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Old April 18th, 2015, 04:47 PM #1
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Any one else shooting groundhogs?

I've killed 7 this week. Shooting a Savage model 93 in .17hmr.
Longest was 120 yards.
Last year longest kill was 180 yards.
I'm looking for a gun to reach out further with, any one care to make recommendations?
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Old April 18th, 2015, 04:53 PM #2
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I use an old Remington model 7 in 223 with an old bushnell 3x9 scope and a harris bipod. shes old and ugly but I have 1 kill at 480yd and another at 460. but I will admit shes much better at 300 or less than she is out there. I have killed a few this year and so has my son. by the end of the year we will kill or trap over a 100, we always do. hell we each have one with the m1 carbine this year.
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I use a Browning bolt action long bull barrel in 22-250 with a Leupold 6.5-20 scope.
Ballistics is like a frozen rope to 400yds.
Pics of my favorite groundhog rifle and my favorite groundhog tee shirt:
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Got a big one last year.

5 shots or so of .22 LR.

Tough suckers.
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I've killed 7 this week. Shooting a Savage model 93 in .17hmr.
Longest was 120 yards.
Last year longest kill was 180 yards.
I'm looking for a gun to reach out further with, any one care to make recommendations?
Browning A Bolt II in .243
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Mine are all close so either .22LR or .22 air rifle.

Would like more power but don't need it where I am.

In open spaces I would likely go with .223 or the 22-250 if I had no worries about back stops.
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I use a Browning bolt action long bull barrel in 22-250 with a Leupold 6.5-20 scope.
Ballistics is like a frozen rope to 400yds.
Pics of my favorite groundhog rifle and my favorite groundhog tee shirt:
Couldn't be any better rifle for groundhogs. 22-250 seems like it was made for hunting groundhogs.
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Old April 18th, 2015, 05:51 PM #8
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Any one have a .223 or .22 250 for sale pm me. Or another varmint gun.
I'm in north east Carroll County.
Willing to drive a bit.
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They taste alright if you cook them properly, especially the young'uns
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Not sure

If I'm ready to eat em. I know some older people who used to eat ground hogs years ago. Are you serious about eating them? Or does anybody?
How about some ground hog jerky? I've thought about it.
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