Ok So we get up and head out to a classic car show. The bad thing was no hot rods or modified cars
. Oh well lots of good looking old cars out. Did a little geocaching while we were there. Then right as we finish up I get a cal from a buddy hey man what are you doing. Nothing just got done with the car show. Good lets go shoot some ground hogs. OK So we go home and I switch stocks because my laminated one is much more heavy than my injection molded plastic SPS take off. I change cloths gather up the needed stuff ammo glasses and water. We head out to the ranch and 4 minutes after we get there first hog down The 223 Barked and laid that groud hog wide open at 250 yards. Not bad for the first centerfire shot of the season.
Next one was 285 OSOK DRT oh the joys of success. Then My buddy pulls out his loudenboomer stoutenkicker (As he calls it) it is a Weatherby Vanguard in 257 weatherby mag with a Leupold VX-III 6.5-20x50mm loaded with 100gr HP (The biggest HP I had ever seen by the way) it was over 75.2gr of IMR 4831 Let me tell you 308 yards later the 100 gr hp connected with hog #3 which did a cartwheel into the wood line.
Next up was what we thought was a big azz hog. I pull up and fire jump runs in a circle for a minute or two. At that time we realize that was not a hog it was a coon out in the middle of the day time. Good thing I whacked it at 200 yards. Took off and walked into another field and we were creeping along a wood line when Hog #4 ran out and stood up at 178 yards and he got whacked with a off hand head shot by the 223. God I love this rifle. Shooting slowed down for a while as we let things cool off. Hog #6 was my buddies 175 yards blew his guts out and he still ran to the hole the SOB was motivated blood all over the place.
Hog #7 and last on of the day was a 225 yard shot my buddy made with the 270 Wmag 186 yards on a young hog OMG that hog didn't have a good day. He was laying there in a pool of blood and internal organs that were now external organs. He was open from the chin to his bung hole and there was blood over a 10' radius just awesomely gruesome. Over all a very good day with some good stress relief after a long 3 weeks of SOL testing.