What You See When You Leave Early Morning To Shoot Prairie Dogs

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What You See When You Leave Early Morning To Shoot Prairie Dogs

#1 Post by Shrapnel » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:12 am

I left at 4:00 yesterday morning to go east and shoot prairie dogs. This is what all you guys missed while you were in bed...

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Re: What You See When You Leave Early Morning To Shoot Prairie Dogs

#2 Post by Rimfire McNutjob » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:22 am

I had a whole other REM cycle to complete when you took that photo.

And what was the cartridge of choice for this particular activity? What kind of average distance is a PD shoot in that part of the country?
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#3 Post by gamekeeper » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:35 pm

Beautiful..... 8)
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#4 Post by Nath » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:42 pm

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Re: What You See When You Leave Early Morning To Shoot Prairie Dogs

#5 Post by Old No7 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:54 pm

Shrapnel wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:12 am
I left at 4:00 yesterday morning to go east and shoot prairie dogs...
Gee, if I got up at oh-dark-thirty and headed east to shoot anything -- All I'd see is this! :wink:

Hope the shootin' was great!

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#6 Post by jeepnik » Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:52 pm

Quite pretty. With my schedule I'm already at work (often in a dark hole) so I miss sunrises. Thanks for showing me how gorgeous they can be.
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#7 Post by Griff » Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:16 pm

:D :mrgreen:
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Re: What You See When You Leave Early Morning To Shoot Prairie Dogs

#8 Post by Shrapnel » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:18 pm

Rimfire McNutjob wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:22 am
I had a whole other REM cycle to complete when you took that photo.

And what was the cartridge of choice for this particular activity? What kind of average distance is a PD shoot in that part of the country?
I took 6 rifles in

22 PPC
6mm PPC
222 Remington magnum
224 Weatherby Magnum
22-250
17 Remington

Average distance is 250 with some closer and as many as you want to shoot out to and beyond 600 yards...

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#9 Post by 3leggedturtle » Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:42 pm

Sounds likes fun. But you dont even have .30 cal with, much less a .40 or .45 single shot! Is this a first? Todd/3leg
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Re: What You See When You Leave Early Morning To Shoot Prairie Dogs

#10 Post by marlinman93 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:06 pm

Shrapnel wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:18 pm
Rimfire McNutjob wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:22 am
I had a whole other REM cycle to complete when you took that photo.

And what was the cartridge of choice for this particular activity? What kind of average distance is a PD shoot in that part of the country?
I took 6 rifles in

22 PPC
6mm PPC
222 Remington magnum
224 Weatherby Magnum
22-250
17 Remington

Average distance is 250 with some closer and as many as you want to shoot out to and beyond 600 yards...

What? No .45-120??
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Re: What You See When You Leave Early Morning To Shoot Prairie Dogs

#11 Post by marlinman93 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:06 pm

Shrapnel wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:18 pm
Rimfire McNutjob wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:22 am
I had a whole other REM cycle to complete when you took that photo.

And what was the cartridge of choice for this particular activity? What kind of average distance is a PD shoot in that part of the country?
I took 6 rifles in

22 PPC
6mm PPC
222 Remington magnum
224 Weatherby Magnum
22-250
17 Remington

Average distance is 250 with some closer and as many as you want to shoot out to and beyond 600 yards...

What? No .45-120??
Pre WWI Marlins and Singleshot rifles!
http://members.tripod.com/~OregonArmsCollectors/

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Re: What You See When You Leave Early Morning To Shoot Prairie Dogs

#12 Post by Rimfire McNutjob » Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:23 pm

Shrapnel wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:18 pm
I took 6 rifles in

22 PPC
6mm PPC
222 Remington magnum
224 Weatherby Magnum
22-250
17 Remington

Average distance is 250 with some closer and as many as you want to shoot out to and beyond 600 yards...
I read countless articles when I was a kid comparing the 22-250 and the 220 Swift for varmint hunting.

I also like to take a lot of guns out when I go shooting. It never occurs to me that I'm going to spend 5 hours cleaning them all when I get home. Still ... worth it.
... I love poetry, long walks on the beach, and poking dead things with a stick.

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Re: What You See When You Leave Early Morning To Shoot Prairie Dogs

#13 Post by piller » Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:30 pm

Prairie dog shooting was fun back when I was a kid. Too far to drive for a 1 or 2 day trip now. I see sunrises when driving to work at least twice a week.
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