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  • Louisiana Hog Hunt

    Last weekend I went to Louisiana to visit a buddy of mine who has access to lots of cropland for nuisance hog control. He's got his technique dialed in, and has killed over 300 hogs already this year. He drives the perimeter of the fields while scanning with his thermal scope, once a group or even a lone pig is spotted, we then stalk them from 200-500 yards to within 100 yards or so.
    Once in place, we all fire on a three-count. I was at a disadvantage, due to having an IR scope and not a thermal. My range was severely limited by my IR illuminator, and usually only got one shot off before my scope "whited out" from the burned gunpowder that hangs in the air. Nonetheless, I walked MILES, and had a blast (pun intended)!!

    The first night we killed 10, the second night we killed 7 and the third night we killed 21.



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    My buddy, Shane, verifying his zero before the slaughterfest.


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    My first kill, which earned me the nickname "eye shot"!


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    One of the pig piles we generated-


    Here is one big boar who busted Shane as he clicked his safety off. These animals are amazing. I BARELY heard it and I was standing right next to him. The pig was approximately 80 yards away!


    Last edited by GSPKurt; 05-23-2018, 05:30 PM.
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    Here is another pile...

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    Here is myself with a decent hog-

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    Here is Shawn with the biggest boar we killed-


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    Here is a link to the video of the first shot on the big boy-







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    Here is Keith, Shane and Shawn with some more dead swine-

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    Last edited by GSPKurt; 05-23-2018, 05:31 PM.
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      Here's the Big Kahuna with a few-

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      Shane and Shawn mugging for the camera-

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      • #4
        Some of these pigs are so brazen, they will walk right up on the road when a vehicle is approaching!
        It didn't end too well for this big boy, though...




        Sometimes things don't go as planned, like when the doors are locked and you can't get out of the truck to take a shot...



        Hope you liked the pictures and videos.
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        • #5
          Glad you had a good time...
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          • #6
            some people just have all of the fun

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            • #7
              Awesome! So what cartridges did you use in those suppressed ARs?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by BigDinFl View Post
                Awesome! So what cartridges did you use in those suppressed ARs?
                I used my 6.8 SPC that I built with a Silencerco Omega. The others used 224 Valkyrie, .308, .300 Blk. and 6.5 Creedmoor.
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                  Originally posted by GSPKurt View Post

                  I used my 6.8 SPC that I built with a Silencerco Omega. The others used 224 Valkyrie, .308, .300 Blk. and 6.5 Creedmoor.
                  What, you have a 6.8? What bullet did you use?
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Ed308 View Post

                    What, you have a 6.8? What bullet did you use?
                    I loaded a 110 gr. Sierra Pro Hunter over 29.0 gr. of H322.
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                    • #11
                      Welcome to the 6.8 world. I love the 6.8. Excellent hunting AR that easy to load and doesn't beat the bolt up. The Sierra Pro Hunters are one of the older 6.8 bullets. Try the 110 gr (or is it 115) Accubond. Great 6.8 hunting bullet. The Hornady 120 gr SST will do some meat damage but will bring any sized hog out out 350+ yards. And for some speed, get Speer's 90 gr Gold Dots. Speer finally released that bullet to the general public after we begged them. Same bullet used by the Federal's Fusion ammo the XM Gold Dot military ammo. If you purchased a ARP barrel, the Nosler Custom Comps HPBT bullet will easily shoot .5 MOA with 28.5 grs of Accurate 2200. 2200 is probably the best 6.8 powder. Those four bullets are my favorite 6.8 bullets.

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                      • #12
                        I have had this rifle for years, wanted to use a lighter rifle this trip as we were doing spot & stalk from 200-400 yards. I have a Wilson Combat barrel in it that is sub-half inch at 100 yards with Nosler Ballistic Tips. I have never hunted with it before now. I believe I have some AA2200, will have to look and see. I am looking for load data for a 130 grain bullet, if you have it.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by GSPKurt View Post
                          I have had this rifle for years, wanted to use a lighter rifle this trip as we were doing spot & stalk from 200-400 yards. I have a Wilson Combat barrel in it that is sub-half inch at 100 yards with Nosler Ballistic Tips. I have never hunted with it before now. I believe I have some AA2200, will have to look and see. I am looking for load data for a 130 grain bullet, if you have it.
                          Those Wilson barrels are similar to ARP. Both are great barrels. You can load a 130 gr bullet. But that a little large for the 6.8 case. But it would work with a windowed mag so you could load long. Go the the 6.8 Forum for the load data. There's a ton of data on that forum for that bullet and most other 6.8 bullets.

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