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#180687 - 05/05/17 10:09 AM Rock Chucks!
Ernie
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I haven't been Rockchuck hunting for around 20 years. But I made up for it yesterday, killing 23 rock chucks in 4 hours. Started off with a bang with seven chucks in seven shots. Three of those were standing using bog-gear, and the other ones were from a double kneeling type position. The two longest first shot connections were at 501 yards and 530 yards. All killing today was done with the my HSP 6XC.
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#180688 - 05/05/17 11:12 AM Re: Rock Chucks! [Re: Ernie]
karl
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Fun! and impressive!

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#180689 - 05/05/17 01:06 PM Re: Rock Chucks! [Re: karl]
Ernie
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Lots of fun for sure!
No shooting I've done since my shoulder surgery
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#180690 - 05/05/17 01:32 PM Re: Rock Chucks! [Re: Ernie]
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so, cold hands and you go 7 for 7 right out of the gate? Ya got to give us more write up then that!

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#180691 - 05/05/17 02:36 PM Re: Rock Chucks! [Re: karl]
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Great way to get back in the saddle.
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#180693 - 05/05/17 02:41 PM Re: Rock Chucks! [Re: TN Lone Wolf]
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Nice......
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#180694 - 05/05/17 03:22 PM Re: Rock Chucks! [Re: AK hgunner1]
Ernie
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Winds been blowing around 15 miles an hour today we took her time before we went out hoping it would lay down but it's not going to
Killed my first chuck today with a little Remington factory 223 Remington at 154 yards. First time of ever pulled the trigger on the thing using 40 grain VMAX's.
The second check I kill today was it at 362 yards with the 7 Dakota.
A 180 grain hybrid at right at 2900 hundred feet per second means that chuck had a violent death. Since he was in front of a rock face not only did the bullet kill him but hundreds of shards probably destroyed him as well as my spotter noted.
I only shot at two different chucks today they both died we didn't see hardly anything we're going in for lunch and then going to go back to where we were yesterday. These guys don't like the wind
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#180695 - 05/05/17 03:36 PM Re: Rock Chucks! [Re: Ernie]
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Great shoot'n, Ernie! You should have enough to make a nice jacket, or at least a vest....Can't recall ever seeing one made from chuck hide.
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#180696 - 05/05/17 03:45 PM Re: Rock Chucks! [Re: KRal]
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good for you Ernie...
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#180697 - 05/05/17 05:17 PM Re: Rock Chucks! [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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You have it down to a science!

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