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9mm kills hawgs!

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by Archer-one, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. Archer-one

    Archer-one

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    I just got back from hunting hogs in NE Texas. Man I tell you, what a blast!
    The ranch we stayed at (The Estrella Ranch) and hunted on was absolutely beautiful and our guides Zach and Ryan from Brodax Wildlife Solutions were awesome. We worked these guys to the ground and they were ready for more!

    Normally Zach would come by the bunk house around 5:30 am and take us out. We would hunt until around 11:30 and then come back for lunch. After lunch we would usauly take a little siesta and then go back out after dinner-5:00 pm. We would stay out until around midnight after that. Like I said we worked them hard and got our moneys worth, that's for sure.

    Like I was saying before, what a blast. The most action was after sundown, that's when we would switch over to AR's and spotlights!

    On night two I took a 250 lb. hog from 30 yards with a "Texas heart shot". After sitting in the stand for about an hour before dark, Ryan stated that he thought that we should get out and do some walking. That's when we snuck up on this guy.
    I was using my Lone Wolf R&D 9G carbine chambered in 9mm and shooting Double Tap 147 full metal jacket flat nose +P's......and boy did they work! He only ran about 15 yards and died in less than two minutes! I got around 24" of penetration, I was very impressed.

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    nice pig and shootin!
     
  4. Archer-one

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    Thanks guys!
    If I would have been thinking about it, I would have taken a picture of the entry wound. There was one pefect 9mm hole right at the top of the crease of his....ahem, balls. :)
     
  5. Archer-one

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    If anyone wants to head to Texas and hunt hogs, birds or deer...you should check out the Estrella Ranch. It is beautiful and the hunting is phenomenal. Zach (Brodax Wildlife Solutions) just took over the lease and is really getting the place set up nice!
    Besides that, like I said before; these guys are awesome and really take care of you. Zach's wife is currently taking care of the food situation and I tell you what...she can really put the food together! We always had leftovers in the fridge, so going hungary is definitely not a concern here. :)

    Here are a few pictures of around the property:

    JR sneaking through the woods in search of hawgs
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    Some of the gang with Zach our guide (in front) posing in front of a giant Sycamore tree we found while searching for hogs.
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    Dan (LWD Armorer) shooting the mighty Anzio 20mm Vulcan we brought.
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    Zach shooting the 20mm.
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  6. Archer-one

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    Here are all of us inside one of the big hollow trees.

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    Looking down an old oil pipline road where we were shooting the 20mm and Dan's 338 EDGE.
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  7. Archer-one

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    Looking through the kitchen door at the gang unwinding after the nights hunt.
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    I'll post some more pictures if I get a chance, but I think you get the point: we had an awesome time!
     
  8. Kentak

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    Congratulations. You obviously had a blast.

    Forgive this question, I'm not a hunter and not from Texas. You shot him in the balls, and he died? Do you mean you shot him from behind and the bullet reached his heart "the hard way?" Is that a Texas heart shot? That is indeed impressive for a 9 mm. Is that load what your guides recommended? I assume hollow points don't provide enough penetration for hogs?

    What kind of muzzle velocity do you think you got with that load out of your long gun?

    Has anyone ever taken hogs with any of the heavier .223 loads? Or, will that just piss 'em off?
     
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    Looks like you had a blast congrats on the hunt
     
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    Congrats, on your hunt, cool pics.


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  12. vafish

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    Thanks for sharing your hunt. Looks like a great time.
     
  13. Archer-one

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    Yes, a "Texas heart shot" is exactly how you described. Since this was the only shot angle presented, I actually aimed for the spot where the tail meets the body, but ended up shooting about 4" low. That's how I tagged him just above the balls.

    I used a 9mm because I wanted to see how effective it would be. My carbine has a 16" barrel so obviously it squeezes every bit of horsepower out of the 9mm round. I forgot what Double Tap claims for velocity with the round that I was shooting, but I'm sure it's at least a few hundred feet per second over that.

    Yes on the .223 round. Dan (LWD Armorer) killed a good sized hog last year with his AR, once again shooting a Double Tap (hollow point) round and almost took the hogs head off!

    I had brought my 10mm along as well and had loaded Double Tap 180 gr. controlled expansion hollow points alternately with 200 gr full metal jacket flat nose. I really wanted to tag something with my 10mm, but never got the opportunity. Heck, I really wanted to take a hog with my bow first and foremost, but the only good shot opps were at night. And you can't beat a carbine/tac light/red dot combo for night hunting!
     
  14. Kentak

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    Thanks for the info. Terminal ballistics are always a fascinating and sometimes controversial topic. Maybe I should say always controversial, as well. LOL
     
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    Gotta love 147 grain flatpoints nice and hot by DoubleTapp feed from a Glock mag too! Great hunting.
     
  16. CanyonMan

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    Dang, Duncan. A man after my own ammo ! :supergrin:

    Glad to see that someone else has a healthy liking for the 147gr 9 mil.
    I roll my own, but they are more devistating than folks give credit for. Look over at the CC forum at the "Furniture shooting thread,' last 2-3-4 pages, and among all the ribbing one another, you can see some cool test Bob and some others are doing with the 9mil. Very interesting stuff.

    I did 'buy' some of the 147gr WWB that everyone thinks is no good, but through testing, and Bob's test over there, etc. It is a real penetrator to be sure. Interesting stuff if your interested.


    To the OP and fellow Texan. Great hunt, great pics, and congrats hoss. You guys looked like ya had a great time. Good shooting. It always surprised me back when I was guiding how many guys could not believe that the Texas heart shot, (shooting at the south end right below tail) would produce tremendous results when that was the only shot offered. Even in deer It can leave a wake of blood and do some tremedous damage.

    Again. Good hunt



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  17. duncan

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    If you can long load those 147 grainers, you should be able to get some serious terminal performance.

    Love the pistol caliber AR-15s.

    With the price of 223 Rem, shooting pistol calibers is smart:cool:
     
  18. CanyonMan

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    I been loading a bunch of 147gr'ers. You are most correct amigo, they do have more serious terminal performance than folks think. Are their better calibers? Yes IMO, but this is NO sloutch ! Love the 147gr XTP's.

    I really like 'em and do check out for the pistola the WWB 147gr JHP's Don't let that WWB scare ya off. These are some nasty rounds ! Check this out http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1188579&page=18 Post # 41. There are Many more on this thread, if ya want to dig around in there and check them out. I very good thread on CC.



    Good shooting



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    nice pig! mind if i ask what this hunt set ya back?
     
  20. duncan

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    All of this 9mm talk got me checkin out my Oly Arms 16" 9mm carbine:whistling:
     
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