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Farmer called me on Monday morning to tell me that he was plowing the corn field up and should be done by Tuesday night. Crop was a loss so it had to be destroyed.


I get there Tuesday a little early to take some pics and test a new ballistic/ranging app. As I am getting a wind sample with the new app I look over and a medium size hog is headed towards me. It was still daylight so I had to be careful on getting my rifle out of the truck. I turn on the LWTS and nothing, batteries were dead. I then carefully pulled it off and rested the rifle on the truck mirror. 1 shot hog goes down 65 yards in front of my truck. Ended up being a 170lbs boar.



Hunted the rest of the night and bagged 4 more, 3 boars and 1 sow all in the 170 lbs to 190 pound range. They were all 2 far apart to drag together for a pic.





So then Thursday night I go back out there. I have a buddy of mine that wanted some of the meat so he offered to come hangout. I see him pull in the front gate with the W-1000 as I am scanning the field. He is about half way to me when I spot 2 large hogs. I call him real quick as I am grabbing my rifle and tell him to stop and don't turn the truck off, just sit there. I make the 500 yard stalk to them and 2 shots=2 hogs down. I called my field and told him to come to my flashlight. We loaded them up and he went to cut'n up. I had him laughing at my pig drive through/to go talk. He thought I only got 1 because he only heard 2 pops. I asked him he it was a bang, pop or a smack. He said it was 2 smacks. I told him that all he heard was the impact on the pigs. Advantages to shooting suppressed.



At 5am I was getting ready to pack it up when I saw a sounder of 10-12. Made the stalk out to them and decided to take what seemed to be the alpha out. pulled the trigger and pig hit the ground, second target "click". Tap, rack, bank and hit but pig still going. Pulled the trigger "click". At this point I realize I am having cycling issues so I go into to single shot mode. Rack a round and 2nd pig drops, rack a round and miss, rack a round and 3rd goes down, rack a round and hit one as they are getting into the woods. Did not recover the last one. I recently put an adjustable gas block on the rifle and it ran flawless and the range for 60 rounds but guess I had it set to low. It know has some carbon build up on everything after the range and hunting so I will be bumping it up 1 more notch.



All in all it has been a good week and I am planning on taking the woman tonight. The friend of mine ended up getting about 100 lbs of meat and 10 less pigs destroying land/crops. Win Win!!!!
 

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Way to troubleshoot and stick with it on the fly. Some good piggage there.
 

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Great shooting, HD! What bullet and load data were you using?
 

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Good hunt......hope you have many more. Thanks for sharing the hunt.
 

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Great think on your feet to not let hogs win! Hate when the batteries die.

HD you are still,using 95 Barnes TTSX have you tried the 120? I have loaded a boat load of 95s killed a doe DRT at 80yds last hunting season. Small,hole in and out cut her heart in half. So what I am getting at to still hunting hogs with 95s no big deal vs 120s.
 

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Way to stay after them. It's not just land and crops they are destroying. My wife has hit 2 of them this year on the county road and fm road near our house. The one she hit 3 weeks ago on the fm road going 65 tore the front end up pretty good. They are getting really dangerous on the roadways. I have seen lots of land damage as well, they love my neighbors hay field.
 

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Great pics. Thanks for sharing.
The hogs are talking... the end is near! lol.
 

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hdfireman,,,,,Load more ammo and find some cantaloupes, ( over ripe ones) even ripe will do. I used to be able to get them free from a local owned grocery store. Cut them in half or more if you want,,,,,

Almost, any fruit that is going bad, brings them in. But I remember those cantaloupes, working for me best. You will be back, after them. hdfireman.
 

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Looks like you gave that one hog a nice headache. Keep the pics coming.
Must be nice to have access to hogs like that.
 
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