The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Hide > The Hunt

Thread Tools
Old March 6, 2012, 09:47 AM   #51
TX Hunter
Senior Member
Join Date: February 11, 2010
Location: East Texas USA
Posts: 1,776
Well I saw it again, my Son wanted to shoot a Hog so I took him Sunday evening. A big Boar came out and my Son Shot him in the Shoulder at 142 yards (measured with a Bushnell Backtrack) My Sons Rifle is a Savage 110 30 06 his load was Remington Coreloct 180 grain. He hit the Hog , in the shoulder and dust flew from the Hog, and once again no blood trail. I dont understand it because we have had that gun over 20 years and killed several deer and hogs with it and alwayse got a blood trail with it. I saw the impact and know he hit the hog in the shoulder, his 30 06 should have blown chunks at that short distance but it didnt. I wonder if the material in the bullet has changed.
TX Hunter is offline  
Old March 6, 2012, 10:08 AM   #52
Senior Member
Join Date: November 20, 2007
Location: South Western OK
Posts: 2,107
in the shoulder and dust flew from the Hog, and once again no blood trail.
Do not shoot big hogs in the shoulder: Shoot them low just behind the shoulder-heart shot. Hogs usually leave a skimpy blood trail at best.
thallub is offline  
Old March 6, 2012, 12:56 PM   #53
Senior Member
Join Date: March 15, 2010
Location: Mesquite Jungle Desert, West Texas, USA
Posts: 2,467
As I just posted in the other thread, they can scrunch down real low and become almost invisible maybe it hid real close.
Navin R. Johnson: "He hates these cans!!!! Stay away from the cans!!!!"
rickyrick is offline  
Old March 6, 2012, 01:32 PM   #54
Senior Member
Join Date: June 20, 2007
Location: Starkville, MS (new to MS)
Posts: 4,842
Tallub is right. You are hitting them in the wrong place. Between the thick shield of a boar and the shoulder blades, your bullet is more likely to stick than to pass through. Go for the spot behind the shoulder and you'll get a cleaner kill AND a pass-through.
Doyle is offline  

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:57 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.07137 seconds with 10 queries