When that full flat-faced relatively slow moving bullet hit a rabbit, badger, or rockchuck
, the resounding "thwack" sounded like a wet towel slapped against the side of the bathtub.
The Bee has a rockchuck
and a coyote on the cylinder, with a jackrabbit and a squirrel on the mainframe; while the Mashburn is a little more flamboyant, with a coyote, squirrel and javelina on the barrel.
The last time (hopefully, literally) was on a rockchuck
hunt up in Idaho.
22-250 carries more than 500 ft-lbs of energy to 400 yards--a knockout blow to any coyote or rockchuck
I don't live in prime rockchuck
country but it's within a day's drive.
As we proceeded Joe pointed out a rockchuck
, it may be called a groundhog in your part of the country, sunning himself on a very large rock about 300 yards out.
Getting away from the crowds is what rockchuck
hunting is all about.
I defy anyone to be able to spot a rockchuck
in its natural surroundings with the naked eye at 1,000 yards.
It carries especially easily in a pick-up truck or jeep rifle rack always at the ready should a suitable target such as rockchuck
, badger, coyote, or jackrabbit present itself.
What we found was another pursuer of the groundhog, also known in other parts of the country as a rockchuck
, using what was then a brand-new rifle and cartridge.
In the upper Yellowstone Valley we had some immense gopher fields, a bit of rockchuck
shooting and prairie dog towns galore not too far away.
Everything from rocks to rockchucks
won't be safe while on "walkabouts" in the pasture, prairie, woods, or simply sitting in a tree, waiting for a deer or pig to stroll by.