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9/3/07 12:24 AM
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jscorbett
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Finally broke my dry spell.  The last big game animal I took was a year ago this weekend.

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I had a newbie to hog hunting with me.  He said he was more excited than I was when I shot it.

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9/3/07 12:32 AM
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jscorbett
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I shot the hog right at dark at about 125 yards.  The animal was quartered to me and the bullet struck the right shoulder.  The hog immediately dropped as if dead.  It jumped back up and ran into the brush. 

We waited about 15 minutes and went to pickup the blood trail.  No luck.  So, I started casting circles into the brush and immediately found the hog.

Upon butchering, I found the bullet.

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It had broken the shoulder blade, broken 2 ribs, and traversed the body; stopping just under the skin in the far flank (in front of the ham).

Federal Premium Trophy-bonded Bear Claw High Energy load did it again.

I started to take my .270, but, took my .308 instead.  I am glad I did.

9/3/07 4:13 AM
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NOICE!!!!!
9/3/07 7:21 PM
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damn
9/3/07 11:52 PM
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It's pretty shocking how tough they are. Huge calibers to the vitals and they still go running.
9/4/07 7:47 AM
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Absolutely. I forgot to add that BOTH lungs on the hog were popped like balloons and the hog was knocked down, got back up, and ran 70 yards or so. Also, the hog had a broken shoulder.
9/4/07 9:17 AM
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Willybone
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I'm comparing your photos to mine, and your hogs are frickin' huge.
9/4/07 9:37 AM
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Excellent hog. Congrats. We have gone to headshots on hogs. It stops them a lot better. The meat is in better condition also. The trophy bonded bearclaw is the schnizzle.
9/4/07 10:45 PM
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dude that Hog is a Hawg! beauty work man
9/5/07 6:24 AM
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I like headshots, too. From the side of the head/neck, the area is almost as large as the vital area on the body. However, this hog was not broadside to me, so I opted for the body shot. I feel stronger about TBBCs. They are the shiznit! I have been using them on hogs for about 15 years. I shot a large boar with one that broke both of his shoulders.
9/5/07 8:36 AM
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Do you do all your own butchering? Sausaging?

I wasn't too happy with the job Tioga did.
9/5/07 11:43 AM
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I don't make sausage - wild hog is too good to waste like that. I plan on doing a thread about meat processing soon. Outside of having deer sausage made, I do everything myself - including sugar curing of hams.

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