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Pig

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by EL COLONEL, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. do a searched in this forum, I bet you will find a lot of pic of hogs taken from a wide variety of guns.
     


  2. EL COLONEL

    EL COLONEL

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    Anybody ? me, I have not hunted pig yet been to wet..........:faint:
     
  3. EL COLONEL

    EL COLONEL

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    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.........................................:whistling:
     
  4. jjsobba

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    Didn't make it pig hunting this year:crying:I am saving up to go Elk hunting this fall! I would like to see some pig pictures too.
     
  5. From over 10 years ago when I lived in Australia:

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  6. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    Whachucallme?

    The last pig hunt I was on, digital cameras used floppy drives.
     
  7. CanyonMan

    CanyonMan In The Saddle

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    Very cool Vafish. Very cool...... :cool:




    CanyonMan
     
  8. duncan

    duncan Millennium Member Lifetime Member

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    Do you mix the wild pig in with domestic pork fo ryour table meat?
     
  9. Hummer

    Hummer Big Member

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    Great pics, Vafish. Did you eat those critters, were they good, like domestic pork? I've wanted to hunt javalina and wild boar, someday....
     
  10. We did not keep the meat.

    That was when I was in Australia, it was a feral animal control, the whole purpose was to kill as many pigs as possible and we didn't have enough coolers to put the meat in.
     
  11. EL COLONEL

    EL COLONEL

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    Vafish great pics , What caliber gun did u use ?
     
  12. The bottom pic was the first gun I used, it's a Sako .223 bullet was a 62 gr JSP, I think it was the Winchester, but might have been PMC. I found it to be less than optimal. Lost one big boar that I shot, the sow I hit in the hind quarters, the boar my buddy is behind came charging at us as the sow squealed. Hit him 2 times with the .223 and my buddy hit him 3 times with the .243 as he charged across a big open field at us. The last shot with the .243 was in the head and put him down. Then I put one in the head of the still squealing sow.

    After that I switched to the rifle I'm holding in the other photos. Its a Swedish Mauser M38 in 6.5x55 that I sporterized. Shot 7 more pigs after that and none of them ran off.

    I know a lot of folks use a .223 for hogs, I like to use more gun.
     
  13. EL COLONEL

    EL COLONEL

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    Vafish , Great calibre you swithched to. My brother from another mother also shot 9 hogs with the 223 while they were in a trap ., would not put them down and after i saw that with my own eyes i decided not to use 223 for hogs i swithed to a rem. 700 in 300wsm . Missed a large hog yesterday at 160 yds . turns out i had accidentely put 2 contacts in one eye , what a dummy, lol , anyway hope to shoot one soon with the 300wsm and see how that does. Good hunting...........................................................:wavey:
     
  14. Any .30 cal from the .30-30 on up should work fine on hogs. The .300 WSM should hammer them.

    .223 can work on hogs with proper bullet selection and placement. But the larger calibers give you more room for error. You can't place shots on a hog like you do a deer, the lungs and heart are a bit further forward.
     
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2010
  15. EL COLONEL

    EL COLONEL

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    Vafish , Thanx...............................................:supergrin: