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It had to happen - the hog stroll #7353532 11/20/18 02:48 PM
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I sent the Sig Kilo 1250 rangefinder back, so I put the old Nikon back in the bag until the new Leica arrives. 2 days till I get the Leica. I havenít seen a hog or deer at a distance past about 300 yards for a week or more, so I figured I wouldnít need any long distance ranging last evening. Wrong! Thereís the limping cull buck out there at maybe 400ish. Just standing there. Wouldnít have taken that shot anyway, but the old Nikon 600 couldnít range it. And a bit later, here comes a whopper of a hog, and he walks out in the hay field and just hangs around like heís waiting for an Uber. Canít range him. Heís out more than 400, but less than 500. But...just you wait. I get the Leica 2000 on Wednesday, so if that rascal wants to push his luck, let him parade around again later this week.


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Originally Posted by 603Country
I sent the Sig Kilo 1250 rangefinder back, so I put the old Nikon back in the bag until the new Leica arrives. 2 days till I get the Leica. I havenít seen a hog or deer at a distance past about 300 yards for a week or more, so I figured I wouldnít need any long distance ranging last evening. Wrong! Thereís the limping cull buck out there at maybe 400ish. Just standing there. Wouldnít have taken that shot anyway, but the old Nikon 600 couldnít range it. And a bit later, here comes a whopper of a hog, and he walks out in the hay field and just hangs around like heís waiting for an Uber. Canít range him. Heís out more than 400, but less than 500. But...just you wait. I get the Leica 2000 on Wednesday, so if that rascal wants to push his luck, let him parade around again later this week.


Couldn't you have stalked the hog and cut the distance?


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Re: It had to happen - the hog stroll [Re: 603Country] #7353651 11/20/18 04:33 PM
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For a pig, I would have just ranged an in between point, doubled it, and let the lead fly.. Just my 2cents

Re: It had to happen - the hog stroll [Re: DirtNapTET] #7353690 11/20/18 05:18 PM
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Originally Posted by DirtNapTET
For a pig, I would have just ranged an in between point, doubled it, and let the lead fly.. Just my 2cents


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Re: It had to happen - the hog stroll [Re: 603Country] #7353864 11/20/18 08:37 PM
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I would have got out of the stand and stalked closer to the hog and killed him.


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Flat ground. Would have taken a 200 yard low crawl. Way too much work. And I didnít want to use guesswork on the distance. I have a stand closer and Iíll hunt it this afternoon.

Ideally, Iíd range him, set the turret and kill him. Thatís the plan, but the hog isnít following the plan. Neither is that one horned, limping cull buck.

Ah, but the good news is that just when the light got dim, here came a marvelous 8 point. Fat, mature, tall wide rack. I want him spreading his genes, so I let him walk. I expect heís a son of the 10 point I watched for a few years. Rack looks similar.


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Re: It had to happen - the hog stroll [Re: 603Country] #7354417 11/21/18 02:07 PM
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peep popcorn this thread tis worthless without a cull. bolt
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I have a few apps that I can measure distance with. I have used Google Maps and OnX, both are very accurate. I use OnX for a 480 yard shot at a pig, I had a tree at 420 and adjusted accordingly. I can usually find a fence line, tree, pond, etc as a reference point.


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Re: It had to happen - the hog stroll [Re: SnakeWrangler] #7354468 11/21/18 03:06 PM
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For a pig, I would have just ranged an in between point, doubled it, and let the lead fly.. Just my 2cents


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