Pig pipe workin

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Stix, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. Stix

    Stix Well-Known Member

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    Although not long range from this location i thought i'd share a photo of a pig pipe i hunted yesterday. It's a kneeling position holding my rifle with 1 hand and camera with the other, very frustrating but finally got a decent shot. The black lump in the top left of the scope is another 5 mature pigs and 8-10 suckers bedded down.

    Ended up with 9 kills from that mob and that location :D Happy

    days :)
     

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  2. jackem

    jackem Well-Known Member

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    You are one determined photographer! :D
    Great shot and good shootin!

    Jack
     

  3. COBrad

    COBrad Well-Known Member

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    What's a pig pipe?
     
  4. Stix

    Stix Well-Known Member

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    It's a piece of PVC pipe capped at one end and a scew lid on the other, fill it with fermenting corn (Or other suitable smelly pig attracting food), put 3-4 1/2" holes on it and then tie it to a tree or rock with a metre or 2 of rope/chain.

    The pigs smell the corn and have to roll the pipe to get anything out of it (The 3-4 holes) it takes a long time for them to empty the pipe as they only get a few pieces out here and there but enough to keep them working for it.

    I needed dog food so got up reasonably close and just kept shooting, ended up with a line of dead pigs streching over 500 metres. They ran left to right so even the longest shot was only about 400 metres.
     
  5. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    This kind of Pig hunt is why I own M1-A's and an DPMS LR-260.

    Heck of a fine job with the old Mauser there or is it a Model 70?
     
  6. Stix

    Stix Well-Known Member

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    Model 70 XTR Varminter in .243, 95gn Accutips, does the job good enough but a new .308 will be taking it place for this type of hunting soon.
     
  7. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    Thought so.

    Might consider looking at the 300wsm in the coyote or coyote outback too especially if you plan on stretching it out.

    I already own .308, 300wm, and 300wm in multiple platforms so I cant' justify owning one although I'd really like to.

    Add that to three 7mm STW's and the LR-260 and I'd have a hell of a lotta splain'n to do to the wife if I brought one home LOL

    Again, nicely done.
     
  8. Stix

    Stix Well-Known Member

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    It's normal for me to shoot 15-20 rounds in a morning and 30-40 is not unheard of. I think a .300WSM would hurt the shoulder and pocket a bit much and probably only last a few years the way i shoot (Bad throat erosion from fast shooting). I don't think you could ever have to much gun for pigs and there are plenty of better calibres than a .308, but a .308 is a perfect comprise for what i need, accurate, good barrel life, easy on the shoulder for multiple shots, has 1500+ ft-lbs at 300 metres. It's a shame it has a rainbow trajectory.

    I'd love another model 70 but they are $1600 down here, i can get a Tikka T3 (timber blued) or CZ 550 American (Timber blued) both for around the $1000 mark.
     
  9. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    That makes sense. I have had phenomenal luck with the CZ's. Both the 527 and the 550 in 300wm.

    Keep up the good work.