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#6299675 - 05/15/16 08:38 PM Got my first triple...
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Had an interesting start to the weekend Friday evening. Shoot 3 boars with 2 different rifles in about 10 minutes. Drug the Rem 700 300BLK with AAC Cyclone to the blind and brought my Tikka 223 with Gemtech Coyote along just in case. After the recent heavy rains the creek to the south had quite a bit of flow and I didn't anticipate the hogs crossing it, but they did.

Had a big sounder come in around 7, and I started to pick out the boars. Dropped a nice two tone boar at around 140yards with the Barnes 110gr load, instant death. The rest of the sounder disbanded but ran towards me. I put the heavy Remington down and grabbed the much lighter Tikka to see if I just sneak up on some of the others. I hand not left the blind when a reddish brown boar walked out 15 yards from me, hit him in the face with a 75gr Match BTHP and he didn't like it too much. As soon as I shot I noticed a hog to my right take off running about 50yards away. I hit him at an diagonal angle in the vitals with the 223 but it didn't drop. I would image the Barnes would have been much better but had no time to switch guns. Never found that last hog, but didn't try to hard.





Went back to the same area Saturday night and the hogs had gotten a little more skittish and came in much later. They came in a bit more cautious until the found some soybeans I left for them. Once they started chowing down they ignored me. Dropped the only hog I could confirm as a boar at 54 yards with the 223 and 75gr load. Hit it right in the face and bang flopped it.



Edited by glocker17 (05/15/16 08:40 PM)

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#6299723 - 05/15/16 09:30 PM Re: Got my first triple... [Re: glocker17]
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Any reason for targeting the boars?
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#6299761 - 05/15/16 10:06 PM Re: Got my first triple... [Re: glocker17]
glocker17 Offline
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Seems like I have seen more boars than sows lately, I will shot the sows when I feel like processing meat.

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#6299786 - 05/15/16 10:36 PM Re: Got my first triple... [Re: glocker17]
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Nice shooting man!!
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#6299787 - 05/15/16 10:38 PM Re: Got my first triple... [Re: glocker17]
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#6299806 - 05/15/16 11:14 PM Re: Got my first triple... [Re: glocker17]
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Originally Posted By: glocker17
Seems like I have seen more boars than sows lately, I will shot the sows when I feel like processing meat.


Kinda what I figured, good shootin
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#6299830 - 05/16/16 12:27 AM Re: Got my first triple... [Re: glocker17]
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Nice shooting.

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#6299832 - 05/16/16 12:35 AM Re: Got my first triple... [Re: glocker17]
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55 gr Fussion or any soft point bullet is a better hunting load with the 223. Any of the target loads just do not expand, they are great for killing paper just not hogs. I have shoot a lot of hogs with the 223 and started with the heavier loads and had the same results you did.

Great hunt and great story...

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#6299956 - 05/16/16 08:02 AM Re: Got my first triple... [Re: glocker17]
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LOL, your first triple and you look like you ate a bug! Cheer up, you will get 4 next time!
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#6299977 - 05/16/16 08:14 AM Re: Got my first triple... [Re: glocker17]
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Good job! up

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#6300038 - 05/16/16 09:01 AM Re: Got my first triple... [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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Originally Posted By: Double Naught Spy
LOL, your first triple and you look like you ate a bug! Cheer up, you will get 4 next time!


LMAO!! I was thinking the same.. banana bounce

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#6300528 - 05/16/16 03:29 PM Re: Got my first triple... [Re: Just Nate]
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Registered: 01/14/13
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Loc: Houston Tx
Originally Posted By: Just Nate
55 gr Fussion or any soft point bullet is a better hunting load with the 223. Any of the target loads just do not expand, they are great for killing paper just not hogs. I have shoot a lot of hogs with the 223 and started with the heavier loads and had the same results you did.

Great hunt and great story...


70gr barnes work quite well. I will 2nd the notion of avoiding target bullets for hunting. Glance a bone and shear the jacket right off the lead and viola, underpenetration.

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#6300568 - 05/16/16 04:14 PM Re: Got my first triple... [Re: glocker17]
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The 75 BTHP that I was using are the ones loaded by PRVI, I observed fragmentation at the close ranges that I used them. I would use another projectile but these things are cheap and accurate. I will just pass on non cranial shots with the 223. The 300BLK with the Barnes 110 has the penetration needed for that shot.

I have had the best performance with the Speer 64gr Soft Point on game. Its stays in one piece and penetrates nicely.

64gr Speer Gel test

PS. I was smiling inside...


Edited by glocker17 (05/16/16 04:19 PM)

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#6300714 - 05/16/16 06:12 PM Re: Got my first triple... [Re: glocker17]
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That 64 grain bullet does a good job. I've dropped several with chest cavity and shoulder shots with them.
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#6300835 - 05/16/16 07:44 PM Re: Got my first triple... [Re: glocker17]
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Nice going !!

I'm not a big fan of the .223 for hogs, but I acknowledge that a lot of folks use 'em successfully, including a good friend for whom I reload. For him I use either the 64 grain Winchester Power Points or Sierra 65 Grain SBT bullets.
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