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Offline D45/70

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Hunting Montana Squirrels
« on: March 09, 2010, 08:25:22 AM »
Gopher hunting to day, 61* sunny light winds. We set up shop on a hill 188 to 280 yards from the killing fields. I didn't shoot as well as last time but had MORE shots. A bud and I shooting 243's used 80 shells-( 58 gr,3300 fps) and got 39 confirmed kills. They're on the other side of a big creek so no pictures but a few.Most of the gophers we had to use optic to even see them there only 2" wide and when they stand really straight may be 7" tall, not mush target and the wind was shifting and blowing around 10 mph. That does not sound bad but at over 200 yards a 2" target is VERY small.




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Re: Hunting Montana Squirrels
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2010, 10:26:15 AM »
Dam D!!!! :shock: You use  that 50 cal on him or what? ??? ;D ;D ;D
Still killen and grillen!!!

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Re: Hunting Montana Squirrels
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2010, 10:44:09 AM »
  O0 O0 O0 Awesome, D45! Blow them up!
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Re: Hunting Montana Squirrels
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2010, 10:55:10 AM »
You keep using that .243 and you're going to have to change your name.  :roll:

 ;D ;D

Sounds like you guys had a pretty good day. O0  You should try to take a pistol and thin some of them out.  :wink: ;D
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Re: Hunting Montana Squirrels
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2010, 02:19:03 PM »
Like I said, I aint never seen a 243 make a hole like that! :shock: :shock:
Still killen and grillen!!!

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Re: Hunting Montana Squirrels
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2010, 11:51:20 AM »
Like I said, I aint never seen a 243 make a hole like that! :shock: :shock:

 You got to wind them up a bit. I was shooting  a 85 gr speer boat tail going 3500 fps, thats smoken !!! :knuppel2
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Re: Hunting Montana Squirrels
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2010, 11:53:12 AM »
You keep using that .243 and you're going to have to change your name.  :roll:
;D ;D

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Re: Hunting Montana Squirrels
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2010, 11:56:41 AM »
After a few loads like that, you may need to restraighten you barrel! :shock: :shock: ;D ;D ;D ;D
Still killen and grillen!!!

 


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