This thread will be about the prairie dog hunt I took in New Mexico during the last two weeks in April. I'm going to include various pictures and post some ideas that might be interesting. The hunting wasn't ideal but it was still lots of fun.
I got a Franklin F17 17WSM for this hunt and did some experimenting to determine how to get good accuracy out of it since this is my first AR. My first approach was to use what works for my air rifles and 17HMR as shown in the picture. I use a bipod, a relaxed hold, and a rear bag that I slide along the stock belly and pinch the ears to adjust for elevation. The stock is obviously not designed for using a rear bag this way so I used boards to help adjust for elevation, which would be too cumbersome for any practical hunting. This approach gave me 5 shot 100 yard groups that were about 2-3 inches which wasn't good at all.