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My first Russian Boar!

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Unread 06-13-2012, 03:46 AM
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My first Russian Boar!

So I harvested my first Russian Boar over here in Sweden. I have been adopted by a group of Swedish Military hunters. I shot this bruiser at 80 meters. DRT! He weighed in at 127Kilos (280lbs) and we have estimated the tusk length at 19cm. They say I am spoiled now, as it's like shooting a 6x6 elk in you first season. The (loaner) rifle they let me hunt with is a Heym SR30 in 30-06 topped with a Zeiss Diavari scope. Good friends with expensive toys!
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    Unread 07-25-2012, 09:15 PM
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    Re: My first Russian Boar!

    Congratulations on the piggy. Thats a good one.
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    Unread 07-25-2012, 09:50 PM
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    Re: My first Russian Boar!

    That's what I call a pig!
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    Unread 07-26-2012, 06:23 AM
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    Re: My first Russian Boar!

    Nice boar. Looks larger than 280# in the photo. Congrats!
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    Re: My first Russian Boar!

    Definitely looks bigger than 280 pounds! Also, to score a DRT on any pig is a great accomplishment. Those are some tenacious bastards!
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    Re: My first Russian Boar!

    280 was the dressed weight, guessing a little under 350lbs live weight.

    I was happy with the DRT as well. I was hunting from the ground, in the open, sitting in some tall grass. The landowner showed me what one of the boars did to his dog, unprovoked, only a week earlier. It was gruesome to say the least.

    The meat off these pigs is great table quality. Like a cross between pork and beef. Unique but really tasty. And best of all, the wife likes it!

    This fall I am going after Moose, Roe, Red, Fallow deer and more pigs. Hopefully my season keeps going well. I missed most of last season because of the move over here.
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    350 sounds better, but I still think he's bigger than that. (can't believe for the first time in internet history we are trying to convince you that your pig is BIGGER than what you say!)
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