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Prarie dog killing

Prarie dog killing
« on: June 07, 2008, 02:14:05 PM »
I love prarie dog hunting,so if any of You want to share your prarie dog hunts, post.
If you outlaw guns only the outlaws will still have them.

Mark

Re: Prarie dog killing
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2008, 09:11:23 PM »
I love blasting prairie dogs.  My question is, what is your favorite varmint round?  I love the Varmint Gernade by Barnes.  It just blows the critters up!
If guns kill people, then

bill

Re: Prarie dog killing
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2008, 04:46:14 PM »
i wish their were some prairie dogs in florida. they must have blown all them up with the varmint gernades :o i seen some video on the gernads, and the dogs just disapered, ::) poof. when i get some loading equp. i will use barns for the 22-250 gernade 8)

Re: Prarie dog killing
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2008, 10:13:25 AM »
I use combined technology with33gr. of VHR N-135 in 22-250 in a shor barrell,and just seet it deeper in a longer barrell.To tell U the truth im prarie dog hunting now in south dakota.Barnes bullets blow chunks out of the little fellows. so do nosler 50gr tho
If you outlaw guns only the outlaws will still have them.

Mark

Re: Prarie dog killing
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2008, 11:55:13 PM »
The 36 gr Varmint Gernade in .22-250 will blow thoses puppies up!  Those rounds will scream at 4,000+ fps and just vaporize those prairie dogs.  That will be some fun stuff.  That .22-250 will make my .223 look like a water gun when you hit those prairie dogs.
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Re: Prarie dog killing
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2008, 01:02:34 PM »
I have a AR-15 in 223. and a Weatherby vangaurd youth in 22-250. The short barrel does not make it as acurate but i like It.I clocked some varmit gernades at 4500fps with 35.8gr of varget (in BOTH 223 and 22-250) but the light bullet is not as acurate as heavier bullets.

The fun part is when you hit one they make a POPing noise its very addicting so you just want to do it again and again.
Just got back from prarie dog huntin in south dakota its a long drive from central Illinois
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Re: Prarie dog killing
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2009, 09:31:13 PM »
Guys I thinking about getting a whetherby mark V synthetic, 22-250.  I have two questions.  Should i get a fluted barrel to reduce the heating of the barrel.  And should i get teh 24 inch barrel or the 26 inch barrel.  Oh and one other thing, does teh Mark V synthetic have a floorplate or a detachable magazine. 

Re: Prarie dog killing
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2009, 10:14:37 AM »


...My dawg rig/ .223 Rem. Mod. 700, blueprinted w/ a Hart Match barrel/ Leupold 6X18 VX-II, pretty consistant on dawgs out to 500yds...

...started shooting Speer 50gr. TNT's w/ TAC when I lived in Saratoga, cause a 1000pk. cost about the same as 300 Berger or Barnes match bullets, & 200-250 rounds a day was pretty much routine...

...been working up some loads w/ the 40gr. V-Max...
Gene- 37
Elk-8

Re: Prarie dog killing
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2011, 08:50:39 AM »
I'll be heading back to Arizona at the end of the month to get in some more shooting before prairie dog "season" closes until June 15th.   I use 40 gr V-Max or Ballistic Tips in my .223, and 50 gr bullets in .22-250.  They both work very well.   I used to use a lot of 50 gr TNTs in the .223, before I got the .22-250.   I have just loaded up some 35 gr Nosler Lead-free Ballistic Tips for both guns, and I have heard they really explode the dogs.  I am looking forward to trying them out!

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Re: Prarie dog killing
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2011, 10:41:44 PM »
I love to p-dog shoot I live in AZ, and have a few secret squirrel spots a bunch of us go to.  The wind where we shoot can get a little rough at time's and we don't start shooting in one spot from our perch on a little hill for 325 yds where most of the nearest mounds are and it goe's  to around 800 yds or so.  The 223's and 22-250's do fine in the 55 gr  hornady bullets, but I much prefer a 243 with either a speer 85 gr bt  around 3200 or 60 gr  sierra hp at around 3700 fps.  The 85's just carry better in the wind.   My son uses an AR-15 and his longest shot was 637 with a bunch of us watching.   We get pretty guuci with shooting benches or portable tables, ice chests, one friend even has a shade awning.  We don't use spotting scopes and find it's easier with a good pair of bino's, someone is always spotting, and is more of a group thing.  I have even taken my M1A out along with several police buddies and their police tactical 308's, sure kicks up a lot of dirt.  Most of the guy's use either a 223 or 22-250 every now and then a 204 ruger, whatever someone has 25-06 works real well at longer shots.   My friends young  kids will sometimes break out a 17 hmr for 150 yds shots in some areas. We don't live maybe 30 minutes from the mounds so it's mostly a half day thing.   I tell you one thing you get good a shooting dogs at 400 and 500  a deer looks like an an elephant.   Ron

Re: Prarie dog killing
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2011, 02:17:04 PM »
I have used the 17 HMR with good results to 125 yds and fair results to 150 yds beyond that you just get hits with some run down the holes. The .223 Rem with 40gr, Nosler BT are a bomb at 3725 FPS on the P-Dogs. The 6mm Rem with 75 gr. Hornady works very  very well but is just not needed on a 1 to 3 lbs P-dog.
Stoy Asmussen

Re: Prarie dog killing
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2011, 04:38:14 PM »
the p-dog hunting up here in northeast utah is great this year they are everywhere i like to use 55 grainers in 22-250 and 220 swift but i just had bighorn wby build me a supervarmintmaster in 240 wby that is just amazing i cant beleive weatherby didnt chamber the svm in 240 wby . i have had it for a little over a month now and it has a few kills at 600+ and one at my personal best of 710 yards it is conservitably shooting 70 grain varmint rounds @ 3850