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Re: Disco .177 Wild Boar hunt,..Videos, pics & story
« Reply #80 on: April 09, 2020, 02:10:52 PM »
great shot Manny.

it's always cool to see what can be done by someone with the knowledge and skills with these weapons. like many who follow your hunts, i wouldn't attempt such a hunt but I completely support you doing so. i can't understand when someone pops in with that stuff about it being anything but ethical. they just don't understand how long you've been at this and the amount of work you put in.

thank you for posting these videos. i really think it's fascinating to see what these PCPs are capable of, even if it's not something I would attempt.

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Re: Disco .177 Wild Boar hunt,..Videos, pics & story
« Reply #81 on: April 09, 2020, 08:32:35 PM »
Thank you Keith, and everybody else for the kind words.
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Re: Disco .177 Wild Boar hunt,..Videos, pics & story
« Reply #82 on: April 11, 2020, 05:37:46 PM »
No shot is certain, living targets move, get spooked etc.

This is a fact, this passed deer season, I shot a small buck at 42 yards, the shot was a perfect behind the shoulder shot. Just as a clicked the safety off and squeezed the trigger, he stepped forward and I hit further back than I wanted. I still got lungs, but just clipped one and a solid hit on the other. I was thankful to find him piled up 40 yards away. But it shows that even a perfect shot can change quickly.
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Re: Disco .177 Wild Boar hunt,..Videos, pics & story
« Reply #83 on: April 17, 2020, 10:30:37 AM »
No shot is certain, living targets move, get spooked etc.

This is a fact, this passed deer season, I shot a small buck at 42 yards, the shot was a perfect behind the shoulder shot. Just as a clicked the safety off and squeezed the trigger, he stepped forward and I hit further back than I wanted. I still got lungs, but just clipped one and a solid hit on the other. I was thankful to find him piled up 40 yards away. But it shows that even a perfect shot can change quickly.
Although the statement may be very true as an experienced hunter myself when the shot is taken with great patience and not rushed the chance of wounding vs a clean DRT is minimized. Not rushing the shot and knowing all of the factors involved is the difference between making the shot and not.

I do not take a shot unless I am sure of success that includes good clear sight picture then take the gun off of safe . Once I am sure that the safety click has not spooked the game I will take my shot.
 I was hunting wild pigs many years ago and as I took the shot the pig heard something that caused it to turn . My shot was not a clean miss and I ended up tracking a wounded pig for 1/2 hr before I had an opportunity to finish what I had started. When I finally was able to examine the boar it had a ~6" cut wound on the right shoulder. Although I'm certain that based on healed scars he had been hurt worse by other males when fighting for the privilege of propagating the species.

Even the perfect shot can go wrong which is why having a rifle that is capable of quick followup shot is not a bad thing.

Bottom line is don't judge others based on your own level of skill
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Re: Disco .177 Wild Boar hunt,..Videos, pics & story
« Reply #84 on: April 19, 2020, 02:37:07 PM »
No shot is certain, living targets move, get spooked etc.

This is a fact, this passed deer season, I shot a small buck at 42 yards, the shot was a perfect behind the shoulder shot. Just as a clicked the safety off and squeezed the trigger, he stepped forward and I hit further back than I wanted. I still got lungs, but just clipped one and a solid hit on the other. I was thankful to find him piled up 40 yards away. But it shows that even a perfect shot can change quickly.
Although the statement may be very true as an experienced hunter myself when the shot is taken with great patience and not rushed the chance of wounding vs a clean DRT is minimized. Not rushing the shot and knowing all of the factors involved is the difference between making the shot and not.

I do not take a shot unless I am sure of success that includes good clear sight picture then take the gun off of safe . Once I am sure that the safety click has not spooked the game I will take my shot.
 I was hunting wild pigs many years ago and as I took the shot the pig heard something that caused it to turn . My shot was not a clean miss and I ended up tracking a wounded pig for 1/2 hr before I had an opportunity to finish what I had started. When I finally was able to examine the boar it had a ~6" cut wound on the right shoulder. Although I'm certain that based on healed scars he had been hurt worse by other males when fighting for the privilege of propagating the species.

Even the perfect shot can go wrong which is why having a rifle that is capable of quick followup shot is not a bad thing.

Bottom line is don't judge others based on your own level of skill

My case with my deer was somewhat like yours with the pig. It was a 42 yard shot and I know I can make that shot easily, he took a step as I pulled the trigger. Like you, I never rush my shots, especially on the deer in question as he was a buck the land owner wanted removed because of what looked like bad genetics (his antlers didn't grown right). As I squeezed the trigger, he moved. I hit enough lung for him to pile up within 40 yards, but I definitely would have preferred that he drop right there. I am still unsure of what caused him to move like he did, maybe I moved and made just enough noise without realizing it?
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Re: Disco .177 Wild Boar hunt,..Videos, pics & story
« Reply #85 on: April 19, 2020, 02:50:49 PM »
I would not lament a shot that hit both lungs.  You still got a piece of both lungs even with the step.  Sounds to me like you know what you're doing and picked a good shot, with good results even when he took a step.  Nice work on that.
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