close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Varmint hunters!! I am going on a sage rat safari!!

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by RMTactical, Mar 31, 2005.

  1. RMTactical

    RMTactical Battle Born CLM

    Messages:
    12,613
    Likes Received:
    33
    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2000
    Location:
    Las Vegas
    I have never shot these buggers but I was invited along with my brothers and several friends to set up shop on some land in southern Utah and exterminate some of these pests.

    You gotta read this article and this thread from Handloads.com, here it is.

    http://espn.go.com/outdoors/hunting/s/h_fea_04_varmints_FHN.html (read the part about "Belding's ground squirrels")

    They say it's easy to go through 1500rnds per shooter per day!!!

    AND

    http://forums.handloads.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=2098&PN=1

    this will be the perfect opportunity to test out my newest AR.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Xander27z

    Xander27z

    Messages:
    159
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2004
    Location:
    Phx, Az
    ;P nice AR...
    i think it would look even better with one of these on...;) ;c
    good luck hunting and make sure you post some pics
    [​IMG]
     

  3. Sixgun_Symphony

    Sixgun_Symphony NRA4EVR

    Messages:
    1,508
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2002
    Location:
    USA
    Are you going to use a .22 LR conversion kit on that AR?
     
  4. RMTactical

    RMTactical Battle Born CLM

    Messages:
    12,613
    Likes Received:
    33
    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2000
    Location:
    Las Vegas
    Well, we went... We weren't able to find the land who belonged to our friend but we still got some of those buggers. Just not in the hundreds... It sucks because we werent able to set up camp so to speak, because we had to shoot on public land that had less sage rats. We did get permission to go on a few people's property as well, but it wasn't quite what we we looking for.

    We all brought .22's as well. I brought my 10/22, so did a few others. One guy had a .22 upper for his Cav arms lower, one of my brothers had a .22 conversion BC and magazine that he used in his AR. They are pretty neat setups.

    We had to take out some of the local crow population as well. :) The .223 just rips those things apart.

    All in all, it was a fun day, regardless.