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Went hunting P-dogs today in western SD.  Dad, 2 brothers and I went.  The weather was perfect, low 70's with very little wind and mostly sunny.  The dogs were very cooperative.  The 2 towns we shot on had not been shot at for year and a half.  It was the perfect day.  Going back out tomorrow and we have 2 more towns that have not seen any action yet either.  I will be having sweet dreams tonight!!!
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Pictures?......Sounds like fun
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I hate you.Wink
 
Where was my phone call? I like p-dogs too!.Big Smile
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John, what were you shooting and at what range?  I've never done this type of hunting, what is considered a "good" day as far as dogs go.
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  Sounds like a fun day!
 
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Originally posted by Monster Monster wrote:

Pictures?......Sounds like fun


Will be coming once I get back home.  Just pics to the town.  The money shots are a little gruesome.


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Originally posted by trigger29 trigger29 wrote:

I hate you.Wink
 
Where was my phone call? I like p-dogs too!.Big Smile


And your numbers is???  Wink 
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Originally posted by lucytuma lucytuma wrote:

John, what were you shooting and at what range?  I've never done this type of hunting, what is considered a "good" day as far as dogs go.


My gun is a Ruger .22-250.  Shooting 55gr Nosler BT over 32.5 grains of 4064.  I had told Pyro that I was running 34.5 gr (sorry Pyro).  Don't have a chrono so not exactly sure what my velocity is but it groups real nice, didn't have time to get pics for the range report before I left. 

Range varies from 25yrds to sky's the limit.  Most of what we were shooting was 100 to 350.  Like the range finder to verify exactly where you are at.  When you get out in the middle of no where, range estimating throws me for a loop sometimes.

A good day?  Well, start with a town that has not been shot at for a long time.  Reason for this is that they are not "gun shy" and all duck for their holes and stay down at the first rifle crack.  They will all duck and cover but come back up after a few minutes. 
    Calm weather.  This is a premium out here in western SD.  Today, the 2nd day was not a good day.  Wind was blowing 30mph+ with rain showers time to time.  When it is calm it is much, much better.  This time of year the temperature is very reasonable. 
    The most important is your hit ratio.  Yesterday in perfect conditions I was running 66 to 70%.  I was very pleased with this.  I consider this very good especially due to the pups are smaller than a pop can and there are more of them than adults.  Today I was down to 50% due to the weather conditions and the weather ultimately drove us in.

Thats my little vacation in a nut shell. 
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Man, one day I have to make that trip just to say I've done it.  Wink ok ,I'm green with envy.
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Dang, I am jealous SD!  And I was even in eastern Montana today!  Could have driven a couple extra miles.  Hope you put a real hurting on them.
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Tuesday we sure did.  Haven't done the count yet of how many rounds we went through, but it was quite the day.  Would have to say Tuesday was the best conditions/results I have ever experienced.
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Originally posted by SD Dog SD Dog wrote:

Originally posted by trigger29 trigger29 wrote:

I hate you.Wink
 
Where was my phone call? I like p-dogs too!.Big Smile


And your numbers is???  Wink 
My number is "Works too f'ing much". I would have never made it anyway, with the new job, but hope to get out that way sometime this summer.  Sounds like a blast. Glad you had at least one good day out there. Those are hard to come across around here.
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Glad you had fun, SD!  When the shooting's good and the town hasn't been shot at much, it can be a real blast, pardon the pun!
 
Unfortunately, I won't be able to make my annual pd shooting trips this year.  Can't find enough primers and bullets to assemble enough ammo, and the buddies I usually go with can't go this year.
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Maybe some of us can contribute. If I have some of the missing puzzle I'd be glad to share.
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Well... about 2000 50 grain Nosler Ballistic Tip Varmint 0.224" and 1000 39 grain Sierra Blitzking 0.204" and 3000 CCI BR4 primers ought to do it.
 
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What scope were you using?
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Originally posted by trigger29 trigger29 wrote:

Originally posted by SD Dog SD Dog wrote:

Originally posted by trigger29 trigger29 wrote:

I hate you.Wink
 
Where was my phone call? I like p-dogs too!.Big Smile


And your numbers is???  Wink 
My number is "Works too f'ing much". I would have never made it anyway, with the new job, but hope to get out that way sometime this summer.  Sounds like a blast. Glad you had at least one good day out there. Those are hard to come across around here.


Darn work, all just to pay the bills too.  Summer is still young.
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Originally posted by greywolf greywolf wrote:

What scope were you using?


Using a Vari X II Leupy 6x18x40.  Nothing fancy, just a fine duplex.  Got one of the Vortex Crossfires, that I want to put on, but did not get it done before the trip.
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Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

Well... about 2000 50 grain Nosler Ballistic Tip Varmint 0.224" and 1000 39 grain Sierra Blitzking 0.204" and 3000 CCI BR4 primers ought to do it.
 
 
 
Shocked     I offered to share. You want the whole US supply!
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Ouch, tall order to fill.  We do have some 50gr Nosler BTs in SF in the 250 pack.  
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Originally posted by Sgt. D Sgt. D wrote:

Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

Well... about 2000 50 grain Nosler Ballistic Tip Varmint 0.224" and 1000 39 grain Sierra Blitzking 0.204" and 3000 CCI BR4 primers ought to do it.
 
 
 
Shocked     I offered to share. You want the whole US supply!
 
And your offer was very kind, but I wouldn't expect anyone to be able to help me out with what I really need, and even if someone offered to share that volume of components, I would never accept it.  That is truly what I need (plus 8 lbs each of W-748 and Benchmark powders) to make the trip this year, though.
 
...which is one reason I'm not going this year.
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eh no biggy john, using 36gr of 4064 seems a little Shocked to me but my gun likes it. as little as i use my 22-250 though i dont forsee it being an issue. glad you had a good time john, some day we will have to meet up for a shoot.
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

glad you had a good time john, some day we will have to meet up for a shoot.
 
Yup. I'd like to try that too.
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Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

Originally posted by Sgt. D Sgt. D wrote:

Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

Well... about 2000 50 grain Nosler Ballistic Tip Varmint 0.224" and 1000 39 grain Sierra Blitzking 0.204" and 3000 CCI BR4 primers ought to do it.
 
 
 
Shocked     I offered to share. You want the whole US supply!
 
And your offer was very kind, but I wouldn't expect anyone to be able to help me out with what I really need, and even if someone offered to share that volume of components, I would never accept it.  That is truly what I need (plus 8 lbs each of W-748 and Benchmark powders) to make the trip this year, though.
 
...which is one reason I'm not going this year.
 
 
I keep a wish list going with some "suppliers" and get first chance at new stock when they get it. If your not doing that already I recommend it. I've hounded them for 3 months for IMR 9148 and got a e-mail today they have it. There goes 150.00 hazmat/shipping included and its not the best time, but I'll not miss it.
 
 
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

eh no biggy john, using 36gr of 4064 seems a little Shocked to me but my gun likes it. as little as i use my 22-250 though i dont forsee it being an issue. glad you had a good time john, some day we will have to meet up for a shoot.
 
It is all in what it takes to make them happy.  Still haven't gotten pictures loaded from the range day before I went.  We will have to look into a time.  Should we call Trigger?
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