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    Longrange (pig) hunt.

    I used to have a pack of pigdogs, and was mad keen on hunting this way. But now I only have a couple of old dogs that are pretty low percentage when it come to catching a pig...they tend to just chase them around and I fluke the odd one or two.

    So a change in direction was needed, enter the mighty 7mmWSM!!!!



    Pretty happy with this bad boy, He'd killed a few early lambs and was making one hell of a mess in the farmers paddocks.

    My days of carrying out big pigs 5km's through native bush in the Coromadel are over, I'd just bone it out now...but luckily for me it was shot on a private property, so I only had to carry it a couple of km's and all down hill. The reward was seeing the relief on the farmers face when I saw it dead (coming into lambing), he was really stressing - but very happy now.

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    How far?
    VIVA LA HOWA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    How far?
    Oh just a couply K's man
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    More about the 7mmWSM please Kimjon...that is the caliber of my next build! What barrel length, bullets and speeds are you getting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    How far?
    I had to take a rushed shot - so just a bit of Kentucky windage

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    More about the 7mmWSM please Kimjon...that is the caliber of my next build! What barrel length, bullets and speeds are you getting?
    26'' barrel, 162Amax @ 2980 to 3040fps (my chrony is doing my head in with ''consistently erratic'' results depending on what day you do it on????)

    Does the job.

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    Nice effort love hunting pigs without dogs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kimjon View Post
    I had to take a rushed shot - so just a bit of Kentucky windage



    26'' barrel, 162Amax @ 2980 to 3040fps (my chrony is doing my head in with ''consistently erratic'' results depending on what day you do it on????)

    Does the job.

    kj
    when i get the forum chrony your welcome to pop out for a shoot to compare if you like.

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    Hell yeah, that would be awesome. I've just got no trust in my one anymore.

    Kj

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimjon View Post
    Hell yeah, that would be awesome. I've just got no trust in my one anymore.

    Kj
    i will get the gongs up as well. i will pm you when it turns up.

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    Sounds good to me, will be good to learn a trick or two off you.

    Kj

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    Quote Originally Posted by mucko View Post
    i will get the gongs up as well. i will pm you when it turns up.
    I could be keen for a jam too Mucko.
    No longrange shooter by any stretch but be great to give my rifle more practise....Im fine its the rifle!

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    nice pig alright! hairy bugger.
    I was wondering how far the shot was too?
    how well did the amax perform? any wound pictures?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bully View Post
    nice pig alright! hairy bugger.
    I was wondering how far the shot was too?
    how well did the amax perform? any wound pictures?
    Hi Mate, the shot wasn't ranged so I'd only be guessing at the actual range? The Amax certainly did the job, stopped the boar in its tracks! No massive exit holes, so nothing to take a pic of sorry...I've found that with most things I've shot with the Amax the exit hole isn't very big or it doesn't exit at all, but the internal damage is huge!

    kj

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    that is a good chunck of pig.
    Rules are for the obedience of fools
    and the guidance of wise men” Sir Douglas Bader.

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    yeah, I find the same things. I sometimes hear of a big exit wound but in the few animals iv hit, they didn't have one.
    that goat I shot last in your goat thread... I recovered the projectile it was about 69 grains.
    all in all then do seem to work well though aye.

 

 

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