Chalk up another Texas Hog to the business rifle

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Darryl
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Chalk up another Texas Hog to the business rifle

Post by Darryl » Wed Apr 06, 2011 6:26 am

Decided to make the 45 minute drive to Columbus, Tx. last Friday evening for a quick hunt to see if I could get another hog. I took the new business rifle again.

Just before dark, three young boars came out together crossing a field.

This boar stopped right at 90 yards facing me. I leveled my sights on the sternum and dropped the hammer. Lengthwise - complete penetration on a hog has a bizarre sound to it. That 525 grain flatnose in 30/1 (.310" meplat) put the smack on him and dropped him in his tracks.

The other two took off running to he thick woods while I was chambering another round. I fired when they were about 200 yards and missed a black hog by what seemed about 2 1/2 feet.

I took a picture with my cell phone so the quality is not that good. But, I'm finding that this business rifle always seems to look sexy in a picture no matter how good the lighting is:



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Post by deerhuntsheatmeup » Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:21 am

Sir,

That dog(Business Rifle) will hunt!

Good Job!

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Good show!

Post by rdnck » Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:45 pm

Darryl--Good job, for sure. It is hard to beat that combination, and you are shooting it well. These hogs are a plague of the first order, and you are doing your part. Shoot straight, rdnck.
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Post by Marathonman » Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:00 pm

I really like the looks of your rifle. It looks just like mine!

Yep, that Business rifle is cuter than a speckled pup (pig in this case) tied to a red wagon...

Well done!
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Post by mdeland » Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:52 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOfCTWy1Xlc
Here is some pig shooting too. MD

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Post by Up In Smoke » Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:04 pm

mdeland wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOfCTWy1Xlc
Here is some pig shooting too. MD
Damn, that is one incredible display of shooting! Wonder if the shooter is a former military sniper? One good way of getting rid of a bunch of pests. If that was just one property, it puts a lot of perspective on the feral pig problem there in Texas.
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Post by Stephen Borud » Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:13 pm

Fine job Darryl, another one bites the dust....

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Post by pete » Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:55 pm

It looks like your rifle definately means business :). And good looking too.

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Post by Darryl » Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:58 pm

We definitely have plenty of them to shoot down here in the great state of Texas. It makes for some great year-round hunting because there is no bag limit or season on the feral hogs.

I shot another one about 3 weeks ago on the same place from a distance of 15 yards with my .50/70 roller.

I was walking alone down this road with thick brush on both sides of me and saw movement in the brush. To my surprise, there were multiple hogs within spitting distance just inside the brush. They could'nt see me because they can't see very well anyway and the brush was so darn thick. But I can't figure why they did'nt smell me, or hear me coming because it was dead calm conditions.

I quietly thumbed back the massive hammer of the rolling block, covered the shoulder of the closest one with my sights and gave it spanking.

Talk about adrenaline! Imagine being totally blinded by the BP smoke and hearing a bunch of stinking hogs scramble that close in front you. I pulled out my Freedom Arms .44 and was hoping for the best.
Nothing came out towards me, they all ran away. But as I thought before I took the shot, I was taking a chance!

This little honey hole of mine is 320 acres that's about 20 Miles Southwest of Columbus, Texas. I pay $1,000 a year to have full access to the land - being able to go whenever I want for Deer, Hogs, Dove, Duck, and Predators.

Best part about it, it's only 48 Miles from my doorstep. I can go out there in the late afternoon for an evening hog hunt then return home, or sometimes I get up early on a Saturday, get out there before first light, kill a hog, and be home by 9am (still have a whole day to play at the range).

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Post by Stephen Borud » Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:25 pm

Darryl it never gets old wacking animals with a BPCR does it. Sounds like you got yourself a honey of a hunting hole. Keep up the fine shooting.

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