What a day ! What a hunt ! ...a .50 story.



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Re: What a day ! What a hunt ! ...a .50 story.
« Reply #20 on: January 16, 2019, 04:21:19 PM »
Sounds like a great day outdoors, congrats on the pig!
Nice looking porker.
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Re: What a day ! What a hunt ! ...a .50 story.
« Reply #21 on: January 16, 2019, 05:57:55 PM »
Forgot one detail,

was shooting the Air Venturi EPP/UG hollowpoint 185gr
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Re: What a day ! What a hunt ! ...a .50 story.
« Reply #22 on: January 16, 2019, 11:07:43 PM »
Sounds like it was a heckuva time! Nice shot, nice pig!  8)

Things have been dry on this end, so I'll use your story to dream.  8)
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Re: What a day ! What a hunt ! ...a .50 story.
« Reply #23 on: January 16, 2019, 11:50:01 PM »
Awesome story with a happy ending, thanks for sharing Manny!
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Re: What a day ! What a hunt ! ...a .50 story.
« Reply #24 on: January 17, 2019, 11:21:06 PM »
Thanks brothers.
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Re: What a day ! What a hunt ! ...a .50 story.
« Reply #25 on: January 20, 2019, 01:43:22 PM »
looks like fun Manny, nice pig, maybe time to strap on a couple Gopro's or something similar to record the hunts, they make a head strap mount that's not too awkward and fairly easy to use.
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Re: What a day ! What a hunt ! ...a .50 story.
« Reply #26 on: January 20, 2019, 02:21:22 PM »
Great hunt, gotta love .50 :D It would be nice to see some hunting videos from you. There should be plenty of rail on that sniper for a camera like this https://www.ebay.com/itm/HD-Rail-Mounted-Gun-Camera-Fits-Any-Pistol-Rifle-W-Picatinny-Records-Video-Sound-/292915544095?_trksid=p2349526.m4383.l4275.c1#viTabs_0
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Re: What a day ! What a hunt ! ...a .50 story.
« Reply #27 on: January 20, 2019, 06:58:43 PM »
Another hunt that makes me wish I was in warmer temps surrounded by tasty wildlife . Great hunt Manny.
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Re: What a day ! What a hunt ! ...a .50 story.
« Reply #28 on: January 20, 2019, 07:48:46 PM »
That's the kind of day most people dream about while at work!!! A FANTASTIC day!!!
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Re: What a day ! What a hunt ! ...a .50 story.
« Reply #29 on: January 21, 2019, 04:37:08 AM »
Thanks guys,

yes a day like that goes a long way, like filling your tank so now I have many miles to go :)
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Re: What a day ! What a hunt ! ...a .50 story.
« Reply #30 on: January 21, 2019, 09:00:21 AM »
 ;) ;D Wish I was there right now at 7am this morning 6* F wind at 25mph wind chill -17F bright sunshine and no warmth to be found outside so when I leave the house this morning to run to the local Lowe's it will be after the remote start allows the chariot to warm up first.
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Re: What a day ! What a hunt ! ...a .50 story.
« Reply #31 on: January 21, 2019, 01:56:22 PM »
That's a wonderful story, Manny- and 25+ pounds of meat is a great way to wrap up a hunt.  As nice as the hunt is, just being able to get away out and about and be one with nature is a soul-cleansing experience.  I appreciate you sharing the experience as a whole, not just the hunt itself.
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Re: What a day ! What a hunt ! ...a .50 story.
« Reply #32 on: January 21, 2019, 02:18:27 PM »
That's a wonderful story, Manny- and 25+ pounds of meat is a great way to wrap up a hunt.  As nice as the hunt is, just being able to get away out and about and be one with nature is a soul-cleansing experience.  I appreciate you sharing the experience as a whole, not just the hunt itself.

Thanks, Yes to me all those other things that happened really made the day.
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Re: What a day ! What a hunt ! ...a .50 story.
« Reply #33 on: February 02, 2019, 02:49:49 PM »
Hey HOG KILLER great hunt and story. Been off forum for a while but back. May have to pick your brain on a coyote gun idea. Take care Mike.   Wolfer
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Re: What a day ! What a hunt ! ...a .50 story.
« Reply #34 on: February 02, 2019, 05:39:30 PM »
Hey brother Mike,...Howzit ?
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Re: What a day ! What a hunt ! ...a .50 story.
« Reply #35 on: February 09, 2019, 12:57:40 PM »
Mike, tried to answer you PM but could not be delivered because your inbox is full.
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Re: What a day ! What a hunt ! ...a .50 story.
« Reply #36 on: February 10, 2019, 10:24:03 AM »
Manny got it taken care of. Thanks.   Mike
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Re: What a day ! What a hunt ! ...a .50 story.
« Reply #37 on: February 10, 2019, 07:31:05 PM »
I think its time for a 'Side shot' & video camera !!

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Re: What a day ! What a hunt ! ...a .50 story.
« Reply #38 on: February 10, 2019, 08:36:52 PM »
I would really need to have a camera going at all times ( things happen fast and planning to turn the camera on when needed would be a problem )
then come back and do a bunch of editing, cutting out the boooooooring parts :)
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