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I guess I'm going to do some doggin early next week

Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior MemberPosts: 8,496 Senior Member
Because of a surprising invite, I get to do some pd shooting in a new town.
Primary weapon will be my 6.5x47L RIFLE!
This should get the Eliminator a good run through lasering small fairly flat areas/dog mounds.
130 Berger at just over 2800 fps should prove enjoyable.
I will shoot mine off of a bi-pod and rear field bag, while the guy I will be shooting with will use his NEO Coaxial Rest with two different fast twist 6BR's (Rifles).
Plan to run out to 600-800 yards myself, and he brought ammo for me to shoot his rigs too.
Don't tell anyone I might be shooting multiple rifles in a period of several hours:yikes:
Ernie

"The Un-Tactical"

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  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,155 Senior Member
    Always a blast and I really want to hear how that Eliminator handles the conditions. Pdog shooting is always a big challenge for laser rangefinding devices.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 14,204 Senior Member
    Wow, should be a good range report, hope the wind is cooperative.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,749 Senior Member
    Post a few pics, Ernie. I haven't spilled any dog blood in a bit over two years. All my good towns got plagued out, and the ones that didn't aren't large enough to warrant the gas.

    In case you didn't know....I don't like pdogs. They're evil, nasty little creatures.

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 8,496 Senior Member
    Will do.
    I doubt if I am even going to go for any 1K+ dogs next week, just body count and trying a new system out.
    And of course spotting! That is as much fun or even more fun than shooting.
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    Groundhogs are bigger targets, and the range is usually shorter, but there's no such thing as "spotting". If the first shot doesn't connect, he's down his hole before there's time for a followup. Our whistlepigs are a lot more scarce since the Tennessee coyotes developed a taste for them, also!
    Jerry
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 8,496 Senior Member
    That is what I have been told.
    If the distance is decent on rock-chucks, you can get more than one shot on some of them.
    Depending on how much these pd's have been shot at will have a lot to do with how many shot opportunities we get.
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    Sounds like a fun trip, I am especially looking forward to the range report on the ne Eiminator,
    timc - formerly known as timc on the last G&A forum and timc on the G&A forum before that and the G&A forum before that.....
    AKA: Former Founding Member
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,464 Senior Member
    Teach wrote: »
    Groundhogs are bigger targets, and the range is usually shorter, but there's no such thing as "spotting". If the first shot doesn't connect, he's down his hole before there's time for a followup.

    A spotter starts working before the first shot. If the spotter is good, there is no need for a second shot. A spotters job is target detection, ranging, wind call, and correction if needed.

    The shooter just gets a stable platform and pulls the trigger.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 8,227 Senior Member
    Linefinder wrote: »
    Post a few pics, Ernie. I haven't spilled any dog blood in a bit over two years. All my good towns got plagued out, and the ones that didn't aren't large enough to warrant the gas.

    In case you didn't know....I don't like pdogs. They're evil, nasty little creatures.

    Mike

    Mike and I found a huge town on the place we hunt goats. It had so many that I actually ran over one with my truck just driving through the town. Have you ever heard the sound made when a 16 inch tire rolls over a prairie dog the size of a football?

    That was in early October about 5-6 years ago. We came back the following January and the dogs were almost completely gone. I think we managed to shoot 3. I later learned that the plague hit the little darlings. I guess that's about the only thing one can say about the plague. It can sure wipe out a colony of prairie dogs in short order.

    Anyway, Ernie, good luck with you venture.
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    Point taken- - - - -she also gets a lot of respect from the power company's tree trimmers!
    :yikes::yikes::yikes:
    Jerry
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