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Old 4 March 2018, 13:12
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"You give us presents, we go in peace." "You can go in dog shit, dingleballs. Had about enough of you"

I'll have to look up the figure, but I remember Randy Newburg talking about trapping muskrats in college during that time and making some unheard of sum of money.

Edit: Sorry it was beaver and they were getting 20-25 bucks unskinned and he caught a hundred or so in the month of April. That's about $5200-6500 today. Bobcats were getting pretty crazy a few years ago, but I doubt we ever see something like that again.

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Old 4 March 2018, 15:51
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Old 4 March 2018, 16:15
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$32K (Gross) in 2012. $25K (Gross) in 2013.

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Old 5 March 2018, 20:05
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Any recommendations on a place to shoot prairie dogs the first part of August? I've done it in SW Colorado, but would like to find somewhere with a few more towns to shoot.
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Old 8 March 2018, 21:07
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Any recommendations on a place to shoot prairie dogs the first part of August? I've done it in SW Colorado, but would like to find somewhere with a few more towns to shoot.
I was going to be a smartass and say in the prairie.

But, I won't do that.
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Old 8 March 2018, 21:28
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Mid 80's western Oklahoma was great, not far from Altus AFB. Used an Anschutz .22 with an old 20X Unertl scope, shooting Pdogs at 200, 250: Pafff.............................dink.
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Old 8 March 2018, 21:30
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Yeah, quite a time of flight equation there with a .22. I went to New Mexico and shot one time and was stupid enought to take my .308 and got the living shit beat out of me.
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Old 8 March 2018, 21:37
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Went out there once with my S3 NCO, who brought his Mauser 7 mil mag. He hit some, but holy hell what massive overkill.

I have a pre-war Sako in .222 Rem that would probably be good. One of those new .17 mags might be a good thing, too.

FB, you picking up hitchhikers?
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Old 8 March 2018, 21:43
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FB, you picking up hitchhikers?
I can if you can get the time off. I want to spend 4 or 5 days shooting, depends on how the schedule works out.

The ones I shot in Colorado were with various calibers. .17HMR, .17 Hornet, .19 Badger, .223, .22-250, .308, 6mmBR, .45ACP, .22LR, .22WMR.

I'm more interested in the ones 300+ yards away with the .223 or .22-250.
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Old 8 March 2018, 21:44
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I was going to be a smartass and say in the prairie.

But, I won't do that.
I was fully expecting that...
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Old 8 March 2018, 21:56
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I was fully expecting that...
I came a hair of buying a 22/250 from a pawn today. Instead traded my SIG Mosquito for a 12Ga Remington Super Mag.

For those gobblers.
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Old 8 March 2018, 21:58
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I used to groundhog hunt with a 22.250. Nice rifles. Love the high velocity calibers.
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Old 9 March 2018, 08:40
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The guy with me was shooting a 22-250 Ackley Improved. We were going for height and number of rotations. His Ackley Improved had the edge. It was a custom built rifle on a Rem 700 action with Zeiss glass, mine was a Savage Model 12 with a Simmons scope. It was a riot, and we weren't even there when the shooting was good, it was October.
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Old 9 March 2018, 10:23
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OK guys. Enough on the 22.250. Your making me think I need to go over and buy that one I passed on.

I think it was a Savage?
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Old 9 March 2018, 12:32
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I've got a Ruger Number 1 in .22-250. My "varminter" friends laughed at my choice in a single shot. Three coyotes trotted by at just over 300 yards, and they let me take one with the first shot. They emptied their 5 round mags, and we had a total of 1 coyote down. They stopped laughing.

If you are going for prairie dog carnage, the V-Max will put a splatter on them!
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Old 10 March 2018, 16:53
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OK guys. Enough on the 22.250. Your making me think I need to go over and buy that one I passed on.

I think it was a Savage?
It works well for deer with a 60 Grain Partition.

I like it with 40 grain Berger HP for nuisance deer, if I miss the little bullet destabilizes on the first twig it hits and it doesn't go careening off into the yonder.
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Old 10 March 2018, 18:13
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I've probably dumped more deer on the damage permit with .204, .223, and 22.250 than any other caliber. Usually 100 to 200 yards, open field with small nursery trees. Those little high velocity bastards are Hell on the "just behind the ear" headshots--the deer drop like you cut their legs out of under them.
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Old 10 March 2018, 22:10
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Put enough velocity on a Kraft mini-marshmallow and it will fuck you up.
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Old 13 March 2018, 22:32
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spent the weekend bustin bacon... took 4 total.. (only got pics of 3).. All three of these guys were hanging with a herd of about 15-18 on the side of a dirt road and were taken with head shots at about 220 yards with a .308..

Hit the first one, and they all scampered off for about a minute.. then came right back to the same place to see what happened... took out the next one and they hauled butt back into the tree line for maybe 2-3 minutes, and then sure as hell they came right back again... after the 3rd one fell, they took off for good, never to return...

It was a fun time...

Then later in the day I took a 4th pig... but.. thats a whole 'nother story (a pig that some chica with an AR15 wounded with a butt shot, that just needed to be put down...)..





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Old 14 March 2018, 16:58
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Barnes 165gr TTSX... When you care enough to send the very best



Just loaded up another batch of 50 of my favorite 30 cal hunting rounds... They have dropped everything from elk and kudu down to small whitetail deer and hogs.. The 165gr TTSX over 43.5gr of IMR 4064 shoots extremely well in all four of the 308's I have in the safe..

Should be ready for another year or so of taking on bambi and all of his woodland friends...
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