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Lucky gun !!.. Big boar down.
« on: June 28, 2020, 02:44:46 AM »
Some guns you take them out dozens of times and just don't seem to find game while you are carrying them, ( Like my REX Mini-Carbine ) like if she has a spell  ;D ;D
Other guns just seem to attract hogs  ;D ;D
My last successful hunt was with the Storm .30 that I just bough on tthe 1st hunt and got a nice big saw, then I sent it to Will Piatt for a tune ( that by the way came out fantastic, I'm gonna make a thread as soon as I get some time )
Anyway got the gun couple days ago, put a scope on, took for a hunt today and again,....a magnet  ;D

So I've been sitting in my tree-blind once a week for a couple months just watching and giving a pass to a bunch of saws and small boars,

I know that saws at some point will bring in tail big boars.

Been watching this particular group of 3 Medium small Saws coming in for well over a month,

today again they showed up, and I almost got a heart attack when they where followed by this nice big boar  ;D ;D ;D

The hole under my feeder got so deep that took a long, long time to line up a shot, couple times I figured I missed my chance when the boar left in a hurry, but after some agonizing minutes he came back  ;D ;D ;D

I knew that at some point I either needed to take a risky shot or give him a pass, corn was almost finished so he was moving a lot and in quick bursts, also soon they will probably just leave.

he finally gave me a good broadside but I had to shave the rim of the hole to make the shot,....I took my chance, and believe me it was a big sight of relieve when the front legs locked and he went perfectly still for a good second,...I knew then I had him.






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Re: Lucky gun !!.. Big boar down.
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2020, 06:18:45 AM »
Very nice! It is nice when repeated waiting/stalking finally pays off.

I am assuming you eat the hogs? How do they compare to commercial pork in taste and fat content.
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Re: Lucky gun !!.. Big boar down.
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2020, 07:37:21 AM »
Good hunt Manny... great to see you out there gettin after 'em.
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Re: Lucky gun !!.. Big boar down.
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2020, 08:03:37 AM »
You shoot behind the ear? I see no hole.
Nice shooting.
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Re: Lucky gun !!.. Big boar down.
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2020, 08:30:10 AM »
Nice one Manny!
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Re: Lucky gun !!.. Big boar down.
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2020, 09:00:18 AM »
Nice one Manny.  Look at the shoulders on that brute!
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Re: Lucky gun !!.. Big boar down.
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2020, 09:43:48 AM »
Patience just paid off. That's a serious porker.

As always thanks for the hunt and sharing.
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Re: Lucky gun !!.. Big boar down.
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2020, 01:12:11 PM »
Very nice! It is nice when repeated waiting/stalking finally pays off.

I am assuming you eat the hogs? How do they compare to commercial pork in taste and fat content.

Totally different, zero fat on Wild pigs.
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Re: Lucky gun !!.. Big boar down.
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2020, 01:17:07 PM »
You shoot behind the ear? I see no hole.
Nice shooting.

Between the eye and the ear, but was on the other side, he trashed on that side so it was a bit to messy to take pictures,......in a couple weeks I'll show the cleaned skull,

curious to see the exact shot placement, since I had to avoid the lip of the hole I'm expecting it to be quite high on the skull, ...we'll see, he never stud still for a second, it wasn't an easy shot and I'm not 100% sure of the exact placement.
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Re: Lucky gun !!.. Big boar down.
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2020, 01:50:07 PM »
Thanks for posting.  You keep the rest of us inspired during the off season!
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Re: Lucky gun !!.. Big boar down.
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2020, 02:02:20 PM »
Thanks Guys, appreciate the input, ..really do.
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Re: Lucky gun !!.. Big boar down.
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2020, 02:19:46 PM »
Good shooting Manny. Nice hog.
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Re: Lucky gun !!.. Big boar down.
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2020, 04:12:37 PM »
So Manny..... when's the luau?
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« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2020, 05:16:16 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Lucky gun !!.. Big boar down.
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2020, 05:35:27 PM »
Your hunts always give me a big smile!
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« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2020, 06:42:29 PM »
Your hunts always give me a big smile!

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Re: Lucky gun !!.. Big boar down.
« Reply #16 on: June 28, 2020, 07:50:17 PM »
Heck yeah, I'd even put on one of those flowery shirts for that luau. And believe me. I'm not a flowery shirt kinda guy.
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Re: Lucky gun !!.. Big boar down.
« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2020, 10:09:53 PM »
very nice, bruddah! That's a big ol boy!  8)

can't wait to see the shot placement.

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Re: Lucky gun !!.. Big boar down.
« Reply #18 on: June 29, 2020, 02:45:28 AM »
Nice shot, nice pig. Good size cutters on him.
1st pic looks like one real solid head on that hog. Pellet or slug and what size?
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Re: Lucky gun !!.. Big boar down.
« Reply #19 on: June 29, 2020, 03:11:03 AM »
Nice shot, nice pig. Good size cutters on him.
1st pic looks like one real solid head on that hog. Pellet or slug and what size?


Ho yeah sorry, forgot :) :)

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Yeah, pictures don't do it justice thick Boar, the shield was thick and super wide, strong shoulders and neck, thick head, lots of scars, this guy was a fighter.
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