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6 years 13 weeks ago, 8:40 PM

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Was interested to see if we have anyone on the site that shoots prairie dogs or any other kind of varnmit hunting?

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6 years 13 weeks ago, 8:47 PM

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God willing, the wife and I are planning on going to South Dakota to shoot some prairie dogs, and then go to Montana to visit with family. Never been to either state before. We plan to use 2 AR-15 to do most of the shooting of the dogs and a couple other rifle to. Will have 24 inch barrels with 1&8 twist barrels to shoot the Sierra 77 grain BTHP Match bullets to kill some dogs.

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6 years 13 weeks ago, 12:13 PM

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this is a great praire dog rifle
http://www.gunslot.com/pictures/m77-220-swift-leupold-optics

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6 years 13 weeks ago, 2:11 PM

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Coon Huntin'

Sniped off a few coons. Thats about it.

6 years 13 weeks ago, 10:33 AM

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praire dog hunting

I'm alberta canada, we have lots ot them,not now though, hibernating .use mostly any thing- 10.22s.223,30-06,shotguns,bows-the new sling shots are great fun -been long time sport-50yrs worth-Art

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6 years 13 weeks ago, 3:04 PM

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Thanks, arts

Plan on using a couple AR-15 5.56mm and a 10/22 and a 308 and hope to shoot some out to a 1,000 yards. My friend AJ from SD said they have a few farmers that would let us kill a few for them.LOL

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6 years 13 weeks ago, 6:29 AM

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Hi fordvg-I hope i'm talking about same varmits, Sasketchewan, had open invitational gopher hunting last year-raised a few eyebrowes! lol. Our provincial gov. last yr issued styriknine poison to farmers again-its been banned about 20yrs-also kills anything that eats dead poisoned ones- if used properly will toally remove these varmits! Saw it happen last summer-hunted there for yrs-a few left in quarter section now-Still lots around for old guys like me lol - my kids have noticed the difference in just the one summer-

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6 years 9 weeks ago, 4:38 PM

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Hey arts could I use my 7.62x54r Mosin Scout, or would it make too much of a mess... ha ha ha ha

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6 years 9 weeks ago, 12:40 AM

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more of a mess, the more of the fun, i shot a squirrel with my M1 Garand one time, it was awesome to see that little basterd explode

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6 years 9 weeks ago, 9:50 AM

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take lots of ammo

If your planning to go prairie dog hunting first off take a lot of ammo, and the most impoortant thing to remember is your barrel. you can ruin a barrel fast shooting at dogs. My buddy didnt listen and ruined his barrel. I take three guns.......I swap every reload. gives barrel time to cool off....just like when the wife gets heated over an argument....ha ha

6 years 9 weeks ago, 10:50 AM

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I would go out in the never-never land boonies with my binos, spotting scope and my trusty 22-250. My longest successful shot was somewhat over 300 paces. If I remember correctly, I had the rifle zeroed at 200 yards, and had to hold about 6" high at over 300 yards.[55 grain bullet]. Beyond that distance, either I was not a good enough shot, or I did not understand the mysteries of wind velocity and direction. Love that 22-250 round, though.

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6 years 9 weeks ago, 4:47 PM

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I grew up shooting ground squiirels in our Alfalfa fields. They look just like prairie dogs only smaller. I believe they are called "Merriams ground squirrels" not sure though. I always just used my old marlin bolt action .22. You will go through alot of rounds though for sure if they are similiar creatures. I've shot lots of coyotes too.

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