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Yes. Another pig.

ZeeZee Senior MemberPosts: 24,508 Senior Member
A farmer friend has been begging me to shoot pigs on a new field he is leasing. Just been so busy with other things. Haven’t been by his new place. 

Finally made time tonight. 

Pulled in and saw a large herd of approximately 15 in the middle of the field. 

Parked and started walking towards them. Got in front t of them as they fed across the field and laid down in the prone. Waiting for them to come close enough to distinguish body parts and not just blobs. 

Finally they made it into range and I picked out the largest shape that was closest to me. 

Knew it was a boar and I held for his shoulder. When he stopped, I sent a 165gr Sierra HPBT-GK through his lungs. Heard the impact and regained him in the scope as he stopped running and fell over. 

125lb boar
150ish yards
.308 Win Gas Gun
165gr Sierra HPBT-GK



He’s quartered and on ice. Gonna give him to my kids BJJ Instructor who asked for a pig. 

Probably go back again to that field this week. 
"To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith

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  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,570 Senior Member
    One and done!
    Good job
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,152 Senior Member
    Well, that was an efficient night!  Can’t ask for much better critter cooperation than that.  
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 11,297 Senior Member
    Nice!  I have a full plan to do a nighttime pig hunt soon
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 12,927 Senior Member
    Ha, your taking orders now! Can I have some fries and a chocolate shake with that? :D

    20 round magazine, 15 pigs, one down, carney math is harder than toilet paper math:)
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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,508 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 said:
    Ha, your taking orders now! Can I have some fries and a chocolate shake with that? :D

    20 round magazine, 15 pigs, one down, carney math is harder than toilet paper math:)
    Ha!  Yeah, pig take out. 
    I usually try to have a home for the pigs I shoot. I don’t like leaving them unless I have two. 

    And it’s a 5 round mag. 😉

    Didn't have homes for any more than what I shot. Besides........they’re fast once the lead starts flying and I didn’t want to clean any more. 

    I’m full of excuses. 😎
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 6,879 Senior Member
    That gas gun let you re-use the brass???
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,508 Senior Member
    That gas gun let you re-use the brass???
    It dings rhem up a little. By, I guess you could reload them if needed. I tend to not save gas gun brass. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,508 Senior Member
    Nice!  I have a full plan to do a nighttime pig hunt soon
    Do tell!
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,394 Senior Member
    edited November 2019 #10
    I stopped shooting big boars. Everybody tells me "Oh ya marinate em and you can't tell the difference in a Boar and a Sow." B.S. I can. And I know we need to be shooting boars because they can breed fast and can impregnate a many sow quick. Each sow can have two to four litters a year of 5 to 10 pigs per litter. But if I shoot it, it's probably gonna get left. Hell, the buzzards gotta eat too! The only thing I will waste my time on anymore is a sow or a young pig.

    But I agree with you about what you said about as soon as you shoot one the rest scatter quick. You gotta be fast and it helps to have an AR or something semi auto. With a bolt gun you're doing good to knock a couple down before they disappear. They are fast.
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  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 11,297 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    Nice!  I have a full plan to do a nighttime pig hunt soon
    Do tell!
    On one of the weekends between Turkey day and New Years- going to try and camp at the ranch and do a late night Night Vision/ suppressed pig blast.  Depending on weather, since I'll be tent camping
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 17,086 Senior Member
    Love it when a plan comes together like that....
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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,508 Senior Member
    Trying to decide if I want to go back tonight. The farmer is gonna hire a chopper in a couple weeks to clean them out and I leave this weekend for a couple weeks. So, my chances on that particular field are limited. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 8,385 Senior Member
    You're already out there, aren't you?  ;)
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,508 Senior Member
    Bigslug said:
    You're already out there, aren't you?  ;)
    Not yet. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 4,066 Senior Member
    Location, location, location...

    Out here people pay hard earned money for the "Privilege" of a pig hunt. 🤣
    If you know the land owner then maybe you won't have to pay.
    Where you're at, they practically pay you to come out and hunt pig they're so abundant. Wishing I was there 😥
    Oh well, back to goat wrasslin'
    :D
    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience -- Mark Twain
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  • ojrojr Senior Member Posts: 1,120 Senior Member
    He looks bigger than 56 kg
    Good job.
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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,508 Senior Member
    Spk said:
    Location, location, location...

    Out here people pay hard earned money for the "Privilege" of a pig hunt. 🤣
    If you know the land owner then maybe you won't have to pay.
    Where you're at, they practically pay you to come out and hunt pig they're so abundant. Wishing I was there 😥
    Oh well, back to goat wrasslin'
    :D
    Where you?
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,508 Senior Member
    ojr said:
    He looks bigger than 56 kg
    Good job.
    He did. But, the scale tells the tale. 

    Pigs tend to generally be grossly over estimated. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 4,066 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    Spk said:
    Location, location, location...

    Out here people pay hard earned money for the "Privilege" of a pig hunt. 🤣
    If you know the land owner then maybe you won't have to pay.
    Where you're at, they practically pay you to come out and hunt pig they're so abundant. Wishing I was there 😥
    Oh well, back to goat wrasslin'
    :D
    Where you?
    West coast. Our state flag has a Bear and a Red Star on it. 🤢
    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience -- Mark Twain
    How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again! -- Mark Twain

  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,508 Senior Member
    Sorry, Comrade. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • BufordBuford Senior Member Posts: 6,713 Senior Member
    .
    Just look at the flowers Lizzie, just look at the flowers.
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,391 Senior Member
    Did you get back out there?

    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • BigDanSBigDanS Senior Member Posts: 6,973 Senior Member
    Jaeger Pro in Georgia ought to make you their Texas affiliate. I particularly like their multi shooter, multiple synchronized shot approach to removing a bunch of animals from a group at one time.  One might think this could be excellent practice for a group of snipers in training...
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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,508 Senior Member
    knitepoet said:
    Did you get back out there?

    Yeah. That’s where we got the big one from the other thread. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
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