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#6937091 - 10/28/17 04:19 PM New to hog hunting question
Azbassassin Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 11/21/16
Posts: 6
So only been hunting Texas a couple years and acquired and AR with a armasight predator. Having a blast being able to see at night. Question is how close do you like to stalk in? Some of the videos Iíve watched guys look like their getting really close.

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#6937107 - 10/28/17 04:26 PM Re: New to hog hunting question [Re: Azbassassin]
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Taking Requests

Registered: 11/17/10
Posts: 25813
Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
I donít like to get closer than 50 yards usually closer to 100 yards on a sounder because I feel like I can see more of them longer so more shot opportunities. It is fun getting close sometimes though.
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#6937131 - 10/28/17 04:46 PM Re: New to hog hunting question [Re: Azbassassin]
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Registered: 12/01/08
Posts: 2731
Loc: Dallas, TX
It depends largely on the field of view of your NV gear. Most NV gear has a very limited field of view though, so you really need to think about your second shot before you pull the trigger on the first.
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#6937141 - 10/28/17 05:00 PM Re: New to hog hunting question [Re: Azbassassin]
Azbassassin Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 11/21/16
Posts: 6
Got into 25-30 yards and shot a good boar last night. 15 or so in the herd. Thought I made 3 really good shots but only found the one. I feel like my lowend way to expensive thermal is why i need to get close to go for head shots. Having a pain uploading the photo. Keeps telling me is not a jpeg. Any way depth perception is hard to judge too. Felt like I was farther when I found him this morning I realized I was a lot closer then I thought.

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#6937149 - 10/28/17 05:06 PM Re: New to hog hunting question [Re: Azbassassin]
bigjoe8565 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 06/30/08
Posts: 5415
Loc: Mesquite, Tx
I usually stalk to within 40-75 yards of conditions are right.

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#6937155 - 10/28/17 05:12 PM Re: New to hog hunting question [Re: bigjoe8565]
der Teufel Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 11/16/11
Posts: 1267
Loc: Central Texas
Originally Posted By: bigjoe8565
I usually stalk to within 40-75 yards of conditions are right.


Yeah, this would be me, too.
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#6937201 - 10/28/17 06:02 PM Re: New to hog hunting question [Re: SapperTitan]
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THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 05/18/11
Posts: 5659
Loc: Forestburg, Montague Cnty, TX
Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
I donít like to get closer than 50 yards usually closer to 100 yards on a sounder because I feel like I can see more of them longer so more shot opportunities. It is fun getting close sometimes though.


This is me as well. As I hunt alone, usually, 75 yards is about as close as I want to get, assuming I can see what I need to see at that distance. I don't mind standing off farther if conditions are good and I have a clear view. I will get closer if grass is high or I have a lot of cover, but that isn't usually the case.
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#6937471 - 10/29/17 12:13 AM Re: New to hog hunting question [Re: Azbassassin]
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Registered: 07/12/17
Posts: 447
Loc: Ben Wheeler, TX
I've used the armasight predator for about a year now and I have to get to within 50 yards to be able to take a headshot. I've shot hogs from closer but I'd rather not have to.
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#6937673 - 10/29/17 09:13 AM Re: New to hog hunting question [Re: Azbassassin]
snake oil Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 01/10/16
Posts: 1919
Loc: Graham
I've got a golf cart and can sneak up on them close if the wind is right.....

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#6937895 - 10/29/17 01:15 PM Re: New to hog hunting question [Re: Azbassassin]
djones Offline
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Registered: 12/13/05
Posts: 2564
look at the hog in the scope. if you can't hold steady enough on the spot you want to hit, get closer.

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#6937908 - 10/29/17 01:34 PM Re: New to hog hunting question [Re: Azbassassin]
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Registered: 11/17/10
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Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
Originally Posted By: Azbassassin
Got into 25-30 yards and shot a good boar last night. 15 or so in the herd. Thought I made 3 really good shots but only found the one. I feel like my lowend way to expensive thermal is why i need to get close to go for head shots. Having a pain uploading the photo. Keeps telling me is not a jpeg. Any way depth perception is hard to judge too. Felt like I was farther when I found him this morning I realized I was a lot closer then I thought.
a Thermal is pointless if you have to get that close to use it.
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#6938016 - 10/29/17 03:34 PM Re: New to hog hunting question [Re: Azbassassin]
enigmausly Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 10/04/17
Posts: 17
Loc: Houston / Corpus
that's all according to conditions ... where I've been lately (further south) the cover is too heavy for shots over about 50 to 70, but last year I was in livestock fields and was able to play tag between 100 and 150 without much issue - over 200 the drop becomes so heavy on my 300 blackout, but 200+ is still fun to try if you can properly identify what your firing at - if you were using a 7.62x51 your predator could probably do fine out to about 300, maybe 400 (that's mainly due to the limited magnification on the predator) ...
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#6942973 - 11/01/17 09:21 PM Re: New to hog hunting question [Re: Azbassassin]
Ramsey Offline
Pepe' Le Pew

Registered: 12/12/11
Posts: 12626
Loc: Grayson County
Depends on conditions, I started this year when stalking a lone boar to put down the monopod at around 60 and walk right into him until he detects me and gives me the death stare. I blow him up at that point. I have gotten within 15 yards one time.
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