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Beast Mode! - Rather large piggies.

ZeeZee Senior MemberPosts: 27,466 Senior Member
edited November 2019 in Hunting #1
Went to my friends ranch with some buddies to shoot and test some gear. In the process..........there be pigs about. BIG pigs!

And stock tanks. Where spinner baits were king. 









"To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,466 Senior Member
    And folks gotta eat. 

    Pork Loin 

    Pork Sausage 
    Axis Loin





    With coal fired onions and corn. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,466 Senior Member
    edited November 2019 #3
    Did I mention the pigs were Beasts?




    .308 Win & 168gr A-Max dropped him at 125 yards. Through the shoulder/spine. Bullet lodged under off side shield. 


    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,466 Senior Member

    .308 Win & 168gr A-Max
    220 yrds running quartering away. 
    Through the on side ribs, off side shoulder, lodged under the shield. 


    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,466 Senior Member
    Good times. 


    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 8,227 Senior Member
    Has anyone told you lately that you suck?  If not, please allow me to remind you. :)

    Any idea how much these beasts weigh?  They look huge.

    Hogs and hogs, all in the same day.  Really cool!
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,466 Senior Member
    Unfortunately, there wasn’t a scale at this place. Well........not one that worked. 😒

    The guy in the pic with them is 200 pounds. Just for comparison. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • BigDanSBigDanS Senior Member Posts: 6,992 Senior Member
    I believe that is “hawgs” and hogs, but I digress.  220 yards on pig #2 ?  Heck of a shot!  Did you recover the bullets?  Any chance you took a picture or weighed them?  At this point, I am guessing boaring ( intentionally spelled ) performance.

    D
    "A patriot is mocked, scorned and hated; yet when his cause succeeds, all men will join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." Mark Twain
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  • mitdr774mitdr774 Member Posts: 1,770 Senior Member
    Nice bass and nice pigs.
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 12,143 Senior Member
    Nice looking bass. Spinnerbaits are my go to lure.  And those are some HUGE hogs
    Down here not many eat em when that large, unless they are farm escapees that had been cut.
    But the EATS, its lunch time and you have me salavating over your pictures.  FYI Chromebook does not taste good, i started to take a bite.
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,466 Senior Member
    BigDanS said:
    I believe that is “hawgs” and hogs, but I digress.  220 yards on pig #2 ?  Heck of a shot!  Did you recover the bullets?  Any chance you took a picture or weighed them?  At this point, I am guessing boaring ( intentionally spelled ) performance.

    D
    I did recover the bullets. But, like an idiot........left them at the ranch where we cleaned the pigs. 

    Bullet one was pretty thrashed. Recovered mostly jacket with a few pieces of lead. But, it went through one shields, two scapulas, a rather thick spine, and still made it to the off side shield. 

    Bullet two took out 2 ribs, the lungs, off side scapula, and lodged halfway through the off side shield. 
    It was still cup/core with the mushroom pretty peeled back from the off side scapula, I assume. 

    It ain’t fancy. Darn bullets just work like a House-a-Fire. 


    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,466 Senior Member
    mitdr774 said:
    Nice bass and nice pigs.
    Thanks. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,466 Senior Member
    Diver43 said:

    Down here not many eat em when that large, unless they are farm escapees that had been cut.
    But the EATS, its lunch time and you have me salavating over your pictures.  FYI Chromebook does not taste good, i started to take a bite.
    I’ve only gotten a few pigs I wouldn’t eat. 

    They were scared up with infected wounds and a musky smell. 

    One of these had an infected tusk wound on his flank. But, I was able to cut that out. 

    As long as they’re clean and don’t stink, I’ll eat the big ones. 

    Actually giving these to some friends that want them. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 8,496 Senior Member
    That is a great outing!
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 12,046 Senior Member
    Dang nice fish, and some monster pigs.  Sounds like that was a great day!
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,749 Senior Member
    Holy crap!!! Your buddy shot my ex.......

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,928 Senior Member
    Those things are nasty looking. Im glad you guys killed them.

    I carried a lot of elk meat on my back that my Dad shot with a 308win and cup & core bullets. He was knockin' em' down with that rifle for years before I got the bug and took up with him.
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    Jealousy is killing me right now.  Those are NICE hogs!!!
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 18,118 Senior Member
    Now that takes " cast and blast" to a whole new level...normally we're catching trout and shooting grouse
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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,466 Senior Member
    Those things are nasty looking. Im glad you guys killed them.

    I carried a lot of elk meat on my back that my Dad shot with a 308win and cup & core bullets. He was knockin' em' down with that rifle for years before I got the bug and took up with him.
    It’s an amazingly effective cartridge in an amazingly boring way. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,466 Senior Member
    Holy crap!!! Your buddy shot my ex.......

    Mike
    You’re welcome. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    Holy crap!!! Your buddy shot my ex.......

    Mike
    That is soooooo wrong 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 9,327 Senior Member
    ". . .nothing but work, work, work all the time"  - the Dread Pirate Roberts :)
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,466 Senior Member
    edited November 2019 #24
    Bigslug said:
    ". . .nothing but work, work, work all the time"  - the Dread Pirate Roberts :)
    Pays the bills. 😎

    https://youtu.be/WolIS6PfJfQ
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • shooter1890shooter1890 Posts: 8 New Member
    Just a sugggestion-  Hunters in Texas are reminded that 10 to 20% of our feral hogs carry Brucellosis.  It is necssary to wear protective gloves while processing and change glove ater the hides is removed before processing the meat.  And as with any pork -  cook well. I dont eat them any more. Shot 6 last Friday. Rancher here dont like them at all. Two similar two the smaller one of these two.  Saw 60+ hogs in 5 hours of hunting.  
  • shooter1890shooter1890 Posts: 8 New Member
    I use the Hornady Match .308 168 grain.  One of the two bigger hogs dropped and one ran 10 yards like he wasnt hit, the stopped and dropped.  I ned to learn how to post pics.

  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 8,496 Senior Member
    I use the Hornady Match .308 168 grain.  One of the two bigger hogs dropped and one ran 10 yards like he wasnt hit, the stopped and dropped.  I ned to learn how to post pics.

    Welcome!
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,466 Senior Member
    Just a sugggestion-  Hunters in Texas are reminded that 10 to 20% of our feral hogs carry Brucellosis.  It is necssary to wear protective gloves while processing and change glove ater the hides is removed before processing the meat.  And as with any pork -  cook well. I dont eat them any more. Shot 6 last Friday. Rancher here dont like them at all. Two similar two the smaller one of these two.  Saw 60+ hogs in 5 hours of hunting.  
    Gloves are like condoms. You can’t tell what the Hell you're doing. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,466 Senior Member
    So, bad idea?  😁


    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • bellcatbellcat Senior Member Posts: 2,036 Senior Member
    What a great time!
    "Kindness is the language the deaf can hear and the blind can see." Mark Twain
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    So, bad idea?  😁


    I see you’re shaving your feet now!
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