our virgin hog guns

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Mack Bolan, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. Mack Bolan

    Mack Bolan New Member

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    mine is a brand spanking new Marlin .444 on the top...

    and my friend has an inherited Browning 71 in .348 below.....with sweet woodwork and engravings

    the >$1000 difference isn't easily visible in either of these pics, but more so when you work the action and fire both back to back...

    anyhoots we got out last night finally to break in the .444, 15 rounds each and we had one hot gun and a couple sore shoulders...not as bad as i thought it was going to be though...
    (i think i still had that crazy youtube video in my head someone had posted up a while back of that gun with the crazy recoil that was knocking everyone over.....)

    and we both kept all the rounds within the 8 oval, granted that wasn't more than 60-70' away though.


    sore or not, the moral of the story is: I love both of these guns, and I can't wait to go hog hunting with em.
     

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  2. jjfuller1

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    just my two cents but i wouldnt want to take a rifle out to hunt that i cant consistently place rounds within 3'' or less of center.. never heard a hog that had an 8 in. diamter heart. :p... but... the rifles do look sexy!
     

  3. Mack Bolan

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    but i thought those texas hogs were the giant russian ones with the "fantasy camp" size killzones:p

    very good point though and I agree 100% which is why I will spend the next 6 months tightening up that grouping and even pushing it out some distance wise. ;)

    Its my first lever action and substantial caliber as well so I also need to get better at working the action without dropping the rifle from my shoulder to reload. I was having some significant recoil anticipation last night though thats for sure, and I'll need to work that out too.
     
  4. jjfuller1

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    sounds like a good amount of range time.. woot woot!!
     
  5. orangello

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    :confused:
    How can you tell if the hog is a virgin? You must have some serious ninja-like stalking skills.
    ;)
     
  6. jpattersonnh

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    It must be so to do the Hyman peep!:eek:
    Are you sure the Browning is not an '81?? .358??
     
  7. aandabooks

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    Nice looking guns!!! The bottom one looks like it has some really nice wood.

    Where you at in Illinois that has hogs? I'm up north of Peoria a few miles and haven't encountered any.
     
  8. Mack Bolan

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    yep, pretty sure he said 71' and I know its .348 WIN from the casings;)
     
  9. Gojubrian

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    I think if you hit the hog with those HUGE rounds somewhere infront of his buttocks it'll drop, holy bejeebus!!
     
  10. Mack Bolan

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    thanks...I'm in chicago, we have some on the beach you can hunt if you see one you like, but you cant shoot em.. :D

    were actually going to texas for the boar hunting, waelder, tx which southeast of austin.
     
  11. lonewolf101

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    more gun is ok but I'm sure a .308 would work wonders on a HOG.
     
  12. Mack Bolan

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    I may have over done it some on the caliber, as I specifically bought that marlin for this hog hunt. originally i had me eyes on a lever action in 44mag, but I wanted the pistol grip stock and most of the other lever actions had that straight cowboy stock for the sling. I guess now I wont need another rifle until I'm looking to hit something big, plenty more than 150-200yds away.

    If one misses the killzone with that big of a round does that scrap the whole kill in terms of making it unsuitable for eating?
     
  13. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    You should try it out on some bears; probably wouldn't eat that anyway. :)
     
  14. Boyerracing343

    Boyerracing343 New Member Supporter

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    Those some some pretty rifles. :D