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#6129421 - 01/10/16 07:18 PM First Hog with my new .22lr
Derick Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 11/26/12
Posts: 3
Got a .22lr for Christmas to get rid of some swine behind my uncles house and finally was able to put the scope on one. Paired it up with a green light for night hunting. Was a lot of fun. I know a lot of people will give me a hard time for using a .22lr, however it's all about shot placement. 40 yard shot right behind the ear and pig never took
a step.

#6129429 - 01/10/16 07:23 PM Re: First Hog with my new .22lr [Re: Derick]
GimmeABuck Offline

Registered: 11/07/15
Posts: 836
Nice! I love those calico lookin' pigs. Looks like you put it right where you wanted to... and well, it IS a pig... no grief from me.


#6129452 - 01/10/16 07:34 PM Re: First Hog with my new .22lr [Re: Derick]
der Teufel Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 11/16/11
Posts: 1154
Loc: Central Texas
Yeah, as long as you stick to close-in shots on smaller pigs, no problem.

But, you obviously know that.
You can never have too much ammo — unless you're swimming.

#6129693 - 01/10/16 09:31 PM Re: First Hog with my new .22lr [Re: Derick]
SouthWestIron Offline
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Registered: 10/25/11
Posts: 2326
Loc: Texas
Good deal,you making sausage or smoking the whole thing?

#6129711 - 01/10/16 09:39 PM Re: First Hog with my new .22lr [Re: Derick]
bigjoe8565 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 06/30/08
Posts: 5211
Loc: Mesquite, Tx
I'm waiting on my .22 suppressor and then I'll give mine a test run on some pigs

#6129743 - 01/10/16 09:56 PM Re: First Hog with my new .22lr [Re: Derick]
passthru Offline
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Registered: 12/05/06
Posts: 11216
Loc: Saginaw, Tx
The little ones it works fine. I've hit bigger ones (in a trap) more than once with a .22 that didn't do the trick and I had to use my side arm.
I work hard, drink a little and hunt when I can.
NRA Life Member

#6129968 - 01/11/16 07:49 AM Re: First Hog with my new .22lr [Re: SouthWestIron]
Derick Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 11/26/12
Posts: 3
Well i know it seems small in the picture but it was at least 120 pounds. I uploaded two more pics to get a better idea of how big he was. There is a 5 gallon bucket and a two by for in one pic and a 12 inch bone saw in the other . I also wear a size 11 boot to give a better idea of how big the pis head is in the original pic I posted. I would have taken better pictures but I was by myself. That thing was a pain to clean on the ground. But I cut out the back straps and tenderloins out and sent the rest to the processor to make sausage. I actually put some of the meat in a crock pot last night with some carrots celery and onions. Tried some out this morning and it was pretty good so I'm pleased.

Edited by Derick (01/11/16 07:55 AM)

#6130026 - 01/11/16 08:15 AM Re: First Hog with my new .22lr [Re: Derick]
Espy Offline
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Registered: 11/08/07
Posts: 3224
Loc: Eddy TX.
Nice shot placement on that pig up

#6130136 - 01/11/16 09:26 AM Re: First Hog with my new .22lr [Re: Derick]
Cast Offline
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Registered: 12/14/08
Posts: 17339
Loc: North Texas - God's Country
Everybody knows that you can't kill a pig with a 22. Good job.

I have a short attention spa

#6130649 - 01/11/16 02:13 PM Re: First Hog with my new .22lr [Re: Derick]
Erich Offline

Registered: 11/11/04
Posts: 747
Loc: Cibolo, TX
that is an awesome .22. looks like the marlin 22 I just got not too long ago. as a kid I couldn't shoot my semi auto fast enough. as a more reserved adult I love the bolt action. I haven't shot any hogs with mine, but I have a twin to it in .22mag with a bull barrel on it. I've killed a few hogs with it. and a coyote. love it.

#6131454 - 01/11/16 08:53 PM Re: First Hog with my new .22lr [Re: Derick]
Slicktricked Offline

Registered: 01/21/15
Posts: 173
Sweet job, great shooting with your .22. The pictures of a hog carcass don't help judge the size.

#6131668 - 01/11/16 11:22 PM Re: First Hog with my new .22lr [Re: Derick]
chemdawg Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 01/15/15
Posts: 257
I have seen an elk taken with a 22 you shot anything just being the ear and it goes down my first 2 week of deer season in New york were done with a 22mag becuease turkey were in and well a 22mag to the head or just below the brest no meat destroyed and if a deer cam with tin 70 yrs the magnum was more then enough for a head shot i miss hunting with that gun i use to love take take it out and get squares and rebates with it Nice shot by the way

#6132435 - 01/12/16 01:49 PM Re: First Hog with my new .22lr [Re: chemdawg]
Derick Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 11/26/12
Posts: 3
Yes I completely agree. It's all about shot placement and staying true to the limits of yourself and the gun you are using. I absolutely love this rifle! It's small and very lightweight, very accurate and doesn't spook game very much at all. Only downside is how hard it is to find good small game ammo for it. Found some CCI 36 gr at gander and baught 50$ worth. Other than that I am very pleased with this rifle so far. As far as the hogs size.....I will just have to bring the go pro next hunt and use the remote to take some better pics lol. It is a little hard to judge the size haha!

#6139552 - 01/17/16 12:14 AM Re: First Hog with my new .22lr [Re: Derick]
gennberg Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 12/14/15
Posts: 13
Loc: TX - Texas

#6139663 - 01/17/16 08:22 AM Re: First Hog with my new .22lr [Re: Espy]
Chief Joe Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 02/06/10
Posts: 6162
Loc: Fredericktown, Ohio
Originally Posted By: Espy
Nice shot placement on that pig up


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