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ROCKCHUCKS

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by sheepdip, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. sheepdip

    sheepdip Redland Well-Known Member

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    does anybody here still shoot rockchucks, used to be one of my favorite pastimes. lived in madras and rockchucks were plentiful. used to drive from rock pile to rock pile, shoot for a while and then move on. not as easy to do these days. the urban growth boundry has grown, no shooting inside the ugb. more and more people all the time. anybody around smith rock needing chucks thinned out? pm me.:thumbup:
     
  2. Spitpatch

    Spitpatch Forest Grove, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I am fortunate enough that my very best friend spent the very best years of his life teaching in Alaska so that he could buy a ranch in Eastern Oregon.

    Pilgrimage each year to test out the newest (and oldest) guns.

    What gun did I use to take this specimen? Extra points for caliber (that is appropriate for the quarry).
     
  3. BillyDa59

    BillyDa59 King County, WA Member

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    Spitpatch, that is a fantastic picture. I really like it.
     
  4. BWH

    BWH Tualatin, Oregon Active Member

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    Dang! I lived there also for some of the best years of my life!
    Had a cow setup on the north end of agency plains and ran cows right to the edge of the deschutes!
    I was in rock chuck central and ample song dogs as well. Shot every day!

    There is still a lot of public ground if one knows where to go and where the boundries run!

    22-250 was my all time favorite but shot 17 rem, 222, 225win, 220 swift, 22 hornet as well.
     
  5. sheepdip

    sheepdip Redland Well-Known Member

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    rem. 22mag autoloader?
     
  6. chainsaw

    chainsaw East side of Or. Active Member

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    Looks like a lever action to me.
     
  7. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Have guns will travel if anyone knows of good places to varmint shoot within about 5hr drive of Yakima.
     
  8. sheepdip

    sheepdip Redland Well-Known Member

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    oh yea i see the lever now, there is a lot of chuck left intact so im thinking not centerfire, ill still go with .22 mag
     
  9. Brandon44647

    Brandon44647 Portland Member

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    Ruger .17 Hmr would be my guess.......
     
  10. Spitpatch

    Spitpatch Forest Grove, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Keep trying, guys. Guys who picked out the lever are leading the pack. All other guesses (caliber/model) are on a cold trail.
     
  11. chainsaw

    chainsaw East side of Or. Active Member

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    Maybe thats some sort of Marlin,in 17 fireball?
     
  12. 2gr8dgs

    2gr8dgs oregon Active Member

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    Sako? 22 hornet?
     
  13. chainsaw

    chainsaw East side of Or. Active Member

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    I got it now,Winchester model 88,.308 win. or .243 win.?
     
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    Brandon44647 Portland Member

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  15. iusmc2002

    iusmc2002 Colville, WA Active Member

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    Magazine sticking out the bottom isn't big enough to be a 308 or 243. At least to my eyes
     
  16. chainsaw

    chainsaw East side of Or. Active Member

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    Could be .284 or .358 also.Kind of a big looking barrel.
     
  17. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Haven't been there in quite some time but there used to be some fairly good spots off the Prineville/Madras Hwy.
     
  18. sheepdip

    sheepdip Redland Well-Known Member

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    .218 bee?
     
  19. Rugerbub

    Rugerbub OREGON Member

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    There still are a bunch of good spots around madras, rineville and west side of redmond. you just have to be willing to go ask the farmers and ranchers if u can shoot
     
  20. iusmc2002

    iusmc2002 Colville, WA Active Member

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