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Offline KAMU

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A little Pork
« on: January 02, 2020, 10:32:34 PM »
Well it came together this morning. I built this rifle kit several years ago for the purpose of shooting pigs well it just never happen until today. I was slipping around a swamp just really taking my time keeping wind in my face. I was sneaking in on a grey squirrel and got within 20 yards settle my sights and said to my self not today old grey you get a pass Iím looking for a pig. Iíve worked several loads for this rifle to include the 125 grain maxi ball but it would just shoot okay. My PRB are really accurate so I chose accurate over weight. I took a few more steps and was in a tight cane break and I could see a pig working up ahead of me. I eased up and thought this thing is a tank. So I waited until it was quartering away and settle my sights and touched it off. Well the pig bolted but I had really good blood and the impact. Got reloaded settled down and gave it a good 30 minutes or so and started easing along the blood trail. In a 100 yards there my pig laid. My load was 35 grains of 3f a PRB and the shot was inside of 25 yards.

Offline KAMU

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Re: A little Pork
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2020, 10:37:33 PM »
O and itís is a 36 cal

Offline Rob DiStefano

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Re: A little Pork
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2020, 06:11:56 AM »
congrats!  the li'l .36 was up to the task!  :thumbs:
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Re: A little Pork
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2020, 11:27:15 AM »
Well it came together this morning. I built this rifle kit several years ago for the purpose of shooting pigs well it just never happen until today. I was slipping around a swamp just really taking my time keeping wind in my face. I was sneaking in on a grey squirrel and got within 20 yards settle my sights and said to my self not today old grey you get a pass Iím looking for a pig. Iíve worked several loads for this rifle to include the 125 grain maxi ball but it would just shoot okay. My PRB are really accurate so I chose accurate over weight. I took a few more steps and was in a tight cane break and I could see a pig working up ahead of me. I eased up and thought this thing is a tank. So I waited until it was quartering away and settle my sights and touched it off. Well the pig bolted but I had really good blood and the impact. Got reloaded settled down and gave it a good 30 minutes or so and started easing along the blood trail. In a 100 yards there my pig laid. My load was 35 grains of 3f a PRB and the shot was inside of 25 yards.

I would have not readily though a .36 was capable of taking down a big ole hog..alas, maybe its like those small knapped heads they found in the prairie and thought for eons they were Bird points, only to figure later that the lighter draw of the native Americans may have used them on Big Ole Buff for better penetration...

Regardless...you got er done and congrats are in order...  Kudos for knowing your gun's limitations and making the best of it!  :thumbs:

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Re: A little Pork
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2020, 06:46:41 PM »
Well done!

Offline KAMU

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Re: A little Pork
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2020, 10:42:33 PM »
Well it came together this morning. I built this rifle kit several years ago for the purpose of shooting pigs well it just never happen until today. I was slipping around a swamp just really taking my time keeping wind in my face. I was sneaking in on a grey squirrel and got within 20 yards settle my sights and said to my self not today old grey you get a pass Iím looking for a pig. Iíve worked several loads for this rifle to include the 125 grain maxi ball but it would just shoot okay. My PRB are really accurate so I chose accurate over weight. I took a few more steps and was in a tight cane break and I could see a pig working up ahead of me. I eased up and thought this thing is a tank. So I waited until it was quartering away and settle my sights and touched it off. Well the pig bolted but I had really good blood and the impact. Got reloaded settled down and gave it a good 30 minutes or so and started easing along the blood trail. In a 100 yards there my pig laid. My load was 35 grains of 3f a PRB and the shot was inside of 25 yards.

I would have not readily though a .36 was capable of taking down a big ole hog..alas, maybe its like those small knapped heads they found in the prairie and thought for eons they were Bird points, only to figure later that the lighter draw of the native Americans may have used them on Big Ole Buff for better penetration...

Regardless...you got er done and congrats are in order...  Kudos for knowing your gun's limitations and making the best of it!  :thumbs: