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Old 02-15-2012, 02:24 PM   #1
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I went on a hog hunt this past weekend in Florida. It was cold and windy both days and on Sunday the hogs were tucked in the heaviest cover around so we had to go in to find them.

My guide spotted one about 30 yards away and pointed her out to me. I had to move a bit to the right because she was partially hidden by a tree. Using my 300 Blackout with a 125gr Nosler Ballistic tip, I set the dot behind her ear and "pop" she went down, then behind her I saw another hog twist, doing a 180, and she dropped right there too. The guide yelled, "you got two for one, nice shot".

I didn't think to get a photo of me with the hogs but here's a couple of the guide bringing them out for me.

I forgot to add: This was my first hunt, ever.


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That's awesome, nice shot! (obviously)
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I went on a hog hunt this past weekend in Florida. It was cold and windy both days and on Sunday the hogs were tucked in the heaviest cover around so we had to go in to find them.

My guide spotted one about 30 yards away and pointed her out to me. I had to move a bit to the right because she was partially hidden by a tree. Using my 300 Blackout with a 125gr Nosler Ballistic tip, I set the dot behind her ear and "pop" she went down, then behind her I saw another hog twist, doing a 180, and she dropped right there too. The guide yelled, "you got two for one, nice shot".

I didn't think to get a photo of me with the hogs but here's a couple of the guide bringing them out for me.
Awesome man! Perfect size for wild hog meat. I hun t hogs here in AR and I tell you, the best way to kill hogs is to get where they live.
I have to ask tho, why did you go with the .300?
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Awesome man! Perfect size for wild hog meat. I hun t hogs here in AR and I tell you, the best way to kill hogs is to get where they live.
I have to ask tho, why did you go with the .300?
I love my AR's and with all the parts being the same except for the barrel, it was the way to go for me. I see myself only hunting for hogs so I didn't need a long distance shooter but I wanted something larger than a .223.

I was the first in our group to get the 300Blk, and it opened up some eyes. Since then, 2 guy's have built one, another is in the process, and another was going to do a 6.8, but after the hunt he changed his mind and is going to the 300BLk.

Now that ammo for the 300Blk is becoming available in more places, I believe there is going to be a lot of hog hunters going to it. I also have the option to go suppressed in the future, should I choose to go that way.

The guides had another afternoon hunt set up so they were in a bit of a hurry to get the hogs cleaned and on ice. I wish that I had some extra time that morning to examine the second hog to see if the bullet was still in her, but I did see that the bullet entered her right shoulder.
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Congratulations! Hope you get some backstrap and sausage out of those hogs...the taste is amazing.

You have the bug now, so you'll be looking at another trip soon!
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I love my AR's and with all the parts being the same except for the barrel, it was the way to go for me. I see myself only hunting for hogs so I didn't need a long distance shooter but I wanted something larger than a .223.

I was the first in our group to get the 300Blk, and it opened up some eyes. Since then, 2 guy's have built one, another is in the process, and another was going to do a 6.8, but after the hunt he changed his mind and is going to the 300BLk.

Now that ammo for the 300Blk is becoming available in more places, I believe there is going to be a lot of hog hunters going to it. I also have the option to go suppressed in the future, should I choose to go that way.

The guides had another afternoon hunt set up so they were in a bit of a hurry to get the hogs cleaned and on ice. I wish that I had some extra time that morning to examine the second hog to see if the bullet was still in her, but I did see that the bullet entered her right shoulder.
When I said AR I ment Arkansas lol
But I do hunt hogs with my AR. I've also hunted them with .22lr and 12ga.
Be careful!! Hog hunting is addicting, and in California it may cause cancer..
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Congratulations! Hope you get some backstrap and sausage out of those hogs...the taste is amazing.

You have the bug now, so you'll be looking at another trip soon!
Oh yes, the bug is set. I can't wait to go again.

When I got home on Sunday, I was hungry so I took a saw and cut a slab of ribs from one hog and put them in the oven. They were so good, but I should have done both slabs. I didn't realize how lean they were and one slab wasn't enough for me. No gamey taste whatsoever.

I'm waiting for my meat processor to call saying the meat is ready to pick up.
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When I said AR I ment Arkansas lol
But I do hunt hogs with my AR. I've also hunted them with .22lr and 12ga.
Be careful!! Hog hunting is addicting, and in California it may cause cancer..
Yeah, I caught that you "razorback". I've heard of people using .22's. How close do you have to be to get that kill zone shot?

The ideal situation would be to find someone who owns a big piece of property that is being ravaged by hogs and would allow a few hunters to come in and rid the place. They are hard to find, most having their own friends help out, some have trappers come in, the rest are afraid of their land or animals being abused by irresponsible hunters.
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