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    Carnage and Mayhem = Happy Farmer

    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.


    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!


    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 pdís in less than 2 hours with the XP from the seated position.






    It has been awhile since I have done close range pdís with my XPís. 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 didnít even start to gather up all of the dogs for pics.
    Ernie

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    Re: Carnage and Mayhem = Happy Farmer

    Well done.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith

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    Re: Carnage and Mayhem = Happy Farmer

    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

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    Re: Carnage and Mayhem = Happy Farmer

    Really happy I decided to keep and shoot the 6x47 and 6x45 XP's.
    Fun to shoot and not real expensive
    Ernie

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    Re: Carnage and Mayhem = Happy Farmer

    Quote Originally Posted by Zee View Post
    The last time I shot prairie dogs, I used a .308 Win and .300 Win Mag.
    How many years ago was that???
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    Re: Carnage and Mayhem = Happy Farmer

    Quote Originally Posted by Ernie Bishop View Post
    How many years ago was that???
    Sheesh! Maybe 4 years ago or so.
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    Re: Carnage and Mayhem = Happy Farmer

    Good job, specially that shot with the .44!!!
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    Re: Carnage and Mayhem = Happy Farmer

    Quote Originally Posted by Zee View Post
    Sheesh! Maybe 4 years ago or so.
    I didn't think you shot pd's anymore. Forgot about that shoot.
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    Re: Carnage and Mayhem = Happy Farmer

    You gotta be the best pistol shot since the long shooters of pee wee valley.
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    Re: Carnage and Mayhem = Happy Farmer

    Quote Originally Posted by early View Post
    You gotta be the best pistol shot since the long shooters of pee wee valley.
    Thanks.
    I just have more opportunities than most.
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    Re: Carnage and Mayhem = Happy Farmer

    Quote Originally Posted by Wambli Ska View Post
    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
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    Re: Carnage and Mayhem = Happy Farmer

    Color me impressed. Looks like fun!
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    Re: Carnage and Mayhem = Happy Farmer

    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.

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    Re: Carnage and Mayhem = Happy Farmer

    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
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    Re: Carnage and Mayhem = Happy Farmer

    .357's and .44's. . .

    Think you used enough dynamite there, Butch?
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    Re: Carnage and Mayhem = Happy Farmer

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigslug View Post
    .357's and .44's. . .

    Think you used enough dynamite there, Butch?
    Uhhh.....Maybe
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