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Old 05-23-2019, 08:25 AM
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Originally Posted by flylo View Post
Last week I was shootint 2&3" steel plates at 300 yards when a small woodchuck stood up right behind the plates so I aimed for the throat & he poped down & I think it killed him but may have taken a while which I don't like to do as a subsonic only has 48 ft pds of energy at 300 yards. I saw him the time before that but the hay is getting as high as the targets & he just popped up & back down about 8' left of the plates.
You are correct of course, the .22 LR is running out of steam that far out, and a clean kill is chancy at best.
With a good hit, it can kill the chuck... but still it is prudent to hold shooting chucks to 100 yards or so.

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