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Woodchucks Contender Style

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Just as I was getting ready for work this evening the phone wrang. It was a guy that lives buy the Implement Dealer in town. Kieth told me there was a couple Woodchucks running around in the vacant lot behind the Implement. I told Kieth that I was getting ready for work, and would be over there in a few minutes.

I grabbed up the Custom 6mm T/CU Contender loaded with 55gr. Nosler Ballistic Tips and headed for the vacant lot behind the Implement Building. I set up so I was shooting out of town. As I was looking over the situation I quickly questioned my choice of weapon. I had thought the range would be longer thus the choice I made.

Well when Mr. Woodchuck showed himself he was about 70 yards away. I was lining up the crosshairs and the dad blasted gun went off. Yep a club fingered idiot with a finely tuned trigger doesn't work all the time. At the shot, it was so dad blasted LOUD it scared me. Oppps, wrong gun, and Mr. Woodchuck was gone.

I went back home and grabbed up the Super 14 Match Grade .22 LR, and a handfull of Remington BULK Hollow Point ammo. I went back to the same spot, but all I saw was Cottontail Rabbits. But wait a minute, that's a funny looking rabbit. The reason was it was a curled up Woodchuck. I set the bypod on a Combine Header and lined up the crosshairs (this time I left the club fingers at home), and at the shot Mr. Woodchuck collapsed. I thought to myself, that is the way it should have worked the FIRST TIME.

I sat a few more minutes, and was just ready to leave when Mrs. Woodchuck showed up. This time I set the bypod on the hood of the Ford Explorer, lined up the crosshairs and touched the 1 1/2 pound trigger and Mrs. Woodchuck was collected.

After all of this I figured I had better get back to work, or at least real work that is. It is days like this that I really do love my job. Now it is back to reality.

Now if I could just get those sneaky Coyotes that slipping into the City Park in the wee hours of the morning.

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Good story Larry.

Glad to see you back again and post'in
those good hunt'in storys.

Lots of good chuck hunt'in in small
places,you just have to look for 'em.

What ya need is a 17HMR on one of
you contenders.Works for the long shots as well as the close in ones. Don't make
a lot of racket either.
For me the 17HMR really fills a nitch

when hunt'in "in close" to where there
are a lot of houses and people.

I have even asked people that were
out in there gardens or set'in on there
pourches about the noise level of the shots on a farm next to them.

No problem for them,one lady even ask,
" what shots" and she wasn't deaf either.

So the 17 does'nt 'get there attention' like the big guns.
Which is fine with me.

These days a lot of people think
'L O U D' is dangerous.
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