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#5677299 - 03/30/15 11:16 PM New 6.8 got the job done
bigjoe8565 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 06/30/08
Posts: 5173
Loc: Mesquite, Tx
I purchased a 6.8 upper/lower from PSA ($600.00 total) and got to break it in tonight. I put my Sightmark Photon 3.5x on the gun and picked up some a Hornady 120 grain SSTs based on Texaslawman's feedback. I had a lone sow come in at 8:30, but she bypassed my feeder and walked towards me. After being spooked twice and running off she finally gave me a head on shot. Not my favorite by any stretch, but she was too skiddish and I didn't want her to run off again.

The shot entered just below her right eye, her front legs went stiff and she face planted. After she hit the ground there wasn't a single leg kick, twitch or squeal. When I walked up to her it was immediately clear she had brainy matter, and blood oozing from her ears. I'm no expert on terminal ballistics, but I'm guessing the round scrambled her brain. I know it's just one dead pig, but the round and gun performed very well.

I'm guessing she weighed somewhere between 140-160 pounds.




Edited by bigjoe8565 (03/31/15 11:14 AM)

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#5677331 - 03/30/15 11:56 PM Re: New 6.8 got the job done [Re: bigjoe8565]
altez Offline
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Registered: 03/13/08
Posts: 434
Nice hog and rifle ...

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#5677371 - 03/31/15 02:53 AM Re: New 6.8 got the job done [Re: bigjoe8565]
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Registered: 03/24/14
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Loc: Houston
Good story
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#5677411 - 03/31/15 06:08 AM Re: New 6.8 got the job done [Re: bigjoe8565]
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Registered: 11/29/09
Posts: 789
Loc: Flower Mound
You'll continue to find the 6.8 is a very effective caliber. Nice hunt!
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#5677444 - 03/31/15 06:50 AM Re: New 6.8 got the job done [Re: bigjoe8565]
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Got the job done, nicely! Congrats!
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#5677463 - 03/31/15 07:05 AM Re: New 6.8 got the job done [Re: bigjoe8565]
JRJ6 Offline
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Registered: 03/13/14
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Loc: Dallas, TX
Congrats! Nice rifle and hog! cheers

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#5677700 - 03/31/15 09:18 AM Re: New 6.8 got the job done [Re: bigjoe8565]
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Registered: 09/15/09
Posts: 3367
Loc: D/FW, TX
Good job! Get you a recorder and share the vids... up

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#5677719 - 03/31/15 09:34 AM Re: New 6.8 got the job done [Re: dfwroadkill]
bigjoe8565 Offline
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Registered: 06/30/08
Posts: 5173
Loc: Mesquite, Tx
Originally Posted By: dfwroadkill
Good job! Get you a recorder and share the vids... up


That's second on the list after my suppressor. Any idea what the mini recorders cost?

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#5677744 - 03/31/15 09:51 AM Re: New 6.8 got the job done [Re: bigjoe8565]
dfwroadkill Offline
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Registered: 09/15/09
Posts: 3367
Loc: D/FW, TX
Anywhere from about 60 bucks for an Angel Eye with no sound off Ebay and the like to 200 bucks for the MDR from UNV. Some Angel Eye ads will say they have sound, but they don't.

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#5678006 - 03/31/15 12:27 PM Re: New 6.8 got the job done [Re: bigjoe8565]
DrifterAT Offline
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Registered: 01/25/15
Posts: 537
Loc: Austin, Texas
Nice shooting!

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#5678010 - 03/31/15 12:28 PM Re: New 6.8 got the job done [Re: bigjoe8565]
DrifterAT Offline
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Registered: 01/25/15
Posts: 537
Loc: Austin, Texas
Nice shooting!

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#5678117 - 03/31/15 01:49 PM Re: New 6.8 got the job done [Re: bigjoe8565]
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Registered: 09/17/09
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awesome..
I love my 6.8 for hunting, especially hogs.
The 120SSTs definitely put the hurt on em.

Going to be trying the new 100G GMX on my next hunt, got 4 boxes showing up today.
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#5678409 - 03/31/15 05:26 PM Re: New 6.8 got the job done [Re: bigjoe8565]
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#5678732 - 03/31/15 08:32 PM Re: New 6.8 got the job done [Re: bigjoe8565]
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Way to break it in!
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