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Discussion in 'Mammal Hunting Reports' started by TROB, Apr 30, 2012.

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  1. TROB
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    I didnt plan on hunting, but after confirming that my Savage was zero'd, I decided to take a little walk and get the rifle her first kill. I bought this gun about 5 years ago specifically for rock chucks, but I had never gotten one with it because I was in San Diego.

    Wind picked up to about 10-12mph as soon as I started hunting, and it started raining right as i was finishing up. Ended up with 6 chucks in about 2 hours. Not bad for an overcast windy day.

    The rifle is a 24" 1:7 twist, so I was shooting Black Hills 68gr MHP- VERY impressed with the performance. I would say they're even more devastating than the 55gr V-max I've been shooting in my AR.

    had an awesome little perch for the first 2 kills.

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    Somehow managed to completely hollow out his skull, leaving only a mask. Arrow points to where I was - 196 yards.

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    can you tell where I got him?

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  2. Junyy
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    Bad Ass!
  3. Rubberhook2
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    I'm sure the little fuggers will be just fine....
  4. Anello
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    Nice shooting! Bitchin gun there, too.
  5. m_mcgourty
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    That's some impressive shooting. Beautiful country too!
  6. ib12fish
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    That can't be a .308 looking at the brass looks like a big round. anyways outstanding shooting:2gunsfiring_v1: and where were you getting the? not in San Diego?
  7. TROB
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    It's a .223, it looks bigger on camera ;) I've taken chucks out to 376yd in this area with my AR, but the typical shots are 160-225. No need for anything bigger.

    Im in Idaho BTW, thanks.
  8. widgeon
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    Nice job tommy . I can see you are still very conservation minded. Practicing the exploded and release method. :D
  9. Sluester
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    NICE!

    What nobody is going to ask you what they taste like? :D
  10. TROB
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    [ame]http://youtu.be/JN0qpz81XVc[/ame]
  11. Sand pounder
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    Do you eat them?
  12. TROB
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    Rock chuck tastes great......coyotes love 'em. :shithappens:
  13. Stanley
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    Beat me to it.
  14. TROB
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    Friday- Got 7. They were especially gory, so ill just post the mild ones.

    One of my favorite little spots. The ridge sits at about 240-320y.

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    I don't think he felt a thing.

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  15. rooster707
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    That gun and that country look very familiar.....
  16. TROB
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    Weird huh? Almost like you've been here. They ain't California ground squirrels.
  17. el Toro
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    Looks like good mulie country. See any?
  18. TROB
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    Yea, a few, but I've only seen one buck in 12 years. not worth the hunt. There's a lot of traffic (off-road), so there are literally probably only 8 deer in that area. :rofl:

    every time I see the group, it's the same 8.... :shithappens:

    There's much better spots, but its fun for chucks.
  19. ilovecalicos
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    Love those Montana ground squirrels on 'roids.................:Exploding_Smiley:

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  20. yotekiller
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    I miss the mother land. :-(
    Looks like you are around the snake river canyon area?
    We used to blast chucks with anything from .22s to my 7MM. :-)
    I grew up in the Jerome, Twin Falls area.