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So I was pounding away on the keyboard in our non-therapeutic "Politics" thread and decided that I seriously needed a single malt. Walking by the patio door, I decided to pick up the 5.56 on which I have Thor thermal optics mounted and see if there were any uninvited visitors in the pecans. Sure enough, at 8:30 PM and 300 meters away, I could detect a swarm of bright spots on the low ridge next to the river. Incredible technology. Only Apaches had that capability when I was on active duty. Anyway, the wind was perfect so I simply walked down through the pasture until I was forty yards away from 15 to 20 of them, leaned against a tree, picked out a big one and wacked it behind the ear with a 67 gr SP. Simply amazing ability to shoot without an external light - IR or otherwise.

The rifle was built by a friend in the business and has a incredibly accurate match barrel.

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He looks to be pretty fat. There not many feral hogs in kansas.
Should be - he has been eating my pecans! The joke in Texas is that every sow has a litter of eight twice a year and twenty survive. :cool:
 

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OK, but don't laugh too loud. 08/11/1978, Monterey County, Californicate. Three pigs L to R 174lbs., 174lbs., 141lbs. (mine). I'm on the left with my 1976 Winchester M 70 .270, handloaded Sierra 130gr. BT, and my brother Greg with his Remington M788 .308, handloaded Sierra 165gr. BT. I tried to find a single malt and Thermal scope before the hunt, but all I could find was Coors beer and Bushnell (original) scopes for the rifles? Ha! Ha! FYI, this photo was clicked off a Polaroid. Remember those? Oh yeah, it was the only pig I’ve ever shot.

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My pig and pig gun? Well there are several of each, so I will just show you the biggest feral pig and the most effective gun/rifle:
Pig - 600 pound feral Duroc sow:
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Model 70 FWT .308:
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My pig and pig gun? Well there are several of each, so I will just show you the biggest feral pig and the most effective gun/rifle:
Pig - 600 pound feral Duroc sow:



Model 70 FWT .308:
That is a pig!
 

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My pig and pig gun? Well there are several of each, so I will just show you the biggest feral pig and the most effective gun/rifle:
Pig - 600 pound feral Duroc sow:
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Model 70 FWT .308:
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crs,
How come you didn't use one of your double rifles on that pig? Most of the photos I've seen on here with you and your harvested game, have a double rifle in the photo. Just curious?
CEH
 
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Love this thread!

Busting bacon is something I truly love doing... and unlike many, I actually enjoy eating tx hogs...

I’ve turned in for the night at this point.. but will dig out my new favorite hog hammer and get a pic or two up in the morning...

DIY AR15 in 458 SOCOM with a sightmark wraith day/night vision 3-14x optic..

With the sniperhog IR that I have mounted I can see pretty clearly out to about 200 on a dark night, and can make out grainy images as far as 300... the 458 SOCOM is really only good to about 150 yards tops though... so once I see something at a distance I’ve either got to move to it... or wait for it to come to me..

Prior to building the 458 I switched back and forth between an AR in 556 and a little Ruger American in 308...

I’ve also got a 350 legend AR that I’m anxious to try out on the piggies.. basically 30-30 ballistics with about 20% less recoil than a 243... with a 30 round mag... that’s a whole lot of whoop ass in a pretty small/compact package for those times you stroll up on a sounder and want to take them ALL
 

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He looks to be pretty fat. There not many feral hogs in kansas.
Kansas needs to transplant some from Texas. Ha! Ha! In reality, if Kansas had wild hogs, there wouldn’t be a stalk of milo or corn left and thus no pheasants either. They would eat all the silage meant for cattle. It would be an agricultural disaster. Neither Texas or California and maybe other states can control their population.
 

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Browning High Wall 45-70 Gov:
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German army m98 8x57IS with a Zastava stock:
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My bigest. 200kg. Shot with a borrowed Blaser R93 i caliber 243win:
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My moose rifle this weekend. Tikka m65 7mm Rem Mag:
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@Red Leg , seems like sipping a single malt scotch and then busting a hog could develop into a nice nightly routine.
 

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Alas, in my backyard there are not wild boars, but a 12-million megacity. Although, by the way, it happens that moose and wild boar wander through the system of forest parks.
In general, Russia is not a hunting paradise. All species are at the limit of survival here due to the cold and deep snow in winter, so, for example, the European deer without feeding is found only in Poland,and to the east it is not.
Therefore, the main hunting for wild boar is from towers on feeding grounds, in a properly organized hunting farm (but wild boars are wild there, there are no fences). The license for this piglet cost about $ 200, and the main task was not to shoot someone adult. Moreover, in some places you can not shoot sows at all, because of their value for reproduction, and it is risky to buy a license for an adult cleaver (about 500$). A good trophy is unlikely, but its meat in the hunting season can have a very unpleasant smell. Once our team got such a boar with its men's perfume, and one of our friends with meat in a backpack made part of the way in the subway, and he was alone in his half of a crowded car. We ate the meat then, in my opinion, but with serious culinary tricks. Those of us who didn't have dogs, of course.

The rifle is a well-deserved Mosin of 1942, war time, made when the Germans were still standing near Moscow, Leningrad and Stalingrad, so the exterior finish is quite simple, although everything is OK inside.
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Night sight - army, universal, also ancient, like the shit of a mammoth. But it works and can be used as a club when needed.
 

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