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.50 BMG VS. Woodchuck

When hunting woodchucks, is there such a thing as overkill?

Well, targeting one with a .50 BMG rifle could certainly fall under that category.

See for yourself in the video below:

Whether you call them woodchucks or groundhogs, these furry pests make quite a mess. One of the best ways to eradicate them is long-range precision.

In a video shared by YouTuber DredgeLife 50, this groundhog was nailed by a .50 BMG rifle firing a 750-grain bullet from a little more than 300 yards. Yeah, that’s a little bigger than what most people usually use.

This video highlights an often-overlooked danger of shooting any heavy caliber, which is the bullet’s path after contact. A .50 BMG bullet will keep going after blasting through barriers and skipping off the hard ground. Make sure your backstop is sturdy or that bullet might land in a bad place.

Do you like articles about the outdoors? Click here to view more articles by Eric Nestor. You can follow him @ericthewoodsman on Twitter, The Classic Woodsman on Facebook, and @theclassicwoodsman on Instagram.  You can view more Nestor Photography photos at Nestor Photography.  

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.50 BMG VS. Woodchuck