Boar in the Wind

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  1. Brian Shaffer

    Brian Shaffer Pro Staff Third Coast Thermal SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    I spotted this boar on one of my favorite hunting properties as the livestock keep the grass nice and low over the entire property. This boar was in the same location as the last boar I shot on this property, under a big oak tree that is dropping tons of acorns.

    Because of the approaching cold/rain front, the winds had kicked up pretty good. This allowed for me to get a lot closer than I would normally get as the winds covered my approach.

    The Berger AR Hybrid OTM did alright on this boar, creating a nice permanent wound channel and blasting through the cervical vertebrae before fragments coming to rest in the muscle right under the skin on the opposite side of the neck.

    I have made shots similar to this in the past that surprise and confound me in the field before I review the video. The bullet entry appears to be a good bit lower than where the bullet came to rest on the opposite side. Logically, that would not appear to make sense unless the bullet had a pretty good deflection. That was not the case. The bullet traveled in a nearly straight line, but because of the orientation of the hog with its head down, the lower shoulder entry actually corresponded with a higher stopping point on the opposite side.

     
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  2. Ratdog68

    Ratdog68 LSB Official Story Teller LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Bang flops are just so rewarding. Nice shot.
     
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  3. J BAR K

    J BAR K Just trying to make a day. SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    One and done! Good shooting. It would seem the bullet did it’s job with that large of a wound cavity. Thanks for the additional information. Always enjoy that,
     
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  4. scrmblr1982cj8

    scrmblr1982cj8 LSB Active Member LSB TURKEY BUZZARD PRESERVATION SOCIETY LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Awesome video!
     
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  5. bar-d

    bar-d Head Wrangler, Chief Manure Manager: Bar-D Cattle

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    Ahhh, acorns, I sure do like freshly dropped ac................................Kudos, Brian.
     
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    der Teufel Livin' the Dream … SUS VENATOR CLUB

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    Nice approach, nice shot!

    Another good video. I particularly enjoy the dissection and bullet performance analysis.
     
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  7. gshock

    gshock Banned Member! SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    put em down with a body shot!! Good boar down
     
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  8. Brian Shaffer

    Brian Shaffer Pro Staff Third Coast Thermal SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Thanks. Unfortunately, those take a bit of time to do and because of the lack of hogs, I have had the time to do them. :-(
     

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