Way to windy to shoot praiaie dogs,had to shoot paper

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  1. d4570

    d4570 Active Member

    Well the son and D-I-L must have felt sorry for old me and Steve , her dad.
    They called late Friday night and said "We will pick you up at 7:00 am and try to do some Prairie dog shooting.
    I knew it was going to be WAY to windy for calling but I was definitely up for anything. We where out to a kinda near by dog town and walked out. Glad I checked the 'puter for weather. It was around 28* and 25MPH north wind, not Ideal prairie dog shooting temps BUT...
    By the time we got set up on a high spot looking down on to the town the few candidates went underground never to come back out even for a look. Dang!
    Back to there truck and headed to a gravel pit we do some shooting in and it would be out of the wind.
    The boy brought a "Few" guns that needed zeroing and a bunch of shells we needed to blow off for the brass.
    Like a 17 rim fire ,cz, A Howa 22/250 both needed to be sighted in to Absolut zero. A 7.62x39 in cz , his 375 H&H and a 30/30 bolt all had a bunch of shells the where tests and factory and loads we no longer used, also.
    All needed to be shot for brass. We could pull the bullets but what fun is that...
    We zeroed the two in first to keep the "Flinch" down after the other shooting Marathon .After 50 H&H shells we all flinched a little and even the 30/30 and 7.62x39 felt hard . Anyway a few 100 rounds where about froze to death and it was snowing fairly good so we came home.

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    On the way home we stopped at "A River Crossing" To see if it was possible to push his mud boat on to the ice and out in to the river. In the event the wind went down a bit we could do some boat calling, another day. Yes we can do that .
    The Ferry that the county uses instead of bridge of course is on the ground for the winter.

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  2. Good practice to see how much the wind affects the drift though.
    Still a great place to be outside, better than staying at home.
    Cheers
    Richard
     

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