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This Big Hog Does the Helicopter Dance... #7005666
12/21/17 06:06 PM
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So during a very lazy night of hunting, which involved binge TV watching and random glances outside, I noticed that there was a hog 20 feet away from the porch. Tip-Toed as quietly as I could outside to a picnic that is doubles for a shooting rest. The Boar Hog heard me and ran out to about 50 yards away. I took the first hog headshot, followed up by several shots as he ran off. I hit this hog so many times that he starting spinning around like a helicopter before barely making it back to the woods. Finally, had to track him down in thick brush, which is never a good situation to be in, but was able to put him down pretty quickly after that.

Merry Christmas to all of y'all...



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Re: This Big Hog Does the Helicopter Dance... [Re: HansETX] #7005941
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Cool video! This is why I don't recommend 223 for pigs. 7 rounds into the pig, and he's still running a good ways. Nice pig!!



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Re: This Big Hog Does the Helicopter Dance... [Re: HansETX] #7005952
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Re: This Big Hog Does the Helicopter Dance... [Re: HansETX] #7005964
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Good work by taking the helicopter hog out of the breeding pool! As mentioned several times before, by many different forum members, the .223 is on the very light end of the "preferred hog round" spectrum. Take that .223 and buy yourself 7.62 X 39 upper for it (or any of the larger calibers that are available to you on that platform) and the incidents of helicoptering will certainly diminish. Fewer of them will run off into the woods for you to have to go dig out (at some risk to you, as you point out)! Of course, shot placement trumps big bullets, but with a step up in caliber, you stack the deck in your favor in case your shot isn't perfectly placed, of making some bacon pancakes with much fewer shots!

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Re: This Big Hog Does the Helicopter Dance... [Re: HansETX] #7006000
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Nice video! I agree with Chad and Mikei, consider a larger caliber.


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Re: This Big Hog Does the Helicopter Dance... [Re: ChadTRG42] #7006016
12/21/17 10:33 PM
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Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
Cool video! This is why I don't recommend 223 for pigs. 7 rounds into the pig, and he's still running a good ways. Nice pig!!


Thank you... yes Iíll be converting my AR 15 to something bigger soon...


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Re: This Big Hog Does the Helicopter Dance... [Re: mikei] #7006021
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Originally Posted By: mikei
Good work by taking the helicopter hog out of the breeding pool! As mentioned several times before, by many different forum members, the .223 is on the very light end of the "preferred hog round" spectrum. Take that .223 and buy yourself 7.62 X 39 upper for it (or any of the larger calibers that are available to you on that platform) and the incidents helicoptering will certainly diminish. Fewer of them will run off into the woods for you to have to go dig out (at some risk to you, as you point out)! Of course, shot placement trumps big bullets, but with a step in caliber, you stack the deck in your favor in case your shot isn't perfectly placed, of making some bacon pancakes with much fewer shots!


I hope Santa brings me a new rifle.. haha!


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Re: This Big Hog Does the Helicopter Dance... [Re: HansETX] #7006293
12/22/17 01:57 AM
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Fun stuff!


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Re: This Big Hog Does the Helicopter Dance... [Re: HansETX] #7006390
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Cool
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rifle aim

You have suppressor coming yet ?


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Re: This Big Hog Does the Helicopter Dance... [Re: HansETX] #7006595
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I get a rush out of chasing after a wounded hog love the excitement lol. Actually shot a sow the other day and thought she was dead then when I was about 15 yards away she gets up and ran past me. I chased her through the woods and shot her two more times lol. Finally took her down for good. Nice hog.


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Re: This Big Hog Does the Helicopter Dance... [Re: SapperTitan] #7007313
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Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
I get a rush out of chasing after a wounded hog love the excitement lol. Actually shot a sow the other day and thought she was dead then when I was about 15 yards away she gets up and ran past me. I chased her through the woods and shot her two more times lol. Finally took her down for good. Nice hog.


Haha.. you're a wild man ST! It is a rush for sure. The hairs on my neck stand up straight when I start the trek. Before thermals it was a lot more dangerous..


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Re: This Big Hog Does the Helicopter Dance... [Re: Deadend] #7007314
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Originally Posted By: Deadend
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You have suppressor coming yet ?


Man, I've not done it yet but I've researched which lawyer and all that to go with..


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Re: This Big Hog Does the Helicopter Dance... [Re: Double Naught Spy] #7007315
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Originally Posted By: Double Naught Spy
Fun stuff!


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