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#186261 - 11/12/17 08:25 PM Re: Hornady 300 grain XTP Mag bullet concerns [Re: karl]
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Was there no time for another shot? If he bucked and spun I would have tried to poke some more holes into him. I of the school that, if he still standing i'm still shooting.Had you of hit bone, hind leg or spine he would have went down at least for a few seconds so possibly no bone hit. Just don't loose confidence in your load or yourself, learn from the experience and move on.
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#186262 - 11/12/17 08:26 PM Re: Hornady 300 grain XTP Mag bullet concerns [Re: Handgun400]
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 Originally Posted By: Handgun400
Completely agree Zee. Could have been on my part, I?m far from perfect. But it felt good. I️ ask because there is tons more experience on here than I️ have.


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#186263 - 11/12/17 09:25 PM Re: Hornady 300 grain XTP Mag bullet concerns [Re: Zee]
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Handgun 400 Since you used the 300 XTP Mag... I am thinking that the hog is dead somewhere and probably already eaten by his friends. NO blood trail does not surprise me one bit. Don't matter if it was 2 holes 1 in and 1 out. Hair mud and fat seem to all work together to plug and cover holes. I have seen hogs with broke legs, or shot off legs take off running. They are not tanks or super animals, but fear, survival instinct, and adrenaline Kick in for a superb performance of tenacity, that amazes the best of them. The pig was not too big for that bullet. JMHO,,, but even if placement was not up to your desired POI, or expectations.... DO not let this slow you down. Do not give up so easy next time. Try to track that animal. You may have been easier surprised than not. Also don't hesitate to take a second shot.

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#186264 - 11/12/17 09:28 PM Re: Hornady 300 grain XTP Mag bullet concerns [Re: junebug]
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 Originally Posted By: junebug
Was there no time for another shot? If he bucked and spun I would have tried to poke some more holes into him. I of the school that, if he still standing i'm still shooting.Had you of hit bone, hind leg or spine he would have went down at least for a few seconds so possibly no bone hit. Just don't loose confidence in your load or yourself, learn from the experience and move on.


There was a few seconds when a better man may have squeezed off another shot and hit. Honestly didn?t think he?d even make it past the spin. I?ve killed a bunch but never had one do this. Also, he ran with both hind legs which makes me think the hit was below the spine and above the scrotum. Guess it could have parted the boys too but seemed to be in enter line with no broken hams
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#186265 - 11/12/17 09:59 PM Re: Hornady 300 grain XTP Mag bullet concerns [Re: Handgun400]
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Sounds like neither leg, nor the pelvis or spine was compromised.
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#186266 - 11/12/17 10:38 PM Re: Hornady 300 grain XTP Mag bullet concerns [Re: Zee]
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 Originally Posted By: Zee


There ain?t a perfect man in this world.



...but there are some who think they are....
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#186267 - 11/12/17 10:42 PM Re: Hornady 300 grain XTP Mag bullet concerns [Re: cherokeetracker]
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 Originally Posted By: cherokeetracker
Handgun 400 Since you used the 300 XTP Mag... I am thinking that the hog is dead somewhere and probably already eaten by his friends. NO blood trail does not surprise me one bit. Try to track that animal.
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#186269 - 11/12/17 10:46 PM Re: Hornady 300 grain XTP Mag bullet concerns [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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I have lost count of critters killed with that bullet. As long I have have done my job the bullets worked. I had one fail to expand on a ram once. I believe the thick wool clogged the HP limiting expansion.
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#186270 - 11/12/17 10:55 PM Re: Hornady 300 grain XTP Mag bullet concerns [Re: Handgun400]
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 Originally Posted By: Handgun400
[\There was a few seconds when a better man may have squeezed off another shot and hit. Honestly didn?t think he?d even make it past the spin. I?ve killed a bunch but never had one do this. Also, he ran with both hind legs which makes me think the hit was below the spine and above the scrotum. Guess it could have parted the boys too but seemed to be in enter line with no broken hams


HG400,Once shot a boar a little bigger then yours with 210gr XTP from S&W 657.... BANG... he dropped on the spot dead...at least I thought he did...as I walk toward him he jumps up and takes off. Fired a shot that just caught back leg...no stop.... chased that son of a bitch until I could finish... found the first shot was below spine but above lungs...."no mans land".... It can be difficult to get off a 2nd shot especially when you think it`s not needed... One thing I do know is that next time you will be ready for a second shot whether or not its needed....Just like you, I learn something new on each new kill....
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#186271 - 11/12/17 11:07 PM Re: Hornady 300 grain XTP Mag bullet concerns [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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Funny, I️ use the same phrase ?no mans land? to describe above the lungs and below the spine.

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