Just going to leave them there, plenty of whistle pigs need shooting come springtime. Took mine down to south end and it's an improvement over the 17 hmr the wind still pushed it around way more than the 204/223 class rounds. Was a bit surprised actually, granted the wind was high but after 150 it loses poop.Send your folks the $$ and have em ship it to you?
My thoughts were it would be perfect for foxes, but actually found it to be a bit lacking this fall. Grated we ended up at longer ranges and much higher winds than most end up with. Might try a bigger 17 or 204 even.Gun shoots 1/2" 3 shot groups, 3/4" 5 shot groups @100 y with the good lots.
Ive used mine on coyotes at 150 yards and below, rockchucks out to 220ish, foxes from 15 to 175, and wild dog @100. Everything I've shot with it has died instantly.
I was hoping to have a nice fox pelt gun but it has proven to be just a but too explosive on our small foxes. Offside holes 1 to 1.5" if broadside out to 175y. Head shots are needed to save the rest of the pelt if they're too close. I like to keep the mask on my pelts so while I like the stopping power, it needs a different bullet and less velocity.
:t You shooting 20gr?Yep I consider it a perfect groundhog round for more poulated areas.
I had a massive groundhog problem when I moved back from NM. Little diggers running everywhere. At the same time I got my 17.
Out to 175 it's point and shoot, past that you have to know the exact range. Most of them are inside 200, had a few a hair past that . I have not missed one nor lost one yet over several years, so its made a huge dent in the poulation.
I'm on a farm. I really like how quiet it is. No boom at all, just a crack, and doesnt scare the animals.