I made the switch to 150 grains for this season. I was out of ammo, but my huntin' buddy also owns a .30/30, but prefers 150. So i re-sighted(open sight, so I guess it's just considered practice, i dont know what to call it, really) Anyway, I was out hunting for hogs/pig. I got in the blind around 6, an hour before the feeders were supposed to go off. I saw a couple of six pointers, but no hog/pig. I sat until 9, by that time I could not see my front sight well enough to take a shot. I had corned a backroad earlier in the day that I decided I would go check out on the four wheeler( in Texas you can shoot any non game animal at any time, whether it be after dark or not doesn't matter) After about 20 minutes of foolin' around with the four wheeler, and ultimately switching out the bike for another one back at camp, I was on my way. I headed down the road I had corned earlier and noticed a lack of corn. lol. After a bit I started questioning myself, then realized I couldn't have messed up, considering there were no turns. I came around a curve in the road, and about 10-15 yards in front of me was a pig! (I had the headlights on by the way) I took my .30-30 off my back, pulled back the hammer and got set for a shot, right when he turned. Obviously he saw me, so I figured he was turning to bolt for the brush line. Nope! he turned back around and went back to eating. That, combined with the light from the headlight(plenty to see my front sight and what was beyond the pig) gave me a perfect head shot. This seems like alot of time, but from the time I rounded the corner to the time I shot was ~10 seconds Marlin 336 at ~10 yards shooting a 150 grain CoreLokt. Scored right beneath the ear. When I went to skin him, his head was dang near deflated. The pig wasn't as big as I wanted, only about 15 pounds of meat or so. Still young, probably pretty tender. I'm gonna start a good marinade tomorrow, and cook him on tuesday on the bbq pit. In hindsight, if I had gone farther down the road, I probably would have seen a bigger one. The chances of something that small being on its own are slim. But oh well, I got my first open sight kill! And dinner to boot Pics will come once I get 'em developed. i only took two though. Hopefully I'll be getting a digital camera here pretty soon Wanna kill these ads? We can help!