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Got a few minutes to go to my place and right at sundown I finished up with some emails, grabbed the .22 and snuck down to the meadow to see if I could slip up on a hog. The last couple walkabouts didn’t turn up much but this time as I approached the feeder I could see a few hogs milling about. Corn was already gone and they were spreading out, there was a rust red one under the protein feeder so I started the sneak, I was just about in position when a boar came out of the brush and quickly made me at about 40 yards. Strongly quartering to me, I pulled the first shot but followed up quickly with several more, hitting him at least two more times. He made it about 50 yards and piled up in an oak Mott.

Stalking pigs with a .22 has become my favorite way to hunt hogs.

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Smelliest hog I’ve ever killed, most boars I’ve shot were fine but this guy was RANK!

Off to the bone pile he went.


For it is not the quarry that we truly seek, but the adventure.
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What load do you use?

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Originally Posted by 65x55
What load do you use?


Usually CCI mini-mags but this one fell to 40 grain Remington thunderbolts.

I have a bunch of stingers I need to use as well but haven’t tried them. I’ve had no issue killing pigs up to 200 lbs with regular 40 grain ammo in the 1200 fps range, but I usually try and shoot them behind the ear


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Re: Successful loafing trip to the meadow [Re: txtrophy85] #9035980 04/19/24 02:22 PM
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Well done! up He ugly.


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Re: Successful loafing trip to the meadow [Re: txtrophy85] #9036165 04/19/24 10:13 PM
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Awesome!

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You got more guts than me, 22LR bolt gun?

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Originally Posted by duffas
You got more guts than me, 22LR bolt gun?


Yes sir. Usually sneak up to around 25-30 yards, put one in their ear and they go to sleep. Smaller pigs die quick with a heart/lung shot.

I’ve shot quite a few animals with a .22. The ones that give me fits and require multiple shots are feral cats and raccoons. I’ve been charged by a wounded coon that I shot in the top of the head. Honestly never had any trouble shooting hogs though.

I don’t like making a lot of noise on a property so a .22 is much preferable from a disturbance factor than a centerfire.


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Originally Posted by Creekrunner
Well done! up He ugly.


Yep and nice!

Re: Successful loafing trip to the meadow [Re: txtrophy85] #9036352 04/20/24 01:44 PM
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Great write up, love that grey colored one

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Originally Posted by txtrophy85
I don’t like making a lot of noise on a property so a .22 is much preferable from a disturbance factor than a centerfire.

I like the neighbors knowing I'm there. One in particular, and now his "manager." rifle


...and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. Gen. 1:28
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Remington thunderbolts - really, can't find good ammo? Tried them and half the bullet would spin or fall out,

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Originally Posted by duffas
Remington thunderbolts - really, can't find good ammo? Tried them and half the bullet would spin or fall out,


I’ve been shooting Remington thunderbolts pretty much my entire life. They are plinking bullets; good for shooting steel, rocks, cans, cactus, etc. I normally shoot CCI but thunderbolts are what I had in this magazine.

Got the job done though


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Originally Posted by txtrophy85
Got a few minutes to go to my place and right at sundown I finished up with some emails, grabbed the .22 and snuck down to the meadow to see if I could slip up on a hog. The last couple walkabouts didn’t turn up much but this time as I approached the feeder I could see a few hogs milling about. Corn was already gone and they were spreading out, there was a rust red one under the protein feeder so I started the sneak, I was just about in position when a boar came out of the brush and quickly made me at about 40 yards. Strongly quartering to me, I pulled the first shot but followed up quickly with several more, hitting him at least two more times. He made it about 50 yards and piled up in an oak Mott.

Stalking pigs with a .22 has become my favorite way to hunt hogs.

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Smelliest hog I’ve ever killed, most boars I’ve shot were fine but this guy was RANK!

Off to the bone pile he went.


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Would have never thought to "plink" hogs with a .22. I'll have to give it a try!

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Nice hog!

Do not underestimate the 22lr with proper shot placement.

BTW... you haven't lived until you have tried it with an air rifle.

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Originally Posted by S97


Do not underestimate the 22lr with proper shot placement.
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I’ve killed a nilgai cow and a full grown black angus cow with a .22…..no I wasn’t out to prove anything, it’s just what I had in my hand at the time, in a literal sense.

What’s weird, is both of those went down with one shot and then got a (probably unnecessary) follow up shot once I got to them. Both taken at about 40 yards.

But I can’t kill a coon or feral cat with 1 shot to save my life.


For it is not the quarry that we truly seek, but the adventure.
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Do not underestimate the 22lr with proper shot placement.
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I’ve killed a nilgai cow and a full grown black angus cow with a .22…..no I wasn’t out to prove anything, it’s just what I had in my hand at the time, in a literal sense.

What’s weird, is both of those went down with one shot and then got a (probably unnecessary) follow up shot once I got to them. Both taken at about 40 yards.

But I can’t kill a coon or feral cat with 1 shot to save my life.


Look up Bella Twin’s world record grizzly bear. What a story


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Do not underestimate the 22lr with proper shot placement.
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I’ve killed a nilgai cow and a full grown black angus cow with a .22…..no I wasn’t out to prove anything, it’s just what I had in my hand at the time, in a literal sense.

What’s weird, is both of those went down with one shot and then got a (probably unnecessary) follow up shot once I got to them. Both taken at about 40 yards.

But I can’t kill a coon or feral cat with 1 shot to save my life.


Look up Bella Twin’s world record grizzly bear. What a story



I’m familiar with it, I think that was more of a case of God showing himself through a lead bullet that it was a case of the ability of a 22 long rifle.

I did read in one of Peter Capsticks books That they killed two elephants with a 22 long rifle. The first one was accidental and they did it again just to make sure it wasn’t a fluke. Don’t know the story was actually true, however


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Capstick "embellished."


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Originally Posted by Creekrunner
Capstick "embellished."



All the PH’s over there call him “Crapstick”

Apparently he isn’t well thought of by his peers


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