That’s not me, but rather Dave the RNS Staff Photographer, who followed up a fantastic Boomershoot (in which he got bored with shooting boomers and started splitting the inch-and-a-half-wide stakes instead) by shooting his first two prairie dogs the week after, dropping ’em at 323 and 571 yards, respectively. That’s the kind of hits Boomershoot trains ya to make! He emails:
It was very windy and I was solo, with no spotter, so I had to read my own shots and adjust.
I started with the Savage .204, but without success, as the small 26 gr. bullets were blowing all over the place.
I moved up to the Tikka T3 .223 and made two confirmed kills using 68 gr. hollow points. These pics are of the second kill, which was at longest distance. The first was lasered at 323 yds.
Here’s the lair of one of ’em. If you click to embiggen you can see that little blob in the distance is Dave’s Suburban, lasered at 571 yards away. (!!!!)
Here’s the dearly departed:
Nice shootin’ — and all the more impressive with no spotter! I hope to try the same thing on some California ground squirrels someday.