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Hog meets Mr. Barrett

Postby Fiddler's Green » Mon 06 Jun, 2011 8:50 am

I've got a bit of a feral hog problem on my Central Texas ranch and a rather morbid curiousity has been brewing for some time. Hogs are typically nocturnal, especially in our Texas heat, so I usually dispatch them with some .22 magnum lever actions that I have setup for night usage (the light recoil doesn't affect the LASER boresight and the mild report doesn't scare off the subsequent victims). But my interest has been piqued for some time as to the results of a .50 BMG travelling lengthwise through a hog (about the only way to kill a hog with a .22 magnum is a side shot through the lung/heart).

Well, I finally stumbled across a sounder of 9 out at dusk yesterday evening (an evening thunderstorm had them stirred-up). I rushed back to the safe and grabbed the .50 M99 that I recently received from Mr. Pork Chop and raced to intercept the pack before it got too dark. Right when I considered it might be getting too late, a big sow presented a lengthwise aspect at about 275 yards with a safe backdrop (I had hoped to catch 2 with a single shot, but I didn't have much time available). The results were not for the faint of heart.

The M33 round entered the 275 pound (estimated, but I have pictures to authenticate) sow almost centered on the butt and just below the backbone, travelled the length of the torso and exited the chest between the shoulders. I took an iPhone picture, but the quality was very poor; it was illuminated with vehicle headlights and I never claimed to be a photographer. The belly ripped neatly from pelvis to the top of the ribs from hydraulic shock (the belly was about 8 inches below the line of travel). The bullet must have also have hit a bone because, other than the legs below the hock, everything aft of the shoulders was gelatinous. Yeah, it was rather gruesome but morbid curiousity resolved. I'm still curious about results with the .416, but since the bullet doesn't expand, I'll probably just use a carcass previously dispatched by the .22 mag (I got 5 others on Friday night, the buzzards are so full they can't even fly).

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Re: Hog meets Mr. Barrett

Postby Dsully » Mon 06 Jun, 2011 12:02 pm

I want to see the bad picture anyway. :D
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Re: Hog meets Mr. Barrett

Postby Fiddler's Green » Mon 06 Jun, 2011 5:37 pm

Dsully, check your email for an attachment.

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Re: Hog meets Mr. Barrett

Postby Junkie84 » Tue 07 Jun, 2011 4:21 am

I have had the same curiosity and would love to see the photos.
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Re: Hog meets Mr. Barrett

Postby Dsully » Tue 07 Jun, 2011 4:26 am

Fiddler's Green wrote:Dsully, check your email for an attachment.

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Re: Hog meets Mr. Barrett

Postby RangeRat » Tue 07 Jun, 2011 5:08 am

Please include me on the mailing list for the picture.
Lack of planning on your part does NOT constitute an emergency on mine.
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Re: Hog meets Mr. Barrett

Postby freddy979 » Wed 08 Jun, 2011 11:11 am

Ditto
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Re: Hog meets Mr. Barrett

Postby Yeadon » Tue 21 Jun, 2011 11:27 pm

+1 on that!!! Picture Please
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Re: Hog meets Mr. Barrett

Postby Stitch » Sun 26 Jun, 2011 6:52 pm

fiddler shoot me the pic also . please :cheer:
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