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First Hog 2-fer, After the Ice Storm...

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Double Naught Spy, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. Double Naught Spy

    Double Naught Spy Sus Venator


    After the storm seemed like it might be a good time to hunt. It was a terrible time to commute however. I went out Friday afternoon after the ice storm dumped about 3" of ice on us and made the 3.5 hour trek to the place where I help clear hogs only 50 miles away. Turned out to be a short hunt only about 15 minutes long. First I spied a few deer and then came across this group of hogs huddled up together. They weren't bedded down, but they didn't appear to be feeding. They were just huddled together...

    Video has some close-ups of the wounds that some folks may not appreciate (maybe NSFWF), but they are to document the terminal ballistics of the 123 gr. 6.5 Grendel Hornady SST I was using. The bullet came apart, probably by the time it was exiting the skull of the first shot and made a fairly massive entry on the 2nd where it passed through the shoulder blade, thoracic vertebrae, and what was left came to rest against the inside of the other shoulder blade.

    To be honest, despite having a high probability shot (so many hogs all together) and being able to see better than what is recorded on the video, I could not see the downed hogs from my shooting position and was somewhat heartbroken to see "all" the hogs run off. Apparently, the hogs were all standing in a low spot and after being shot, the two simply fell from view. I did not realize they were down until I got to within about 30 yards when I was going to check for blood.
  2. Flintknapper

    Flintknapper Well-Known Member

    Nice shooting. I kept expecting you to change your reticle to white before the shot.

    Seems the black on black would be hard to see, but as you mentioned your actual view through the 750 must have been somewhat better.

    Two less hogs, 2.5 million (or more) to go!
  3. Fremmer

    Fremmer Well-Known Member

    Cool video! The round performed well.
  4. Double Naught Spy

    Double Naught Spy Sus Venator

    Hey Flintknapper, that is the downside to the N750. You can't change the reticle from black to white. It has a red or green center dot that you can change, but neither color shows up very well in the video even though both are clear in the scope. So I had no trouble with the placement of the reticle on the targeted hog.

    With the old N550, I preferred the white reticle for hunting hogs as most often was the case that the hogs were dark and I was hunting at night. Daylight hunting worked better with a dark reticle.

    The imagery/resolution with the N750 is definitely better than with the N550, but not so much the reticle in my opinion.
  5. alsaqr

    alsaqr Well-Known Member

    Congrats on the hog two-far. Good shooting.
  6. Liberty1776

    Liberty1776 Well-Known Member

    Awesome... absolutely awesome... I know that if it was me, I'd be having wild boar crown roast for Christmas dinner...
  7. 41 Mag

    41 Mag Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately for me my string and can PC doesn't do youtube. None the less I also wanted to be in the woods this weekend doing exactly what you did.

    I've had some of my most productive days when it was simply miserably cold and nasty. That really seems to get the hogs up and moving, especially if you can find a place out of the wind and in the sun where they can pile up to stay a bit warmer.

    It doesn't make the cleaning job any easier though when temps are in the lower digits. Everything is fine until you get to the washing up part if all you have is a jug of water and are outside.

    Good going on the two-fer, should make some fine eating.
  8. LeonCarr

    LeonCarr Well-Known Member

    Awesome...2 down, 4 million to go :).

    Great job,
  9. pigger

    pigger Member

    first hog 2 fer

    Nice shot, I'm interested in how you like your Grendel and scope. I have been looking at both, I think that I would like the Grendel. I'm shooting a DPMS 6.5 Creedmoor now but have two AR 15 lowers to build and leaning real hard toward the Grendel for those two builds. Would you buy or build another one based on what you know about the Grendel?


    You can also contact me from info on the website.

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