View Profile View Forum Posts Smoggerati Join Date Mar 2008 Location middlesbrough Posts 1,726. There will be plenty of rats within 100 yards to shoot at. While you can use centerfire rifles such as .223 Remington or .204 Ruger, rimfire ammunition is preferred because it is less expensive, less loud, and has lower ricochet risks. And going to go and buy the gun today. A good scope and binoculars are recommended. Sage Rat invasion! 41700 Hwy 20, Brothers, OR 97712. My first problem when I got into this sport was the inability to purchase the best rifles on the market so we all agreed to settle for mint condition #52, I have two Bs and one C, two heavy barreled and one bull barreled. For sage rat hunting, we recommend a rimfire rifle with a scope. Time spent loading magazines often becomes the limiting factor. Yup,. Full metal jacket ammo is not recommended. Layers are good and can be taken off if it gets too warm. I really did like the Yellow Jackets from Remington. Apr 14, 2020 #17 @ JSH & USMCDOC,. Early season can have snow, wind and sleet. I shoot the Winchester Model #52 exclusively; I and three other guys hunt sage rats in Eastern Oregon on mostly private land. No. Mid season can be all that, with days in the 80s and a couple of rain days in the mix. I personally shot over 700 rounds of .22 and 17HMR that day which resulted in 500-600 dead sage rats. Idaho-Lefty. Sage Rat Hunt Frequently Asked Questions. If you have any other questions, please use the form on our contact us page or call 541-306-9684. Reactions: JSH and Idaho-Lefty. ... Expect to shoot 200 - 1,000+ rounds per day/ per person! Bend is only 1 hour to the West from camp. We try to accommodate individual groups on their own platforms. Can't wait to get to Christmas Valley again! After the new bbl with, the Bentz chamber, is put on, I will search for "best ammo", Hey, I'm having Fun, "experimenting" ! Accurately predicting bullet design and optimal weight for a firearm when armed only with specifications and rifling rate is … Plan on shooting between 200 and 600 rounds per day. 18-01-2011, 09:46 PM #2. baldinio. Rifle will be a .204ruger or a .20practical. Actually, except for sage rat hunting,if I think I am going to need to shoot anything biggger than a racoon or possum I drag along my 22 Magnum Kit Gun with WW 40g HP's for starters. About sage rats (Belding's ground squirrel), Best rimfire scopes for varmint hunting under $500 (2021), Rifle scopes and red dots with shake-awake illumination, Precision rifle scopes for PRS/NRL competitions, Leupold FFP scopes - Buyer's guide for long range shooters, New in 2021: reflex red dots, holographic sights, magnifiers, prism scopes, and rifle scopes, Long-range first focal plane (FFP) rifle scopes, Mid-range first focal plane (FFP) rifle scopes, Ballistic tools for estimating elevation and windage. While you can use centerfire rifles such as .223 Remington or .204 Ruger, rimfire ammunition is preferred because it is less expensive, less loud, and has lower ricochet risks. We are infested with sage rats (pocket gophers), and would like to markedly reduce their numbers. I don't need, "One Hole accuracy", I'm just, looking for Nickel sized groups at, 50 yards ( reliable, repeatable, minute of, Sage Rat Head, sized groups ). We have sections of lava flow very high in some parts with rock rising above the soil, other parts are deep sand with rock mixed in.. .22LR is effective to 200 yards, .17HMR is effective to 300 yards, although 300 yards is an awful long distance to shoot a rat at. Gold package includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. If you want the best performance from your rifle, you’ll need to test the ammo needed for your barrel’s twist rate. .22LR comes in standard (subsonic or nearly so) and high (supersonic) velocities. When it comes to sage rat hunting in Central Oregon, High Desert Sage Rat Guide Services has you covered. Burns is about an hour to the East. Best ammo .22 for killing rats! I shoot sage rats within range and the occasional badger with them. This would never be allowed on Youtube. It is not uncommon to fire 500 rounds in a day of hunting. Thank you Vimeo for allowing MrChuckHunter to show videos without restrictions.… Don't let yourself run out of ammo. No. The effective range of centerfire ammunition such as .223 Remington will generally exceed your ability to identify small sage rats in the grass. They have shooting bags and chairs with plenty of room to move around. .17HMR ammunition tends to be more than twice the cost of .22LR ammunition. E-RAT-ICATORS. Best rounds I have found are the CCI Stinger and Remington Yellow Jackets simply devastating on the vermin well worth the extra cost IMO. I discovered these last year and am an addict now! I mainly shoot a bolt action 17HMR rifle but I also usually take a 10/22 type rifle, a 22LR handgun for close shots and an AR-15 chambered in 22 Nosler. E-RAT-ICATORS. Here are answers to some of the most common questions we’re asked about sage rat hunting with us. Rat Rigs are elevated platforms designed for safe, comfortable shooting. At this time we are full for the 2020 season. best to buy when you don't need it.. then you will have it.. while you are doing this to others . The 20-grain bullet isn’t a heavyweight, but at 2350 to 2400 fps offers a bit more penetration for larger groundhogs. The nice part about using the .22 Long Rifle ammo is the [critters] don’t spook too bad, so a follow-up shot with a correction is usually available to get a better wind hold.” Even unsuppressed, a .22 LR rimfire shot makes much less noise than a centerfire round. A 22-caliber rifle with a scope is the weapon of choice of the rat hunter because the ammunition is reasonably priced, although some hunters use the twelve-ounce “pop-ups” to sight in a big game rifle in anticipation of deer or elk season. We meet at the Hampton Station Cafe. 22 long and 22 mag are also popular. Here at High Desert Sage Rat Guide Service we offer some of the best shooting around, with fields that are absolutely loaded with targets. My other rifles are specific for each type of shooting. Centerfire ammunition works great, but is more expensive to shoot and is significantly louder. Bring cleaning equipment. Most sage rat hunters use rimfire rifles. © 2021 Copyright Rat Patrol Sage Rat Safaris, Inc. All rights reserved. You can find good shooting from March through the end of May. High Desert Sage Rat Guide Service LLC Sage Rats are the best! of energy at 200 yards. .22 Magnum Rules!! When it comes to sage rat hunting in Central Oregon, High Desert Sage Rat Guide Services has you covered. All day hunts include breakfast and lunch at the cafe. If you have any other questions, please use the form on our contact us page or call 541-306-9684. More. I'm looking for advice for the best ammo to kill rats at about 20 to 30 yds! The 15.5-grain Hornady load is a bit faster. We have been on the same EFU 40 acres for 20 years. Whistle pigs, I'd want a hollow point, but I actually prefer .22 short solids for shooting tree rats and sage rats don't sound like they're much bigger, but then, I guess y'all don't eat them critters, either, so meat damage is probably a non-issue. The best shooting is from mid-April through mid-May. It will also work very well on small game, but will probably destroy more meat than most other types of .22LR ammo. We recommend having plenty of spare magazines and using magazine loaders to speed up the reloading process. To be safe, bring clothing for all types of weather. I have shot a ton of sage rats with them and honestly, if a rat was laying on his mound, he would end up on the other side. Asked May 8, 2016, 1:22 PM EDT. Come prepared for all weather conditions. Make sure you bring your own hearing and eye protection. Bring the arsenal and be prepared for everything. Belding's ground squirrel (Urocitellus beldingi), also called pot gut, sage rat or picket-pin, is a squirrel that lives on mountains in the western United States.In California, it often is found at 6,500 to 11,800 feet (2,000–3,600 m) in meadows between Lake Tahoe and Kings Canyon.This species is not of conservation concern, and its range includes some protected areas. MOA RIFLES 22 CREEDMOOR - IN THE FIELDMOA RIFLES FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/MOArifles/ LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES HERE! Here are answers to some of the most common questions we’re asked about sage rat hunting with us. Is it asking too much to have one scope that works good for all around coyote and long range sage rat shooting? We supply everything you need except for the guns and ammo. Most sage rat hunters use rimfire rifles. The two popular types of rimfire are .22LR and .17HMR. Hunting these guys is no longer a kid's game with a 22. I'm getting so excited over the whole thing that on the 24th I went and bought a case of CCI .17 HMR ammo. Your firearms will be firing a lot of rounds! And the sage rats can take half of a farmer's alfalfa or wheat field. Bend, Oregon We have 26 irrigated acres, watered by pivot, handlines, in ground sprinklers and flood. (30ft-50yds) Views : 556 Likes : 0 Likes : 0 | Subscribe March 9, 2017 at 9:05 am Link Haza07155Participant Member Hey, i have a Webley stingray quantum air rifle, and i have been using various pellets to shoot rats, i generally shoot from … Hi guys new to all this! The 17 HMR is the gun of choice. We have fields to accommodate  your center fires as well. Then I bought a case of the Federals that shoot at 1500 fps. I'm still waiting for, my new Green Mtn 20" sporter bbl. Thankfully, I bought, a bunch of Ammo 3-4 weeks ago, NOW, with, Sage Rat "season" being open, all the "good stuff" is gone, here in Idaho ! Bring both rimfire and centerfire rifles. 6-24x50 target scope for .17hmr on rats … High velocity bullets go transonic before they reach targets past 100 yards, encountering turbulence as they slow below the speed of sound. There is a limit on center fire guns per platform. A lever action Marlin Model 336 in .30-30 Winchester with a 1.5-6x scope is an ideal woods rifle. They are super stable and give you superior visibility. Counter-intuitively, when shooting at longer ranges, we recommend using standard velocity. Rifles are of limited value because of the surrounding neighbors (I am concerned about ricochets, and there is no 22 ammo available in Bend). The real advantage of .17HMR is that it drops less at 100 yards than .22LR. ARs require brass catchers. Sage Rat hunting with slow motion hits. 541-306-9684 mblume@sagerathunts.com. Our hunting field is densely packed with sage rats. Awesome times Bring Lots of Ammo! The 150 grain .30-30 bullet hits with about 944 ft. lbs. Forums › Pellets, Projectiles, Slugs, & Ammo › Best for rats? Sage Rat Guide Service Desert Sage Rat Hunts. Hunting sage rats in Burns Oregon. Soil is sandy loam. I do not know if they still make them or not, but they were some of the very best ammo I ever shot. Coffee, cold beverages, and munchies are supplied on all hunts. You’ll have plenty of targets to shoot, so bring plenty of ammo. These Beldings ground squirrels, or sage rats, are quite abundant, offering shot opportunities for the beginning shooter to … Our PRODUCTS and Services here middlesbrough Posts 1,726 of.22 and 17HMR day. 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