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Got this one yesterday morning..
Funny part to me is that I was working with this rifle at long ranges and hunted from dark to dark on Saturday anticipating up to a 500 yard shot…
No bucks seen…

Went out stalk hunting yesterday morning and came across this boar who took off running and I popped him about 30 yards out…
Oh well, that’s how hunting goes

I have been using this rifle for a year, I love it! It's not an ultra light build with the 18" barrel, but it's extremely accurate, not the least bit finnicky on ammo and doesn't heat up and cause the groups to open up when shooting a lot.

The scope is optical perfection!
at 1.5x with the dot on, it's about like using a red dot at closer ranges and has such good glass that I feel confident way out there and in very, very low light or hog hunting under moonlight.

Gear used:
Wilson Combat 6.8
Schmidt & Bender 1.5-6x42 Zenith with Flashdot #9 illuminated reticle
Handloaded Barnes 95 TTSX, 29.5g RL10x, SSA Brass
ADM mount


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Well done
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Nice one.
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Nice boar,

I like that rig too!

Excellent
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Great boar, greater equipment. Congrats.
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Nicely done... what region in the US do you hunt?
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this was at our lease in what I would call "south central" Texas

Near Seguin
our lease is a level 3 MLD, meaning it's a managed property with special permits and extended season for deer

We can hunt with rifles for deer from Oct 1 to end of Febuary :)
my wife LOVES it!
ha


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Originally posted by ccoker ccoker wrote:

We can hunt with rifles for deer from Oct 1 to end of Febuary :)
 
Damn!  If I could continue deer hunting through Feb, I think my wife might divorce me.
 
I hate you, man!Wink
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I walk a FINE line my friend!
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Nice boar.  And setup.  Makes me think I may have to build a 6.8 upper at some point.
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What does that boar weigh, out of curiosity, Coke?
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225-250
didn't weigh it but have shot others similar size

Those Barnes bullets put the hurt on!

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Pork back straps on the grill sound mighty good. Glad you shared the hunt with us, pictures are always good.
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Kudos on a good hunt .Great equiptment & yes those Barnes are great too.
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Nice going. Snapshots are a rush when you connect.
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