First hog of the year!

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by OKbow87, Feb 15, 2007.

  1. OKbow87

    OKbow87 Well-Known Member

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    Not exactly long range... only 140 yards, but the 257 weatherby finally got to draw some blood. Shot him high in the shoulder and took out both shoulder blades and the spine. The 100 grain tsx did awesome! It blew through both shoulders, damaged the spine, and when we opened him up everything inside was pretty much mush. Its pretty nice to get to go hunting in the snow here in Oklahoma. Most of the time its only something I get to dream about!

    Colin

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    Decent cutters on him too...
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  2. lovdasnow

    lovdasnow Well-Known Member

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    nice pics, thats a crazy colored hog. I would love to hunt those things. Do you guys eat them? do they make good bacon, sausage, etc?

    thanks for posting
     

  3. SamSpade

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    Nice hog, poor snow, if you like we can send you some more snow with a lot of cold weather to boot!
     
  4. philny1

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    We got both snow and cold to spare. Can have all ya want.
     
  5. screech

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    Is that a sub moa 257weatherby? If so, how does it shoot with what bullet. thanks and cool looking hog
     
  6. OKbow87

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    lovdasnow - I havent ever had one processed so I dont really know. We usually just cut the backstraps out, and then quarter off the hind quarters. We make stew or shiska-bobs out of the rear quarters and grill up the backstraps. Its pretty good we use alot of the cajun injector on them b/c sometimes they have a gamey taste. It helps if you soak them in vinegar for a little while too.

    Screech - Its a mark v ultra-lightweight. I run 73.5 grains of rl 22 under that 100 tsx, necks turned, federal gm215 primers and seated way out. The length measured off the ogive is 2.935". I can only get two in the magazine and one in the chamber and still get it to feed right. It consistently shoots ride around 1/2 moa out to 500 which is as far as I have shot it.
     
  7. bailey1474

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    Good lookin' feral hog!!! Out of curiosity, what part of the state did you shoot him in???
     
  8. OKbow87

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    B.B. - East of Guthrie on the Lincoln/Logan county line. These things are starting to get all over. We hunt them up there and down on the Washita by Davis/Sulpher, but the ones up north here sure seem to be less nocturnal than the ones down there.
     
  9. 41mag

    41mag Well-Known Member

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    Nice porker bud. I like the ones with a little color to them, they break up the all too standard black.
     
  10. Buffalobob

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    Looks like you did well.
     
  11. bsb

    bsb Well-Known Member

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    Nice Hog! my brother got one last year and turned him into snousage /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif and it was some fine eatin we were going to texas next week but the wife had different plans /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     
  12. Popapi

    Popapi Well-Known Member

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    AWESOME hog Colin I had to download them to let tha guys(My Friends) in Alabama. Louisiana,and South Carolina see how us Oklahoma Boyz DO IT!!!!! Marcus,