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Old 04-25-2012, 07:53 PM
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Smile Wacked A Sounder Group

My buddy was out putting corn in the feeder and got his F-250 4WD stuck in the muck at the bottom of a levee, I was at an engagement party and when I got home about 7PM he had left a message for me to come pull him out with my winch. Called him back and he was still out there with his truck, so headed on over.

He was at the bottom of a hard rock levee stuck in soft peat at the bottom, so winched him up the 10 foot steep hill to the top, the peat was like epoxy glue with a big sucking sound getting him out.

After he was rescued, it was about 8PM about sundown as we cleaned ourselves up and put away all the towing gear.

I looked over his shoulder and saw a herd of hogs about a 1/4 mile out in the sticks, we headed out to nail them with us being upwind in a strong breeze.

At about 100 yards one hog looked up right at us and I thought it was all over but the hog just went back to rooting again.

At 75 yards we counted down and opened up on them. I was using handloaded 70 grain Barnes TSX in my T/C .223 Carbine and he had a Ruger Mini-30 7.62X39mm with 123 grain soft point Hornadys.

Twenty seconds later there were four dead hogs on the ground, three sows and a male shoat.

I shot the shoat head on and hit him in the neck leaving about a quarter sized entry hole, but the 70 gr Barnes exited his butt give him another 50 cent piece hole!

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Old 04-25-2012, 09:23 PM
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Way to lay 'em low. Good going!
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:09 PM
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Opportunity knocked....


And we answered!!!

I figure taking out three sows is equal to taking out two dozen of these cockroaches!
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:23 PM
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that's great!
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:47 PM
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Good shooting!

I suppose in your neck of the woods you need to go everywhere with a gun. You never know when opportunity will come squealing.
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:55 PM
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Jumped another sounder group!





The story behind this piglet is pretty good.

My friend here, I loaned one of my PVS-14s to and invited him out on the hunt. He had never shot a pig or anything else besides paper with his SIG 556 with Eotech NV sight on it.

We jumped a sounder group again and put him onto them and stood behind him to watch him and back him up with my IR Laser.

Two big hogs are in the brush to the right of us about 40 yards and he asks me "Should I shoot them?", I'm like what are you waiting for????

So he shoots a large black hog through the shoulder, the hog jumps up and does a 180 degree turn when it lands back down and squeals real loud and takes off into the brush. He rushes off after it and I follow. After 20 minutes of scouting around we could not find the big hog in the brush, however right where he shot the big hog, I find this little piglet.

When he gets back he asks where did I get the piglet as he did not hear another shot, I tell him the bullet went through his big hog and hit the piglet in the head going through its head too!!!

So, no one even saw this piglet until I picked it up. So it is his first confirmed kill.

Should have the FLIR PS 32 thermal this week so that won't happen again hopefully....
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Old 05-08-2012, 12:52 AM
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That's a funny story. I'm thinking that little one would taste much better than a big one anyway. He could probably cook it whole on the grill.
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:12 AM
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Through the shoulder of momma and into to the head of lil piggy was impressive. Try that a few more times.....
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:29 AM
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Especially impressive when you consider that it was a 5.56. SkyPup posted on another forum that the shot was made with plain old 55 grain fmj bullet. I would expect a Barnes TSX to truck on through but I did not think the 55 grain would stay together that well.
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:37 AM
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Most likely it was a rib cage shot and probably did not contact either shoulder or the hog would have been down, I have had three double kills now with one shot when the bullet passed through the lungs of the first hog and killed it and then hit another hog in the head and killed it too, even using 75 grain BTHPs....
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