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Old October 24th, 2016, 08:31 AM   #1
 
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I killed two more boars. One was disturbing for me because for the first time I failed to get a clean kill with one shot. I was using my American compact, 7mm-08. 120 grain bullet, shoulder shot. Maybe I should have used a heavier round. It was a shot on a running hog, when I found him he was down but still alive. I had to finish him off with my sidearm, my Taylors 1911. he looked up at me as if he were pleading with me. I put a 45 behind his ear, put him toi sleep so to speak. I don't understand how he was still alive, his lungs should have collapsed.

The other was a clean neck shot with the Ruger AR. Red dot scope I got a perfect neck shot on a foraging hog. its my hubbies rifle but got the first kill with it.



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Old October 24th, 2016, 08:37 AM   #2
 
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The only thing I can figure is the bullet caught one lung but not the other and that's why he wasn't dead yet. Am I right?
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Animals are tough. There is no bullet weight/ energy/ velocity that kills instantly. I have watched in amazement as a big buck stood up again after I had plastered him at 120yds with a .30-06 150gr Ballistic tip. I steadied my reticle and slammed him behind the shoulder again. He collapsed in a pile. I ran the bolt to chamber the last round I had in the magazine as I watched the buck kick through the scope. When that animal stood up and began to walk off I began to panic. Is he supernatural? My third well-placed shot finally anchored him. Animals are tough and they don't read the ammo manufacturers literature about the lethality of their bullets.
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Never underestimate the power of adrenaline. Your boar if left alone would have perished quickly due to internal bleeding.
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That is why I use 180 grain 30-06 rounds on hogs.
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I use the 140's in the 7mm08, but I've used much lighter bullets on deer and antelope. I always wanted to shoot some hogs, I've heard they are tough and can get nasty. Its on the two do list.
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IMO,, it dont matter if you use a 50 BMG.

Sooner or later, its going to happen. I dont like to see it either. It aint pretty, but thats just the reality of hunting , shooting , or killing anything.

Ive totally gutted a coyote @ 150 yards with the .270 win using a souped up 130 grain silver tip, and he ran over 500 yards. A blind man coulda tracked him there was so much debris along the way.

Ive seen a farm pig take several .223 to head and only get mad an go nuts. It took a .270 with a head shot w/150 grain to drop him.

Sometimes there just is no logical explanation. Critters can be unbelievably tough.
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