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Posted: 11/21/2012 6:04:17 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/21/2012 8:51:07 AM EST by SkyPup]
This is a good article to read and take into consideration when hog hunting, it pays NOT to hunt alone....


http://www.gon.com/article.php?id=2081&cid=89



Dr. Jackson hobbled to his gun safe and pulled out his Remington.

“It was a fight to the death,” he said, pointing to the bite marks and gouges along the barrel. “One of us wasn’t coming out of there alive.”
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 9:12:06 AM EST
I hunt alone at night all the time and I have done this for nearly 30 years. I have been charged by several hogs most were false charges. A wounded hog is not something you mess around with. I have seen big old boars ambush dogs that are after them but most of the time the hog is just trying to escape. I would have picked something a little different than a bolt action 243 to go after a wounded hog. Even a 5.56 AR with a 30 rd mag would have been better or a .45 acp. A 12 ga would have been my choice.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 9:23:22 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/21/2012 9:23:43 AM EST by DesignatedMarksman]
Why was he going after a 200 lb boar at 350 yds with a damn .243?

But also, carrying a 1911 doesn't hurt.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 4:00:55 PM EST
Originally Posted By DesignatedMarksman:
Why was he going after a 200 lb boar at 350 yds with a damn .243?

But also, carrying a 1911 doesn't hurt.


I would do it with a 223, why not a 243? It'll kill em.


I've almost stepped on hogs before, I'm sure its just a matter of time before one gets me.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 9:27:57 PM EST
The caliber would work but I wouldn't want to get into a situation where fast shots decide whether I'm eaten by a hog or not and use a bolt action. I have several bolt actions that I love but not the best choice when you are up close and personal with a hog that can eat you. Glad he survived and recovered. My preference is my Loki Grendel or Alexander Arms Beowulf if there are monsters in the area plus a handgun with some punch in case things go south fast.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 4:25:08 AM EST
Hunting accidents happen, the key point here is his friend saved him from bleeding out once the hog had him down and was attacking him.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 5:23:00 AM EST
It is a plain and simple fact that hogs smell fear.. more so than a dog can.

The 2 times that I was charged in 13 years was when I had a guy trying to climb up on my back when the action started.

After I shot them a second time they changed there direction ! Guess they thought WOW that did hurt.

It is just fun to track the wounded ones...I always say 'watch for a standing hog' there thru running and ready to stand and fight with there last breath.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 5:32:52 PM EST
Yea Kinda like the one we shot at and wounded. He ran into the Pencil Pines that were so thick I could not see you 10 yds in with a thermal scope. I think it was smart you and Brian backed out.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 5:37:34 PM EST
The one in my Avatar charged me after I had wounded him several minutes earlier. It did not work out well for him.
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