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Old 08-04-2018, 08:50 PM   #1
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The other morning, I got up for work and as I opened the door from the garage I saw 4 hogs 20 ft from my house. I ran in and got my 30-30 and they were gone before I could get back. This started my need to eliminate the hogs in the area.

Anyway, I went out back that night and saw a hog on the feeder. Shot it, I think, and it ran off all goofy (like the goofy kid in PE). It ran past the fence in the trees. This the 2nd of 6 hogs with this gun I have "missed." SUPER FRUSTRATING!

It was light enough out I could see a shooting target, about the same distance as the hog, and I nailed it twice.

Is it possible that I can shoot one and it not bleed due to the thick hide closing back up. At least, not bleed immediately. BTW these shots are 50 yds at the most.
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Old 08-04-2018, 08:59 PM   #2
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Yea hogs do seem not to bleed very good some times. But at that range and your weapon of choice that doesn’t sound like the issue. Should be some blood somewhere if you shot at six of them less than fifty yards. Maybe aim alittle tighter and lower on the shoulder? And definantly practice some
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Old 08-04-2018, 09:15 PM   #3
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what bullets are you using? how big are the hogs?
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Old 08-04-2018, 09:19 PM   #4
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Why look for blood when you shoot em in back of their ear lobe, they drop on the spot. 30 30 is plenty of gun to anchor any pig. Not sure of your bullets but Iíd think anything outta that gun anchors a pig.

As was suggested. Always good to practice with what youíre using, gun, bullets, distance and lighting.


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Old 08-05-2018, 04:30 AM   #5
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Hogs are frustrating to hunt. They are tough and shot placement is critical as is bullet choice

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Old 08-05-2018, 06:40 AM   #6
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I shot one with my 5.56 @ 30 yds. It was a quartering away shot. I got him behind the ribs on the right side. He ran 75 yards. No blood trail.
Luckily it was open pasture with short grass and I saw him laying there. I cut him open to see what the bullet did. I was shooting VMax. I shot him through the heart.

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Old 08-05-2018, 08:50 AM   #7
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I'm not familiar with a 30/30 but I think its definitely possible they wouldn't bleed. I made a perfect shot in the lung heart area on hog last week with a .270 and it dropped but didn't bleed at all, I had a hard time finding the entrance hole.

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Old 08-05-2018, 01:58 PM   #8
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22lr in the ear hole drops them where they stand every time.
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Old 08-05-2018, 10:24 PM   #9
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I am using Hornady Leverevolution. I am a crack shot with this gun have had it for 5 yrs or so. I actually bought it off a guy on this site..marlin 336 jm stamped. I shoot standing usually, it is the “farm gun”. I do think I shot just behind the lungs. Just frustrating, I usually don’t miss.
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Old 08-06-2018, 12:47 AM   #10
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I aim behind the ear..whenever possible....
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Old 08-06-2018, 07:40 AM   #11
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i aim behind the ear..unless i don't want to clean it and let them run off and die elsewhere....
fify! :d
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Old 08-06-2018, 08:05 AM   #12
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With broadhead hole is sometimes sealed off with Fat..Happens with bullet too sometimes
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Old 08-06-2018, 10:08 AM   #13
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A hog’s vitals are surprisingly low and tight to the shoulder. It’s easy to hit them behind or above the vitals if you shoot them like a deer. With a 30-30, put it smack in the middle of the shoulder and above the elbow. Watch it drop.

In/behind the ear hole works too.

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Old 08-06-2018, 10:46 AM   #14
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That's a HEART shot Pushbutton2 (:->)
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Old 08-06-2018, 08:05 PM   #15
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That's a HEART shot Pushbutton2 (:->)


It was pure luck!
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Old 08-06-2018, 08:41 PM   #16
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I know there is a difference between the .30-30 and 5.56

I shot this guy last night.
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Fired 4 rounds a 2 pigs from an elevated box blind
2 connected

First 2 rounds were 100 yds
1st rd missed - my nerves. First pig in over 4 months

2nd rd - aimed for the just below the ear. connected, saw him hit the dirt, watched for a second to see if he got back up. He didnít.
Upon initial cursory inspection I couldnít locate entrance or exit wounds. I harvested his back-straps, while doing that Iím pretty sure my first shot hit him behind the jawbone and below the spine. I did see dark red blood on my tailgate.

3rd rd est 70 yds - Swung to the left and sent a round after the other that was running quartering to my left. He got to far to my left to get the gun on him, did see it disappear into taller grass. Iím assuming I missed, I didnít see a gait change or it slowing down to indicate itíd been hit, Iíve been wrong. I didnít look for it.

4th rd est 50 yds - panning back to where first pig went down I see one running I shoot him. It ended up being the first pig I shot.

Second shot caught him midway just below the spine. Thereís a big vein that runs along there that I THINK I hit.

I walked around the tree several times looking for the ďotherĒ pig. Didnít see it or any blood.

This is the only blood I found.

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Old 08-07-2018, 08:33 AM   #17
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fify! :d
Naw.... I like to drop what Iím aiming at..and I have no problem dragging it off....
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Old 08-08-2018, 06:55 PM   #18
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Pushbutton2, what scope do you use on the Ar?
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Old 08-08-2018, 09:12 PM   #19
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Pushbutton2, what scope do you use on the Ar?
The on the pig is an AR15. I'm using a Tru Glo 3x9x 40 with illuminated reticle. It has 2 colors red green.

The AR on the table is my AR10 .308

I'm using a Vortex Viper HST 6x24x50 on it.
6X is a lot for 100 yd and under shots under a feeder.

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Old 08-09-2018, 08:13 AM   #20
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shoot em in the neck...nomore losses
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Old 08-10-2018, 09:53 AM   #21
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Put it I the ear or just behind and they go down GYD!!!
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Old 08-10-2018, 10:03 AM   #22
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Anywhere between the ear and the eye works great. Look at 4dog's avatar in post 20 for a visual.
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Old 08-10-2018, 10:06 AM   #23
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Another visual just because

This was intentional by the way, there was $20 on the line I couldn't hit her in the eye from 130 yards with my 7mag.
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Old 08-10-2018, 10:58 AM   #24
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Claymore mines? Hand grenades? Dyn-O-mite? Mortars? Blanket bombing? Nukes?
Seriously. 20'? How about a 12 gauge and some 00 or 3 shot?
A big boulder rolled down a mountain like Willie Coyote? Never mind there ain't too may mountain in Texas.
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Old 08-10-2018, 12:34 PM   #25
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Claymore mines? Hand grenades? Dyn-O-mite? Mortars? Blanket bombing? Nukes?
Seriously. 20'? How about a 12 gauge and some 00 or 3 shot?
A big boulder rolled down a mountain like Willie Coyote? Never mind there ain't too may mountain in Texas.
There are some senderos tho :-)
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