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Re: Benjamin NP2 Hog Hunt, Story, Video & Pics
« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2016, 02:56:02 PM »
Thanks for the video Manny. It goes hand in hand with the anatomy lesson you provided the other day. Perfect shot placement. Head down and 2" above the eyeline.
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Re: Benjamin NP2 Hog Hunt, Story, Video & Pics
« Reply #21 on: March 10, 2016, 03:16:29 PM »
  Nice job, Manny! Good planning on your part, and a good dose of patience. That .22 break barrel of yours dropped him like a rock!!

   Your Crosman looks like my F4 I recently bought, but the F4 is a .177. It's also a NP model. I'm still working on getting break barrels to shoot good for me. Multi pumpers and CO2 shooters, no problem. But these break barrels.....
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Re: Benjamin NP2 Hog Hunt, Story, Video & Pics
« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2016, 03:49:09 PM »
Manny, I'm glad the NP2 did what it was designed to do!! Especially in the hands of a skilled craftsman. I do believe there will be more of the same for you!! Good looking pig.
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Re: Benjamin NP2 Hog Hunt, Story, Video & Pics
« Reply #23 on: March 10, 2016, 03:51:01 PM »
The video came out well.   :) Good job. That will get a lot of views as time goes on.
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Re: Benjamin NP2 Hog Hunt, Story, Video & Pics
« Reply #24 on: March 10, 2016, 03:58:44 PM »
Many thanks Manny, I love the video and story.  Every time you post I get excited knowing it will be outstanding and another lesson to take to the bank.
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Re: Benjamin NP2 Hog Hunt, Story, Video & Pics
« Reply #25 on: March 10, 2016, 04:08:19 PM »
Nice shot!!! That was impressive for a 20 fpe gun!!  8)
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Re: Benjamin NP2 Hog Hunt, Story, Video & Pics
« Reply #26 on: March 10, 2016, 04:30:15 PM »
Did you notice in the background the mongoose that took off like a bat out of hades when you took the shot?  ;D
Nice job!  8)

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« Reply #27 on: March 10, 2016, 04:33:19 PM »
Did you notice in the background the mongoose that took off like a bat out of hades when you took the shot?  ;D
Nice job!  8)

    I missed the mongoose, but I have seen plenty here on the big island. The little buggers are way to fast to try to shoot. I have seen a few flattened on the roads.
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Re: Benjamin NP2 Hog Hunt, Story, Video & Pics
« Reply #28 on: March 10, 2016, 05:25:42 PM »
Did you notice in the background the mongoose that took off like a bat out of hades when you took the shot?  ;D
Nice job!  8)


That was a collared dove

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Re: Benjamin NP2 Hog Hunt, Story, Video & Pics
« Reply #29 on: March 10, 2016, 05:40:34 PM »
The trades where blowing strong and cold today, perfect conditions to hunt my Ground bling 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











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Re: Benjamin NP2 Hog Hunt, Story, Video & Pics
« Reply #30 on: March 10, 2016, 05:56:10 PM »
Wow,
A lot of people would poo poo this kind of stuff when others or companies like Gamo do this.

Great hunting Manny.

By any chance did you measure the penetration of the pellet into the skull?
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Re: Benjamin NP2 Hog Hunt, Story, Video & Pics
« Reply #31 on: March 10, 2016, 05:58:01 PM »
Thanks for the comprehensive explanation and - very well done!

I bet the next level to the adrenaline addiction.. will be the (gradually) older ones, as the critical cranial vault (front) thickness increases a LOT.  As you already told us in the past, at some point you may choose a side head shot.

I still think you should do some penetration tests with the Baracuda Power (copper coated) for comparison.  For the same 21 gr, HN says they are 20% harder than the Baracuda.
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« Reply #32 on: March 10, 2016, 06:13:28 PM »
Wow,
A lot of people would poo poo this kind of stuff when others or companies like Gamo do this.


I think the difference is, when the big companies do it we wonder how many hogs they wounded to produce the one promotional video of a clean kill. We don't have that worry with Manny. 

He's also not using a .177, as the infamous Gamo videos do.
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Re: Benjamin NP2 Hog Hunt, Story, Video & Pics
« Reply #33 on: March 10, 2016, 07:07:13 PM »
Wow!!!!!!! I gotta hand it to you that was nothing less than AWESOME!  Fantastic video too, a job well planned and executed, a huge congrats on the porker.  You've got a big freezer of pork. That seriously makes me want to research the pig hunting in my area cause I've seen them before when unarmed, it can get might tense when you're unarmed cause they're very aggressive.  Very cool  8)
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Re: Benjamin NP2 Hog Hunt, Story, Video & Pics
« Reply #34 on: March 10, 2016, 07:14:04 PM »
Nice shooting Manny, you made it look easy.  I guess gun proven ...  ;D

I suspect you could have brought it down with a sling shot if you put your mind to it
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Re: Benjamin NP2 Hog Hunt, Story, Video & Pics
« Reply #35 on: March 10, 2016, 07:46:59 PM »
Wow,
A lot of people would poo poo this kind of stuff when others or companies like Gamo do this.

Great hunting Manny.

By any chance did you measure the penetration of the pellet into the skull?

Gamo uses it to market an air rifle that won't get it done unless you are hunting under extremely controlled circumstances, or unless you are a highly skilled hunter and put in a lot of preparation.  Manny is the highly skilled hunter, and revealed to us all his preparation along the way.  He put in work to get this done.  The gamo marketing videos tell us "hey, this gun can kill a hog.  Buy it so you can kill hogs with a pellet gun."  That's dangerous and unethical.  Manny is showing us how a breakbarrel can get it done, if you do the work and know your limits and the limits of your equipment.  Completely different kind of video.

By the way, nice work Manny
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« Reply #36 on: March 10, 2016, 08:29:31 PM »
The legend continues... 8)
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Re: Benjamin NP2 Hog Hunt, Story, Video & Pics
« Reply #37 on: March 10, 2016, 09:00:56 PM »
 Nice work , I do like the comment on cold shot as the first shot POI does vary from following shots.
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Re: Benjamin NP2 Hog Hunt, Story, Video & Pics
« Reply #38 on: March 10, 2016, 09:15:48 PM »
Did you notice in the background the mongoose that took off like a bat out of hades when you took the shot?  ;D
Nice job!  8)


That was a collared dove

I stand corrected. Watched on a bigger screen with my glasses.  ::)
Still funny.  ;D

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Re: Benjamin NP2 Hog Hunt, Story, Video & Pics
« Reply #39 on: March 10, 2016, 10:07:21 PM »

Very nicely done Manny. I bet most don't realize the actual time, effort and hunting skill, it takes to get a hunt like this on video without something going wrong. No guided ranch hunt here.


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