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Big boy down this morning #8008375 10/13/20 04:44 PM
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This big feller had been working over a hog log on a fairly regular basis, so after watching him snarf up corn for a week, I decided to see if I could ambush him. Lo and behold, he actually showed up at the time the game camera was saying he would! I put 123 grains of Hornady's nice 7.62 X 39 in his ear, and he dropped like a rock. Watched him a while, and no movement at all. Gathered my junk and started out toward him, and he began thrashing around rather violently. I got to within 8-10 yards of him with my trusty Judge loaded up with 45 Colt ammo. And was about to put a round into him when he suddenly quit kicking, and I could see that he was no longer breathing and had, shall we say, a rather nasty head wound. Circled him twice just to make sure he really, REALLY was dead. The tape measure guesstimate was 240 pounds.
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This little piggy will NOT be going to the market any time soon.

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Well done! Don't blame you for being cautious. As they say - "It's the 'dead' ones that'll kill you."


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That little piggy should have stayed home. I'm curious, I've seen several of your posts here that featured this rifle, or one like it. How many times before you started killing hogs with it were you told 7.62x39 wouldn't work for an AR cartridge? I was educated to that fact multiple times by internet experts. rolleyes I have two x39 ARs that have run flawlessly since I built them. There is just something about someone telling me "you can't" that makes me dead set on figuring out a way I can. scratch Kudos on the porker.

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That is indeed a "rather nasty head wound" roflmao

Keep After 'Em!


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Originally Posted by Bar-D
That little piggy should have stayed home. I'm curious, I've seen several of your posts here that featured this rifle, or one like it. How many times before you started killing hogs with it were you told 7.62x39 wouldn't work for an AR cartridge? I was educated to that fact multiple times by internet experts. rolleyes I have two x39 ARs that have run flawlessly since I built them. There is just something about someone telling me "you can't" that makes me dead set on figuring out a way I can. scratch Kudos on the porker.


Bar-D, the definition of an expert is: An "ex" is a has-been, and a "spert" is a drip under pressure! I wrote a very lengthy article for Varmint Hunter Magazine several years ago, and it in, I tried to tell folks that the X39 had gotten a bad rap over the years because of the environment in which is was deployed. I used a CZ bolt gun for the test firearm. I was so impressed by how accurate the round was, that I built one on the AR platform to see, if indeed, it was capable of putting all the bullets in the same hole like the B/A could do. Sure enough, with a good barrel and good ammunition, it's quite capable as a hunting rifle, and I've used mine to take deer and hogs out to 200 yards. The wound channel it leaves is ghastly. The projectile appears to tumble once it hits tissue. And, since it's used all over the world in AK's, it has proven that it will work through semi-automatics, even ones that are not built to very tight specifications. If, sometime you get bored out of your mind, PM me your email address and I'll be glad to ship you a copy of my article.

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