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Old January 21, 2009, 07:05 AM   #1
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Hog Hunting with a M/28 Finn

Killed this boar stalk hunting on some of our land. He ran out in front of me and stopped quartering away at a mere 35 yards or so. No challenge for the old Finn even with open sights. I put a 203 grain Silver Bear bullet just behind his left shoulder and it exited at the base of his neck on the right side. Exit hole was about the size of a quarter. He dropped at the shot and slid around on the ground a bit but never got up. We have quite a few hogs on some of our land and have always regarded them as pests but I'm starting to enjoy stalk hunting them with my black powder and old milsurp rifles.

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Old January 21, 2009, 08:05 AM   #2
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Where are you? I'll grab a SMLE and give you a hand with them hog pests you got.
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Old January 21, 2009, 08:42 AM   #3
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You did it!!!

Yes, you did it!

I never thought I would miss East Texas; my wife and I moving to Trinidad, Colorado almost three years ago. We lived north of Tyler, on 200 acres. Our heavily treed land bordered a creek; and was a wild hog haven. There was seldom a time my dogs and I walked the back acreage, we didn't see hogs. I had a close encounter 4 or 5 times with several. My Super Redhawk, Trapdoor, or Marlin 39 always evened the odds. My wife and I never developed a taste for wild hog meat; but my dogs did.

Shame on you; I miss those days,
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Old January 21, 2009, 09:02 AM   #4
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Where are you?
In the lower half of Alabama. Monroe county to be more precise.
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Old January 21, 2009, 11:25 AM   #5
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not too far from me. i'm at ft rucker.

there's plenty of hogs around here, especially on base, i just haven't made the time to go hunting yet.
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Old January 21, 2009, 01:47 PM   #6
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What fun! It's so awesome to see the milsurps doing their work out in the field. Congrats on the nice hog!
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Old January 21, 2009, 08:52 PM   #7
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Ft. Worth, TX ain't the far. Let me load a few 303 rounds up and........
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Old January 21, 2009, 09:17 PM   #8
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You will need to victory mark your gun now, for each one you bag. Not just the old fashioned notch in the stock. Something like a little brass pig silhouette inlayed in the buttstock. In a hundred years someone will be baffled to see that rifle with the little emblems attached to it.
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