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I hunted in Wyoming last week for three days. Day one, good steady shooting until it got very warm (90+) in the early afternoon. Day two, good early, then slow. Day three, had to wait for the weather to let up{rain) then excellent shooting until late afternoon.

I have talked about my fondness for the .20 VarTarg. Greyfox and others have sung it praises. I only took two rifles as I was traveling by air. I never fired a shot from the other rifle I had taken. The VarTarg is a flat shooting, accurate, efficient cartridge. I shoot the 32gr Vmax. It’s fast and arrives with authority. It produces a loud, deep “Pop” when striking flesh. I can see hits through the scope. Airtime on most dogs. Shoots out to some amazing distances.

The rifle is a Model 38 Cooper.
 

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JC, I looked at your rifle and front rest and it reminded me of my Rem 243 CDL. I have a Boyd's laminated stock on it and use the same front rest. I wish I could experience prairie dog shooting someday but I guess I will never be able to do it.
 

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Very nice looking setup.....

Maybe it’s the angle of the photo,but that looks like the barrel is 26” long to me.
I have always been amazed by the 20 VarTarg,it really throws pd’s In the air and tears ‘em up too.Glad you had a good time.Be careful Coopers have a way of multiplying :D
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JC, I looked at your rifle and front rest and it reminded me of my Rem 243 CDL. I have a Boyd's laminated stock on it and use the same front rest. I wish I could experience prairie dog shooting someday but I guess I will never be able to do it.
PD shooting makes for a way to learn more about a rifle's trajectory and estimating wind effect and distance in a single afternoon than some ever learn in a lifetime of shooting.

My wife (Ami) on her first PD safari started out w/ me coaching her on estimating range and hold-over and wind drift.

After one afternoon it was "hands off"! She was spotting 'em, estimating the distance (when I was sitting at the Wild optical rangefinder) and dialing in the number of "clicks" for a dead-on hold and WHOPPING them dogs with the best of us!

Ya gotta hook up w/ someone here and hop a plane and give PDs a try. You will be HOOKED for life!


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JC--Happy to hear you got out and did some damage to the prairie dog population!!! Your experience with the 20 VarTarg has me anxious to get my 20 VarTarg build going. Thanks for the photos and for taking the time to do the write-up. Hope you get out again next year.
 

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Thanks for taking us along via your post, JC. Is that by any chance a heavy, cast-iron Hart base on that front rest? I have one that looks an awful lot like it. What kind of top?

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Thanks for taking us along via your post, JC. Is that by any chance a heavy, cast-iron Hart base on that front rest? I have one that looks an awful lot like it. What kind of top?

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Carpman- The front rest is an aluminum Midway that I bought many years ago. I flew out for this trip, so I was trying to keep things on the lite side. It worked great, I’ll be taking along in the future.
 
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