Prairie Dog Termination



  • I love what that .204 is doing. I am going to have to load up some of my lighter bullets in my 223ai for next trip. I sure will suffer at distance but inside of 300 yards it's going to be comical.



  • Man @gash that one at 75 yards is huge! That’s a big ass prairie dog! Good shooting!



  • She shot a LOT more that aren't pictured. Definitely helped the cause! hehe



  • @orkan said in Prairie Dog Termination:

    She shot a LOT more that aren't pictured. Definitely helped the cause! hehe

    Can't wait for a group outing on a big town to see how many we can rack up in a day!



  • @gash said in Prairie Dog Termination:

    Got a chance to help with the Praire Dog Termination. My TS Customs .204 Ruger does quite the job:

    75 yards
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    225 yards
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    300 yards
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    And those damn snakes....ugh...they can right piss off! I wish I could have gone another 37 years without ever having seen one.

    great day.... that thing looks like someone stuck a firecracker in it and lit the fuse.



  • @orkan said in Prairie Dog Termination:

    She shot a LOT more that aren't pictured. Definitely helped the cause! hehe

    I couldn’t have done it without your help! Thank you :)



  • Ran out of .223AI ammo so it was time to switch to 6BR. I loaded up the last of a batch of 95gr VLD's I had.

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    The 95 VLD's were being launched at 2750fps, and were surprisingly effective. Pretty good in the wind and this load I'm running was very stable in the 98 degree weather.

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    Here's one I shot with my 16" 22-250 at about 130yds with a 52SMK at 3700fps. He took it square in the chest, got knocked down, and ran down the hole. Bullet selection is very important if you don't want these critters running off. :)
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  • @orkan

    We just had a big hullaballoo about an unlicensed slaughter operation just north of us. The complaint was the animals were not killed quickly humanely .....CLEARLY NOT AN ISSUE HERE.



  • Believe it or not, some people have a major problem with pdogs running down the holes after getting shot.

    I find them to be overly sensitive.



  • @orkan said in Prairie Dog Termination:

    Believe it or not, some people have a major problem with pdogs running down the holes after getting shot.

    I find them to be overly sensitive.

    I agree 100%, usually those are the same people that complain about anything animal related. I don’t like to admit it but my sister is one of those people. She thinks riding bronc’s and bulls is animal cruelty as well. We are over run with hogs on our place and she throws a fit about me killing them by the dozens. We couldn’t be any more different.



  • @bull81 There are the animal activist types, sure.

    ... but I'm talking about hunters. Guys that claim to be on "our side" are some of the worst.



  • @orkan this is the truth. My blood boils when I see “I’m a hunter but x isn’t hunting”



  • It was a rough one out there today. Hotter than hot. The pdogs were still moving around though. Killed a solid 45 of them in 3hrs. I've already picked this town over pretty good. After that I had to retreat from the heat.
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    You need a really good 10 ply tire to drive around in my country.
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    Playing peek-a-boo with me at 100yds is unwise. It's typically unwise at 200yds as well. On a day like today when there was barely a 1mph wind gusting to 3mph... I was evacuating cranial cavities out to 400yds.
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  • Good work. Color me jealous



  • @rhyno said in Prairie Dog Termination:

    @orkan this is the truth. My blood boils when I see “I’m a hunter but x isn’t hunting”

    About the only kind of hunting I don't care for is high fence. Sounds like Pdog elemination is a simple matter of necessity for the AG community.



  • Sometimes they really get sent for a ride. This one did the helicopter of doom as it was launched about 6ft in the air and landed about 6ft from its hole.

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    Smashing on the pdogs some more. Killed two out past 1000yds with one shot. Fun fun.



  • @irish and I killed 341 prairie dogs with a 10/22 in the last 2 days. I claimed the farthest kill with 265yds. A ridiculous number were shot between 100 and 180yds.

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  • Been absolutely demolishing the pdogs with the Volquartsen 17WSM.

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  • @orkan wow



  • Knocked out a couple pdogs today. This time I took along my 6.5 Creedmoor. Got my furthest kill to date at 1075 yards.

    Shot quite a few out past 600 yards today, once I was down to 10 rounds left Orkan and I worked the town with the Volquartsen 17WSM. That rifle is so much fun!

    @dddoo7 does some amazing cerakote work guys! Here is a picture of my rifle in the field.

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  • Came across this angry danger worm today while shooting pdogs.



  • Man I was waiting on a boom what happened?
    That dude looked like he meant business, and was in no mood for a visitor



  • Went out with a 17 Hornady Hornet yesterday and zapped a few. It's a CZ 527 American pencil barrel, cut to 20" and wearing a Thunderbeast 22 Takedown. In hind sight, I'd have purchased the heavy barrel "varmint" model. It's no custom rifle, thats for sure... but for this kind of work it is quite a fun little rifle. Sporter stocks are such trash. Chin weld and nearly impossible to get a 90 degree press on trigger. Certainly not while being in firm control of stock with firing hand. I was able to hit pretty consistently out to 250yds. Beyond that, the wind became tricky.

    This one got blown off his hole for a picture. He was up on top of the mound rather than down in it. Most just fall back in the hole, since they are very shy critters and just barely peek out at you from inside the hole.
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    The most common result is what you see below. Headshot, completely explodes their melon, and they slide down in the hole, never to be seen again.
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    Other times, they are peeking so skillfully, you can't see anything but half of their eyeball and the top of their head. Caught this rat at 155yds doing just exactly that. My wind call was spot on. :)
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    Factory rifle, factory ammo... seems like it holds half to 3/4moa. I won't mind if it gets all beat up in the side-by-side. The hornady hornet is launching a .17cal 20gr bullet at 3600fps from this 20" setup. The hits inside of 150yds are quite harsh! Really does the job nicely and anchors them good.



  • Good stuff Orkan.

    My PD shoot got canceled for lack of dogs in the town in OK. Anyone know of a good place in TX, NM, or OK?