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#6884421 - 09/11/17 04:35 PM They Get Knocked Down, But They Get Up Again
Bacon8tor Offline
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Registered: 09/10/17
Posts: 23
Loc: Houston, TX
This was my first hunt with my new 6.8 rifle. Stopped in this pasture for 10 minutes to scan around for a bit and see if anything would show up. And show up they did. Got plenty of hits in this melee but only recovered a handful of them. Two of them crossed the fence onto another property. I could hear them but couldn't see them in the thick brush.





Almost forgot to snap a picture before I left. I'd already taken the backstraps out of the one in the back of the picture.


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#6884436 - 09/11/17 04:47 PM Re: They Get Knocked Down, But They Get Up Again [Re: Bacon8tor]
colt45 Offline
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looks like you might need some range time practice and or bigger gun nidea


Edited by colt45 (09/11/17 04:48 PM)
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#6884442 - 09/11/17 04:52 PM Re: They Get Knocked Down, But They Get Up Again [Re: Bacon8tor]
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Welcome Bacon8tor!

Nice first post! Carpe Sus!
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#6884455 - 09/11/17 05:01 PM Re: They Get Knocked Down, But They Get Up Again [Re: colt45]
Bacon8tor Offline
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Registered: 09/10/17
Posts: 23
Loc: Houston, TX
Originally Posted By: colt45
looks like you might need some range time practice and or bigger gun nidea



You might be on to something. I didn't spread the tripod legs out far enough so it didn't stay stable/on all 3 legs while pivoting. And I was pumped up on adrenaline due to not hunting for over a month which made aiming even more difficult. I just moved down from a bigger gun (AR10) due to the weight, so it looks like I'll be practicing my aim (on live targets!)

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#6884456 - 09/11/17 05:02 PM Re: They Get Knocked Down, But They Get Up Again [Re: Double Naught Spy]
Bacon8tor Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 09/10/17
Posts: 23
Loc: Houston, TX
Originally Posted By: Double Naught Spy
Welcome Bacon8tor!

Nice first post! Carpe Sus!



Thanks! I didn't see a welcome/introduction section so here it is lol.

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#6884466 - 09/11/17 05:18 PM Re: They Get Knocked Down, But They Get Up Again [Re: Bacon8tor]
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Welcome to the forum.

Great video and hey there are four less hogs.

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#6884555 - 09/11/17 06:58 PM Re: They Get Knocked Down, But They Get Up Again [Re: Bacon8tor]
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Registered: 11/16/11
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Not bad at all! I heard a number of hits, so there are surely more than four hogs no longer roaming that area.

Keep After 'Em !!
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#6884597 - 09/11/17 07:47 PM Re: They Get Knocked Down, But They Get Up Again [Re: Bacon8tor]
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Good job. You definitely put the hurt on them.
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#6884619 - 09/11/17 08:12 PM Re: They Get Knocked Down, But They Get Up Again [Re: Bacon8tor]
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Good shooting, you sure were milking that battery too!
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#6884628 - 09/11/17 08:19 PM Re: They Get Knocked Down, But They Get Up Again [Re: Bacon8tor]
rickt300 Offline
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Registered: 11/11/04
Posts: 452
Loc: Johnson co, TX
I say good shooting! It's harder than it looks watching the videos. I tend to work over the ones I know I have hit to keep them down though I seldom even try for more than 2 or 3 during an "incident".

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#6884652 - 09/11/17 08:38 PM Re: They Get Knocked Down, But They Get Up Again [Re: CharlieCTx]
Bacon8tor Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 09/10/17
Posts: 23
Loc: Houston, TX
Originally Posted By: CharlieCTx
Good shootimg, you sure were milking that battery too!


Thamks Charlie. I'm using a rechargeable battery pack with the scope. It shows low battery but will last all night and then some no problem. One of these days I'll make my own that puts out the right voltage.


Edited by Bacon8tor (09/11/17 08:44 PM)

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#6884656 - 09/11/17 08:43 PM Re: They Get Knocked Down, But They Get Up Again [Re: rickt300]
Bacon8tor Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 09/10/17
Posts: 23
Loc: Houston, TX
Originally Posted By: rickt300
I say good shooting! It's harder than it looks watching the videos. I tend to work over the ones I know I have hit to keep them down though I seldom even try for more than 2 or 3 during an "incident".


Yes I started to work them over (not shown in video) but ran out of ammo. I loaded 20 rounds into the 30 round magazine to save weight and I paid the price for it. Reload was a 5 minute walk away. Left it behind with my backpack again to save weight while I went to check this pasture. Guess I need to tough it out next time! Never know what you'll run into.

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#6884665 - 09/11/17 08:56 PM Re: They Get Knocked Down, But They Get Up Again [Re: Bacon8tor]
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Reading the title of the thread I figured you'd of run the soundtrack along with the action for this song::

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