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First and foremost I want to say that these guys are truly first class.
Both in terms of as men and as a hunting guide/service
I can't stress that enough..
HIGHLY recommended... is their website

My buddy and I get to Randy's place in Seguin about 9:45, about 15 minutes late... bad timing on my part

Well, we get setup and headout... me with Randy and my buddy John with Gerald, we were going to be checking different properties that have have heavily corned and were checking with game cameras

We drove about 10 minutes or so and as we get out you could hear the pigs
gear up and head out, walked about 50 yards to a rise and we could see a heard of hogs marching single file across a bigfield, maybe 150 yards out..
there must have been 30 or more

due to the wind we really couldn't get in front of them and cut em off...
had I not been 15 minutes late, well... it would have been a pig massacre

the gen 3 NV goggles were awesome...
what a COOL experience

we hunted for about an hour on that place walking around and heard some splashing in a stock tank but didn't see any more

we drove to another place about 10 minutes away and got out, Randy said we were going to walk about a 150 yards along a road and just as he said there would be, we rounded a corner and there was a group out in front of a stand working a pig pipe... got setup with the shooting sticks and mounted the 44 lever action with the Gen 3 NV, watched them a few moments, there were to big ones, picked the biggest one and WACK!

down it went shot in the neck, racked another round
watched it for a few minuites and just as I thought for sure it was done, up it gets and heads off into the brush and because of the blind, I wasn't able to get off a second shot.. it went about 40 yars and we listened to it, knowing it was a good shot and let it bleed out

took a few moments to find it and it was a big pig
Randy figured about a 200lb boar, but this is the itnernet so it quickly became 225, as the night went on it grew to 275
it was a young boar in really good shape

loaded it up and headed back to Randy's place, clened it and waited on phone call from Gerald.. my buddy shot 2 and reconvered one nice 150lb sow

both of our shots ended up being a little low, as I didn't factor in that the NV scope was about 3" or so above bore centerline and the gun sighted in at 50 yards, shooting at 25-30 had the bullet probably an 1.5"
no big deal because I got it, but just didn't factor that in...

I did test my NV aimpoint micro on the 44 pistol and with the goggles it worked perfectly.. after I shot the hog we went out again I was just going to use the pistol ..

Per Chris's guidelines about pictures I am not posting any as they would require too much photoshoping to make "palatable"

Edited by ccoker - July/26/2009 at 15:26
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/26/2009 at 16:37
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   H*LL of a night!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Excellent
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/27/2009 at 04:29
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Sounds like great fun!!!
I photoshopped your pig and cleaned it up nicely. Here it is:
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