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Twofer #9023896 03/24/24 02:32 PM
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Three misses in a row on runners led to some lack of confidence, so back to the range last week and got dialed in.

This bunch has come in periodically but not regularly, but I went out for some peace and quiet. Using the thermal monocular has been a boon, since it has been quite some time seeing the pigs in daylight. About 830 last night I scanned left from my feeder, then scanned back right and they were there. Sneaky and it was less than 10 seconds. They had settled in and I could barely make them out in my scope. Hit the green light and they bolted into the trees. After a few minutes they came back and settled in. Repeat this. By now, the larger sows and boars were not so ready to show fully, and I thought they might move on. Two were left under the feeder. Hit the light, crosshairs on one quartered to me, and bang in less than a second. Felt good. Grabbed the monocular after I fired and knew I had one. As I got up I then saw I had two.

Hit the 100# female just behind the right ear and exited behind the left ear further back. The 90# male was hit in the face? (eye blowout) and exited behind the left ribcage somewhere. Lots of blood so I'm not 100% certain on placement. Custom .308 168 gr. Hornady V-Max.

Re: the ammo thread, for pigs no need to go fancy. 150 gr. Softpoints (i.e. Core-Lokt) are very deadly and consistent. If I'm buying off the shelf for hogs I'm going cheapest.

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Re: Twofer [Re: Douglas Tipton] #9023899 03/24/24 02:41 PM
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Nice !!

And I agree with the ammo comment. Hogs aren't bulletproof, and pretty much any expanding bullet will work fine.


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Love it!


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Re: Twofer [Re: Douglas Tipton] #9024135 03/25/24 12:18 AM
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Chicken fried in olive oil.

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Re: Twofer [Re: Douglas Tipton] #9024282 03/25/24 01:19 PM
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Good work! Keep after 'em!!

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