22 Creedmoor Lockjaws Bobcat Eating Dinner
A couple of us from Horizon Firearms had the opportunity to spotlight a couple weekends ago and we decided to field test one of our new exciting calibers – the 22 Creedmoor.
Austin Ratliff swept the light through the darkness and landed on a bright set of eyes low to the ground about 150 yards away. It wasn’t moving, and we studied it for quite a while and became pretty that it was a bobcat sitting very, very still. He obviously didn’t want to give himself away and was observing us from a low to the ground position. We flipped on the FoxPro and he sat up confirming that he was indeed a bobcat. Austin readied the 22 Creedmoor and shot just below the eyes. The cat immediately fell – he’d made a great shot. We quickly drove over there to check it out and couldn’t believe what we found. We’ve hunted our entire lives, but never seen this!
Game of Inches…and in our case, Minutes
This past month, Team HorizonFirearms and ZEROlight got the opportunity to enter the Gillette, Wyoming, coyote contest which is an annual contest in which 25-50 teams of 2 hunters compete over a 23 hour period to see who can harvest the most coyotes. Four coyotes per team are weighed to determine the winner for the heaviest set. This year, I decided to fly up to hunt with my business partner, Hazer Bulkley. After flying into Gillette a day early, we made sure our rifles were sighted in and practiced shooting off of round hay bales on 3.5” targets out to 400 yards.