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#180174 - 04/12/17 08:28 PM One nasty boar
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I had picked up a pair of sunglasses from Cabela`s, not to long ago, that hold a small video camera and of all the times for me not to turn the camera on I had to pick this hunt....Lets go back to late this past Sunday mourning as I sat on a hillside with my guide at Tioga and my model 29 rested on my knees. The S&W is the Classic model with a 5" barrel and recently installed LPA rear sight holding two green fiber optics on either side of the notch. The front sight is a tall brass bead and with the two combined give these tired eyes of mine very fast sight acquisition on a dark boar..... Back in the woods a group of boar came up the hillside and stopped around 80 yards away and there they stayed until they moved off in the opposite direction without a chance for a shot. And that`s how we left them, undisturbed, until we returned after lunch. I was using a handload with 21.5grs of IMR-4227 under a 250gr Partition and after sighting in at 40 yards I found it to be a most accurate combination in both the model 29 and my DW 744....When we returned and were making our way to another high point we spotted the boar, bedded down, about 40 yards away.
They were sound asleep laying in the warm sunshine. A perfect open sight handgun situation....With my right arm against a tree I lined up the brass bead along side the fiber optics and centered on the boars shoulder. BANG...and off they ran down the hillside with two breaking left and mine going right...I could see he was in big trouble as he tried to make his get away and hit him again at the back of the rib cage at 50 or so yards. He stumbled but was still on his feet when I sent another Partition breaking the back leg. He was down but still using those front legs to pull himself away. I grabbed my 22lr Buckmark for a finish when he heard me walking up on him and swung his back legs around to face me when I heard the spooky`est sound I`ve ever heard from a boar. It was`ent a grunt but more like a growl when he used those front legs to make a half body leap at me when I shot three 22`s at that angled skull only to see them skid harmlessly away...This only angered him more as he made another half body leap at me when I got alongside and put one at the base of his ear to end it all....And to think I could have had it all on film if I only remembered to turn on the camera.....What I also found interesting was that none of the Partition`s were recovered knowing that IMR-4227 gives a little less velocity then 296 or 110 but with excellent accuracy...
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#180176 - 04/12/17 08:30 PM Re: One nasty boar [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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As always James, nicely done! Congratulations!
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#180179 - 04/12/17 08:51 PM Re: One nasty boar [Re: Whitworth]
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I love reading stories of real life hunts. Thanks and Congrats!
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#180180 - 04/12/17 08:53 PM Re: One nasty boar [Re: Whitworth]
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You are truly "the pig man". Way to go.

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#180182 - 04/12/17 09:09 PM Re: One nasty boar [Re: wvhitman]
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You and your "coupe de grace" .22's, James .... use enough gun! Nice boar!

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#180183 - 04/12/17 09:21 PM Re: One nasty boar [Re: 500WE]
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He"s a dandy James, good shooting my friend!

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#180185 - 04/12/17 09:55 PM Re: One nasty boar [Re: racksmasher1]
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I am looking forward to your Book James,,, Big Bores N Big Boars

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#180188 - 04/12/17 10:44 PM Re: One nasty boar [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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Eh, who needs video. Your story told the tale well enough, James. Good job.
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#180189 - 04/12/17 11:14 PM Re: One nasty boar [Re: s4s4u]
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Nice work! I love the 5" Classic! Great sixgun.

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#180190 - 04/12/17 11:14 PM Re: One nasty boar [Re: s4s4u]
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Way to go James. Would of been good filming. Isn't that how. A person's luck goes most of the time.
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