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#6412477 - 08/17/16 12:14 PM Two big hogs
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Was able to put down a pair big boys. Wish I could have weighed them both but to big to drag out.




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#6412485 - 08/17/16 12:18 PM Re: Two big hogs [Re: caseyusmc]
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Nice kills.

There is a method to get a very close approximate weight. You just put a measuring tape around the pigs chest. There is a chart that tells you approx weight compared to size of chest. It is usually correct wishing a few lbs. Just an idea.
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#6412486 - 08/17/16 12:18 PM Re: Two big hogs [Re: caseyusmc]
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Nice couple of wide bodies.
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#6412503 - 08/17/16 12:22 PM Re: Two big hogs [Re: caseyusmc]
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Thanks Sapper. I'll look into that formula and try to remember it next time. If you happen to know it off top your head let me know. If not I can do the research. Thanks again

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#6412546 - 08/17/16 12:41 PM Re: Two big hogs [Re: caseyusmc]
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Originally Posted By: caseyusmc
Thanks Sapper. I'll look into that formula and try to remember it next time. If you happen to know it off top your head let me know. If not I can do the research. Thanks again


If you carry a cloth tape with you...you can use the 'Heart Girth' method of estimating the 'live weight' of a hog.


The tape is wrapped around the circumference of the hog....placed tight behind the front legs and the measurement taken.

The actual 'formula' is: HG (Heart Girth) X 10.1709 minus 205.7492, BUT...most of us round that off for sake of simplicity and just take the tape measurement (HG) times 10, minus 200.

Example: Your hog tapes out at 44 inches. You take that measurement times 10 (=440 lbs.) minus '200lbs' (that figure is always a constant), gives you 240 lbs. for your estimate.

I have used this method for many years and have weighed hogs on a scale to check the accuracy. It has always been pretty close. The exception being pregnant Sows or hogs is poor condition.
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#6412594 - 08/17/16 01:11 PM Re: Two big hogs [Re: caseyusmc]
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Thanks I'll def use it.

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#6412595 - 08/17/16 01:13 PM Re: Two big hogs [Re: caseyusmc]
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Good size piggies

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#6413178 - 08/17/16 06:50 PM Re: Two big hogs [Re: caseyusmc]
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#6413199 - 08/17/16 07:02 PM Re: Two big hogs [Re: caseyusmc]
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#6413572 - 08/17/16 09:53 PM Re: Two big hogs [Re: caseyusmc]
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Those hogs are eating good. Nice cutters on #2

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#6413588 - 08/17/16 09:58 PM Re: Two big hogs [Re: caseyusmc]
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They have been eating well.
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#6413632 - 08/17/16 10:18 PM Re: Two big hogs [Re: caseyusmc]
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Oh yeah for sure the bigger one with cutters was actually a bar. Not sure if he was born without his boys or got injured. But I found him sleeping in a creek about 50 yards from a protein feeder and I doubt he ever traveled far from that feeder. My sling hangs 15 inches on him and covers about half his side. I would put money he was over 300 easy. The first hog I'm guessing like 225-250. Of course no matter how sure I am these are just guesses since they never hit the scale. Either way equaled up to large amount of sausage, porkchops and I use all the scrap meat to make my own dog food. I tend to over trim my meat cause I'm picky about amount of fat and tendons and veins in my meat. but I did get a lot of fat to freeze to grind and mix with my deer this fall for burgers.

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#6413637 - 08/17/16 10:21 PM Re: Two big hogs [Re: caseyusmc]
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This is the second hog with nice cutters. I took the picture about a minute after I shot him so he's not bloated he was just so fat that his legs would not even touch each other when he payed on his side.


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#6413846 - 08/18/16 07:29 AM Re: Two big hogs [Re: JRJ6]
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#6413857 - 08/18/16 07:36 AM Re: Two big hogs [Re: caseyusmc]
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Good takedowns cheers Nice shot placement on the top one, it appears he is crying blood up
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