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Offline Misterjake23

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Re: Groundhogs
« Reply #30 on: June 04, 2016, 12:36:46 PM »
I'm glad I can help you guys out!
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Re: Groundhogs
« Reply #31 on: June 04, 2016, 02:18:21 PM »
Do ground squirrels count?

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Re: Groundhogs
« Reply #32 on: June 04, 2016, 04:28:24 PM »
that's about as close to a GG as you have out there, I'd think so...   8)
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Re: Groundhogs
« Reply #33 on: June 04, 2016, 05:19:22 PM »
;) 1 Ground Grizz Wed Night and 3 Tonight  ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) 60-70 yds shots.. :P :P :P

what are you shooting all these beasties with?... at those ranges it should be the Hornet...

I'm on second shift this month.  That doesn't give me any time in the evenings to get out.....  I'm going through withdrawal!

what's wrong with the mornings?... with all the humidity Goose is complaining about all the time, they ought to be out licking dew off the vegetation, and eating...  oh yeah and thanks for keeping the vigilant work schedule up as I too appreciate your contributions to the SS fund...   ;D 8) 8)
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Re: Groundhogs
« Reply #34 on: June 04, 2016, 07:28:53 PM »
 ;) ;) ;) Yea, the Hornet  8) 8) 8) 8) 45gr Sierra .223 pushed with 10 gr H110  :-X :-X :-X :-X
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Re: Groundhogs
« Reply #35 on: June 05, 2016, 06:32:22 PM »
So what's the best time window for hunting ground hogs in the mornings??
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Re: Groundhogs
« Reply #36 on: June 05, 2016, 07:31:45 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D After first light when you can see.. :o :o :o :o they come out for their morning PT  :P :P :P :P :P
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Re: Groundhogs
« Reply #37 on: June 05, 2016, 08:05:27 PM »
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Re: Groundhogs
« Reply #38 on: June 06, 2016, 03:44:16 PM »
 ??? ??? ??? Hern, do you think we can schedule one for his day off ? :P :P :P :P Or should we ask Lookn4aTstorm to help him?? ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)
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Re: Groundhogs
« Reply #39 on: June 06, 2016, 08:49:31 PM »
Jake, I see 'em out by 9am, at the back of our property.

We had a 10 minute rainfall this evening and I shot one right after the rain stopped. 35 yards.
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Re: Groundhogs
« Reply #40 on: June 06, 2016, 08:57:40 PM »
Thanks Hern.  Hopefully I'll be able to get out a few mornings.
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Re: Groundhogs
« Reply #41 on: June 06, 2016, 08:58:53 PM »
 :o :o :o :o Jake, now you don't need permission do you?? :o :o :o :o :o :o
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Re: Groundhogs
« Reply #42 on: June 06, 2016, 09:02:26 PM »
Never !!   I wear the pants in this house -  it's the pair she lays out for me,  but I wear them !!!
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Re: Groundhogs
« Reply #43 on: June 06, 2016, 09:28:38 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D LOL-LOL
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Re: Groundhogs
« Reply #44 on: June 16, 2016, 11:43:11 AM »
I finally was able to make it out yesterday to shoot some ground hogs.  I had one of the best days ever.  I had hogs everywhere.   Lots of pups this year.  Many holes had 3-4 pups coming out.  I had to quit shooting at 17 kills.....  I ran out of ammo!!! 

I had recently purchased a Savage 223.  I put a Leupold VX 3  CDS scope on it and wanted to see how it did.  I killed one ground hog at 400 yards,  3 at 300 yards and numerous around the 200-250 yard range.  I'm happy with that.   I had 3 misses.   I was using Hornady 40 gr VMax.
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