Helicopter Hog Huntin'

Discussion in 'Hog Hunting' started by 30-338, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. 30-338

    30-338 Well-Known Member

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  2. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Now that's what I'm talking about.

    Damn fine flying and shooting !!!!

    J E CUSTOM
     

  3. Jinx

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    Very nice shooting!!! Seems like there is a truck load of hogs down there!!!!
     
  4. nfhjr62

    nfhjr62 Well-Known Member

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    Who ever it was in the helicopter was not bad shot to hit those hogs while in a helo. and the hog running, wounder what fire arm he was using sounds like a surpressoed 223 but i may be wrong.
     
  5. GUNNER 1

    GUNNER 1 Well-Known Member

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    just watched hog shooting viedo, ive shot a lot of hogs and coyotes from a chopper, while doing pasture managment& game surveys, most shots are from 10 to 20 yards its windy & bumpy an r-22 chopper has a really small cockpit, shooter and pilot are shoulder to shoulder,you are close to the ground usually 30-50 ft.going 30-35 mph, the m-4 & ar-15 would seam like the right choice of weapon, not so, hot brass flying around the inside of the cockpit hitting you in the face , hands, going down your neck , aint much fun, not to mention it gets all over the floor and can jam the foot controls, seen it happen ! heres a few suggestions if you decide to give chopper shooting a try.wear good wrap around glasses,double check your seat belt, dont eat a big greasy breakfast,take a 12. gage tactial with full choke 3" with heavy shot. it should shoot a pattern about the size of a volley ball at 15 yrds and basket ball sized at 20 yards.put a dove ammo bag full of ammo between your feet.the 12 ga. will knock the hell out of a pig at close range,gps your flight path, so you can go back on the ground and pick up the pigs, with a truck and trailer, if you you dont pick up the pigs you will draw every coyote and scavanger, in the country & and pigs stink real bad laying in the sun for a few days.who ever picks up pigs take a handgun,could come in handy,by the way 12 ga.shotgunshells are a lot easier to clean up than .223 brass and there wont be as many of them. p.s. watch for power and phone lines they can ruin your day:) good luckgun)
     
  6. 30-338

    30-338 Well-Known Member

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    It's amazing to consider the collective experience represented her on LRH. I never even thought about a shotgun or the other issues mentioned, Thanks for the input.....30-338