Loc: CSRA of GA/SC
Going to shoot prairie dogs soon.. This time a handgun will be going too. l have been blasting prairie rats since the early 90s. Always with a rifle tho.. l have decided my little TC Contender in 22Hornet will be going along too... Definitely NOT along range rig l think lt will give me some fun inside 100yds with its fixed 4x Tasco scope. l know there are better scopes out there.. This is what l have and what I will be taking... My bullet of choice is a 40gr VMAX. lt will be quite interesting to see the difference between 2500fps in my Contender and 43oofps in a 220Swift... The Hornet barrel is new to me on my Contender.. So far its been both fun and surprisingly accurate.. Will try and keep yall posted.. Thanks
Have fun! I find a walking hunt with a scoped 17 hmr contender to be the most fun for me. It's quite enough that if you find a nice hollow full of dogs you can sit and shoot for a long time before they wise up. Let us know how it works out when you get back.
I went last year. Wind was brutal in SD. .223 Contender and .22-250 were totally useless in the 20-30 mph winds. What worked for me was a Encore 6mmAI with 70 gr. BTs and 6.5/.284 Encore with 143 gr. ELD-xs (over kill, but I made longest shot of trip and the ELDxs were moved less than 25% than the others by the wind. All guns had 3-12BPlexes. Good luck.