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It'll happen again. Way to keep your head. I've seen people turn and bolt, I've seen people freeze in place, and it's a rare treat to see someone stand their ground and take a timed and aimed shot to drop them.

BTW, be sure to rib your buddy at every opportunity "remember that time you shot at a pig three times and I drop him with one head shot?"
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Just found out that ATN has a new thermal out.

More of a budget model, without a lot of bells & whistles.

For $1200, it should get a lot of people in the thermal game.

https://www.atncorp.com/thermal-scope-thor-lt-3-6x


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Nice, thanks Millwright. Debating on an Armasight 336 predator to for use on my 20" AR that's going to be the hog hammer. Going to use heavy, solid copper TSX's over a good, slow-burning/high velocity powder.

Also, for everyone's info Lone Wolf Glock barrels are button rifled, so my Glock 22 became my woods gun with hard cast bullets. Underwood also sells coated hard cast bullets that won't foul up the Glock's OEM barrel as well.
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They have one that is 4-10x, in the stripped models.

I will probably go the extra 200 bucks for that one, since it will live on an AR-10.

Many pigs live another day because they are 150-200yds and I won't push a 300BO/X-Sight II out that far.
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Pigs normally stay at a little lower elevation than our place. The only pigs that I see on the place are older boars. Usually the dogs put them under a manzanita bush and I walk out and shoot them from a few yards. I did shoot one across the pasture. It was about 125 yards away. I used the 6.5 swede on it. For close shots the 357 Ruger rifle. I don't hunt pigs, I just wait for one to cross the pasture, which happens once or twice a year. The pasture is narrow and long so few long shots, most under 75 yards. 357 works well. Acorns are on the ground and streams are drying up. Soon the only ground water will be in local ponds like the one next door. I envy those of you who get shots at younger pigs which are good eat.
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If your butchering and freezing.... Do a fat check before hand. Cut off a piece, fry it, try it. If it's good, like any pork fat should be, your gtg.

If you get an off flavor I'd trim it away kinda like how you trim tallow from venison.

It's not terribly common to get a feral pig with bad fat but it does happen. Don't ask me what does it exactly but taste varies widely depending on what the thing has been eating. If you freeze that pork and the fat is of the not so good variety....it will not ruin your lean meat but that flavor will make its way into it.

I'd have to say it's only been like one out of every fifty I've butchered that are off but it is almost always off a bigger critter. Age combined with something in the diet I reckon.

Bear fat is much the same. Mostly it's good but every now and again it's not. So I always always test the fat off feral pig and bear before I freeze.

If you roast em fresh you can leave it on and trim it away later after it's cooked if it's not good.

My tip of the day. Apologies if you knew this already but I learned the hard way.
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