Carnage and Mayhem = Happy Farmer

Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior MemberPosts: 6,693 Senior Member
Thursday afternoon there was prairie dog mayhem and carnage in a short period of time. 3 dogs with the 357 FR and one with Chris Rhodes customized S&W 44 Mag, and then around 50 with my 6x47 XP-100/70 Nosler NBT's.
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I killed that small prairie dog standing, offhand, with no artificial support, at 125 yards with Chris's S&W Model 29DX that both Chris and Ken Kelly has done work on.
I don't shoot iron sighted handguns off-hand without support very often...But when I do, I sometimes get lucky!
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Being near-sighted and wearing my glasses, presents problems for me shooting irons. I'm just past mid-50, and my eyes will not focus through the magnification for things up close, like front sights or reading. I take my glasses off for reading and computer work. If I would have shot with safety glasses on, I would have been able to focus on the front sight just fine, but I wouldn't be able to see the pd good enough or at all (he was a little one).
If I can see it clearly, dot sight or scope, I can hit it. I don't do that much off-hand practice, but shooting is shooting. Chris's revolver was easy to shoot.

I think the longest shot with my Franken Ruger was around 150 yards or so. I kind of sighted in the Franken Ruger while I was shooting at prairie dogs.

The longer shots I made with my XP were around 300 yards or maybe a little bit further than that, but nothing longer than 350 yards.
This was all close range killing shooting off the bog Gear-with the PSR top. Once I put down the revolvers, I knocked off those 50ish pd’s in less than 2 hours with the XP from the seated position.
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It has been awhile since I have done close range pd’s with my XP’s. Had a great time.
Chris was killing stuff with the S&W 44 Mag, His SA 22lr revolver (iron sights), and his Dominator in 357 Bains and Davis. Chris is absolutely deadly with his Dominator!

We didn’t even start to gather up all of the dogs for pics.
Ernie

"The Un-Tactical"

Comments

  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 18,968 Senior Member
    Well done.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 18,968 Senior Member
    The last time I shot prairie dogs, I used a .308 Win and .300 Win Mag.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 6,693 Senior Member
    Really happy I decided to keep and shoot the 6x47 and 6x45 XP's.
    Fun to shoot and not real expensive
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 6,693 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    The last time I shot prairie dogs, I used a .308 Win and .300 Win Mag.

    How many years ago was that???
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 18,968 Senior Member
    How many years ago was that???

    Sheesh! Maybe 4 years ago or so.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Moderator Posts: 25,105 Senior Member
    Good job, specially that shot with the .44!!!
    "Attack rapidly, ruthlessly, viciously, without rest, however tired and hungry you may be, the enemy will be more tired, more hungry. Keep punching." General George S. Patton
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 6,693 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    Sheesh! Maybe 4 years ago or so.

    I didn't think you shot pd's anymore. Forgot about that shoot.
    OldtimerskickinginIguess...
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • earlyearly Senior Member Posts: 4,950 Senior Member
    You gotta be the best pistol shot since the long shooters of pee wee valley.
    My thoughts are generally clear. My typing, not so much.
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 6,693 Senior Member
    early wrote: »
    You gotta be the best pistol shot since the long shooters of pee wee valley.
    Thanks.
    I just have more opportunities than most.
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 6,693 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    Good job, specially that shot with the .44!!!
    That was a fun goal and to be able to reach it with a handful of shots made it that much more special
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 15,387 Senior Member
    Color me impressed. Looks like fun!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    Carry a 25 if it makes you feel good, but do not ever load it. If you load it, you may shoot it. If you shoot it, you may hit somebody, and if you hit somebody – and he finds out about it – he may be very angry with you. --Jeff Cooper
  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Posts: 4,128 Senior Member
    On my best day i couldnt have hit a dog with open sights at 100yd much less at 150, if I did it was just pure dumb luck.

    PD shooting is very addictive, I started shooting them about 1980, we would go 2 sometimes 3 times a year to S.D. mostly to the Standing Rock Reservation.

    JAY
    THE DEFINITION OF GUN CONTROL IS HITTING THE TARGET WITH YOUR FIRST SHOT
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 6,693 Senior Member
    I will probably go for a further shot with iron sights in the future, as long as I can burn up Chris' ammo in the process:jester:
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 6,599 Senior Member
    .357's and .44's. . .

    Think you used enough dynamite there, Butch? :tooth::up:
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 6,693 Senior Member
    Bigslug wrote: »
    .357's and .44's. . .

    Think you used enough dynamite there, Butch? :tooth::up:
    Uhhh.....Maybe:jester:
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"

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