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#5736781 - 05/09/15 09:16 PM First one for the 6.8
Fezkx97 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 05/29/14
Posts: 13
Loc: Lubbock, TX, USA
Went out last night to get after some hogs. I recently built a 6.8 and had to take it out after some sighting in. I've hunted this same spot dozens of times and have only taken 1 pig in the last year. We are seeing a lot more activity recently and finally are seeing some decent size sounders. We normally see a boar here and there but it's been exciting to see more targets. I normally just hunt from stands over feeders as the game cams make it easy enough to pattern them. But I was thrown for a loop yesterday. Usually I see pigs any where from 8-10pm. Last night I showed up, went through our main gate around 6pm and was about to get out of the truck to open the gate to the pasture and I noticed some activity at the west end of the wheat field. I grabbed my binos and took a look, to my amazement it was at least 2-3 nice sized pigs. My buddy and I debated for a short while on our plan and decided based on wind to just walk out after them. I haven't tried spot and stalk on pigs before but it definitely paid off. We closed the gap from about 700 to within 50 yards with plenty of light left. Turns out there were roughly 8 pigs.. I let my buddy take the first shot and I already had my pig picked out for when it decided to take off. Well he ended up missing and I took 2 shots, first one took out the left front leg and the next dropped it in it tracks. For yet again another first, ive never shot anything moving that quick unless it's with a shotgun and a bird is the target. As I stood in awe as to what just took place, all the other pigs escaped. At that point I didn't care, I came to do what I intended and was rewarded accordingly. I know pigs are evil to many and I agree however I throughly enjoyed how this experience went and plan to use it in the future to take many more.



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#5736786 - 05/09/15 09:19 PM Re: First one for the 6.8 [Re: Fezkx97]
hdfireman Offline
Tracker

Registered: 11/29/09
Posts: 719
Loc: Flower Mound
Nice pig. They do haul the mail and I like the choice of caliber!!
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#5736807 - 05/09/15 09:30 PM Re: First one for the 6.8 [Re: Fezkx97]
Beaubien Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 02/18/15
Posts: 473
Loc: In the mountains east of ABQ
Nice piggie, congrats.
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#5736874 - 05/09/15 09:57 PM Re: First one for the 6.8 [Re: Fezkx97]
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Extreme Tracker

Registered: 06/30/08
Posts: 3823
Loc: Mesquite, Tx
Congrats. I picked a new 6.8 a while back and it's awesome. Does your wife or girlfriend know you're using the kid's pool to catch pig blood?

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#5736964 - 05/09/15 11:06 PM Re: First one for the 6.8 [Re: bigjoe8565]
FroggerZack Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/22/11
Posts: 468
Loc: Diana....
Originally Posted By: bigjoe8565
Does your wife or girlfriend know you're using the kid's pool to catch pig blood?

By the looks of the bottom of it I would say yes! Nice kill. I know your pumped...
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#5736994 - 05/09/15 11:27 PM Re: First one for the 6.8 [Re: Fezkx97]
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Registered: 05/18/11
Posts: 4176
Loc: Forestburg, Montague Cnty, TX
Good job!
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#5737022 - 05/10/15 12:11 AM Re: First one for the 6.8 [Re: Fezkx97]
Fezkx97 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 05/29/14
Posts: 13
Loc: Lubbock, TX, USA
The pool was bought for the dogs, used mainly in the summer. Non summer months it's used to catch blood. Lol

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#5737387 - 05/10/15 10:26 AM Re: First one for the 6.8 [Re: Fezkx97]
JRJ6 Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 03/13/14
Posts: 3899
Loc: Dallas, TX
cheers

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#5737401 - 05/10/15 10:33 AM Re: First one for the 6.8 [Re: Fezkx97]
themoonrulz Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 11/12/12
Posts: 398
Loc: Houston, TX
Nice!
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#5737555 - 05/10/15 01:07 PM Re: First one for the 6.8 [Re: Fezkx97]
DrifterAT Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 01/25/15
Posts: 457
Loc: Austin, Texas
Congrats on your first 6.8 Hog!

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#5737812 - 05/10/15 05:13 PM Re: First one for the 6.8 [Re: Fezkx97]
Vern1 Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 09/13/11
Posts: 1760
Loc: Pettytown, TX, US of A
Congratulations on the pork!
That pool looks well "seasoned"...LOL!
Hopefully it's the first of many more to come with your 6.8.
The 6.8 has been my got pig gun for a couple of years now!
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#5744639 - 05/14/15 10:36 PM Re: First one for the 6.8 [Re: Fezkx97]
DanPhifer Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 12/07/07
Posts: 126
Going to unleash the 6.8 on some pigs this weekend. Nice pig. Hope I have the same luck.

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#5744663 - 05/14/15 10:50 PM Re: First one for the 6.8 [Re: Fezkx97]
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Registered: 05/14/09
Posts: 15159
Loc: Denton/Argyle
Well done sir. My favorite round for hogs and favorite gun in the vault.
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#5745104 - 05/15/15 10:29 AM Re: First one for the 6.8 [Re: Fezkx97]
Fezkx97 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 05/29/14
Posts: 13
Loc: Lubbock, TX, USA
Thanks guys. I'm going out again tonight, we got about 2 inches of rain last night so hopefully they will come out and play. Good luck to you Dan.

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#5746881 - 05/16/15 04:14 PM Re: First one for the 6.8 [Re: Fezkx97]
msj7x57 Offline


Registered: 02/04/09
Posts: 116
Loc: Montgomery, TX
Good going, hogs were the reason I got a 6.8 and I think it's an ideal caliber for them.

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