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Who has the itch for some Rockchuck [Graphic Images]
« on: January 30, 2009, 10:08:03 PM »
I can't wait for this weather to break. Mid February is time to break out the long range rifles and the AR's and whack some Rockchcuks. I have several properties I hunt where the owners want them gone and dead(Orchards). So I put it to them before they can have their young. Here in Wenatchee they always come out about mid February, my personal best is 176 in a spring/summer. I am a Chuck addict!

These are a couple photo's from this last spring/summer...

A couple out of the cherry orchard with the M4..


This is the before shot, through the spotting scope.


This is the during shot at 14X, of coarse the carbine on the hood for photo purposes only :rolleyes:



The after math :'(


.223 Rem700 SPS and a 50gr Nosler Ballistic Tip.


.270 Winchester and a 110gr Hornady V-max.


Bonus yote on the trip with a Rem700 .375 Ultra Mag/ 260gr Accubond and 375 yards.



A good friend of mine getting ready to take a shot at a Chuck at 1262 yards with his RD custom Tactical in 7mm WSM. Missed low by 4 inches. The spatter blew the chuck off the rock but when we went to confirm the kill we only found a couple little specks of blood from where the bullet disintegrated. So much for the longest shot of the year. :) Without a body it doesn't count. :chuckle:















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RE: Who has the itch for some Rockchuck [Graphic Images]
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2009, 10:11:23 PM »
how fun!!!!!!!

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RE: Who has the itch for some Rockchuck [Graphic Images]
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2009, 10:27:05 PM »
Man i am! I love rockchuck hunting with my 204!Even though i dont know where lots are!
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RE: Who has the itch for some Rockchuck [Graphic Images]
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2009, 10:35:10 PM »
Never shot chucks with the .204, I can't wait to though. I just built a AR15 in .204 for my younger brother this last fall, shot it a bit and it is a LAZER!. He is going to use it this spring for Chucks.





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RE: Who has the itch for some Rockchuck [Graphic Images]
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2009, 11:00:19 PM »
just barely had enough gun for that yote huh.
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RE: Who has the itch for some Rockchuck [Graphic Images]
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2009, 11:10:55 PM »
Is that the .204 your talking about in the picture...the one you built?

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RE: Who has the itch for some Rockchuck [Graphic Images]
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2009, 11:17:37 PM »
Is that the .204 your talking about in the picture...the one you built?

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RE: Who has the itch for some Rockchuck [Graphic Images]
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2009, 11:23:18 PM »
just barely had enough gun for that yote huh.

Oh yea. ;)  The first picture above was the entrance side. I shot him from behind quartering away, the exit on the off side was right in the pocket. his heart was gone! Hanging somewhere in the sage. :chuckle:





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RE: Who has the itch for some Rockchuck [Graphic Images]
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2009, 11:30:33 PM »
Never shot chucks with the .204, I can't wait to though. I just built a AR15 in .204 for my younger brother this last fall, shot it a bit and it is a LAZER!. He is going to use it this spring for Chucks.





Any specs on that .204?  :drool:

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RE: Who has the itch for some Rockchuck [Graphic Images]
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2009, 11:31:27 PM »
Nice pics I love the gore.  Thinking exactly the same thing today.  Just tried to get some more R22 for my 7STW to get some 120's loaded up.  Instead started on a batch of 500 22-250's with 55BT at 3600.  Of course the powder was out of stock, but a case is supposed to be in next week.  That thing will flat launch them, and you don't have any body left to photo.   120 Ballistic Tip at 3600 will do complete 1.5's aat 900, and triples easily at anything under 400.  No rock needed.    

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RE: Who has the itch for some Rockchuck [Graphic Images]
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2009, 11:44:55 PM »
           " NO ROCK NEEDED " Only a true destroyer of Chucks would understand that :) Love it!


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RE: Who has the itch for some Rockchuck [Graphic Images]
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2009, 12:04:59 AM »
Never shot chucks with the .204, I can't wait to though. I just built a AR15 in .204 for my younger brother this last fall, shot it a bit and it is a LAZER!. He is going to use it this spring for Chucks.





Any specs on that .204?  :drool:


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RE: Who has the itch for some Rockchuck [Graphic Images]
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2009, 12:31:34 AM »
More Chucks!


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My buddies AKA:CWcruiser's long range chuck destroyer(7mm WSM)






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RE: Who has the itch for some Rockchuck [Graphic Images]
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2009, 12:55:00 AM »
Awsome pics! :tup: How many on average do you kill when you go out?
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RE: Who has the itch for some Rockchuck [Graphic Images]
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2009, 01:29:12 AM »
Anywhere from 3-10 sometimes more, It's all about the weather, the grass and the sun. When the temp hits 100 it is all but over for the year. Some here and there, my personal best was 23 in about 20 minutes. That time I was shooting a Rem700 Sendero in .300 Win Mag with a Vais Arms muzzle brake, recoil was less than a .243. Let's just say on 20 power I could stay on my hits easily from about 80 yards out. I was running my favorite Chuck load which was a 180gr Nosler Ballistic Tip on top of 73gr of RL-19. A thunder cell had moved in while I was driving to my spot and it was raining like you wouldn't believe when I got there not a Chuck to be seen.

As soon as the cell blew through the sun was bright and those little beautiful fuzzy Ba^%$ds came out from everywhere! I set up and went to town, I knew I was abusing the barrel but since I had close to 2000 rounds on it already. I just smiled and keep whacking chucks, thinking to myself she's(The barrel) is pretty much about done any ways so let's finish her of with a bang. that barrel was smokin when I finished :IBCOOL:. There were grounghogs splattered everywhere! I was in HEAVEN, I'll tell you what the hits were spectacular. Total aerials, I was sending chucks into orbit like the Apollo moon shot :) that rifle easily killed 500-600 chucks during the years I shot with it. I miss than damn rifle :(


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RE: Who has the itch for some Rockchuck [Graphic Images]
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2009, 02:12:21 AM »
Another cartridge that is just wicked on chucks is the 6.5-284, I had McMillan build me a tactical, 9 twist, 6.5-284 with a 28"  Schnieder barrel. I shot the 95gr V-max's and they were flat smokin :o.It blew groundhogs to pieces. Here are some pictures of the 6.5's work. The second picture is a real monster of a Chuck he took it like a champ at around 300 yards. Sorry about the quality of the pics, they are digital pics of regular prints.

What's left of 5 Chucks.


Super Chuck soaked up a 95gr V-Max like a champ!




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RE: Who has the itch for some Rockchuck [Graphic Images]
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2009, 09:07:28 AM »
I have some 180gr NBT loaded for my .338 win and I'm thinking of getting a 243wssm upper for my AR which should do a job on chucks. I cleaned out an friends orchard and killed about 300 of them in a year, they have had any problems again yet and its been 3 years :chuckle:. At work I have shot a few with pellet guns, talk about a change becuase some shots where 100yd's. :yike:
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RE: Who has the itch for some Rockchuck [Graphic Images]
« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2009, 09:39:10 AM »
More Chucks!



My buddies AKA:CWcruiser's long range chuck destroyer(7mm WSM)




Is your buddies rifle a Surgeon rifle. . .it looks like one. . .$$$!!!
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RE: Who has the itch for some Rockchuck [Graphic Images]
« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2009, 09:49:31 AM »
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Re: Who has the itch for some Rockchuck [Graphic Images]
« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2009, 10:17:07 AM »
I read about the 6.5-284 before and it sounded pretty impressive!!!
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Re: Who has the itch for some Rockchuck [Graphic Images]
« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2009, 10:34:47 AM »
I'm gonna have to kill some chucks his spring for sure!! Ive only shot them with a 22 before though.......anybody got some red mist causing loads for 22-250? :chuckle:

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Re: Who has the itch for some Rockchuck [Graphic Images]
« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2009, 11:05:35 AM »
The 40gr Nosler bt out of a 22-250 seemed to make the come apart, the 50gr noslers did a good job too. I have to say I have never seen one comapart like with the 180 noslers out of the .338 though :chuckle:
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Re: Who has the itch for some Rockchuck [Graphic Images]
« Reply #22 on: January 31, 2009, 12:05:14 PM »
anyone in the coyote contest in wenatchee???
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Re: Who has the itch for some Rockchuck [Graphic Images]
« Reply #23 on: January 31, 2009, 12:18:57 PM »
That .375 ultra mag is great on hides! :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:

I wish i had a place to shoot chucks around here. I only see em at suntides golf course! :chuckle: don't think they would like it if I went out there! :chuckle: :chuckle: :bdid: :bdid: :bdid:
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Re: Who has the itch for some Rockchuck [Graphic Images]
« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2009, 12:38:33 PM »
Atomicjoe23,

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