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#180212 - 04/13/17 06:43 PM Re: One nasty boar [Re: dvan]
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Cool!!!!!!!
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#180213 - 04/13/17 07:09 PM Re: One nasty boar [Re: spinsail]
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 Originally Posted By: spinsail
Great account! Does the .22 normally do the job on a hog?

I have shot more hogs with a 22 pistol than any other pistol. I have done a lot of trapping and I also can verify what James is Talking about with the growl. I had a smaller Boar ( 150LBS) do this and charge the trap and was trying to tear the thing up. I do not like to kill them in a trap! I would much rather remove them first, and keep them alive till later.
22s are for up close and personal. Think nearly point blank,, I have used 22 mags for 50yds and under but I am talking smaller hogs. James Hunts mega Hogs and a Big bore IS NEEDED. You get a full grown hog and things ARE DIFFERENT. It is much safer to go ahead and use the big bore for the coup de gras. Animals are just that, animals, they are trying to survive at will, and many times can do some strange things. Coyotes and smaller game that has been trapped will try to bite or lunge at you to protect themselves. Heck even deer can surprise you, if you think they are dead and are not.

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#180214 - 04/13/17 08:01 PM Re: One nasty boar [Re: cherokeetracker]
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Awesome!!

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#180215 - 04/13/17 08:28 PM Re: One nasty boar [Re: rougerocco]
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Well done James!! Congrats! Nice looking revolver too.
My wife has a growl similar to what you described -- definitely gets my attention!

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#180216 - 04/13/17 09:21 PM Re: One nasty boar [Re: Mark Hampton]
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James
You tell a great tale my friend. Don't have to have the video to see that hunt ,you take us right there with you.Well done!
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#180218 - 04/13/17 11:00 PM Re: One nasty boar [Re: junebug]
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Awesome stuff, James.
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#180220 - 04/13/17 11:41 PM Re: One nasty boar [Re: PsTaN]
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Great job, especially with that thing bearing down on you.
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#180221 - 04/14/17 07:21 AM Re: One nasty boar [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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Great story James. What a big ole nasty hog. Sounds like he needed one more from the big gun. Thanks for sharing your adventure with us and congratulations on another successful hunt.
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#180230 - 04/14/17 07:23 PM Re: One nasty boar [Re: Mark Hampton]
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 Originally Posted By: Mark Hampton

My wife has a growl similar to what you described -- definitely gets my attention!


X2!!!

Congrats James, good shooting on another fine swine!

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#180232 - 04/14/17 08:08 PM Re: One nasty boar [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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 Originally Posted By: jamesfromjersey
Ernie, He was bedded and I hit smacked him halfway up at the shoulder at a slight quarter away.... this was a large boar up front...Gees...I wish I could have filmed that....


COOL!
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