HuntingNut
HuntingNut
   Login or Register
HomeCommunity ForumsPhoto AlbumsRegister
     
 

User Info

Welcome Anonymous


Membership:
Latest: boydmjdk
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 1
Overall: 12651

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 178
BOT: 2
Total: 180
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Forums
02: Forums
03: Forums
04: Forums
05: Forums
06: Forums
07: Forums
08: Forums
09: Photo Albums
10: News
11: Forums
12: Forums
13: Forums
14: Forums
15: Forums
16: Forums
17: Forums
18: Forums
19: Forums
20: Forums
21: Forums
22: Forums
23: Forums
24: Photo Albums
25: Forums
26: Your Account
27: Forums
28: Forums
29: Forums
30: Forums
31: Forums
32: Forums
33: Forums
34: Forums
35: Photo Albums
36: Forums
37: Forums
38: Forums
39: Forums
40: Forums
41: Forums
42: Forums
43: Forums
44: Forums
45: Forums
46: Forums
47: Forums
48: Forums
49: Forums
50: Forums
51: Forums
52: Forums
53: Forums
54: Forums
55: Forums
56: Photo Albums
57: Forums
58: Forums
59: Forums
60: Forums
61: Forums
62: Forums
63: Forums
64: Photo Albums
65: Forums
66: Forums
67: Forums
68: Forums
69: Forums
70: Forums
71: Forums
72: Your Account
73: Forums
74: Forums
75: Photo Albums
76: Forums
77: Forums
78: Forums
79: Forums
80: Forums
81: Your Account
82: Forums
83: Photo Albums
84: Forums
85: Contact
86: Forums
87: Forums
88: Forums
89: Forums
90: News
91: Forums
92: Forums
93: Home
94: Forums
95: Forums
96: Forums
97: Forums
98: Forums
99: Forums
100: Forums
101: Photo Albums
102: Forums
103: Forums
104: Forums
105: Your Account
106: Forums
107: Forums
108: Forums
109: Forums
110: Forums
111: Forums
112: Home
113: Forums
114: Forums
115: Forums
116: Forums
117: Forums
118: Forums
119: Forums
120: Forums
121: Forums
122: Forums
123: Home
124: Forums
125: Forums
126: Forums
127: Photo Albums
128: Forums
129: Photo Albums
130: Forums
131: Forums
132: Forums
133: Forums
134: Forums
135: Photo Albums
136: Forums
137: Forums
138: Forums
139: Forums
140: Forums
141: Forums
142: Forums
143: Your Account
144: Photo Albums
145: Forums
146: Forums
147: Forums
148: Forums
149: Home
150: Forums
151: Forums
152: Forums
153: Forums
154: Forums
155: Forums
156: Your Account
157: Your Account
158: Forums
159: Forums
160: Forums
161: Forums
162: Home
163: Forums
164: Forums
165: Forums
166: Forums
167: Home
168: Forums
169: Forums
170: Forums
171: Forums
172: Forums
173: Forums
174: Forums
175: Forums
176: Forums
177: Forums
178: Forums
  BOT:
01: Forums
02: Your Account

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
 

Coppermine Stats
Photo Albums
 Albums: 305
 Pictures: 2366
  · Views: 478244
  · Votes: 1311
  · Comments: 86
 

Support our Advertisers

Prairie Dog Hunting - First Time!!!
By Popular Demand: Discussions related to Varmint Hunting
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index » Varmint Hunting

View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
codybrown
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Feb 10, 2007
Posts: 379
Location: Michigan

PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 2:18 pm    Post subject: Prairie Dog Hunting - First Time!!! Reply with quote

I have been invited to go prairie dog hunting for the first time. We will be going to Montana on July 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. I was wondering as to what rifles I should use. My plans were a .223, .22-250, and a .220swift. I figured that would take me out to 750yards pretty easily. I have never reloaded, so I am getting my ammo for the .223 from www.georgia-arms.com. 1000 rounds of 55 grain balistic tip. I have access to reloading equiptment from my grandpa, but that will be limited. He used to do a lot of reloading and shooting, but he is starting to loose his eyesight. I have numerous other rifles, in multiple calibers, but these were my top picks. Am I on the right track here?
Back to top
View user's profile
moose2
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Mar 19, 2005
Posts: 707
Location: North Idaho

PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 2:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Prairie Dog Hunting - First Time!!! Reply with quote

codybrown wrote:
I have been invited to go prairie dog hunting for the first time. We will be going to Montana on July 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. I was wondering as to what rifles I should use. My plans were a .223, .22-250, and a .220swift. I figured that would take me out to 750yards pretty easily. I have never reloaded, so I am getting my ammo for the .223 from www.georgia-arms.com. 1000 rounds of 55 grain balistic tip. I have access to reloading equiptment from my grandpa, but that will be limited. He used to do a lot of reloading and shooting, but he is starting to loose his eyesight. I have numerous other rifles, in multiple calibers, but these were my top picks. Am I on the right track here?
I'll tell you what codybrown, you'll find yourself in 7th heaven on a good PD shoot. Congratulations to you on you're good fortune. Your selection for rifles is spot on. Don't know what kind of hunt you will be having or what other equipment you will be using, but its always nice to have a bi-pod along. If you haven't shot much long range, it wouldn't hurt to consult with some ballistics tables and get a feel for wind drift at various long ranges. Being you'll be in Montana, wind is sure to be a factor for any long range shooting. You're going to have a great time.--tr

_________________
tr
Back to top
View user's profile
codybrown
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Feb 10, 2007
Posts: 379
Location: Michigan

PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 2:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Prairie Dog Hunting - First Time!!! Reply with quote

Thank you moose. I have a couple differant Harris bipods, and 2 uncle buds sandbags, both bench models. I have done some longer range shooting, and dropped my 8point buck this past year with a 320yard shot with my .338 ruger. Other than that, 400 yards is the longest I have shot, and that was just targets. I plan on doing quite a bit of practicing this spring before I go out.

_________________
I make mistakes like the next man. In fact, rather cleverer than most men, my mistakes tend to be correspondingly larger.
Back to top
View user's profile
moose2
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Mar 19, 2005
Posts: 707
Location: North Idaho

PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 2:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Prairie Dog Hunting - First Time!!! Reply with quote

codybrown wrote:
Thank you moose. I have a couple differant Harris bipods, and 2 uncle buds sandbags, both bench models. I have done some longer range shooting, and dropped my 8point buck this past year with a 320yard shot with my .338 ruger. Other than that, 400 yards is the longest I have shot, and that was just targets. I plan on doing quite a bit of practicing this spring before I go out.
Good for you on the practicing. It indeed does have its rewards. There are several places where one can copy off PD targets. That would make target shooting alittle more fun. Also try shooting on some windy days, if you have them there. Its always an eye opener. Hope you can come back this summer and give us a post on your experiences. Have fun--tr

_________________
tr
Back to top
View user's profile
strieg
Rookie Member
Rookie Member


Joined: May 02, 2007
Posts: 19

PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 1:56 am    Post subject: Re: Prairie Dog Hunting - First Time!!! Reply with quote

I tell you what i went pdoggin for the first time last oct. Four of us went we took so many guns and ammo that we saged the back of a 3/4 ton truck and after four days hunting i used my ar15 the most, hit one at a little over 800 yrds i liked the ar for the follow up shots if you miss the first shot you have time to send more before he hits his hole
Back to top
View user's profile
skb2706
Member
Member


Joined: Apr 10, 2006
Posts: 269

PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 7:42 am    Post subject: Re: Prairie Dog Hunting - First Time!!! Reply with quote

codybrown wrote:
Thank you moose. I have a couple differant Harris bipods, and 2 uncle buds sandbags, both bench models. I have done some longer range shooting, and dropped my 8point buck this past year with a 320yard shot with my .338 ruger. Other than that, 400 yards is the longest I have shot, and that was just targets. I plan on doing quite a bit of practicing this spring before I go out.

getting out to "750 yards pretty easily" ain't as easy as it sounds.......

The reality of it all is plan for 200-400 yd. shots and unless you have the gear for it...forget 750 yds. A simple ballistic calculation for any of the rounds you mention will give you a clue as to the amount of drop and wind deflection you are up against. I've shot pds for years and on only a very few occasions was there so little wind that those very long shots could be made regularly. What kind of optics are you using that will get you out there ?
Back to top
View user's profile
Arizona Hunter
Member
Member


Joined: Jul 22, 2006
Posts: 275

PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 8:22 am    Post subject: Re: Prairie Dog Hunting - First Time!!! Reply with quote

This March I went on my first p-dog shoot in northern AZ, which is nothing like WY, MT or SD. But, man that was fun! WE are already planning our next trip in June (when the season re-opens).

I used my .204 Ruger and my friend a .223. Only onp-dog was hit at under 100 yards. Most of them were between 200 and 300 yds, and man when that cross wind begins to blow, it really affects things at 300-400 yds.

Your trip sounds like a lot of fun, let us know how it turns out.
Back to top
View user's profile
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index » Varmint Hunting
Page 1 of 1
All times are GMT - 7 Hours



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Advertisements
 


Valid CSS! Valid HTML 4.01!
Click to check if this page is realy HTML 4.01 compliant for speed :)

All logos and trademarks in this site are property of HuntingNut.com.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2011 by HuntingNut.com
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy

.: Upgraded to DragonFly 9.2 by Dizfunkshunal :.