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First sounder with the thermal/shotgun combo #7074192
02/11/18 02:02 PM
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This is the first time I encountered a sounder with my thermal shotgun combo. All ive been seeing are lone boars or sows. Engaging targets was way more difficult with a pump shotgun than a semi auto rifle or even a bolt action. Initially I only had my side window on the blind open and when the last hog came running out into the open from my right to left I couldn't engage. I had to open the front window and hold it open with my left hand while aiming and shooting with my right hand. Then I had to hold the window open with my head while I loaded another shell LOL. Next time ill have both windows open when im ready to start shooting. Found 3 hogs but only recovered 2 the 3rd was in thick brush and would have been a pain. They are all coyote food anyways. Next time im gonna try and be a little more organized and prepared. Ill have the side and front window open and a couple shells on the window seal for easy access. Still pretty happy to have got 3.




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Re: First sounder with the thermal/shotgun combo [Re: SapperTitan] #7074214
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Nicely done. Can you hunt that area with an extended magazine tube, or are you restricted to just three rounds? Could be a cheap way to add more capacity?

Re: First sounder with the thermal/shotgun combo [Re: SapperTitan] #7074216
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Re: First sounder with the thermal/shotgun combo [Re: bigjoe8565] #7074218
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Originally Posted By: bigjoe8565
Nicely done. Can you hunt that area with an extended magazine tube, or are you restricted to just three rounds? Could be a cheap way to add more capacity?
I could but im using a 45 yr old 870 Wingmaster lol. I could take the plug out and get another round in for sure. Just didn't want to mess with it. Really wish I could just use my 6.8 on Ft Hood and it would be way more efficient.

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Originally Posted by bill oxner
I plowed mules.
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I did build a cabin. Aka the brokeback shack.

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Re: First sounder with the thermal/shotgun combo [Re: SapperTitan] #7074288
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Re: First sounder with the thermal/shotgun combo [Re: SapperTitan] #7074338
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Oh..the sound of jacking another round on a pump shotgun! That adds a challenge especially in a blind.


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Re: First sounder with the thermal/shotgun combo [Re: RattlesnakeDan] #7074341
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Originally Posted By: RattlesnakeDan
Oh..the sound of jacking another round on a pump shotgun! That adds a challenge especially in a blind.
more than I anticipated lol.


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Nice shooting- what slugs are you using?

Re: First sounder with the thermal/shotgun combo [Re: duckhunter175] #7074356
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Nice shooting- what slugs are you using?
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I plowed mules.
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Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Really wish I could just use my 6.8 on Ft Hood and it would be way more efficient.


Too bad you can't use something like a .458 SOCOM. I guess if you really wanted more firepower you could get a SAIGA Autoloader. As it is you're still putting the hurt on the hogs.

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three hogs with a shotgun that's a heck of a night congrats up

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three hogs with a shotgun that's a heck of a night congrats up


Three hogs is a good night with ANYTHING!!!
Nicely done...keep after 'em!


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