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Last Sunday's Boar #7344097
11/10/18 04:19 AM
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Despite being a bit on the warm side for early November, the afternoon was gorgeous...and the honking flights of southbound geese reminded me that winter is, indeed, coming. So, putting aside several dozen chores that were begging for attention, I grabbed a rifle and headed out for the evening.

Well, not ANY rifle. This is a NEW toy; one that hadn't even been afield before that afternoon...a Winchester M70 Featherweight Super Grade chambered in the time honored 7x57. I know, I know...I'm a Luddite for going hunting with ANYTHING but a 6.5 SomethingorOther. Well, ***spoiler alert***, I was a Luddite LONG before the 6.5 bore was rediscovered!

Long story short: a big black boar wandered in from the south and, since every step he took brought him closer to me, I let him come. Along with Luddism, age has taught me something approaching patience (plus shorter shooting distance minimizes my ability to find new and creative ways to botch a shot!). When he crossed inside of my imaginary "100 yard" line, I sent a 130 grain CEB Raptor downrange; he dropped like a sack of feed.

When I got to him, I experienced ground-shrink in reverse; I'd known he was a grown boar, but he turned out to be larger than I'd thought. Not that it mattered, as NOBODY with functioning olfactories would consider touching this bruiser (much less butcher him). Let's just say that he was FRAGRANT.

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"I always take care to fire into the nearest hillside and, lacking that, into darkness". - the late Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
Re: Last Sunday's Boar [Re: 218 Bee] #7344180
11/10/18 11:53 AM
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You had a hard time laying that gun on him for the picture didn't you? grin


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Re: Last Sunday's Boar [Re: RattlesnakeDan] #7344215
11/10/18 01:11 PM
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Not TOO hard a time since he was largely dry at the time. If he'd been damp? Wasn't gonna happen...photo composition ain't worth it!

Mark


"I always take care to fire into the nearest hillside and, lacking that, into darkness". - the late Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
Re: Last Sunday's Boar [Re: 218 Bee] #7344230
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Nice! I kicked up a really big boar last night when checking my feeder. He was bedded down in some brush by the feeder. My rifle was slung so I never got a shot but it did get the adrenaline going.


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Re: Last Sunday's Boar [Re: scottfromdallas] #7344293
11/10/18 03:03 PM
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They will do it!

Mark


"I always take care to fire into the nearest hillside and, lacking that, into darkness". - the late Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
Re: Last Sunday's Boar [Re: 218 Bee] #7344467
11/10/18 07:26 PM
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What?!? You didn't grab his forlegs, sling him over your shoulders and truck him home to slaughter?

Kids these days!

Kidding! Nice kill. Keep After 'Em!


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Re: Last Sunday's Boar [Re: 218 Bee] #7347827
11/14/18 02:05 AM
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Texas Dallas,& freestone count...
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Big boy!

Re: Last Sunday's Boar [Re: 218 Bee] #7348387
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nice pig and rifle! good work!

Re: Last Sunday's Boar [Re: 218 Bee] #7362847
11/30/18 02:09 PM
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Big pig!

Re: Last Sunday's Boar [Re: 218 Bee] #7363195
11/30/18 07:33 PM
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I like the choice of rifle and caliber both classics, good boar as well

As to 6.5s I have a few but no Creedmoor. Still do not have a 6.5X55 but like the old warhorse. 6.5X64MS is as old school 6.5 as I have.

Re: Last Sunday's Boar [Re: 218 Bee] #7371287
12/09/18 05:23 AM
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That's a big ole boy!! Nice job up

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