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#5411169 - 11/10/14 03:00 PM High wind
mikey1313 Offline
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Registered: 01/30/12
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Loc: Crandall tx
Anybody still go out pig hunting in winds like today 20+. I got my tax stamp for my suppressor in today and figured I would go out and see if I could smack one down with the 300 blkout, hunting thick timber. I'm going either way so I don't need the usual you can't shoot them from the couch. More of a question on how much wind is to much.
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#5411243 - 11/10/14 03:35 PM Re: High wind [Re: mikey1313]
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Registered: 01/23/14
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Loc: DFW
My personal experience says the higher the wind the less chance for success. With that being said, i have been out in winds that made me feel like my blind was going to blow over and had a hog come in and receive a bullet to the neck. IF they are moving in high winds...count on them being skittish.

Good luck!

How was your suppressor buying experience? Im looking to get one but not exactly sure the best way to go about it. Send me a PM if you like.
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#5411264 - 11/10/14 03:42 PM Re: High wind [Re: mikey1313]
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Registered: 10/31/14
Posts: 32
I would think that with the pressure starting to fall somewhat this afternoon when the wind advisory is set to expire that you would see some action ahead of the front.

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#5411502 - 11/10/14 05:00 PM Re: High wind [Re: mikey1313]
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I gotta agree that chances tend to go down as wind increases, but hogs gotta eat. They will be somewhere. The real question is if you will be there.

I have killed several hogs in high winds, but usually I am bored. I think your chances are better if you can stalk or patrol a large area instead of being in a stand.

Tonight, I am in a stand, wind in my face, watching the sun go down.
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#5411666 - 11/10/14 06:11 PM Re: High wind [Re: mikey1313]
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Registered: 03/16/12
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cheers during hog only all legal means on public land. i jump at the chance. no telling how many times have winded hogs while easing threw the woods. u gonna usualy smell them, before they smell u. aim best wishes flag
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#5412263 - 11/10/14 09:34 PM Re: High wind [Re: mikey1313]
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#5413535 - 11/11/14 01:41 PM Re: High wind [Re: mikey1313]
mikey1313 Offline
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It was way to windy, made my tree feel like a sapling. But I'm back at it again. It's windy but not as bad as yesterday. I'm about to get down and go for a stalk. Just heard a couple squeal about 100 yards off. The suppressor buying experience wasn't much different then buy a gun, except you give someone a thousand dollars plus 200 to the ATF and wait...and wait... and keep waiting. Mine was actually on the shorter end, only 4 and 1/2 months. Average wait times right now are 6 to 9 months.I put it off several times and regretted it, my advise is as soon as you have the spare money, buy it. From a reputable dealer of course.
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#5414825 - 11/11/14 11:04 PM Re: High wind [Re: mikey1313]
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did ya silence the squeelen flag
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#5416807 - 11/12/14 08:03 PM Re: High wind [Re: mikey1313]
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We'll a little update... Sat for about two hours and a solo pig finally came in. Put a 220 gr. subsonic behind the ear and it ran. Tracked blood for several hundred yards before I lost the trail, on the way back to the ole honda pioneer I stumbled on another, put a bullet behind its ear and it ran crashing through brush and I couldn't find it either. So in conclusion I don't think sub sonics behind the ear at full broadside is a good method with the slower moving projectiles.
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#5417190 - 11/12/14 10:23 PM Re: High wind [Re: mikey1313]
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Pigs where I hunt stay in the brush during high wind.

I hunt with the 300 Blackout and raccoon's laughed off the subsonics. I guess it just pencils through them. Might switch to sonic loads in 110 Barnes or 125 SST's. I've knocked down tons of pork with those bullets.

Close pigs are going to spook regardless of whether you shoot sonic or subsonic. The suppressor dampens sonic loads enough that pigs can't tell where shot originated and animals back in the brush will stick around. If I hunt without a suppressor, a shot will kill any chance of seeing pigs later on.
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#5417341 - 11/13/14 01:41 AM Re: High wind [Re: Beckett]
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Registered: 03/16/12
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nothen happening here, no hogs on cam's since 23. did few walk-a-bouts no tracks along creek were they usualy cross. ol wallows, nothen fresh. been haven luck with the cheep 55gr fmj, close range, got 1,000 rounds few years back of cheep 55gr hp been itchen ta try. send few this way, need ta do some grillen & chillen & try new recipy for hog jerky from bro. up on reports. best wishes flag
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#5417979 - 11/13/14 11:01 AM Re: High wind [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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Originally Posted By: Double Naught Spy
I gotta agree that chances tend to go down as wind increases, but hogs gotta eat. They will be somewhere. The real question is if you will be there.

I have killed several hogs in high winds , but usually I am bored. I think your chances are better if you can stalk or patrol a large area instead of being in a stand.

Tonight, I am in a stand, wind in my face, watching the sun go down.




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