch owners are great, we're allowed to camp on their property and pretty much shoot anything but their livestock.

    Gophers since they consume the grassland
    Beavers since they dam up and flood the property
    Magpies since they scare away the songbirds
    Ravens since they steal the duck and chicken eggs
    Coyotes since they attack the livestock

    Spring can't come soon enough...
     
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    Buzz Killington nunc fortunatus sum

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    Bdog ...but do I really care?

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    .257 Weatherby Magnum

    You have +1 at 100 yards 0 at 200 yards and -5.1 at 300 yard with a 115gr bullet. At 400 yards you still have a 2,504fps w/ 1,601 ft·lbs and only a -14.8 drop... very power/flat varmint or game round.
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    It's a neat cartridge but I wouldn't use it for high volume shooting unless you're rich or reload since it's quite costly.
     
  17. Goat

    Goat That crack is really moreish

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    .223, .22-250, or .243 with a light bullet
     
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    I see people shooting prairie dogs and coyotes, do they eat them?
     
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    Goat That crack is really moreish

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    Nope, though some people do sell the coyote pelts.
     
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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    I'm going with .22-250
    But I'm starting a 300 win mag project next week, so it'll have to wait:naughty:
     
  21. atomlowe

    atomlowe meh....member

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    Doesn't a .22-250 have a barrel life expectancy of about 1000 rounds (granted thats probly for a bench shooter).

    Good luck on the 300WinMag. Post pics when done.

    I think finding another gun is gonna be difficult. With the mag bombed up its gonna be hard to find a gun thats more fun then my .223 SwissArms.

    I guess I'll go by the shop tomorrow and look around, maybe a .243...
     
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    PUREVIL More Money Than Brains Croo

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    Man remember to let me know when the dates are because Im so down again. I had a fucking blast and this time we gotta try getting one with a handgun LOL.

    First time camping, no shower for 3 days, shooting shit all day long FTW!

    <-----Gophers worst nighmare HA!
     
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    cool vids,

    anyone think a .308 LTR shooting nato surplus would work for Prarie Dogin? Not that i intend to go any time soon, just curious if it would work.
     
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    It would work, though shooting hundreds of rounds of .308 in a day might get a bit hard on the shouldered.
     

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