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2013 pasture maggot elimination report

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I know first liar does not have a chance, but I will start out. Machinegun Mitchell and I made it back home yesterday afternoon. We had clouds and about an hour of rain Monday and 3 days of wind. Still with the conditions we had a good

2 1/2 day shoot. We inventoried the ammo and came out with a count of 2272 round shot on the hunt for the 2 of us. A 6.5 Grendal with a 95 grain v-max wil vaporize a p-dog. I left my camera so Bennie will post pic. Lessons learned: when you shoot a lefthanded thumb hole stocked rifle right handed it bites.

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I offer rifle lessons VERY reasonably. What you save in ammo more than makes up the cost!!! Surely that number,2272,was a typo?

Patriot

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Well as Kerry said we had a great shoot in spite of a little rain and lots of wind . Kerry and Mitchell shot mostly .223 with a little 22 mag thrown in . Kerry also shot some with his 6.5 Grendal he just got through building , I never saw the results but he said it vaporized them .

We hit the field just right as there were lots of fresh and ignorant pups around . But that also made for some interesting shooting , try shooting a mouse from a truck window , at say 300 yards in high winds , like I said interesting , but fun . We never set up tables on this shoot . I have not firmed up my ammo count yet , but rough estimate is around 800 .223 and 200 22-250 for me and a little more than that for Odie . Odie and I also just shot bolt actions , never got the ARs out , the bolts were so much fun . The Model 25 Walking Varminter I got turned out to be one of the best truck guns I ever shot , it is light and very accurate . The only down side on it is the three round magazine , had to stop and reload too often .

There were lots of pasture maggots that served themselves up as sacrifics to the great prairie in the sky . The first evening of our arrival it was cloudy and rained some , not your best conditions for pasture maggot eradications , but we still managed a good shoot . The second and third days were awesome , especially late on the third day , I knew a honey hole that doesn't get shot much so we lit out for it and we were not disappointed . We literally sat in one spot in the truck and just rotated angles for sometimes 45 minutes . We did try some calling , but with that wind it wasn't happening . We had to pull out yesterday morning and as you would know , near perfect conditions . The little critters were waving bye to us as we went down the drive .

I will post some pics , but some are graphic , so review them before the kids get to look .

 

The first two pics are gruesome to look at and may need adult supervisor , as it could leave a nasty memory for a youngin !

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Kerry and Machine Gun Mitchell crusing the prairie !

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Odie preparing for a shot , hate to brag on the boy , but he did some fine shooting for the conditions.

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More pics of the shoot :

This one has a pasture maggot fixin to meet his demise :

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This is one of the more gruesome pics , but the pasture maggot isn't to bad to look at .

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Before we went into the pasture from heaven , we stopped and cleaned rifles for one last assault . Got all the guys in one place for a pic , not that it is much to look at , but they are great guys to shoot with !!

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What a way to end a great hunt , with good friends . A beautiful sun set to close the show !! Awesome !!

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No Patriot , that was not a typo for Kerry , he and Mitchell were doing some banging with those ARs , I'm surprised the total wasn't higher than that . That last evening I pointed out a fence row that needed to be shot and it sounded like Custer's last stand over there , between him and Mitchell . I figure Odie and I shot around a 1000 a piece , but may be higher on the finsih count .

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AR-Patriot

The 2272 round count is right. I had Machinegun Mitchell with me and he had a new ar to break in. Shoot mom first and the pups just stand and look at her.

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It sounds like y'all had a blast......pun intended........in spite of less than perfect conditions.

 

Thanks for a great report!!

 

Bob :P

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Bennie and Group, you all ought to have AR Patriot build you some of those portable gun rests like he did for me. They are easy, light, pretty stable, and a lot more comfortable than shooting from the window of a truck! I know; been there, done that; it's awkward, at best. Certainly not as steady a platform as a table, but a whole lot easier to break down and move around.

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Some good news there, I'll be headed out next weekend for some p-dog shootin myself.

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