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#5441936 - 11/24/14 11:10 PM Sightmark Photon draws first blood (crazy hunt)
bigjoe8565 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 06/30/08
Posts: 5316
Loc: Mesquite, Tx
I picked the scope up several months ago, and have only seen two pigs since purchasing. I missed a pig two weeks ago, but connected tonight. I don't have a mini dvr yet, so pictures will have to do for now. The scope has performed well, and while not on the level of high end NV it fits my needs (hunting & budget both).

Went to the property for a quick hunt, and had a very interesting encounter. I dropped my gear (including my gun) about 70 yards from my feeder, and then parked my truck. I started walking from my truck to the chair/gear, and I see two pigs at the feeder. I was stuck 70 yards from my gun with two pigs staring at me, so I decided to try my luck. I tried walking as quietly as I could while keeping a tree between myself and the pigs. Ultimately the pigs saw me and walked off, but they eventually went back to the feeder.

At that point I thinking to myself "I can't believe my luck" , and was wondering how much longer that luck would last. Well I made it to about 15 yards from my gun and my luck ran out, or at least I thought it did. I stepped on a pile of dry branches which scared one pig off, and the pig I shot was staring me down. As I stood there motionless, I was thinking of how I can get to my gun without spooking the pig starring at me. Out of desperation I started crawling on my hands and knees the remaing 15 yards to my gun. I was certain the pig would run off, but instead he starts walking towards me. I don't know if the pig thought I was another pig (no cheap shots here), or what was on his mind, but he was heading my way. I finally make it to my gun, turn the scope on and see the pig is now about 40 yards away.

The pig I shot should have trusted his friends instinct to run away, because tonight my aim was true and the 62 grain Barnes TSX did it's job. Pig was DRT.

Crazy hunt for sure, but one I'll remember for a long time. I shot the pig around 5:45, so it wasn't completly dark, but the scope made it easy to see my target. Another plus is the ammo used was my own handloads.

Edited by bigjoe8565 (11/24/14 11:12 PM)

#5442042 - 11/25/14 05:50 AM Re: Sightmark Photon draws first blood (crazy hunt) [Re: bigjoe8565]
tannerlst Offline

Registered: 01/31/09
Posts: 5212
Loc: Dallas
Glad to see u got one on the ground joe! Been a long time coming

#5442122 - 11/25/14 07:44 AM Re: Sightmark Photon draws first blood (crazy hunt) [Re: tannerlst]
Double Naught Spy Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 05/18/11
Posts: 5502
Loc: Forestburg, Montague Cnty, TX
That is terrific. Nice job and good story!
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#5442241 - 11/25/14 08:43 AM Re: Sightmark Photon draws first blood (crazy hunt) [Re: bigjoe8565]
dfwroadkill Offline
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Registered: 09/15/09
Posts: 3375
Loc: D/FW, TX
Congrats! Enjoyed the story...especially the pig maybe thinking it was another pig part... grin

#5442297 - 11/25/14 09:14 AM Re: Sightmark Photon draws first blood (crazy hunt) [Re: bigjoe8565]
JRJ6 Offline
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Registered: 03/13/14
Posts: 4003
Loc: Dallas, TX

#5443358 - 11/25/14 07:26 PM Re: Sightmark Photon draws first blood (crazy hunt) [Re: bigjoe8565]
Deadend Offline
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Registered: 09/07/09
Posts: 2529
Loc: Mineola,TX
Cool story congrats ,,,,pig hunting nothing like it ...
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#5443776 - 11/25/14 10:32 PM Re: Sightmark Photon draws first blood (crazy hunt) [Re: bigjoe8565]
Cattrax Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 10/01/14
Posts: 16
Loc: Texas USA
Congrats also.

#5443831 - 11/25/14 11:14 PM Re: Sightmark Photon draws first blood (crazy hunt) [Re: bigjoe8565]
SaltyDawg88 Offline

Registered: 06/03/10
Posts: 194
Loc: Bartlett, TX
Congrats and thanks for the entertaining story.
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#5444362 - 11/26/14 10:43 AM Re: Sightmark Photon draws first blood (crazy hunt) [Re: bigjoe8565]
ZK-315 Offline
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Registered: 10/11/13
Posts: 2064
Loc: Temple...Hunt in Freestone Co.
Congrats. I learned a long time ago to carry my gun with me for that very reason. Only I was walking to the stand/gun and had a nice 9 point buck standing there staring at me. I now walk with gun in hand. up

#5446379 - 11/27/14 05:16 PM Re: Sightmark Photon draws first blood (crazy hunt) [Re: bigjoe8565]
Duck_Hunter Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/30/14
Posts: 5935
Great story.
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I just turned it on . I was looking bird dogs in the butt this morning.


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