I just got back from my first coyote hunt in New Mexico. I called in 5 coyotes, one was no shoot, bad angle, and another was a miss. Had three on the ground. My guide said the big one that I shot was the biggest he had ever seen in New Mexico in 5 years. All were shot with my Rock River .223 ranging 70 to 85 yards. The action was just like you see on the hunting shows.
One morning we drove by a prairie dog colony. A front had just come through and the wind was still blowing 15 with 20 + mph gusts. I pulled out my t3 Varmint in 22-250. We did not range the dogs we were shooting at. Put the main crosshair on and pulled the trigger. Was shooting low. Tried twice missed both times. 200 yards was not the range. Put the 300 cross hair and pulled the trigger……I have a new favorite word….”THA-WAP”. My Tikka groups 1/4 to 3/8 moa at 200 yard zero. Even with the terrible wind in my face and shooting on very cheap shooting sticks my next two shots hit home. I am impressed with this Tikka. Before we left I shot another at 212 yards with the crosswind. Total 5 shots, three dogs. Superformance from Hornady on the first two and Berger Varmint 53 grain on the third. I could get addicted. This was my first time shooting prairie dogs and will not be my last. I am envious of you guys who can go do this all of the time.
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