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Posted: 2/7/2006 1:50:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/7/2006 2:36:20 PM EDT by indianaman]
i'm going to SD again this year.

last year it was stag, model 1 sales, armalite mount, 4.5-14X40 leupold varmint, Hogue, a2 stock with weight.

so since i knew what to be ready for

this year its stag, bushmaster varminteer, larue spr mount, 6.5-20x40 leupold varmint, Magpul, PRS and chip 2 stage

the dogs are dead.







thanks for all the valuable information!



Link Posted: 2/7/2006 1:53:26 PM EDT
nice rifle and nice dog.


how much did you put into the rifle?
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 1:56:06 PM EDT
NICE!!!

I am right there with you. Talk about a shit load of fun!!!

Back to Montana for a second year straight!!! Let me know how the hunt goes!!!

That sure is a big deer prairedog!!!
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 2:20:04 PM EDT
NIce Im building a 204 ruger AR to go prairie dog hunting this year also
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 2:28:50 PM EDT
Is that the Bushmaster stainless with the 9 twist barrel?
What are you useing for ammo? If handloads what bullet and load?
A good friend of a good friend has a soybean opperation in South Dakota and I have had him and his wife out on my boat. Nice folks,they have told me to come out and see them several times,I could get into some indiscriminate slaughter!
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 2:40:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/7/2006 2:44:48 PM EDT by indianaman]
not too sure how much i put into it. maybe around $2k with all you see. i saved some cash then would pay with my debit card. save some more and get someting else. so it is all paid for. took me 6 months to do it.

its just a regular bushmaster varminteer upper. 1:9 fluted. last year i used 55gr balistic tip canned heat from Georgia Precision Arms. but that was with the 1:8.5 M1S 24" varmint upper. i just got this one done lastnight and need to try the 55gr in it. they do make a 52 gr BT HP i might be using those. i'll let you know.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 2:48:23 PM EDT
Nice. I love doggin'.

Try the 45 gr Winchester 40 round value packs. You might be surprised....
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 2:59:08 PM EDT

Link Posted: 2/7/2006 3:31:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/7/2006 3:44:01 PM EDT by Easy_E]
I can't wait till May.......

Link Posted: 2/7/2006 3:31:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/7/2006 3:41:09 PM EDT by cjk]
I am in the process of setting up another gun for pdog hunting also. A 24"RRA Varmint EOP.
This will be my first AR15.

We are heading to SD this summer also. Went last year with a friend for the first time.
What a BLAST.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 3:50:48 PM EDT
Looks like there's going to be lots of dead dogs!
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 3:52:52 PM EDT
How well do the GA Arms reload perform/group?

I just emailed them to see if I can get smaller quanities to test in my ARs.

BH Blue Box 50grn performed the best for me out of 6-8 types tested.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 4:17:49 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 5:31:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/7/2006 5:33:11 PM EDT by indianaman]
the folowing are the four i tested last year. 100 yds sitting on a bench with the bipod, stock trigger, a2 stock, stock grip, no rear bags, the butt was resting on my arm. this was out of the model 1 sales 24" ss varmint upper. enjoy



Link Posted: 2/7/2006 7:27:39 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 7:44:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By THellURider:


Try the 45 gr Winchester 40 round value packs. You might be surprised....



I know thats right, I bought a 40 round value pack of 45gr er's for my 22-250 for the brass and to break in the barrel....... I started shootin and them damn things were goin' in the same hole at 100 yards.... I was gonna reload for the rifle but haven't seen the need to yet......
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 7:46:00 PM EDT
You need to get those groups down in this territory to be effective on pdogs.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 11:19:26 PM EDT
Bet those dogs don't have the guts to stick their heads up,anymore.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 11:59:25 PM EDT
Nice gun, the dog looks broken however.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 3:02:38 AM EDT
Great looking build. Job well done congrats
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 3:50:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By David_Hineline:
If you would buy a silencer for that rifle you would not need hearing protection, nor would the dogs go under ground.




you would be surpirsed at how quiet the shots are out in the great wide open. plus p-dogs are dumb as a bag of hammers. you can make many shots before they get spooked. even then they still come out later so if you miss no prob.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 3:26:04 PM EDT
Just found this pic. look close

Link Posted: 2/9/2006 3:29:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By THellURider:
Just found this pic. look close

i2.photobucket.com/albums/y31/THellURider/AOkay.jpg



lol! Took me a sec but I saw it :p
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 3:52:25 PM EDT
Biting the proverbial bullet
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 3:56:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By THellURider:
Just found this pic. look close

i2.photobucket.com/albums/y31/THellURider/AOkay.jpg



Ummm, nice pic. Did you run up an Knife that PD, as his inners are still in???

Good pic....lots of fun. Going to Montana April May this year.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 3:56:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By indianaman:
Biting the proverbial bullet



Link Posted: 2/9/2006 4:26:38 PM EDT
Im from WA state, I love to hook up with someone in MT for a dog shoot. I'll buy beers and a fat steak diner after the shoot of course

I use the 45g varmint ammo in my BM varminter with great results.

Link Posted: 2/9/2006 5:37:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By edwin247:

Originally Posted By THellURider:
Just found this pic. look close

i2.photobucket.com/albums/y31/THellURider/AOkay.jpg



Ummm, nice pic. Did you run up an Knife that PD, as his inners are still in???

Good pic....lots of fun. Going to Montana April May this year.



Skulled him actually with the .17 HMR.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 5:43:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jcovercash:

Originally Posted By THellURider:
Just found this pic. look close

i2.photobucket.com/albums/y31/THellURider/AOkay.jpg



lol! Took me a sec but I saw it :p


Yeah there's a UFO in the background!
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 6:19:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By THellURider:
Just found this pic. look close

i2.photobucket.com/albums/y31/THellURider/AOkay.jpg



He's playing dead? I do not see the usual terminal performance. Am I looking close enough yet?
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 7:22:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/9/2006 7:22:44 PM EDT by THellURider]

Originally Posted By ALAN308:

Originally Posted By THellURider:
Just found this pic. look close

i2.photobucket.com/albums/y31/THellURider/AOkay.jpg



He's playing dead? I do not see the usual terminal performance. Am I looking close enough yet?



You're right. Actually I belly crawled up to the hole, and when he stuck his fat head up I gave him a solid butt stroke with my CZ.


I'm pretty F%@$#^ serious about my prairie dog hunting.
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 5:28:50 AM EDT
Eishh!

Do you have to clean up the mess when you're done?

Johnny C!
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 6:57:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Johnny_C:
Eishh!

Do you have to clean up the mess when you're done?

Johnny C!




last year we killed about 30 in this spot we named "the valley of death" we went back there the next day and they were all gone! so i figured the pdogs were a superior race and policed and buried their dead. Then our Guide informed us that ferrets, coyotes, owls and even pdogs ate all the bodies. so see i am doing my part
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 7:30:44 AM EDT
We like to think we are helping the environment, and the dead PD become Eagle and Hawk food!!!

They drop down and pick them up as we are slaughtering the rest of the field!!!
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 7:43:09 AM EDT
Should have waited around to see if the coyotes came to eat the dead PDs.... double your pleasure
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 4:51:43 AM EDT
From the pics ive seen, a mount that moves the scope forward is needed to put a high power scope on an AR.

Im planning on putting a 8.5-25 x50 on my RRA EOP. The EOP raises the mount 3/4".
That la rue mount looks nice but will my scope be too high?
Do I need to get a flat top upper?

Any other options???
I would like to keep the scope as low as posible.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 9:15:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By cjk:
From the pics ive seen, a mount that moves the scope forward is needed to put a high power scope on an AR.

Im planning on putting a 8.5-25 x50 on my RRA EOP. The EOP raises the mount 3/4".
That la rue mount looks nice but will my scope be too high?
Do I need to get a flat top upper?

Any other options???
I would like to keep the scope as low as posible.

On my Varminter I used a Leupold 8.5x25x50 mounted on a GG&G Fire System GS-1 and GG&G rings. This setup has worked well for me.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 9:46:48 AM EDT
Looks like a good set up
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 3:03:01 PM EDT
Rebby, looks like a nice setup. Thanks for the info.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 3:47:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By indianaman:






That'll buff out.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 7:38:36 PM EDT
get what you want. here is my last years set up i was not happy. thus why i went with what i did.
i guess i am partial to one pc mounts.


Link Posted: 2/12/2006 8:34:49 PM EDT
this is how well the georgia arms 55gr canned heat performed in my gun.
it was about equal to Federal American Eagle ammo

16" Oly pcr-16 with a BSA 6-24x50 scope. shot off an ammo can (no bags or anything)








Link Posted: 2/12/2006 9:14:05 PM EDT
Dogs are starting to run here. I did some today. BTW anyone can gut'em, It doesn't count unless you split them in 2 and get yardage between the head and tail


Link Posted: 2/12/2006 10:39:14 PM EDT
great pics!
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 12:51:50 AM EDT
isnt that a bit of an overkill
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