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Rifle = SIG 556

Scope = Burris Extreme Tactical 1-4X with Fast Fire

Range = 200 yards

Ammo = Prvi 69 grain .223 BTHP

Time = 5 seconds



This is the first kill for my new imitation Commando, my other 556-P with the Eotech 512 has 15 notches in the butt plate now.... 8)
 

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Here's a Big Boar the 556-P Eotech 512 took down a couple of months ago using the Hornady 5.56mm NATO TAP 2 ammo @ 125 yards.

 

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Okay, I know that most of you have seen photos of "Hogzilla" that was supposedly shot with a .44Mag pistol in Louisiana.

But have you ever seen photos of this Wild Russian Boar that was supposedly shot in Sweden? :shock:

I'm sure my SIG 556 would be totally inadequate on this hunt :!:






Totally unreal........
 

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Yeah, especially the one on top looks PhotoShopped...still, it had to be some kind of major boar. :shock:
 

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BTW, I don't hunt the deer or turkey on my property but here is a photo I took this last weekend when I shot the hogs, January 30th, 2009, of a large Gobbler strutting amongst a flock of hens.

We have both Oceola and Eastern Turkeys here.

 

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Yeah, especially the one on top looks PhotoShopped...still, it had to be some kind of major boar. :shock:
Don't think photoshop was done, more like a camera trick. Boar at the near foreground and people in the background at a distance. This can be clearly seen with the four guys slightly out of focus unlike the detail on the boar.
 

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The rifle baggin this beast should have been place next to it.

It's kinda like my fishin photos when i hold the fish closer to the camera and it looks huge!

Fish Tales are great tho!
 

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SkyPup - where do you shoot the hogs? I have heard some people say that they aim for the head because they think it prevents the hog from getting a rush of adrenaline that may cause the meat to taste too gamey.

Oregon is being invaded by these critters coming over the California border. A friend in rural south-eastern Oregon called me a month ago and said they have been able to successfully hunt them. I may have to take a trip.
 

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I always try to go for a lung shot, basically at the lower end of the ribcage right behind the shoulder about two inches above the sternum. This almost always results in both lungs being mouse meat. There is a pencil eraser sized entry hole and maybe a broken rib and a half dollar sized exit wound on the other side with maybe two broken ribs. That way, when you dress them out, no blood at all until you cut the diaphragm.....plus 9 out of 10 times the animal drops in its tracks and is DOA by the time I walk up to them, no hog, even the huge ones, has made it more than 50-75 feet from POI.

Their heart is right in front of the lung but behind (underneath) their shoulder scapula. That is also a great shot to anchor them and send a shower of bullet and bone fragments into their thoracic and cardiac cavities, but it produces too much meat loss and damage for me. I have shot one or two like that though by accident when I was aiming for a lung shot and missed due to their moving.

I've also taken a couple of good head shots when available, either right between the eyes head on or right behind the eye from the side. This also results in instant kills and minimal meat loss.

90% of my shots are 75-125 yards but some have been out to 250 yards, so far no problem with the mortality rate at any range, they all die quickly.



I usually carry either my SIG 229 .357SIG or Browning-Hi Power 9mm as a backup gun but have never had to use them.
 

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Lots of Muslims in California so no one left to eat the piggy's. They have the be piling up just expanding out to Oregon. Mmmmm...bacon!
 

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Do you notice any difference in the taste of the meat when you hit one in the body versus the head?
No I can't say that I do. I never gut shoot them, and the head and lung shots have all put them right down in their tracks.

They only thing I do different with the boars and the sows is first I remove the testicles on the boar hogs before I do anything else after shooting them. Beyond that, I butcher all the hogs the same way.

I've fed over 200 hundred people now with the meat and NO ONE is complaining - in fact I get outrageous compliments from everyone! :lol:
 

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Yikes, check out this article from Michigan! :shock:


Couple slays 514 pound sow in their yard, and another person is attacked by a 630 pound boar that LEO had to put down.......


http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2009/04/hogzilla_local_couple_slays_fo.html


Most folks don't see the sunny side of having wild hogs in the community.

1. fun to hunt.

2. can hunt 365 days of the year and 24 hrs of the day.

3. unlimited possession and you don't even have to worry about trying to find a pig after the shot if you don't want to or you can break out the semi-automatic high powered rifle and just go on a massive killing spree...it's all legal.

4. can hunt with "any" weapon, gun, bow, spear, knife, sword, stick, dogs, truck, tractor...anything

5. they taste good....what else can one ask for....year round hunting and they taste good.

Try to do this with any other game animal and you will end up in jail.

It's all good! :lol:
 

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Any hog hunters in Ohio? I have heard they are around, but are difficult to find. Most around here seem to be out of luck unless they bait them in on a regular basis.
 

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All right, nice hog - That's What We Are Talkin' About!!! :lol:

Glad to see that the SIG 556's are out doing their job in the woods!

What kind of ammo were you using BTW?


Check this awesome newspaper story out about the feral hogs up in Michigan! Husband and wife shot four hogs in their yard, largest was a 514 pound 6' 3" beast.

It says that Texas has the most wild hogs - over 3,000,0000 of them! :shock:


http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2009/04/hogzilla_local_couple_slays_fo.html

"It's like having a 300-pound cockroach running around. They're eating machines that are disease-laden to boot," said Patrick Rusz, director of wildlife programs for the Michigan Wildlife Conservancy in suburban Lansing.
 
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