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Offline Lyle Savant

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Trusty 512 knocked another big Wild Boar down
« on: May 04, 2020, 04:19:45 PM »


The boys & I took advantage of the Spring Squirrel Season here in The Sportsman’s Paradise and cut a big boar. When he broke from cover, I dumped a 10-round mag alternated with FMJ & HP! 
He holed up in a thick briar patch, so the boys and I safely stayed on the perimeter and sent more lead on him. I moved in with a pistol once I was confident he was down.

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Re: Trusty 512 knocked another big Wild Boar down
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2020, 01:16:19 PM »
Nice pig!!

Offline river1988

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Re: Trusty 512 knocked another big Wild Boar down
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2020, 05:03:41 PM »
You don't see that around here, that's for sure.

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Re: Trusty 512 knocked another big Wild Boar down
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2021, 03:25:03 AM »
Very nice harvest!
Where might "The Sportsman’s Paradise" be?
The boys seem glad.

I'm in California & .22 rimfire isn't allowed for big game. With that guy it seems like 19 rounds from a .22 would be needed.
I use my 30-06 for pork.

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Re: Trusty 512 knocked another big Wild Boar down
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2021, 10:32:47 AM »
Awesome! Would take a lot of squirrels to harvest that much meat. 
Congrats to you and the boys !



Not to hijack... but here is my freezer filling boar gun






Offline Claymore504

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Re: Trusty 512 knocked another big Wild Boar down
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2021, 01:31:07 PM »
Good size hog! Your boys had a good time I bet! I usually use an AR in 5.56, or 7.62 AK for pigs. I am hoping to get one this evening or tomorrow. These are the last two I got a while back.




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Re: Trusty 512 knocked another big Wild Boar down
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2021, 02:03:04 PM »
I love hunting hogs with my 527 in 7.62x39.  I stopped taking pics of hogs about five years ago, I do not currently have the ability to post pics anyway. There is a lot of debate on what constitutes a good round for pigs, some say anything that can be used for deer is adequate, others say heavier calibers and some swear by .22 mag, etc.

I admit that Ive never taken a pig with a rimfire, but the idea seems appealing to me just now as there are a couple of litters of small pigs running around that I saw during deer season. Be kind of neat to drop one with my Henry 22 mag.

Nice hog, and glad to see dads getting boys out to hunt!
It's not saving any water if you have to flush it over and over....

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Re: Trusty 512 knocked another big Wild Boar down
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2021, 09:27:10 AM »
Very nice harvest!
Where might "The Sportsman’s Paradise" be?
The boys seem glad.

I'm in California & .22 rimfire isn't allowed for big game. With that guy it seems like 19 rounds from a .22 would be needed.
I use my 30-06 for pork.
Thanks, we’re in Louisiana, and yes the boys were pumped!  Yes, we dumped quite a few rounds from a couple of 22 WMR’s & a 22 LR; it was a hoot.

Offline Lyle Savant

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Re: Trusty 512 knocked another big Wild Boar down
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2021, 09:31:28 AM »
Awesome! Would take a lot of squirrels to harvest that much meat. 
Congrats to you and the boys !



Not to hijack... but here is my freezer filling boar gun


Thanks, yes they’re quite heavy.

Nice rig, is that a Ruger Super Redhawk?  I had the 7-1/4” barrel Redhawk & it was accurate out to 100 yards on a Pie-plate.

Offline Lyle Savant

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Re: Trusty 512 knocked another big Wild Boar down
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2021, 09:34:52 AM »
Good size hog! Your boys had a good time I bet! I usually use an AR in 5.56, or 7.62 AK for pigs. I am hoping to get one this evening or tomorrow. These are the last two I got a while back.




Thanks, yes they had a blast. We cut with 5.56 when during Deer Season. We hunt Public Land, so we can only hunt them with the weapons that are legal to hunt with at the current time (I.e. Squirrels = Rimfire & Shotguns).
Nice rig & harvest

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Re: Trusty 512 knocked another big Wild Boar down
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2021, 09:39:13 AM »
I love hunting hogs with my 527 in 7.62x39.  I stopped taking pics of hogs about five years ago, I do not currently have the ability to post pics anyway. There is a lot of debate on what constitutes a good round for pigs, some say anything that can be used for deer is adequate, others say heavier calibers and some swear by .22 mag, etc.

I admit that Ive never taken a pig with a rimfire, but the idea seems appealing to me just now as there are a couple of litters of small pigs running around that I saw during deer season. Be kind of neat to drop one with my Henry 22 mag.

Nice hog, and glad to see dads getting boys out to hunt!
Man go for it, just shoot em behind the ear & they will drop.
Thanks & passing on the culture.

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Re: Trusty 512 knocked another big Wild Boar down
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2021, 10:49:03 AM »

is that a Ruger Super Redhawk?  I had the 7-1/4” barrel Redhawk & it was accurate out to 100 yards on a Pie-plate.



Super Redhawk,  44mag, 9-1/2" barrel, Aimpoint RDS. 
It was preceded by a T/C Contender (12", .44mag, scoped) and a Remington XP-100 (10-3/4", .223Rem, scoped) and all worked/work well against those pests.

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Re: Trusty 512 knocked another big Wild Boar down
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2021, 03:42:43 PM »

is that a Ruger Super Redhawk?  I had the 7-1/4” barrel Redhawk & it was accurate out to 100 yards on a Pie-plate.



Super Redhawk,  44mag, 9-1/2" barrel, Aimpoint RDS. 
It was preceded by a T/C Contender (12", .44mag, scoped) and a Remington XP-100 (10-3/4", .223Rem, scoped) and all worked/work well against those pests.
Very Nice


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Re: Trusty 512 knocked another big Wild Boar down
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Re: Trusty 512 knocked another big Wild Boar down
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2021, 10:09:29 AM »
I thought about writing the following lines for a long time, but have now come to the conclusion to do it. 

"Other countries, other manners ..."

1) In Europe it is forbidden to hunt wild boars with . 22magnum or . 22lr. 

2) Every European hunter, I repeat it, everyone would turn away with horror from a hunt in which a boar was shot with numerous caliber . 22 rounds.   >:(

People may criticize me for these lines now, but as a European hunter who has been hunting for 45 years and has shot more than 200 wild boars, I had to write that here now.

I just want to clarify that my thoughts on using the rimfire cartridge were limited to some piglets that I have seen recently, maybe ten to fifteen pounds at most (if I get to hunt in the next few days). I wouldnt try and take down a full sized boar with such a round- though I know some guys who have taken them with 22 mag, 17 mag, etc.

I have always been a fan of being perhaps a tad over-gunned than under-gunned. My recent love of hunting pigs with a 7.62x39 is about as light as I have ever gone....but if they are quartering away and I can place the shot behind the ear I have total confidence in dropping them DRT (with the 7.62x39, as I said before I havent shot one with .22 mag yet). Otherwise I wont shoot.

Youre right, different countries, different manners. Personally I was appalled several years back about a polar bear taken with several shots of .223. But, thats just my take on it and not everyone would feel that way, so (shrug?)
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