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Author Topic: Disco .177 Wild Boar hunt,..Videos, pics & story  (Read 16386 times - 1 votes) 
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Offline Nomadic Pirate

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Disco .177 Wild Boar hunt,..Videos, pics & story
« on: July 07, 2016, 03:16:50 PM »
It's been a while since I hunted with a PCP, .....what, since I had the FLEX .30 in ?

About 6 weeks ago I was testing the possibility of using my Daughter's Disco for a Hunt,  here's the thread.

http://www.gatewaytoairguns.org/GTA/index.php?topic=109390.0

I ended up not changing the transfer port and leaving her as is and yesterday I had a chance to take her out for a hunt.

This was my set up overlooking a narrow gulch where some mango trees are dropping fruit



From a bit down the slope



From further down the slope





At about 3 PM a perfect sized (for the Disco) little boar came in, ... but the wind shifted and he made me, if you listen carefully you should hear it grunting as he's leaving up the slope.

Here's the video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfTqNfC7lmY&feature=youtu.be


About 2 Hours later a very nice young boar came in, he came in hot, I had to scramble to turn the camera on, and in the video you can see I had to adjust the AO, I'm not a good target shooter at all (I get all nervous) even in archery, but when it comes to hunting for some reason I'm much better, the Winds where shifting often and I didn't want to be made by this Boar too so I took a pretty quick shot.

Here's the Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPIS3tShJ5E&feature=youtu.be



The Boar dropped and did a few lazy kicks and that was it, gotta admit I was surprised by that









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Re: Disco .177 Wild Boar hunt,..Videos, pics & story
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2016, 03:26:41 PM »
Wow! With the perfect shot placement, that Disco dropped him in his tracks. Great hunt and footage Manny.
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Re: Disco .177 Wild Boar hunt,..Videos, pics & story
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2016, 03:30:28 PM »
nice hunt.
is that Disco stock forend shaved down?
Actually the grain and color look like a custom stock.  Boyd's?
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Re: Disco .177 Wild Boar hunt,..Videos, pics & story
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2016, 03:40:41 PM »
That is just so cool.   Congrats on a fine hunt.

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Re: Disco .177 Wild Boar hunt,..Videos, pics & story
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2016, 03:43:07 PM »
 Great Shooting Manny. Great pictures and he just dropped. Excellent shot placement for sure,

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Re: Disco .177 Wild Boar hunt,..Videos, pics & story
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2016, 04:12:01 PM »
Three cheers for the Discovery .177, fine shooting on Manny part, and to the young pig for doing his part.
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Re: Disco .177 Wild Boar hunt,..Videos, pics & story
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2016, 04:50:24 PM »
nice hunt.
is that Disco stock forend shaved down?
Actually the grain and color look like a custom stock.  Boyd's?


No the stock is factory.
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Re: Disco .177 Wild Boar hunt,..Videos, pics & story
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2016, 05:31:55 PM »
Nice shooting as always Manny. 
How many pigs do you get a year?
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Re: Disco .177 Wild Boar hunt,..Videos, pics & story
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2016, 05:58:33 PM »
Great hunt. Now the next step a pumper hog hunt. I know it can and you can. Shot placement is the key. While hunting cottontails this last Saturday I killed  a 3/4 grown coyote at 22 yrds with my little Gamo Hornet and 7.9 crossmann hollow point. He was walking away and took it at base of skull. Had pictures and my dumb @@@ deleted them. Again great job.    Wolfer
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Re: Disco .177 Wild Boar hunt,..Videos, pics & story
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2016, 06:08:43 PM »
Excellent shooting Manny!  The Disco had plenty of power at that distance (10-12yds?) to drop the hog.  That was perfect shot placement.  I see a power adjuster on it.  Was it dialed up?  What pellet did you use?  CP/CPHP?
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Re: Disco .177 Wild Boar hunt,..Videos, pics & story
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2016, 06:13:51 PM »
Harry, all the stats are on the linked thread.

This Disco came from Norm at 12-13 FPE,it has a power adjuster and I maxed it out and it's 17 FPE with the Baracuda

I think the distance was about 17 yards ?

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Re: Disco .177 Wild Boar hunt,..Videos, pics & story
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2016, 06:22:23 PM »
Lucky seven............teen!  :)

I used to get passthrough's on Groundhogs with my 14fpe Diana 36 .177 at 20-23yds (900fps w/CPHP) so I would have had little to no doubt that 17fpe could take a young hog.  Oh I almost forgot.  Congrats on another FIRST for the Hunting Gate :)
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« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2016, 06:30:39 PM »
Excellent score there!!
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Re: Disco .177 Wild Boar hunt,..Videos, pics & story
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2016, 06:37:46 PM »
Nice one Manny!
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Re: Disco .177 Wild Boar hunt,..Videos, pics & story
« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2016, 08:01:23 PM »
Excellent job Manny, very well done indeed. Thanks for showing that with skill and preparedness the .177 though it is the smallest caliber, can get the job done just as well as a larger caliber can.
Congratulations on your successful hunt brother.

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Re: Disco .177 Wild Boar hunt,..Videos, pics & story
« Reply #15 on: July 07, 2016, 08:18:18 PM »
Another fine example of smaller caliber airguns taken larger game. Great shooting vid and pics. Ed
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Re: Disco .177 Wild Boar hunt,..Videos, pics & story
« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2016, 09:13:01 PM »
Wow!! Great shot Manny!!


About how much did that hog weigh?


Hope to see some skull pics after it is cleaned!!!
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Re: Disco .177 Wild Boar hunt,..Videos, pics & story
« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2016, 10:43:18 PM »
Nice shot placement as usual and .177 that will quiet many of the folks that say power is king accuracy and massive amounts of patience  on the part of the hunter are also required as you just proved
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Re: Disco .177 Wild Boar hunt,..Videos, pics & story
« Reply #18 on: July 07, 2016, 11:24:51 PM »
Great job Manny with .177 AG :D Congratulations on anther great hunt 8)
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« Reply #19 on: July 08, 2016, 01:13:33 AM »
Nice one Manny ;)
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