Pig Shot with 7WSM

Discussion in 'Hog Hunting' started by long450, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. long450

    long450 Well-Known Member

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    I recently shot a pig (200# boar) at just over 500 yards. I used a LSR built custom 7mm WSM with 168 gr SMK moving at 2900 fps. I had this pig and a smaller one at 770 yards the evening before, but could not shoot at it due to some deer hanging around in the line of fire. This rifle has been a real shooter for me.
     
  2. JeffVN

    JeffVN Well-Known Member

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    nicely done. Sadly you are in complete violation of the photos required rule... post up some pics. :)

    Jeffvn
     

  3. gcamp54

    gcamp54 Well-Known Member

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    Congrats. It seems 2900 fps is a little slow for the 168. Was that the max velocity you could get or what your rifle liked?

    Gordon
     
  4. partisan1911

    partisan1911 Well-Known Member

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    Where did you hit the pig and how did that bullet do? I have a new 7WSM and haven't shot it yet because I haven't decided what bullet to use yet. Somewhere between 140-168gr.
     
  5. long450

    long450 Well-Known Member

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    Velocity was what my rifle liked with the 168. Three years ago I shot a doe at 736 yards with this rifle using the same load.

    Sorry no pictures of this one.

    The shot was through the lungs with no exit. Pig ran about 60 yards. I had some wind to deal with so I did not shoot for the behind the ear shot I prefer. I could not get a good read on the distance from the pig with my Leica 1200 range finder. I ranged him for about 15 minutes using the brush he was near. It was an overcast day and that may have been causing the ranging issue.