Short Actions Fireball Boar

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  1. Coleman Cowboy

    Coleman Cowboy Active Member

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    I've been out before daylight the last couple of mornings hoping to cross paths with a coyote and get the chance to "blood" my little L461 Brux-barreled .221 Fireball. While the yodel dogs didn't choose to make an appearance, when this old bruiser wandered out of the brush and volunteered...well, I really couldn't pass up the opportunity.

    Now many will say that the .221 isn't an adequate hog round, and I'll be the first to admit that the 40 grain Sierra Blitzking is a bit light-in-the-loafers for serious work on big boars...but stick one just under his ear and wonderful things can happen.

    And now I've got a big, stinkin' hog carcass for coyote bait. Life is good.

    Mark

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  2. paulsonconstruction

    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    Nice shot! I have found it very difficult to place a precise"brain" shot on hogs because they just never stop moving long enough to be confident the aim point is going to be there when the bullet arrives. You couldn't have hit him in a better spot!!
     
  3. Coleman Cowboy

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    I don't know if you've ever tried this trick, but I use it on deer as well as hogs: as they're traveling, I'll pick an opening that they'll cross and, just as they hit that spot, give a low whistle. They'll usually stop dead in their tracks for just a few seconds trying to figure out what they just heard...and by that time I've sent something special in their direction!
     
  4. 71Scamp

    71Scamp Well-Known Member

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    What/who's stock is that?

    Thanks
    Keith
     
  5. Coleman Cowboy

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    McMillan. No idea how old it is...it came to me with the rifle (as a .223).
     
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    Thank you
     
  7. Rogan Kinnear

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    Fantastic! The drought has decimated the pigs where I am in Australia. Thanks for sharing the pics. Keeps the fire's burning!
     

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