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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,678 Senior Member
    Jeff in TX wrote: »
    Great job, looked like lots of fun and nice big piggies with the exceptions of a couple change purses as we call them! I may have missed it, where were y'all hunting!


    Thanks.

    I'm in Texas as well.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 8,545 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 wrote: »
    That looks like it was well worth the lack of sleep
    Most definitely. It is fun trying new things, while at the same time being curious how your focus and body will respond to it.
    If we did this for a week or two straight it would be interesting to see...Part of it is dependent on how flexible you are as a person.
    The length and intensity of physical exertion would play a lot into it.
    The two places I was stiff was surprising to me, especially the back of my neck. My lower back bothered me a little.
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 8,545 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    Yeah. The wife is NOT happy that I just did the second one. I've been told I can NEVER do that in the house again. Guess I need to get a gas burner for outside.
    You are a glutton for punishment, but that is soooo you!:win:
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 25,090 Senior Member
    Congrats and good job you two.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,678 Senior Member
    Here is a side view of the tusks.

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    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • BigDanSBigDanS Senior Member Posts: 6,992 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    Here is a side view of the tusks.

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    You are going to have to make a necklace...

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    "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
    Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.... now who's bringing the hot wings? :jester:
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,678 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    That piglet is slow smoked bbq fodder.

    If I had a smoker, yeah.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,678 Senior Member
    I've got a few tusks laying loose on my shelf from previous pigs. Necklace would be kinda cool looking.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,244 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    325 still work for one this small?

    I still have that stock you sent me. I can pour that on him as well. No?
    325 should work just fine. The stock? That is venison stock-- it will shine the best if you use it for a deer or beef based soup or stew. A little pig like that is penty tender and shouldn't need any brining, and the veggies/stuffing should keep it nice and moist. If you do decide to brine, there are literally thousands of turkey brining recipes on the internet-- just pick one you like and run with it.

    Heck, if he is that small, I might even try putting him on a spit and roasting him on a fire.
    Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
    -Thomas Paine
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,678 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    You have a grill?

    Just one that sets over the coals of my fire ring out back.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,244 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    Just one that sets over the coals of my fire ring out back.
    Actually that would work pretty well-- he ain't much bigger than a chicken. Split him lengthwise and grill with low heat. It should turn out delicious.
    Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
    -Thomas Paine
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,244 Senior Member
    Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
    -Thomas Paine
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,678 Senior Member
    Hey! I can make BUGS taste good!
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,244 Senior Member
    A good way for you to use that venison stock....

    1 cup chopped celery
    1 cup chopped onions
    1 teaspoon of salt
    1/2 teaspoon of pepper
    1 1/2 pounds ground venison
    2 Tablespoons oil

    Brown the ground venison along with the celery and onions with the salt, oil, and pepper. Try to leave it chunky. When it is browned, add the stock, a quart jar or 28oz can of coarsely chopped whole or diced tomatoes along with 2 bags (pounds) of mixed/soup/stew/or your preference-- frozen vegetables. Bring it to a boil and simmer until the vegetables are tender.

    Easy peasy. That, and a loaf of artisan multi-grain bread from your local deli/bakery/grocery store and some butter should make a fine meal for you and your family.
    Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
    -Thomas Paine
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,678 Senior Member
    Here is the sunset Wednesday.

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    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,155 Senior Member
    I have had my parents and in-laws over the past few nights and missed this thread. Looks like a killer time (pun intended)! Between you and Jeff in TX, I gather that a .243 is the perfect headshot medicine for these beasts. Very nice job culling some of the problem children in the TX flats, boys!
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 8,545 Senior Member
    "Fun" is such an under estimation of what we were doing.
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,678 Senior Member
    Six-Gun wrote: »
    Between you and Jeff in TX, I gather that a .243 is the perfect headshot medicine for these beasts. Very nice job culling some of the problem children in the TX flats, boys!

    It did it's job on heart/lung shots as well.

    The beauty of the .243 Win was that, with a brake on the gun and no recoil/muzzle rise, I could see the impacts and follow up shots were faster on running pigs.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,155 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    It did it's job on heart/lung shots as well.

    The beauty of the .243 Win was that, with a brake on the gun and no recoil/muzzle rise, I could see the impacts and follow up shots were faster on running pigs.
    Good point about the brake. I actually straight up forgot about how effective they are for the stated task, despite the fact that I have a 6mm Remington with one. I've never used it on big game, and that sounds like a damned good reason you gave to perhaps give it a shot some time.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 8,545 Senior Member
    This may not be manly, but it happened several times when I was with Zee...I just started giggling like a little kid.
    One time was when we were going through a cornfield (it was muddy in places, but not everywhere) and Zee was was doing a weird kind of "Tip Toe Through The Tulips" thing that you would just have to see to believe. It had nothing to do with stalking or being quiet. When I first saw it I was literally bewildered...Then I just broke out laughing as he continued this bow-legged little hop steps. I don't think I will ever forget that. What made it so funny, is that he was NOT trying to be funny!
    Other times was when we were doing synchronized shooting on the same animal (Which by the way is fun, fun, fun!).
    Zee would call it and if anyone would be a millisecond slow it would be me.
    I never did get used to that heavy trigger:jester:
    But the sound of two meat reports as fast as, or faster than a double tap, one time caused me to giggle so much I forgot to reload and pulled off the gun.
    Zee's teaching style is "trial by fire." It is a system that works for me.
    I tend to teach first, then allow consequences to happen and learn from that.
    Even if Zee would have wanted to do it that way, that kind of time was not in the cards this time around.
    It's the little things like reloading in the dark, counting your clicks for distance (Then, remembering the correct number of clicks to go back to your zero), memorizing your drop chart, memorizing where switches and buttons are to make things work right, keeping your bi-pod legs folded down to save time when needing to engage at the drop of a hat, to embrace "The Wobble", and the list goes on.
    I'm used to being adequate and functional when shooting under pressure (at least most of the time).
    I shot from several positions or circumstances I had never tried before. I did miss on a running shot.
    It took me awhile to realize that I never used a rear bag in all of my shooting-That was kind of cool.
    I asked Zee to work with me on on positional field shooting.
    Now, I just want to do more of it. I like the challenge, even if I have to embrace "the wobble" and heavy triggers.
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,155 Senior Member
    This may not be manly, but it happened several times when I was with Zee...I just started giggling like a little kid.
    One time was when we were going through a cornfield (it was muddy in places, but not everywhere) and Zee was was doing a weird kind of "Tip Toe Through The Tulips" thing that you would just have to see to believe. It had nothing to do with stalking or being quiet. When I first saw it I was literally bewildered...Then I just broke out laughing as he continued this bow-legged little hop steps. I don't think I will ever forget that. What made it so funny, is that he was NOT trying to be funny!
    Other times was when we were doing synchronized shooting on the same animal (Which by the way is fun, fun, fun!).
    Zee would call it and if anyone would be a millisecond slow it would be me.
    I never did get used to that heavy trigger:jester:
    But the sound of two meat reports as fast as, or faster than a double tap, one time caused me to giggle so much I forgot to reload and pulled off the gun.
    Zee's teaching style is "trial by fire." It is a system that works for me.
    I tend to teach first, then allow consequences to happen and learn from that.
    Even if Zee would have wanted to do it that way, that kind of time was not in the cards this time around.
    It's the little things like reloading in the dark, counting your clicks for distance (Then, remembering the correct number of clicks to go back to your zero), memorizing your drop chart, memorizing where switches and buttons are to make things work right, keeping your bi-pod legs folded down to save time when needing to engage at the drop of a hat, to embrace "The Wobble", and the list goes on.
    I'm used to being adequate and functional when shooting under pressure (at least most of the time).
    I shot from several positions or circumstances I had never tried before. I did miss on a running shot.
    It took me awhile to realize that I never used a rear bag in all of my shooting-That was kind of cool.
    I asked Zee to work with me on on positional field shooting.
    Now, I just want to do more of it. I like the challenge, even if I have to embrace "the wobble" and heavy triggers.
    You have no idea what you've just done... :tooth:
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,678 Senior Member
    Hey! So, I got short legs! I was trying not to step on the planted corn seedlings and the rows were a little wide. Add to that the mud and the fact that........walking perpendicular to the rows.........I had to therefore turn my feet sideways to step WITH the row as opposed to crushing the row.............I had to kind of hop over the row to step in the valley and turn my feet in time to land with the direction of the row.

    I though it was rather dexterous myself.

    :wink:

    Ernie......on the other hand..........plods through a field like a Clydesdale!!! What with his tree like legs and fry pan feet and all!! :jester:
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 8,545 Senior Member
    The only thing that would have made it more hilarious would have been if he had been wearing his kilt.
    Would have been more difficult to do what we were doing with SP's-Just saying...
    I thought you knew I have a 308 XP, and 308's in a F-TR rig and in a Remmy 700, right????
    cpj wrote: »
    For one, he's given me a visual I won't soon forget. Ha!


    And it sounds to me like.....Ernie now likes rifle. 308 rifles.
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,678 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »

    And it sounds to me like.....Ernie now likes rifle. 308 rifles.

    He didn't complain once. :tooth:
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,678 Senior Member
    Typically, I would like to show/practice/do in regards to techniques used. But, we flat out didn't have time. It was hit the ground running and tweak where needed.

    Ernie did well, with just a few adjustments here and there. Getting out of the "bench" mentality was the most difficult part for him. The world ain't flat, it ain't perfect, and it waits for NO man.

    Improvise. Adapt. Overcome. Oh, and hurry the HELL UP!!!

    :jester:

    By the end.........he was clicking pretty fast. I was patient with him. :hug: He didn't hear me muttering under my breath.

    :cool:
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 8,545 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    He didn't complain once. :tooth:

    I didn't complain one time about using a 308 Winchester...See, I said it!:agree:
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 8,545 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    Typically, I would like to show/practice/do in regards to techniques used. But, we flat out didn't have time. It was hit the ground running and tweak where needed.

    Ernie did well, with just a few adjustments here and there. Getting out of the "bench" mentality was the most difficult part for him. The world ain't flat, it ain't perfect, and it waits for NO man.

    Improvise. Adapt. Overcome. Oh, and hurry the HELL UP!!!

    :jester:

    By the end.........he was clicking pretty fast. I was patient with him. :hug: He didn't hear me muttering under my breath.

    :cool:

    Oh, I knew you were muttering...I was too!
    Still am some on those missed opportunities.
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,678 Senior Member
    Oh, I knew you were muttering...I was too!
    Still am some on those missed opportunities.


    The good news is..........they were just pigs. They don't shoot back. Which..........makes them excellent training tools. :applause:
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 8,545 Senior Member
    Yes, that is good news. If it hadn't been "just pigs," I would have engaged further out with prep time on my side.
    But school was on, and I was an eager student.
    For those wanting an inside track on this discussion, I asked Zee after the lost opportunity (my fault/slowness), "Why didn't we just engage them further out?"
    Zee said, "Can you make a shot at 400 yards?"
    "Yes"
    I can't quote his response, but it was something like, I didn't need to shoot at distance with time because I would do fine with that. So he took us close enough where the boar likely smelled us and began moving out, so I could learn to be better with a fast set-up to shoot scenario.
    On the next pig encounter I didn't take all day before I was ready to shoot.
    Zee wrote: »
    The good news is..........they were just pigs. They don't shoot back. Which..........makes them excellent training tools. :applause:
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,678 Senior Member
    :up::up:

    If you stick to what you know..............you never learn new things.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
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