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#6243801 - 04/01/16 01:20 AM Two less hogs........!
flintknapper Offline
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Couple more down.

My Older Brother came up to visit for a few days; he has been playing around with his new Ruger Precision Rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor. Has a nice NightForce scope on it. Been ringing the 8” gong at 1000 yds. with it. Said he wanted to try it out on some hogs.

So happens I had a group of 7 hogs tearing up a pasture. So we set up a hog light this morning, put out some corn, set up a portable table on top of the dam overlooking the pasture, got a couple chairs set out. Plan was to let him pick a hog, do a countdown (3,2,1, fire) and we would both shoot. I was using my daughter’s 7mm-08. Range 240 yds.

Hogs showed up dutifully right at dark. We waited and waited for two to get broadside at the same time. Finally, got a couple of pigs to oblige us. Mark jumped the gun on the countdown cadence a bit, so rather than us firing simultaneously…my shot followed his. Problem with that is… we were just about elbow to elbow and shooting off the same table.

At his shot….I completely lost my sight picture due his muzzle flash (his barrel way out ahead of mine on the table). I sent a bullet their direction anyway. Heard his bullet hit, did not hear mine. Immediately grabbed up the spot light and told him jack in another round. One of the pigs was running straight at us.

He couldn’t see it because I was backlighting his scope (silly me), so I moved out in front and to the side of him a bit. Second hog taken on the run at about 150 yds.

Not big hogs by any means, but a fun time spent with my Brother!

Edited by flintknapper (04/01/16 01:25 AM)
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#6243814 - 04/01/16 01:48 AM Re: Two less hogs........! [Re: flintknapper]
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#6243840 - 04/01/16 06:15 AM Re: Two less hogs........! [Re: flintknapper]
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Nicely done and good eaters! food

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#6243882 - 04/01/16 07:13 AM Re: Two less hogs........! [Re: flintknapper]
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Great shooting

Edited by bigjoe8565 (04/01/16 07:13 AM)

#6243897 - 04/01/16 07:21 AM Re: Two less hogs........! [Re: bigjoe8565]
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#6244473 - 04/01/16 01:56 PM Re: Two less hogs........! [Re: flintknapper]
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The countdown thing can be tricky. It's not amazingly difficult, but can take a little practice. For one thing, unless you have a good two-stage trigger, you really have to jerk the trigger a little. As you noted, patience is a virtue with respect to waiting until both parties have a decent shot. One thing my buddy and I have agreed upon, is that once the count begins, it completes. No "WAIT! My hog moved!" as the count nears the end. If one person doesn't get a good shot, better luck next time. Stopping and restarting is too distracting for the person counting, they need to be focusing on their shot instead of listening to the other person to be sure they don't try to call off the shot.

Still, you guys got two hogs. Nice going.
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#6244958 - 04/01/16 08:18 PM Re: Two less hogs........! [Re: flintknapper]
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#6245646 - 04/02/16 04:31 PM Re: Two less hogs........! [Re: flintknapper]
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Great job on the pigs! They are perfect eaters! Good shooting!
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#6246034 - 04/03/16 12:04 AM Re: Two less hogs........! [Re: flintknapper]
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Setting up a're way more civilized than me and my buddies! We just use shooting sticks or set up on the truck
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#6246281 - 04/03/16 11:50 AM Re: Two less hogs........! [Re: nak]
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Originally Posted By: nak

Setting up a're way more civilized than me and my buddies! We just use shooting sticks or set up on the truck


Same here....normally. But in this instance the width of the top of the pond dam (our vantage point) wasn't even as wide as my truck.

Also, we potentially would need to wait several hours before the hogs came in (though in this instance we did not). That would be a LOT standing around for a couple of old farts in our early sixties, BUT....I would do it if I had to, because I do hate hogs that badly!

Absolutely incredible.... the damage they have done to that pasture. Gotta go check some snares right now.

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