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#6533140 - 11/08/16 01:51 PM Hog is dead. Smaller than I thought
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Registered: 07/03/12
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Loc: Central Texas
Two evenings ago I was in my favorite blind and I caught movement off to the right. Big and black. Thought it was a cow for a second. Got the binocs up and it was a big boar hog, off about 250 yards. Got the crosshairs on him and hoped he'd stop walking for a second. He did, and I let fly with the 260. It was raining like when Noah built the Ark, so I put off the search. Wife got sick that night (Ok now) so I just now got to look for the hog. Bullet was well placed in the lungs. He made it 40 yards from his intersection with the bullet (Nosler 100 gr BT). Tusks were nothing to brag about, and he looked to be about 200 pounds, more or less. He looked bigger in the scope.

As soon as I shoot up those 100 gr bullets, I'm going back to the 120 gr version. It seems to put em down a bit faster. If he hadn't smelled so bad, I'd have rolled him over to look for a bullet exit. The 100 grainers exit deer, but can't seem to fight through a big hog.

Edited by 603Country (11/08/16 01:53 PM)

#6533391 - 11/08/16 04:02 PM Re: Hog is dead. Smaller than I thought [Re: 603Country]
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If he only went 40 yds I'd stick with what you have if 100 gr works better for deer and you are hunting both at the same time... 2cents
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#6535943 - 11/09/16 02:38 PM Re: Hog is dead. Smaller than I thought [Re: 603Country]
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Registered: 11/22/11
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Loc: Keller
for sure, a 40 yard recovery isn't bad for a lung shot hog. At that distance I would have gone for center of chest as well, but I prefer to shoot cns/neck area for the drop. I also prefer to hunt my hogs with thermal scope at night while able to stalk up on them and get close...neither of which were available for you this hunt, so...

you and bullet did fine!



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