Handgun Whistle Pigs

Discussion in 'Varmint Hunting' started by COBrad, Sep 26, 2018.

  1. COBrad

    COBrad Well-Known Member

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    My big game guns shoot a lot more varmints than anything else, including my .454 Casull. Those 300 gr XTP's at about 1600 fps are pretty hard on the marmots, or whistle pigs as I grew up calling them. My goal this year was to break the 200 yard mark, and my long handgun shot this year was 212 yards. I'm shooting a Freedom Arms with 7.5 inch barrel and a Vortex Venom sight. Next year I plan to mount a scope and break the 300 yard mark. Pictured is the 212 yard shot and a 156 yard double. 2 in one shot 156 yds 8.2018.JPG 212 yds 8.2018.JPG
     
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    300whisper Well-Known Member

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    That is absolutely awesome! Great shooting!
     
  3. COBrad

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    It was my long range shooting goal for this fall. Won’t mention the misses before finally scoring.
     
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  4. troupe

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    That looks like a lot of fun. I grew up in W.Va and truly enjoyed groundhog hunting. Mainly with rifles, but did get some pistol shots in my time. I still believe that groundhog hunting made me the better shooter that I have become. No pro by any margin, but shooting whistle pigs taught about yardage and wind holds.
     
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