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    First for the Blackout

    Yesterday arvo I was trying to do my real job but kept getting interrupted by my secondary, more exciting job.....

    One of the interruptions was a farmer that has a rough hill close to the road that I shoot on in pig season, I haven't been yet this year

    "I've been trying to get hold of you for a few days now; the pigs are wrecking the hill"
    "I will be down tonight" I said, hoping the Boss could organise a sitter...
    "They are big ones, there is plenty of rooting, the Bastards" was his parting comment.

    One of the major concerns I had was deciding which toys to take....
    I'll take the Titanium 7-375, opps no bolt, the 6mm-204? No scope, the 22-Terminator, too heavy, the super light 22-Terminator, yep even had a sighted in scope & bullets, one down for the Boss to take.
    Could have taken the 6.5 Wsm but that has "been there & done that" heaps of times....
    I could take a 338 or 375 but that is just being silly......Hell this is heavy.........BOOOM.....shit is there anything left????

    Nope I really want to take the Blackout.

    I borrowed a set of Alumina caps off one of the other VX3 4.5-14x40 CDS scopes I have.
    Looked at the dial & thought Hell what did I zero it for & it isn't on Zero, I fired 110, 125, 150 & 165s through it last weekend... Bugger...
    I bore sighted it, but still wasn't sure, I knew the windage would be pretty good probably...
    So I loaded some bullets, 125 BTs with Hodgen Lillgun around one of the loads I used in the weekend.

    The Boss managed to get a Niece to look after her boy
    So off we went I set up a target on the way at about 50 yards, just to try & put my mind at rest...



    Not too bad for leaning on the bonnet, "Did you grab the brass" the Boss wanted to know, old habits from the range
    I figured I would come up 9moa to try & put the POI about where I wanted it.

    We got to spot X & I made a Rookie mistake with the AR, I quietly loaded it as some pigs could have been pretty close......

    Looked in the usual haunts but no dice, so over the creek & up the hill we went...no bloody sign...where are these pigs.....bloody farmers....
    We got to the end & looked up the bank, still nothing but there was a bit of rooting, it is pretty steep & crappy so I left the Boss on the track & told her to go back the way we came, I would have a look along the top parallel & above her.

    The dead grass was well past my knees with the odd broom & gorse bush chucked in for good measure, but man was there some rooting....
    I kept looking down the hill so I could keep an eye on the Boss & know exactly where she was, the rooting just got thicker & thicker.

    Then I saw a bush moving about 30yards directly in front of me & I could see most of a spotted Pig close to the edge of the "paddock" near the Pines.
    I had a bit of broom in the way so I slowly crept forward to get it out of my line of sight, I figured there would be more Pigs there somewhere & wanted a chance at a couple....
    I cleared the bit of broom to see more of the little hollow & there is a black Pig arse on happily rooting away about 15 yards away
    She wasn’t offering a shot so I turned my attention to the spotted one yep still happy, right oh then, up & "CLICK"....shit shit shit bugger...
    WTF, checked the chamber as I pulled back the charging handle, yep round in chamber, pushed it back onto the round with some force quietly, yep they are still there, Dumb Buggers, up again & another loud "CLICK" "FFS" they are just here you stupid prick" I thought, Bugger it, I just pulled the handle back, ejected the live round & let it go "CRUNCH"
    I looked up & the Black one was looking at me, like "WTF is that", I couldn't believe it & wasn't buggering about any longer, BOOM, thank goodness for that I thought, or something similar

    The other one took off, if it hadn't already, so I found my live round with a tiny firing pin indent in it.....lesson learnt.
    I walked the 10-15 steps to pick her up to drag her down to the Boss & away from where they have been hanging out.
    So here she is just "hanging about" "chilling out" this morning



    The Farmer said they were big

    Here is the 125 BT I recovered, it hit her in the neck went under her shoulder smashed some ribs, busted her gut & popped out on the grass as I gutted her.
    Was doing about 2250-2300fps I guess.



    Very happy with its performance, the AR is a great light weight platform; I will be getting a suppressor for it soon.
    Thanks to the Guys that talked me into getting one.

    The thing is we all know about Farmers & everything is relative....

    I have had it less than a week; here is the AR & its first victim,



    A whole 32lbs, I think I need to be further behind her

    Looking forward to going back, maybe there are some bigger ones........

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    Good stuff mate, I've been looking closely at a blackout, good to see em doing well

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    Abuse the farmers then!! piglet shooting With your dumb Lego click gun
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    Just as we'll you didn't take the 375!!!!
    Nice work👍

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    Quote Originally Posted by 338 View Post
    Just as we'll you didn't take the 375!!!!
    Nice work��
    Cheers

    Yep the 425s would have almost had enough grunt, just over 9000ftlbs at that range

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    Sweet:thumbup: mum or dad must be there somewhere.

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    Good work. Nice write up Greg! :-)

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    Nice shooting

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    Well done KG. that will be a nice little eater
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    Hey greg I was hoping you would post a pic of the brass.....looks brutal,How many fireing's are you expecting with the brass? that case was one already formed or you turned it down your self?.Cool pic's two You must of struggled with that piglet over your shoulder!

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    Over the shoulder? He has a bum bag that would have fitted it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neckshot View Post
    Hey greg I was hoping you would post a pic of the brass.....looks brutal,How many fireing's are you expecting with the brass? that case was one already formed or you turned it down your self?.Cool pic's two You must of struggled with that piglet over your shoulder!
    I don't pick them up I drag them, don't want to get dirty now....

    Yep I made that brass out of odds & sodds I picked up from the range, it has been fired a few times, will probably get "lost" before it dies.

    If you worry about brass a rattle gun is not for you

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    Hey Greg why didnt it fire the first two times? Fair Q as I know F all about AR's

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    They need to be slammed shut not closed quietly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Hey Greg why didnt it fire the first two times? Fair Q as I know F all about AR's
    I know F all about AR's too

    I believe I needed to make alot of noise cocking it

    Like pull it right back & let it go

    I might be able to get it to work by using the forward assist, will have a play at the range.

 

 

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