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Re: Shot Placement
« Reply #40 on: October 30, 2014, 02:37:35 PM »
Hey Manny, have you ever shot a pig in the head and it got away?


Once, ...I was shooting a 200 FPE .357,

It was getting late and I rushed the shot, he was quartering towards me with the head raised I tried to shoot just above the eye and obviously the bullet just bounced off :(

Goes to tell you that shot placement is paramount, i took many, many big Hogs with the lowly 60 FPE .25 ........It's all about been patient and waiting for the perfect shot, that last video I waited over 10 minutes because he was just slightly quartering away and I wasn't comfortable, as soon as he when dead broadside it took me no time to squeeze the trigger :)





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Re: Shot Placement
« Reply #41 on: October 30, 2014, 03:17:44 PM »
Looking in my Pictures and I picked this one to show my favorite shot placement




This is a pretty Big Boar and was taken with the Rainstorm .22 shoting the 32gr EunJin

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Re: Shot Placement
« Reply #42 on: October 30, 2014, 03:27:44 PM »
Sorry, sorry,...late at nite after bartending and having several drinks :) :) ...thinner, I ment thinner.

dude, wanna trade jobs  ;D
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Re: Shot Placement
« Reply #43 on: October 30, 2014, 03:38:56 PM »
You Nuts ?!?!?!

Surf or Hunt all day, than go talk to chicks all nite,....no thanks I'm good :) :) :) :)
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Re: Shot Placement
« Reply #44 on: October 30, 2014, 03:59:18 PM »
I thought as much. That's just me & my high hopes with my head in the clouds again  :D.

But seriously though, back to the topic at hand.

I've often wondered about what others consider good accuracy for hunting. Not in the general sense of being able to hit a 1" anywhere within a given range, but true precision. I practice for hunting by trying to hit a thumb tack on the head at 10-50 yards in 5 yard increments, usually multiple tacks per station. Once I get past 35 yards it starts to become a challenge, but still not really too difficult. It just requires a bit more focus and a stable position.
I know such precision isn't absolutely necessary since not many animals have brains that small. But I'm a firm believer in the "aim small, miss small" philosophy.
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Re: Shot Placement
« Reply #45 on: October 30, 2014, 04:19:00 PM »
Absolutely,

A friend of mine was bragging of his 3" groups at 40 yards with his compound when he was getting ready for a Hog hunt, I warned him, That group will be significantly bigger in a real hunting situation, he laughed at me and said his compound is a sure hunting machine, next hog hunt at 20 yards he made a horrible gut shot and never seen the Big Saw again.

Remember that guy that showed up a few months back ?
got himself a Marauder .25 and was going to kill coyotes,.....he was saying that he was getting 1" groups at 20 yards, most of us told him to take his time and practice more, and learn the anatomy of his quarry before starting to sling lead,

What did he do ? ...started to shoot at coyotes and never actually killed one got a bunch of runners with lead stuck somewhere in the head, than he disappeared in thin air.


Practice, practice, practice,......and learn the anatomy of the critter you are tackling

There's never enough of that.

« Last Edit: October 30, 2014, 04:25:14 PM by Nomadic Pirate »
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Re: Shot Placement
« Reply #46 on: October 31, 2014, 11:34:01 AM »
Thanks for the info! Very informative.

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Re: Shot Placement
« Reply #47 on: October 31, 2014, 09:34:57 PM »
So today I went up the mountain to retrive the skulls of the 2 Boars I shot a couple months back.

I found one, but only found a couple of pieces of the second.

Not 100% sure witch one of the 2 was the one I found







Here is the 2 Videos

Small | Large





Those 2 Boars where shot with my .357

Here the shot placement pictures

some of the skull was missing at the back so I put it side by side with an other skull to give the right prospective of the placement.







the Jaw and 2 pieces from the other skull









Dave G always gives me &^^& that the .357 Rainstorm isn't as accurate as his guns,.....I don't think I could have put that shot more in the center than that :) :) :)

« Last Edit: October 31, 2014, 10:49:43 PM by Nomadic Pirate »
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Re: Shot Placement,...More Skulls, More Pictures
« Reply #48 on: November 01, 2014, 03:31:27 AM »
Wow! Perfect shot. Do you think the shot blew out the back of the skull or shattered it?
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Re: Shot Placement,...More Skulls, More Pictures
« Reply #49 on: November 01, 2014, 07:36:24 AM »
There's a possibility,
 I finally figured that the one I recovered was from the bigger of the 2 Boars because those other 2 pieces if I try to fit them on this skull are to small,
 so that come to my mind too,...did the .358 bullet crack the skulls on those small Pigs ?

:) :) Yeah, when I first saw the hole today I cracked a big smile, can't be more center than that, picture perfect :) :)
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Re: Shot Placement,...More Skulls, More Pictures
« Reply #50 on: November 01, 2014, 08:44:50 AM »
Flawless delivery Manny. Goes to show, placement is everything in this game.
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Re: Shot Placement,...More Skulls, More Pictures
« Reply #51 on: November 01, 2014, 03:07:28 PM »
Absolutely,

A friend of mine was bragging of his 3" groups at 40 yards with his compound when he was getting ready for a Hog hunt, I warned him, That group will be significantly bigger in a real hunting situation, he laughed at me and said his compound is a sure hunting machine, next hog hunt at 20 yards he made a horrible gut shot and never seen the Big Saw again.

Remember that guy that showed up a few months back ?
got himself a Marauder .25 and was going to kill coyotes,.....he was saying that he was getting 1" groups at 20 yards, most of us told him to take his time and practice more, and learn the anatomy of his quarry before starting to sling lead,

What did he do ? ...started to shoot at coyotes and never actually killed one got a bunch of runners with lead stuck somewhere in the head, than he disappeared in thin air.


Practice, practice, practice,......and learn the anatomy of the critter you are tackling

There's never enough of that.



:D LMBO :D
Yep, sure do remember that guy.  A "master", for sure...    Fine example of poor marksmanship and relying on the "outta the box" expectations, to fulfill the need.  Just unboxed it, shot a few times, and was going "hunt'n" ,with no prep or patience.   Didn't think that he needed it, until he griped about the misses.  He may well have annoyed his neighbors, by being out there at night shooting the PCP...and lost his rifle....who knows. 
I do honestly Hope that it was only that harmless.      Don't be that guy ;)
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Re: Shot Placement,...More Skulls, More Pictures
« Reply #52 on: November 02, 2014, 08:18:14 AM »
Manny could walk around saying "I'm that guy, who did that thing, in that place"

And be able to back it up.
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Re: Shot Placement
« Reply #53 on: November 02, 2014, 12:08:38 PM »

Remember that guy that showed up a few months back ?
got himself a Marauder .25 and was going to kill coyotes,.....he was saying that he was getting 1" groups at 20 yards, most of us told him to take his time and practice more, and learn the anatomy of his quarry before starting to sling lead,

What did he do ? ...started to shoot at coyotes and never actually killed one got a bunch of runners with lead stuck somewhere in the head, than he disappeared in thin air.

Yeah, how could we forget that guy.
and he even called himself "YoteMaster".
He loved his cats and liked posting videos.
 But we never got one of a culled yote.
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Re: Shot Placement,...More Skulls, More Pictures
« Reply #54 on: November 02, 2014, 12:14:39 PM »
Manny could walk around saying "I'm that guy, who did that thing, in that place"

And be able to back it up.

we all could walk around bragging on what we've done.

the real test is if what we've done was even ever worth doing.

or even worth mentioning.
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Re: Shot Placement
« Reply #55 on: November 02, 2014, 01:00:36 PM »
Yeah, how could we forget that guy.
and he even called himself "YoteMaster".
He loved his cats and liked posting videos.
 But we never got one of a culled yote.

I watched one of his videos and it 10 minutes of him loading Marauder magazines.  >:(
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« Reply #56 on: November 02, 2014, 06:15:12 PM »
That is one super clean, precise hole. I don't think I could do any better with a drill and vise, and that's hunting a live critter!
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Re: Shot Placement,...More Skulls, More Pictures
« Reply #57 on: November 03, 2014, 04:22:15 AM »
Thanks,

When I found the skull and saw the hole I immediately had the Biggest smile on my face :) :) :) :)
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Re: Shot Placement
« Reply #58 on: May 30, 2015, 06:54:21 PM »
So today I went up the mountain to retrive the skulls of the 2 Boars I shot a couple months back.

I found one, but only found a couple of pieces of the second.

Not 100% sure witch one of the 2 was the one I found







Here is the 2 Videos

Small | Large





Those 2 Boars where shot with my .357

Here the shot placement pictures

some of the skull was missing at the back so I put it side by side with an other skull to give the right prospective of the placement.







the Jaw and 2 pieces from the other skull









Dave G always gives me &^^& that the .357 Rainstorm isn't as accurate as his guns,.....I don't think I could have put that shot more in the center than that :) :) :)

Great thread! Wish these photos were not missing ! But very informative none the less . Thank you!
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Re: Shot Placement,...More Skulls, More Pictures
« Reply #59 on: May 31, 2015, 11:26:28 AM »
Mannyback in the ole self bow days I use to read about your mongoose hunting exploits durning your hog hunts. Do you still take a few with your pcps.   Iron Hand
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