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This is why ranchers hate ground squirrels and why varmint shooters love them.
This is a dry pivot corner of a 240 acre alfalfa field where I shot 352 gophers here in 4 hours last Tuesday, all shots were with a 22 LR from distances of 75 ft to 125 yards, and I never moved the vehicle more than a couple of hundred feet. The whole field looks like this - it is definitely a target rich enviroment. I just wish they were above ground more than about 4 months of the year.
I have taken over 2500 from this ranch so far this year and the pups are just now coming up so there is a lot of shooting left.

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223 Rem, my favorite cartridge - you can't argue with truckloads of dead PD's and gophers.

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Definitely looks like a target rich environment.

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Awesome. We used to have shooting like that.


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Not as bad of an infestation as the OP, but this particular rancher has 526 fewer gophers than he had two days ago laugh


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You guys are making me depressed here. I missed out on the shooting this year due to health reasons but just wait till next year. I'm sure that all that ammo I loaded or bought will keep for a year.


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Originally Posted by ingwe
Not as bad of an infestation as the OP, but this particular rancher has 526 fewer gophers than he had two days ago laugh


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Originally Posted by OSU_Sig
Originally Posted by ingwe
Not as bad of an infestation as the OP, but this particular rancher has 526 fewer gophers than he had two days ago laugh


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We refer to it as a Mobile Slaughtering Unit.


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I refer to mine as my "$50,000 mobile bench rest"

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223 Rem, my favorite cartridge - you can't argue with truckloads of dead PD's and gophers.

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my mobile slaughtering unit don't have AC....

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Originally Posted by huntsman22
my mobile slaughtering unit don't have AC....

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Yeah but it has an authentic wooden shooting platform, a 180 degree ( at least) field of fire, and a Fin in the back!


I also refer to mine as a " Climate Controlled Hunting Unit" laugh


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That badger is gorgeous.

What ammo were you using?


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223 Rem with Xterminator powder and a 40 gr V-Max at 3700 fps. The V-Max dumped all of its energy inside - this one would have made a nice rug since the hide was not damaged at all.
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Last edited by drover; 05/29/22.

223 Rem, my favorite cartridge - you can't argue with truckloads of dead PD's and gophers.


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