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Zeus is alive and well....ain't got crap for time! I did sneak a prairie dog shoot in this summer though......Some of you will recognize this thread because it's posted on another forum.

But I figured that some of you who don't get on other forums might enjoy our experience too.

The oldest son and I, my brother, his youngest boy and my buddy with his oldest son spent the last week up in North Dakota. Spent 3 days shooting in western North Dakota in what turned out to be the first annual Father-Son prairie dog shoot. It was also the best shooting that I've ever had in North Dakota on public land......have shot private land in Montana that was better but not by much. Plenty of rain this year has made it ideal for the dogs. Plus the second batch of pups was starting to come out.....lots of dumb targets.

We got out there last Saturday and shot that afternoon and the next three days.....the first day and a half was pretty windy. But that wasn't a problem for the 6XC shooting 105 grain Amax's. I had the longest kill as of then with a 416 yard shot with 20 MPH cross winds. When the wind died down the 223 AI and 204 Ruger were deadly......The 6XC did so well that my son and I shot up all the ammo that I had loaded up for that rifle......175 rounds or so. 400 yard shots with little wind were routine.

Needless to say my 416 yard shot didn't stand up as the long shot of the trip. My son, Dakota had a confirmed kill at 778 yards (with the 6XC of course)......Of course I took partial credit for the shot with great spotting!.....lol I can't let him have all the credit.....but young eyes and a steady hand sure make for very accurate shooting.

We shot A LOT! There's a lot of brass that needs cleaning now too.....A good problem to have!

Anywho.......here's a few pics

Here's my boy Dakota posing with the 6XC.....It may be ugly but it's a P-dog slaying machine!



Here's my brother and his son Cody living the good life in the shade of their snipers hide....



and last but not least here's how we were set up when it was time for some shade......



Everyone had a blast......shy kids came out of their shells, put down the video games and really enjoyed the time spent with their dads. We are already planning next years trip......

Life is good!
 

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Nice

Thanks for sharing! Sounds like a great trip.
 

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No problem Doug...Happy to share.

Here's another related post showing my final scope sight-in before packing up the rifles......the guns shot well above my expectations.....not perfect but not too shabby either.

One last range trip to sight in this years chosen loads....After zeroing I shot a group with each of the five rifles that will accompany my son and I to North Dakota next week.

I'm very happy with how the rifles are performing.....especially off a bipod from the tailgate of my truck.

 

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Sounds like a good time! Catch us up on things. Damn, pull up a chair more often!


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So, Zeus is no longer "Out" but back in? Heh heh. Good to see you posting again.
 

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Heck, I've been here all along.....just nothing interesting to post about. My range has been closed for over a year and getting out to shoot seems to happen less and less as time goes by....But as some other members locally can attest our club's new rifle range should be ready to use by the fall! I don't plan on squandering the opportunity to test out something cool when the time comes!......I'm thinking about a 6mm Creedmoor....not just because I love the 6mm's but because I think that support for the Creedmoor cartridges will be vast......I dearly love my 6XC and who knows, maybe I'll stick to it!....or both....
 
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