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ZeeZee Senior MemberPosts: 27,456 Senior Member
I was too tired to go after pigs last night. So, I checked the camera this afternoon and I should have gone hunting. 



Decided to give it a try tonight for a little bit. 

Got there about 8 and told myself I would give them until 9:30. 

9:30 came and I walked back to my truck. Turned around and looked across the field...........there they go down the tree line. ****!

Now, I’m walking as fast as I quietly can along the ruts to get around the pivot and to the hole in the fence/corn before they do. Because, the wind is wrong and they might smell me. It’s a race to beat them and it was almost a tie. But, I got in position just before they got there. 

Got prone and aimed in on them. There were 9 and they weren’t the big ones. Just the ones you see above. I picked out a couple boars that might go 100 and watched them come closer. 

I was hoping maybe they would get to the corn about 75 yards away and I could either get a double with one shot or get multiple as they ran away. 

Unfortunately, at 125 yards they put on the brakes. The blond pig threw up its nose and I knew the gig was up. They wheeled and started trotting the way they had come. The only clear shot was the tail end pig and I aimed for the ear. 

At the shot, I saw her drop. Then, the dust cloud. 😒

Being a freshly plowed field and the fact I was prone........the shot kicked up enough dust (even with a Suppressor) to obscure enough of my view to prevent any further shots at the others. Oh well. 

One down. 



Shot entered just in front front of the shoulder and exited behind the off side ear. 





Ironically, I think that’s her in the first game camera pic, closest to the camera from last night. 😎

Anyway, one Pig was enough. I gotta get up in 5 hours. 

The 168gr ELD-Match worked again. 

Shocker. 😁


"To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith

Replies

  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,928 Senior Member
    My biggest source of info about these animals is your posts.

    Im beginning to think they be among the most illusive and trickiest things alive.
    https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/10/06/us/pigs-use-tools-study-scn-trnd/index.html
    Amazing you still got one after they winded you.
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,748 Senior Member
    Well, they weren't leaving in a hurry it seems. I figure when they winded him they scented cabbage and figured it was just another pig from a different clan. So they just moseyed off.

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,456 Senior Member
    Well, they weren't leaving in a hurry it seems. I figure when they winded him they scented cabbage and figured it was just another pig from a different clan. So they just moseyed off.

    Mike
    Great. You just outed a centuries old secret. 

    Thanks. 

    😎
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,748 Senior Member
    Carnies and their ilk deserve little kindness, so it's unfair to expect from me what you  routinely lack from others.  

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,456 Senior Member
    Sleep well. 



    😎
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,748 Senior Member
    edited October 2019 #7
    Zee said:
    Sleep well. 



    😎
    Pfffst. I wipe my bottom on you. Now go away, or I shall taunt you for a second time.

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    edited October 2019 #8
    Darned fine shot as usual.  Looks like a good eating size.  How long is the barrel on that gun?
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,456 Senior Member
    16.5”
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,456 Senior Member
    edited October 2019 #10
    I gutted and skinned her, put her on ice whole , and gave her to a friend today. 

    She weighed 65 pounds on the hoof. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    16.5”
    Thanks.  Looks like a handy package with the short can.  Are they as effective as the long ones?
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,456 Senior Member
    For practical purposes, yes. 

    The longer ones have more baffles but I can’t really tell the difference without a decibel meter. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    For practical purposes, yes. 

    The longer ones have more baffles but I can’t really tell the difference without a decibel meter. 
    I've looked at these short cans for a while and while there seems to be numbers showing lesser attenuation I've been wondering if there was a real world difference that would justify going to the longer ones.  Thanks
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,456 Senior Member
    edited October 2019 #14
    Hunting wise, no. You are firing a few shots at most and are simply trying to reduce noise signature and protect ears. Even the short can from Surefire is .300 WM and full auto rated. 

    If you were a high volume shooter, I might go with the longer version. 

    I have that one for work. 

    Hunting?  Where I want a compact noise reducer......short model. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    Hunting wise, no. You are firing a few shots at most and are simply trying to reduce noise signature and protect ears. Even the short can from Surefire is .300 WM and full auto rated. 

    If you were a high volume shooter, I might go with the longer version. 

    I have that one for work. 

    Hunting?  Where I want a compact noise reducer......short model. 
    Makes sense.  I was thinking more in terms of HD since my main long gun is my 7.5” SBR and I am concerned with indoor noise levels.  I know if it comes to that the noise is not going to stop me from using it.  But I’d like to be able to save what is left of my hearing.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,456 Senior Member
    I use the Surefire 5.56 Mini can as well. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    edited October 2019 #17
    Zee said:
    I use the Surefire 5.56 Mini can as well. 
    Thank again.  I'll go take a look at that suppressor.
  • JasonMPDJasonMPD Senior Member Posts: 6,577 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    16.5”
    I really need a 16" bolt gun... I'm heavily invested in 308 and 6.5CM stuff.  Either would do fine.
    “There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.” – Will Rogers
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,456 Senior Member
    It’s darn handy and practical for a wide gamut of uses. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,456 Senior Member
    They’re back!!


    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,456 Senior Member
    This is the blond bastige that winded me the other night. 


    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    He’s got a death wish!
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,456 Senior Member
    Apparently. 

    He glows well in the moonlight. 

    Bad ju-ju. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
  • joyjoy22joyjoy22 Posts: 44 Member
    I guess everything is worth the wait, you surely had a good hunting night. 
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