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Re: Benjamin NP2 .22 Hog Hunt, .....Story, Video & Pics.
« Reply #240 on: September 24, 2017, 03:30:04 PM »
a 22 short always worked perfect in the ear when i was 10yo on our cattle farm.
we had hogs for butchering and i did the honor of putting them down at 10yrds with
a cooper singleshot and RP 22 shorts.
never had one walk away much less survive.

i remember shooing oil cans...yes metal oil cans !! and the 22 short would not make it completely through the can from 10yrds. 40gr @ 900fps = 72fpe
the rp box said "estimated" 40gr rn and 900fps..... ;D
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Re: Benjamin NP2 .22 Hog Hunt, .....Story, Video & Pics.
« Reply #241 on: October 12, 2017, 09:52:50 PM »
Great shooting, the size of your quarry, harvested with the tools at hand never ceases to amaze me.
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Re: Benjamin NP2 .22 Hog Hunt, .....Story, Video & Pics.
« Reply #242 on: October 13, 2017, 02:30:47 PM »
Just thought you might like to check out my latest Airgun Shooter video? I tested the H&N Hornets in both .22 and .25 calibers. I tested them in my Hatsan Striker 1000x .22, and Benjamin Trail NP XL725 .25 magnum. I also finally found a lost chronograph APP upload from the .25cal H&N FTT's.
 
And here are the chronograph readouts-
Striker 1000x/H&N hornet, .22cal, 16.2gr;

Trail NP XL725/H&N hornet, .25cal, 24.38gr;

Trail NP XL725, .25cal, H&N FTT, 19.91gr;

And lastly, JSB King .25, 25.39gr;

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Re: Benjamin NP2 .22 Hog Hunt, .....Story, Video & Pics.
« Reply #243 on: November 21, 2017, 03:33:49 PM »
The trades where blowing strong and cold today, perfect conditions to hunt my Ground blind by the feeder.


******WARNING********



Don't try this unless :

You extensively have tested your chosen ammo penetration.

You have a deep understanding of the quarry anatomy and a complete knowledge of where, how and when to shoot.

You have practiced like no other and can put that pellet consistently in Half the size of the intended target all the time, and always on a cold shot,...groups when you shooting a lot mean nothing,that fists shot from cold means everything.

OK, back to previously scheduled programs  ;D ;D

I got to my Blind at 1 PM, I was carrying the NP2 loaded with the 21gr Baracuda so I made myself comfortable on the ground and started the waiting Game.

At Quarter to 4 I noticed a real nice Black boar approaching, it got to about 30 yards, stopped, started to circle a bit and took of in a hurry, something spooked it,......Maybe that was good, this boar would have been borderline shootable with the current equipment...I think.

At quarter to 5 this very respectable Blond/Grey young Boar comes in, Its very, very skittish, takes several approaches to the bait only to do a quick Uturn and dart back, I'm trying to turn on the camcorder without doing any damaging movement and every time I'm about to hit start the boar takes off again.

after more than half a dozen times I'm thinking it's gonna go for good anytime now, when all of a sudden he actually comes in.

I start the recorder and now it's time to pick up the rifle without getting busted  ;D ;D ;D

I let the Video take over from now :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUcyrfIO--4&feature=youtu.be




I shot many, many Porkers with PCPs, but this one with a 20 FPE break barrel was exhilarating, .....adrenaline was flowing like crazy, believe me  ;D ;D ;D










I'm curious too how my Hatsan 30 would do on anything to this point... I've noticed that penetration is related to speed with this pellet/bullet combo and it doesn't have a lot of that... thump it does have... 8)
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Re: Benjamin NP2 Hog Hunt, Story, Video & Pics
« Reply #244 on: November 21, 2017, 03:41:52 PM »
So much for the guy who said not to shoot facing you. You really rattled his brains! Very nice!


Huh ??? ??? ?

The head was down and he was offering a square shot at the top of the skull.

You don't take the shot head on if the head is up and facing you, this one was a textbook shot and I waited until he was perfectly in line.
That is exactly right... a .308 can't kill a pig if its looking at you...  and hit square between the eyes even... from a novice when he shot it... and now know better...  ;D
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Re: Benjamin NP2 .22 Hog Hunt, .....Story, Video & Pics.
« Reply #245 on: December 28, 2017, 12:28:56 AM »
Excellent shooting. Really shows what gas rams can do when properly applied to the situation
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Re: Benjamin NP2 .22 Hog Hunt, .....Story, Video & Pics.
« Reply #246 on: July 17, 2018, 04:20:00 PM »
Very interesting to read about and to see your adventures. Excellent.
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Re: Benjamin NP2 .22 Hog Hunt, .....Story, Video & Pics.
« Reply #247 on: July 19, 2018, 06:25:05 PM »
I wonder what kind of pellet you used?
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Re: Benjamin NP2 .22 Hog Hunt, .....Story, Video & Pics.
« Reply #248 on: July 19, 2018, 06:28:03 PM »
Baracuda 21gr

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Re: Benjamin NP2 .22 Hog Hunt, .....Story, Video & Pics.
« Reply #249 on: July 24, 2018, 02:18:01 PM »
Thanks Manny,

sorry for the question, you had stated what you used in your initial post. i should have read instead let your video completely took over my logic. thats how exciting your video is especially knowing you used a Nitro. LOL
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Re: Benjamin NP2 .22 Hog Hunt, .....Story, Video & Pics.
« Reply #250 on: July 24, 2018, 02:54:23 PM »
Thanks Manny,

sorry for the question, you had stated what you used in your initial post. i should have read instead let your video completely took over my logic. thats how exciting your video is especially knowing you used a Nitro. LOL


:) :) thanks,...that was exciting indeed.

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Re: Benjamin NP2 .22 Hog Hunt, .....Story, Video & Pics.
« Reply #251 on: August 07, 2018, 04:20:49 PM »
Wow, that's how it's done! Nice, humane kill.
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Re: Benjamin NP2 .22 Hog Hunt, .....Story, Video & Pics.
« Reply #252 on: September 05, 2018, 12:45:46 AM »
As always, great shooting Manny! Nice to see your still giving them porkers *(&^! And doing so with a break barrel.
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Re: Benjamin NP2 .22 Hog Hunt, .....Story, Video & Pics.
« Reply #253 on: September 05, 2018, 04:58:04 AM »
Thanks fellas.

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Re: Benjamin NP2 .22 Hog Hunt, .....Story, Video & Pics.
« Reply #254 on: September 06, 2018, 10:45:43 PM »
Manny...by any chance did you ever recover the skull or take any pics of it? I have a similar set up going on...from the blind to the feeding area (I'm actually cutting up coconuts, avocados and breadfruits and putting them in the area) to a gas ram break barrel. The feeding area is actually quite a bit closer...I haven't taken exact measurements, but it's right around 13-15 yards.

I'll also be ordering some Eun Jinns, Barracudas, and some other copper-plated varieties to test for accuracy and power.

I was curious about how deep the penetration was.

I know better, but man, you make it look like you've been doing it with your eyes closed and not even breaking a sweat.

I've been taking closer note of cold shots and I've been working like a madman on my accuracy.
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Re: Benjamin NP2 .22 Hog Hunt, .....Story, Video & Pics.
« Reply #255 on: September 07, 2018, 01:54:06 AM »
Manny...by any chance did you ever recover the skull or take any pics of it? I have a similar set up going on...from the blind to the feeding area (I'm actually cutting up coconuts, avocados and breadfruits and putting them in the area) to a gas ram break barrel. The feeding area is actually quite a bit closer...I haven't taken exact measurements, but it's right around 13-15 yards.

I'll also be ordering some Eun Jinns, Barracudas, and some other copper-plated varieties to test for accuracy and power.

I was curious about how deep the penetration was.

I know better, but man, you make it look like you've been doing it with your eyes closed and not even breaking a sweat.

I've been taking closer note of cold shots and I've been working like a madman on my accuracy.

Sorry brother I can't remember if I collected the skull on this one,


...Don't buy Copper pellets !!!!!

I don't know what Gas ram you have but I would bet the EunJin won't work.

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Re: Benjamin NP2 .22 Hog Hunt, .....Story, Video & Pics.
« Reply #256 on: September 07, 2018, 02:12:38 AM »
all good, my man...no worries.  8) So no go on the coppers? Got it. I'll be using a Gamo Magnum in .22. It shoots about 960 FPS with the Crosman 14.3 Ultra Magnum Domes.

And also a no go on the EunJin? Dang. Ok...so I'll guess I'll pick up a tin of Barracudas. Any other harder-than-normal pellet recommendations?

I want to make sure that I get good penetration.
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Re: Benjamin NP2 .22 Hog Hunt, .....Story, Video & Pics.
« Reply #257 on: September 07, 2018, 01:55:50 PM »
Stick with the Baracuda,
use the money you save from buying other pellets to get some Baracuda match in different head sizes to find the best one for your rifle.

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Re: Benjamin NP2 Hog Hunt, Story, Video & Pics
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