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Best prairie dog rifle?

Old 09-02-2007, 03:21 PM
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I was going to recommend getting a .223, but it looks like you are doing just fine with that .17 HMR. If you didn't already buy it, you might as well go ahead. Buy one and give it to the guy that let you borrow his new one and keep the one you have already shot. A nice little Thank you.
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Old 09-14-2007, 10:34 AM
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I've had the opportunity to shoot them in CO twice in the last year- .223 or 22-250; Rem 700 or Savage is a great out of box gun
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Old 09-14-2007, 01:34 PM
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ORIGINAL: kdvollmer

you should see how they come apart with .308 and .300 Win Mag. I was in SD for deer, pheasant and coyote, and our yote "guide" cancelled so we went to the dog town with all we had with us. That made a mess. 175 grainers in the .308 and 150 power shocks from the .300. WOW can you say KER-SPLAT!!!!!!!
I know, neither of these are practical dogging rifles, but fun every now and then for grins. I just think something a little bigger then the .17 or the .22 for bucking th wind on th elonger shots. Doesn't seem to take too much wind to affect eiher of these bullets. Seems all the dog towns tha tI have been on were in pretty wide open places. I have to say a .223 is a good round. pretty good at some distance, and relativly cheap to shoot. Sure lots of others, but that isn't a bad choice.
OH YA on the .300 win mag, i have a .22-250 also, but once the close dogs go down the hole, i unleash the winmag on the 400+ yard dogs, i reload 125 grain nosler ballistic tips, honesly you don't find much left, the exploding factor weighs in heavy , i have taken out four dogs with one rifle shot due to fragging bullets. For the 22-250 i use 55 grain sxsp bullets.
Good luck on those varmits, just be sure to save some for next year,
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Old 09-23-2007, 04:50 PM
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I live in an area where the p-dogs are plentiful to the point the farmers are buying the shells just to get us out. Some days we shoot up to 1000rds it winds up being a whole day event. All i use is a 22lr and 100yd shots are no a problem. If i was going to get any other rifle for the job it would be the 17hmr kind of keeps the expense down because the farmes only supply 22lr.
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