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Voldoc must be "reigned in" or something.....haven't heard from him since he returned from the PD Safari. Could be all those photos of him terroriozing every waitress from Tennessee to Colorado.

We did actually get around to shootin Prairie Dogs. The winds were really tough on the 1000 yard boys, but I had the best trip ever killing them 97 yards at a time (10 at 100 equals 1000 for me). I am more interested in the VMax Splatter and "Whump" on my limited budget chasing them at 1000 yards.
Here is one of our set ups on the prairie.



Closer look



Here's a victim of a 50 g VMax (223)



Mr Kruzan (1000 yard expert) and the Voldoc at the tables going looonnngg range



This one guy lost his head over a 50 G VMax from at .22BR by Mot Yelrom. The other reconizable part of the body was 11 yards away.




I found this thing lying on the ground with some .17 holes in him; someone said that the Colorado Rattler Season is not in yet, and I wouldn't want to violate anything.



I'm Done....maybe Voldoc has some more info....if he can get un-reigned.
 

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nice JR haven't run upon any of those
critters yet,that's ok by me.maybe I'll
have some pics latter.my little girl got to
shoot a few,showed us men how its done.:D
 

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Well Alright then= and the Storie Begins

It is said all good stories have a beginning and an end=
well We'll have a go at the beginning=
All year long our group of Shooters and Prairie Dog Hunters
dream of blasting off to Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming
Colorado or all of the above= we use this trip as a
stress reliever as most of us have high responsibility jobs
and professions= well this is the time of year we let it all
hang out and forget about real world responsibilities and just have fun=
Sacking and packin' 2010=


The master sacker and packer John K. rearranges his Ford Expedition
as we just don't have enough equipment=



So we set sails headed West at 4:00AM Birdog Standard Time
headed for St Louis and the Big Muddy=



The Ole VolDoc drove about 7 or 8 hours thenafter gettin' lost in St Louis took a short break from the action=



When we were about half way to our shootin' spot in Colorado we met up with JRinKY's son Justin and his family at Ft. Riley Ks for a short reunion=

JRinKY and his grandson== family genes ( another JR in the flesh)=



Well after about 20 continuous hours of being on the raod we arrived in beautiful downtown Syracuse, KS at 1:00AM Birdog Time=



well guess what the Motel was closed and we had to call the Nite Manager
outta bed she was not a happy camper=
but we were=
 

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part II=

Ya think it looks a little blurry== it was blurry at 1:00AM=


After a semi good Nite's sleep the adventure continues=
advise if'n ya want more== if not, then just get used to it= (gggggggggg)
 

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Part III=

well after gettin to the Syracuse Inn at 1:00AM=
the crew was mighty tired= The rooms are not
very luxurious and are small to but then it's in
Prairie Dog Haven==
Just enough room for shower, shave fresh clothes, and reloadin'
at nite=



Roll call first morning= VolDoc, Birdog and JR accounted for=
John Kruzan somewhere either organizing equipment or
drinking coffee=(ggggg)=





After rounding up John K. , we had breakfast and then went on to reunite with
our Buddies led by the world famous GreyFox, KY Carpmaster , CliffinSouth LA, Grant,the Professor and Mary ANN (gg) ,Ricky and his Bud Zach who were rookies on this Safari=who camps out on the Prairie and cooks for us each Nite=





After some BS'n we got set up for the first session=
VolDoc elected to clean up the short range Dogs first =
22BR =14 twist= Remy 700 trued up= Shilen 2 oz trigger=
Leupy 8.5-25 with Gene Davis 3X magnifier=
Undertaker stock by Richard Franklin, 3 inch riser , so you can
see field of view w/o crunching up= ( better beware drop chart when you mount scope this high= from 0 yds.- 300 yds values are skewed)=
Bad JuJU for dogs to 300 yds= lots of doubles= and plenty of Red Mist and Airtime=

 

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Part- IV=

Well we finally got down to serious Doggin'=
Birdog was spottin' for John K. and many many dogs were killed in the 400 yd + range=

No dog safe with this combo gunnin'=



Jr's scope view His 223 I think=
He killed more Dogs than anyone in our group=
He's a Sneaky Sniper=



End Result= JrinKY with Flag a Fly'n=
97 yd Club Trophy=
over and out for now=



Comments welcome=

Your Friend VolDoc

PS- Jr., don't ya know not to handle those PDogs=
A World Class Phd Biologist and Astro-Physicist done warned ya once Boy= (ggggggggggg)
 

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You guys have way too much fun. I can't get my gang to leave before the end of the month. Dern youngsters want to work instead of go shooting. I told them to retire so we could spend more time out there but their wives get all cranky with me.
 

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Great stories guys. I really enjoy reading about prairie doggin'. I'm headed that way myself....after a short pit stop here in IL (a stones throw from the arch) I'll be on my way to North and South Dakota and parts unknown.

I hope to have as much fun as you guys.
 

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Makes me want to roll out west again. Hmmm, trucks ready, camper is ready, ammo loaded....no sense waiting around here.....crap. That working for a living is cutting in on my free time.

Keep the pics coming. It's obvious you southern gentlement are enjoying yourselves.
 

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After some BS'n we got set up for the first session=
VolDoc elected to clean up the short range Dogs first =
22BR =14 twist= Remy 700 trued up= Shilen 2 oz trigger=
Leupy 8.5-25 with Gene Davis 3X magnifier=
Undertaker stock by Richard Franklin, 3 inch riser , so you can
see field of view w/o crunching up= ( better beware drop chart when you mount scope this high= from 0 yds.- 300 yds values are skewed)=
Bad JuJU for dogs to 300 yds= lots of doubles= and plenty of Red Mist and Airtime=

Can you explain to me the reason for the 3" riser on the scope?
 

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Actually it's not a 3 " Riser=

VolDoc just calls it that=:eek:
It's about a 2 " Riser but the axis of the Scope sits about
2.5" above the bore of the Rifle=
that makes it very pleasant to just put you chin
ever so lightly on the stock and see a full field of view
w/o crunching your face into the stock=




The Undertaker stock inlets the action (Remy 700 in this
case) very very low and makes a conventional sight picture difficult w/o a
high riser.. I didn't realize it would skew my drop chart but
it does dramatically up to 300 yds= then one can use
the conventional drops== Made me miss several (97yd Clubbers)
till I figured it out=:eek:
hope this explains it=
O&O from Moonshine Mt. House of Unique Rifles
and Ballastics
VolDaddy
 

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Part V= aka Blood , Guts and Snake on the Prairie=

Well alright then=
When last visited the crew was gettin serious
about a little Blood Letting=
Well this is it JRinKY style=
Mr PD meets Mr 50 gr VMAX -= not a pretty union=
Have you ever seen such destruction??=
Remy 700 old model 223 Sniper Mode=



Another victum of JR's 17 HMR=
Rest in Peace Little Doggy=



Enough Gore for now=
Typical Nite in Camp=
Cliff and GreyFox= Chefs Extraordnaire=
conjure up another great meal on the Colorado Plain=
Professor looks like He likes the Menu=



GreyFox , Birdog and Cliff gettin' a little Rest and Recreation
Safari Style=



Well as usual someone in camp collected a Sneaky Snake and He ended up in the frying pan== Ole KY Fisherman worked his magic snake recipe and viola
Kentucky Fried Snake= It's finger licking Goooooooooooooood=



Well , I don't think JRinTN liked the Snake Nuggets so He went back into town and ate another meal at KC's Mexican Restaurant=
Think I've seen the HeadWear somewhere before=



Over and out for now from =
Moonshine Mt. Part Time Drive-Thru Dental Service
VolDaddy

PS- comments welcome= especially about anyone but VolDoc=
 

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Just curious how you guys kept the "pop-ups" from blowin' away with the winds we've had lately ??

So far no one has mentioned much about the "1000 yd Club"; anyone make the mark ?
 

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Our Tents endured 40MPH winds and were not

blown back into Kansas=:cool:
I used very long stakes and doubled on the poles themselves and anchored with tiedowns also with very long spikes for stakes=
the tents were an absolute necessity as one day was 103* F
with 35 + MPH winds=:eek:
they puffed up and shook but mine was never taken down or blown
down until we moved shootin' spots=:)

Yes, we didn't shoot 1,000yds+ as much this year as usual
as the 35+ MPH winds are impossible to dope=
the mirage was equally as bad=
we had a couple of windows of good conditions and=

VolDoc and Birdog under the Big Top+=
Ricky Bell (another shooter friend of our was once asked ' "how do you put your tent up
and take it down so fast="???? Ricky said " I used to work in the F--K'n Circus"=
so it goes+



Results=
VolDoc = 1 =976yds dead body confirmed kill=
= 2 or 3 1050yds+ that barely crawled back into mound=
= back to back doubles @ >500yds (new for me)

Birdog = 1 confirmed 1150yd kill=
= 2 or 3 1050yds+ that crawled away also=

John Kruzan (2010 PD Safari King of Long Range Shootin')
= 3 confirmed dead bodies of > 1000yds. and several
crawl aways also=

We just didn't spend the time shootin' 1,000yds this year as usual
as it was wasted time and effort given conditions
Doc
 

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105 A-max were very impressive at 600 and 1,000 yd

The 105 A-max performed very well past 400 yd. Nothing like seeing
a dog get pitched in the air past 500 yd. John Kruzan made his
1000 yd shots with the A-max and they were DRT. It was my
favorite bullet at 400 to 600. I was going to try them at 1000 but never
did. Kruzan made some beautiful shots with them. Dasher was the case.
Doc did it with the 87 V-max and 105 A-max. Hornady has a great product.
 

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Glad you guys had a good shoot. I think I recognize a little of that scenery. We usually stay in Lamar when we shoot with Heck. I actually think I've seen that field with the old house place in the background.

I'll be headed out there next Thursday, hope the weather is good. In the pics, it doesn't look as green as it was last year. Have they had much rain this year?

I think it was 2 years ago when we pulled into Holly just in time to miss the tornado going through west of town.

Nice to hear a good report on the 105 amaxs. I knew I should have loaded up some for the 6mmbr but stuck with the 70 gr blitzking instead.
 

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El Quicko=

Nightforce 12-42 NXS Double D=:)
Mr PD, I see ya=:cool:
giving ya a little windage=
givin' you a pass for posing=;)

Red Mist for another day=:D



O&O from Moonshine Mt.
Doc

PS= JB, yeah, it was very very dry, windy, and HOT=
hope you have a great shoot.. tell Heck and Vince the TN-KY crew says Hey=
 

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I'll pass along the salutations. The pdogs seemed to be bigger last year with all the greenery, but that damp soil made it hard to call your misses. Not to mention some of those dirt roads got real slick when it rained, hard just to keep it between the ditches.

I just hope it's not too hot or too windy, but I'm probably hoping for too much :)
 

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Part VI= Eatin', Loadin', and Laughin'

Well the last episode left us out on the Colorful Colorado Prairie=
When we got back to town guess who was a waitin' for us at KC's
Restaurant==
Ole Bubba himself== JR siad Ole VolDoc and Bubba were twins
separated at birth= maybe so= I thought He looked more like Birdog=
in the face anyway=





We ordered Breakfast
and JRinTN insisted that Ole VolDoc should pose with all the good vittles=
Blackmail material for my diabetes Doc I'd reckon=



While back at the Ranch= Ole Birdog got busy loadin' up some ammo=
this year He swore He would bring more than his usual 50 preloaded rounds=
He usually range tests his loads on the Prairie then goes loooooooooooong
with them=



This is a Pic of Heck's Ole Homeplace Ranch where He grew up in Depression days= The Ranch is no longer in his family and owned by another group=



Gateway to Great PD shootin'= right where Heck grew up=



This is a good tip for Rookie PD Shooters=
take along a couple of "Please Vote for John Doe--- Election signs" stolen from your locality just before Election day= they make wonderful 100 and 200 yd sight checker targets on the Prairie=
go figure=
O&O for now VolDaddy=
 
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