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Offline Nomadic Pirate

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More Winchester .30 hunting.
« on: January 26, 2020, 01:53:08 AM »
let me say 1st that this gun shooting the 50gr JSB at 100 FPE is a beast ;D ;D

and since it's sitting in this ugly Winchester stock it's perfect to take around the bush without worrying of ruining a nice stock  ;D ;D

So, I riactivated my Feeder after months of inactivity,
today I was watching 5 nice medium/small hogs doing their thing and battling for the corn  ;D ;D ;D when a noticed a serious sow approaching,

but she never came to the bucket, she stopped about 20-25 yards from it and just stud there watching, completely immobile,
 after a bit a couldn't take it no more so I re-position myself, found a gap through the trees and sent a 50gr JSb to the temple



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Re: More Winchester .30 hunting.
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2020, 02:09:15 AM »
Very nice  8)
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Re: More Winchester .30 hunting.
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2020, 07:33:43 AM »
Nice Hog....Congratulations Manny.      Good shooting.   


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Re: More Winchester .30 hunting.
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2020, 10:01:28 AM »
Thanks brother Tommy :)
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Re: More Winchester .30 hunting.
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2020, 11:11:13 AM »
I really don’t know what Winchester was thinking. That is one of the ugliest stocks I’ve seen. If it was my only gun I would get in touch with Boyd’s and get a nice laminate for it. But you know what they say , imitation is the highest form of flattery. I put mine in a 10-22 folding stock just like Manny. It was kind of wobbly but I took care of that with some epoxy and cross pins. Now she’s rock solid.

Oh ya , nice hog .  8)
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Re: More Winchester .30 hunting.
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2020, 11:34:19 AM »
I really don’t know what Winchester was thinking. That is one of the ugliest stocks I’ve seen. If it was my only gun I would get in touch with Boyd’s and get a nice laminate for it. But you know what they say , imitation is the highest form of flattery. I put mine in a 10-22 folding stock just like Manny. It was kind of wobbly but I took care of that with some epoxy and cross pins. Now she’s rock solid.

Oh ya , nice hog .  8)


Ya my friend you are sooo right, super ugly this Winchester stock ( perfect for dragging through bushes and banging rocks :) :)  )

But I have this beautiful stock at home if I want to dress my .30 in some fine clothes :) :)











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Re: More Winchester .30 hunting.
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2020, 12:35:28 PM »
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Re: More Winchester .30 hunting.
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2020, 01:14:03 PM »
Yeah Manny, butt ugly stock for a butt ugly sow. How old do you think that sow was?

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Re: More Winchester .30 hunting.
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2020, 01:20:01 PM »
Yeah Manny, butt ugly stock for a butt ugly sow. How old do you think that sow was?

   ;)

Old, she looked pretty slow.
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Re: More Winchester .30 hunting.
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2020, 01:22:22 PM »
Nice! How many of them have you killed now over the years do you know?

Right when I got into bed last night my trail cams sent pictures to my phone showing hogs just arrived to start tearing up my yard so I got dressed and grabbed my rifle plus my hunting headlamp then went out and spotted some at the beginning of my trail 50yds away so offhand I shot a black one around 100lbs but the others ran away into the woods before I could get another one. 
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Re: More Winchester .30 hunting.
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2020, 01:27:41 PM »
You mentioned it held off from the others. I've noticed this with big game fish too when over 100 miles offshore. They get big from experience.

Very nice kill too on that sow.
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« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2020, 01:29:23 PM »
Nice! How many of them have you killed now over the years do you know?

Right when I got into bed last night my trail cams sent pictures to my phone showing hogs just arrived to start tearing up my yard so I got dressed and grabbed my rifle plus my hunting headlamp then went out and spotted some at the beginning of my trail 50yds away so offhand I shot a black one around 100lbs but the others ran away into the woods before I could get another one. 


Ho boy, no idea

I think quite a few :) :) :)

Good job keeping them at bay, once they find a place they like they are relentless.
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« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2020, 01:31:49 PM »
You mentioned it held off from the others. I've noticed this with big game fish too when over 100 miles offshore. They get big from experience.

Very nice kill too on that sow.

Yeah she was definitely careful,
it felt good having to reset very carefully to actually get the shot,...felt more like hunting then just shooting of a pre-set position :) :)
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Re: More Winchester .30 hunting.
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2020, 01:28:22 AM »
nice harvest!

Almost had a shot over the weekend, but there were too many things in the way. LP gas canisters, a smoker, a table.  :o

I mean, I'm sure I could have threaded that shot, but the gas canisters kinda had me thinking twice.
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Re: More Winchester .30 hunting.
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2020, 01:32:44 AM »
Nice! How many of them have you killed now over the years do you know?

Right when I got into bed last night my trail cams sent pictures to my phone showing hogs just arrived to start tearing up my yard so I got dressed and grabbed my rifle plus my hunting headlamp then went out and spotted some at the beginning of my trail 50yds away so offhand I shot a black one around 100lbs but the others ran away into the woods before I could get another one. 


Ho boy, no idea

I think quite a few :) :) :)

Good job keeping them at bay, once they find a place they like they are relentless.


I'm guessing in the 100s because you've been posting kills here for years. They'll find out the hard way like the others have that they royally messed up picking my place because I'm more determined to protect my property than they are to destroy it.

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Re: More Winchester .30 hunting.
« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2020, 12:58:59 PM »
Nice! How many of them have you killed now over the years do you know?

Right when I got into bed last night my trail cams sent pictures to my phone showing hogs just arrived to start tearing up my yard so I got dressed and grabbed my rifle plus my hunting headlamp then went out and spotted some at the beginning of my trail 50yds away so offhand I shot a black one around 100lbs but the others ran away into the woods before I could get another one. 


Ho boy, no idea

I think quite a few :) :) :)

Good job keeping them at bay, once they find a place they like they are relentless.


I'm guessing in the 100s because you've been posting kills here for years. They'll find out the hard way like the others have that they royally messed up picking my place because I'm more determined to protect my property than they are to destroy it.

Continued success!

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Re: More Winchester .30 hunting.
« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2020, 01:04:16 PM »
nice harvest!

Almost had a shot over the weekend, but there were too many things in the way. LP gas canisters, a smoker, a table.  :o

I mean, I'm sure I could have threaded that shot, but the gas canisters kinda had me thinking twice.


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The ability to thread the precise shot past obstacles, ....often bowhunting I would get close but still to many trees to be able to thread an arrow in there.
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Re: More Winchester .30 hunting.
« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2020, 12:24:59 AM »
I hear ya, bruddah. The jungle at the ranch is wicked; bamboo, trees and rocks on one side, vines, more trees and cliff on the other side. We've lost a couple of pigs that ran into the jungle; they were right under our feet but we couldn't see them with all the vegetation.

We could certainly smell them a couple days later.  :o
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« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2020, 01:07:51 AM »
I hear ya, bruddah. The jungle at the ranch is wicked; bamboo, trees and rocks on one side, vines, more trees and cliff on the other side. We've lost a couple of pigs that ran into the jungle; they were right under our feet but we couldn't see them with all the vegetation.

We could certainly smell them a couple days later.  :o


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Re: More Winchester .30 hunting.
« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2020, 01:14:12 AM »
Good shooting Manny. Always good to experience your hunts through your words and images.
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