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Old 05-06-2010, 12:41 PM   #11
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Congrats fellow Arkansan! Where did you get that hog?
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That is WAY cool. And I think you educated a few people here today with that article. I know I was anyway. Thanks much for the post.
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That is WAY cool. And I think you educated a few people here today with that article. I know I was anyway. Thanks much for the post.
Thank you!! I might just become a little part of Arkansas history in helping get these air guns recognized and on the books for deer hunting.

Thank you all for the support!!

This hog could be the proof needed to finally open the eyes of people in Arkansas and make it accepted for us to hunt with bigbore airguns. When these guns are producing the ballistics of a .45Colt that has been proven to take large animals through out history, they can't keep calling it a fluke.

We can show them large animals killed in other states and on safari hunts in Africa, but until you see the toughest thing that we have in our area killed my these air guns, they can't put it into perspective.
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It doesn't get much tougher than a 330 pound walking tank. Expect for the 400 pound one that I couldn't get a shot on.
It was HUGE!!!!

Speaking of perspective. There's no forced perspective here of the hog being way out in front of me. I'm 6'2" and 200 lbs.and standing in front of it. I also purposely made sure the hog was touching me in the other photo to show that there wasn't any camera trickery going on.

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That's amazing! I had previously considered such kills before as a trick, but now see them as a viable alternative to conventional firearms. Not that I'm going to rush out & buy 1, just I have more respect for them now.
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Yes there were Three other hogs killed that day with air guns.
None as big as Tworr's.
They ranged from approximately 90-200+ pounds.
One shot kills on those.
Two were complete pass threw and I believe the other was recovered on the far side.
I just received a email from a friend in Texas who has taken a 320 pound boar.
I believe Tworr has set a new standard and expect people to now have the confidence to go after the big one.
Since I'm the guy that designs and casts bullets for these rifles I believe that bullet design has something to do with it.
Penetration is important along with wound channel.
All the hogs mentioned above were taken with one of my bullets except one.
Am I bragging?
Well thats not my intention but I am very proud of how it all went.
Many thanks to the hunters that delivered the lead.

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Is an air rifle regulated by the same laws as a regular firearm? I have heard that you can purchase black powder weapons from across state lines. Is that true? Is that also the case with this type of rifle? Are they regulated at all?

I saw a package deal on a black powder revolver in Las Vegas. It was $265 for a complete shooting kit. It looked like a good deal. But I wasn't sure about the legality of purchasing from a state that I don't live in. So I just passed it up. Too bad it had a powder measure, bullets, patches, everything needed to get started.

If I saw something like this rifle in my travels I might think about buying one.
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They are not regulated like firearms.

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I have heard that you can purchase black powder weapons from across state lines. Is that true?
I recently ordered a blackpowder pistol (single shot) from the manufacturer without the need for an FFL or any funny shipping. As far as this non-lawyer can tell, the BlackPowder stuff is considered not a firearm. Traditions Performance Firearms I'm pretty sure this crossed the stateline.
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BHD, have a friend that is a prof. of veterinary medicine- and an avid hunter. His theory is that you want TWO holes- one to let air in, one to let blood out. Penetration! Looks like some well designed bullets, Kudos, sir.
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Thank you sir.
We were hunting these hogs on the ground and Tworr had a hard angling shot.
The first shot got him and after wrecking the spine it stopped.
The second shot was a broad side finish shot ....the bullet was not recovered.

I feel that if your hunting from a elevated stand your going to want a drain plug on the far and low side.
Two holes are far better than one.
I agree totally with your friend.

This picture shows how "thick" he was.
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