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Rock chuks
« on: March 06, 2021, 05:11:17 PM »
Wondering if anyone would be willing to share some info for a couple guys to go do some late spring or summer time rock chuck shooting. Ive got a 6mm br and a 300 wm that i would love to test out at longer ranges in smaller targets. Really wanna see how the 220 gr bergers do on a rock chuck at 1,000 yards or further!

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Re: Rock chuks
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2021, 05:36:40 PM »
Don't forget - rock chucks do make good tacos.
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Re: Rock chuks
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2021, 06:12:52 PM »
You can have mine :chuckle:
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Re: Rock chuks
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2021, 06:23:49 PM »
you'd probably need the base of a cliff as a backstop what with a .300 Mag and 1K yards.

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Re: Rock chuks
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2021, 01:31:21 AM »
you'd probably need the base of a cliff as a backstop what with a .300 Mag and 1K yards.
We would make sure theres a good back stop. We do a lot of shooting for fun, hunting, and competitions. The main goal is to hit super small reactive targets at longer ranges with shifting winds and such. We would be running 6mm br, 6mm brx, 6x47 lapua, 6mm creed, 6.5x47 lapua, maybe a 7mm mag with 195ís, and a 300 wm with 220ís. The idea of shooting rock chucks just makes it a little harder than a stationary steel plate. Plus it means we can further verify dopes and wind calls which come bear and elk season will make hitting a much bigger target a lot easier.

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Re: Rock chuks
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2021, 07:30:14 AM »
I can only picture the back packers/hikers/anti-hunters throwing their hands in the air, stomping their feet, making unconfounded, passionate, fabricated stories in opposition.

But sounds like fun. A whistle, a stalk, and a shot. Reports welcomed.

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Re: Rock chuks
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2021, 07:42:46 AM »
Don't forget - rock chucks do make good tacos.
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Not when Iím done with them.

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Re: Rock chuks
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2021, 07:50:06 AM »
DId it back in the 80s and 90s.   It was a whole lot of fun.   Shooting was more like 400 yards with the 25-06 and 220 swift.   Those places are all gone.    Houses all around, the areas developed.   Its cray to think wed have to stop shooting as our barrels were so hot.    Those were the days. 
I switched it up once in awhile and used a bow.  That also was a hoot.  A little hard on aluminum shafts. :chuckle:   I can remember sticking multiple pigs together with one arrow, having another try to get back down his hole with an arrow stuck in him not letting him through the hole.  Admittedly not a fast kill like vapoizing them.   

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Re: Rock chuks
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2021, 07:56:18 AM »
Don't forget - rock chucks do make good tacos.
I'm not kidding.


Not when Iím done with them.


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Re: Rock chuks
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2021, 08:03:55 AM »
Another thing to look at is sage rats.   If you are willing to travel Montana and other places offer areas to shoot that might very well fit your long range desires.   Some huge ranches welcome shooters to come out to rid themselves of these squirrels.    Targets are a bit smaller and a little less dramatic when you smack em, but still very satisfying.   

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Re: Rock chuks
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2021, 09:12:50 AM »
Sage Rats are a blast!  We used to go to a couple secret spots in central Washington for both Rock Chucks and Sage Rats.  We go to central/southern Oregon now for my wife's spring break.  She likes that way more that hunting! 
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Re: Rock chuks
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2021, 09:21:06 AM »
DId it back in the 80s and 90s.   It was a whole lot of fun.   Shooting was more like 400 yards with the 25-06 and 220 swift.   Those places are all gone.    Houses all around, the areas developed.   Its cray to think wed have to stop shooting as our barrels were so hot.    Those were the days. 
I switched it up once in awhile and used a bow.  That also was a hoot.  A little hard on aluminum shafts. :chuckle:   I can remember sticking multiple pigs together with one arrow, having another try to get back down his hole with an arrow stuck in him not letting him through the hole.  Admittedly not a fast kill like vapoizing them.   


Lol yeah same here 25-06 was where I started and only could find spots to 500 ish.. barrels getting hot and all the spots are gone now.

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Re: Rock chuks
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2021, 08:27:33 PM »
Don't forget - rock chucks do make good tacos.
I'm not kidding.


Not when Iím done with them.
Something tells me hitting one, even at 1,000 yards, with the 220 gr bergers would not leave much to pick through and eat lol!

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Re: Rock chuks
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2021, 08:35:57 PM »
Don't forget - rock chucks do make good tacos.
I'm not kidding.


Not when Iím done with them.
Something tells me hitting one, even at 1,000 yards, with the 220 gr bergers would not leave much to pick through and eat lol!

You couldn't pay me enough to eat a rock chuck taco.....   
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Re: Rock chuks
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2021, 07:43:01 AM »
I've eaten east coast woodchuck and wanted to try rockchucks.  The first one I flipped over to field dress had too many creepy crawlies running around on his belly for my "taste".

 


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