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Hog Weight Guesstimate? - Your thoughts #5234616 08/04/14 07:34 PM
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This weekend I got to talking hog hunting with some guys at a bar in Austin and we started showing pics back and forth of hogs we had shot and we started shooting numbers back and forth of what we thought this guy weighed; this pig isn't even half the size of the largest one I had seen killed in the area but I have always wondered what it weighed.....Your thoughts?

This is me working on the feeder and I'm 6'3" and at the time 295lbs.


Here is the hog by the feeder; notice where his back is compared to the cross member on the feeder, which is just about even with my belt.



I had been trying to get him and thought he went nocturnal, so I took my 22-250 with me to take out some coyotes that had been hanging around and murphy's law came into play and he showed up and soaked up 22-250 soft points like they were bee stings and fell of in a creek where I put 1 more in him to finish him off. - That's a Ruger M77 laid across him for scale.


Couldn't get him out of the creek, so I tied bailing wire around his snout just behind the tusks and couple months later I had this; put the hat next to it for scale and I wear a 7 6/8" hat.

Re: Hog Weight Guesstimate? - Your thoughts [Re: deewayne2003] #5234631 08/04/14 07:42 PM
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I think most people over-estimate hog weights. Based on a 270# recently shot off my place I'm guessing that one betwen 250-300 till I looked at the rifle and cap pictures. Now I'm guessing more 225-250.

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Re: Hog Weight Guesstimate? - Your thoughts [Re: deewayne2003] #5234635 08/04/14 07:44 PM
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Doesn't look like the same hog to me.


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Originally Posted By: redchevy
Doesn't look like the same hog to me.


agree

Re: Hog Weight Guesstimate? - Your thoughts [Re: thruxton] #5234672 08/04/14 08:03 PM
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Originally Posted By: teedubyaw
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Doesn't look like the same hog to me.


agree
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Re: Hog Weight Guesstimate? - Your thoughts [Re: deewayne2003] #5234695 08/04/14 08:19 PM
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Yankee, is that you? that RPMX hat is a dead give away. I always prefer FCS to do my dirt work.


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Re: Hog Weight Guesstimate? - Your thoughts [Re: deewayne2003] #5234705 08/04/14 08:26 PM
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Big barr hog!

Re: Hog Weight Guesstimate? - Your thoughts [Re: deewayne2003] #5234707 08/04/14 08:27 PM
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Did the one you kill have his manhood?

Re: Hog Weight Guesstimate? - Your thoughts [Re: ChaseNTheHunt] #5234761 08/04/14 08:53 PM
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Originally Posted By: ChaseNTheHunt
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Doesn't look like the same hog to me.


agree
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+1 more

and "soaked up 22/250 sp like bee stings" sounds like a good argument for a bigger gun. BUT if you had ear holed him the first time he would have only soaked up 1 round.




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Re: Hog Weight Guesstimate? - Your thoughts [Re: deewayne2003] #5234791 08/04/14 09:11 PM
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Pig in the game cam pic's is a solid 250lbs.


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Pig in the game cam pic's is a solid 250lbs.

Yep its a fat boy!


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Re: Hog Weight Guesstimate? - Your thoughts [Re: RICK O'SHAY] #5235221 08/05/14 12:54 AM
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Originally Posted By: RICK O'SHAY
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Doesn't look like the same hog to me.


agree
+1


+1 more

and "soaked up 22/250 sp like bee stings" sounds like a good argument for a bigger gun. BUT if you had ear holed him the first time he would have only soaked up 1 round.


I hear yah, I was really wanting my .270 when he walked out; and with his head behind a tree and acting skidish I wasn't gonna give him the chance to run off. This guy or another hog that looks a lot like him turned my feeder over twice.

Re: Hog Weight Guesstimate? - Your thoughts [Re: deewayne2003] #5235659 08/05/14 04:22 AM
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