Wooohooo I finally made it

Discussion in 'Disabled Hunters & Shooters Forum' started by Lapua Kid, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. Lapua Kid

    Lapua Kid New Member

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    I've been groundhog hunting for the last 13 , 14 years only to take the sport to a different level the last couple of years . For years I was happy shooting factory Varmint guns mostly 22/250's and 243's . Will about 5 years ago i tried taking a factory and truing it up I shot that gun very well it was a 6 x 47 Lapua . I decided to try the shorter fatter 6mm's I went to the 6ppc in a full fledged BR gun oh this gun would shoot an the shots started to increase in length . Will last year I purchase a fully custom built 1000 yard gun woohooo it weighs plenty . I started practicing at 500 yards in VA you dont get many of these shots .I was amazed at how i was able to group at 500 . Next thing you know I was groundhog hunting looking for the 500 + shots First groundhog i missed i threw dirt up on him he was 508 yards .Then my second shot came about the next time out will I set scope on 22 power for hold over estaimated my hold over and touched it off must watched it 20 minutes before pulling . I got in Van drove around to location an used the Leica to confirm it was 542 yards . I finally got the 500 yard shot and connected .This w/c kid is grinning from ear to ear . Guys get out enjoy yourself I was injuried in a falling accident 18 years ago Spinal Cord Injury para this past Christmas found out I had Colon Cancer .Enjoy while you can .God Bless Happy Easter:) Lifes to short enjoy

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  2. jbrescue

    jbrescue New Member

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    Enjoy it and live to the fullest. Sorry to hear about your health. Great shooting.
  3. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    500 + yards on a groundhog....it dont get much better than that!!! Congrat's on the
    shot! That's a heck of a long ways. For the people that isnt used to shooting much past
    1-200yds, might have a hard time comprehending what it is to make a shot on a
    groundhog at that distance. (and a head shot at that!)

    That's an awesome shot at an awesome distance!
  4. Lapua Kid

    Lapua Kid New Member

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    Thanks guys Equipment has alot to do with it
  5. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Great shooting. I am sorry to hear about your health. Keep putting the posts up.
  6. garydude

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    Nice job Mr. Kid,

    That truly was an amazing shot!:thumbsup:
  7. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

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    500 yrds on a groundhog WOW don't think i could do that nice going:dance::dance::dance::bow:
  8. permafrost

    permafrost Active Member

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    I like your style, Kid. Attitude , indeed is everything! Best of luck and thanks for reminding us all how good we got it.Fantastic shot! I never get over 200 yds around here.:)
  9. blind bud

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    HELLO FROM FLORIDA , THAT IS SOME GREAT SHOOTING MY FRIEND SOME OLD MARINE CORP BOOT CAMP SHOOTING , WELL SINCE MY ACCIDENT I ONLY SHOOT 25,30 YARDS MAX NOW BUT I AM LIKE YOU ENJOY LIFE WHILE YOU CAN .
    MY MARINE MOTTO IS A WINNER NEVER QUITS AND A QUITTER NEVER WINS I WILL WIN ONE DAY ?? MAY THE GOOD LORD BE WITH YOU KEEP YOU HEALTHY AND SAFE TO ENJOY LIFE .
    BLIND BUD U.S.M.C. DAV. L/CPL .
  10. Lapua Kid

    Lapua Kid New Member

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    Thanks Guys and Gals . Yep Blindman i live buy the same motto Winners never quit and Quitters never win .Sometimes would be nice to stop and take a break tho . I have a great wife and i have seen the gifts God has given me I often say I'm ;)a lucky man:) To add 1 to the list I got me my first groundhog Saturday evening 155 yards with and XP100 pistol . Thanks guys yall are superrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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  11. hunterfisher

    hunterfisher New Member

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    Nice Shootin'.
  12. Old Grump

    Old Grump New Member

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    If you can't shoot the equipment won't help, you done good so go ahead and brag because that was a bragging shot. :D