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    Posted: 23 June 2017 at 06:25
Usually use a 22-250, 243, or 222 for PDs.

But on gophers I was getting pretty good kills on those
little guys out to about 100+ yards.

Is a 22 Long Rifle with 40 grain hollow point good for
PDs out to 125 or so? Really don't like to cripple and
see them crawl into hole.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote d4570 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 June 2017 at 10:20
Boy , it would NOT be my first choice.
I have had many crawl into there hole, with a 223 and 22/250...
AND after the first shot I'm betting you would never get another 125 yard shot.
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was thinking the 22 lr is quiet?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Wing master Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 June 2017 at 16:57
I was thinking the same thing the last time I went out.

I was getting some good hits with a .243 at 200 yards and
a little more. I missed several shots at 30 to 50 yards.

Next time I go out I was planning on taking my 10-22. If
it will kill a gopher it should kill a prairie dog.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BEAR Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 June 2017 at 00:53
My thoughts also Wing.

Also I shoot PDs slow, just camp on a chair with a
tripod and pick my targets. Barrel never heats up, and
dogs don't get smart to me.
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I can tell you're pretty good at it Bear. I know of one
prairie dog town that you shot out.

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Rumors..just rumors .... made by a left-wing gopher
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I was talking to a guy, and if I remember right, he killed 10,000 PDs, in a year, in the city limits of a Utah town.

AND, he did it w/an air rifle.  Not your everyday air rifle, but one of those that runs on an air tank.  He'll drive out and shoot out the window of his PU (I assume legal in UT).  He did new apartment complexes, golf courses and etc...the landowners are happy to let him control their vermin.

Now, I am getting to your connection....he told me that his combo has no recoil and that @ 100 yards you can see the pellet come out of the PD (he isn't using a $30 Tasco).  His scope is a tactical model w/a mil-dot reticle (he knows the range).

So, if he can do it, and you follow his lead (know the range and hold-over), then you can too.

I wouldn't think that you want HPs.  I'm thinking that you should be using match ammo.
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