1st groundhog of the year

1st groundhog of the year

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    1st groundhog of the year

    And 1st shot of the year. From a centerfire anyway.

    145yds quartering away. The bullet went in behind his shoulder and exited his ear hole. He never moved. Not even his tail.
    Standing on top of a cement block with the rifle rested on top of a 6ft wood fence.
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    A good start to the year.
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    Hopefully that wasn't Punxsutawney Phil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ColoradoDiablo View Post
    Hopefully that wasn't Punxsutawney Phil.

    I think it was the other celebrity groundhog we have.
    The one doing the PA lottery commercials.
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    I missed one today, my SUV needs sighted-in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BentLink View Post
    I missed one today, my SUV needs sighted-in.

    Probably a loose nut behind the wheel
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    Nice shooting.

    I haven't seen any chucks yet, but they will be showing up sooner or later.
    I like to pick the adults off in the spring before they have little ones. A family of chucks can clean off an acre of beans and keep it clipped all summer.
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    Nicely done, sir!
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    Thanks guys.
    I was in the zone I think. I don't even remember the crosshairs moving. Probably carry over from the concentration needed to shoot my flintlock and see the sights.
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    This was two years ago. First one of the season then. I use the pistol when I'm around the out buildings and it is good to about 60 yards then beyond that my mini-14 comes to play. I've used a .300 WinMag on occasion but those are getting pretty expensive to use on a groundhog.

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    I've shot chucks with a 50 cal ML, but it is a bit more than you really need...
    On the other hand, you don't have to gut and skin em, because it's already done! >;~}
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    Quote Originally Posted by TSKnight View Post
    I've shot chucks with a 50 cal ML, but it is a bit more than you really need...
    On the other hand, you don't have to gut and skin em, because it's already done! >;~}

    I'd love to get one with my 45 flinter, but I don''t really want it to disappear as I'm loading it. Then I'm stuck having to clean it, even if I pull the charge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PAcanis View Post
    I'd love to get one with my 45 flinter, but I don''t really want it to disappear as I'm loading it. Then I'm stuck having to clean it, even if I pull the charge.
    Yea, cleaning can be a pain, but that big chunk of lead makes a truly satisfying thump!
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