Last Trip with the TAC 30

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  1. Chopperdrvr

    Chopperdrvr Deep East Tx SUS VENATOR CLUB

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    I have been lazy and put off editing the video for several weeks, but this trip occurred a few weeks ago. I have been using a wildcat caliber based on the 6.8 SPC case necked up to .30 cal. I was shooting Nosler 125 gr BT at 2700 FPS. The hog in the video has been showing up on trail camera pretty regularly and consistently. He is also the first to not go straight down with a high shoulder shot, but he only made it about 15 feet into the thick stuff. Unfortunately it was 5 feet in and 10 feet down to the bottom of a very steep creek. I just didn't have it in me to drag him to where I could get a tape around him for a weight. I have shot numerous lone boars this year all in the 205 to 225 weight category, but this one was a lot more solid and thick and I would estimate him at 250. I know it was all I could do to get his snout out from under some root in the creek bottom. The last critter was what I thought to be another raccoon, but turned out to be a rabbit doing his best to imitate a raccoon at about 100 yds. The effectiveness of the bullet was obvious in the video. It was so destructive I decided a picture would not be suitable for public consumption. Hope you enjoy the video.

     
  2. J BAR K

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

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    He is a solid hog for sure. Nice one! When they are that big and down in the creek it’s hard to get them out for sure. That was some good shooting on the small critters. Good video.
     
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  3. bar-d

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

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    R.I.P. (rabbit in pieces) Kudos, CD.
     
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    Ratdog68 LSB Official Story Teller LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    That's a chunk ! Nice shot. Then, blowin' chunks. It's gonna smell ripe around there.
     
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    der Teufel Livin' the Dream … SUS VENATOR CLUB

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    Nice hog.

    It’s always good to reduce the raccoons at a bait site.

    Wow! I've heard of rabbit populations exploding, but that was literal …
     
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    gshock Banned Member! SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Good hog down!! Nice shot on the raccoon too. Good to see you posting!
     
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  7. Brian Shaffer

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

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    Great hog. Never had any luck whistling them either.
     
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    scrmblr1982cj8 LSB Active Member LSB TURKEY BUZZARD PRESERVATION SOCIETY LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Chopperdrvr Deep East Tx SUS VENATOR CLUB

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    lol, I was just getting desperate. He had already left the field once and looked like he was going to leave for good. I just wanted to stop him for a second, but he wasn’t having any part of it.
     
  10. Brian Shaffer

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

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    I understand. I have squeaked, whistled, and barked. If anything, they usually move faster. I don't carry a grunt tube anymore...
     
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    Just lift a cheek. :D
     
  12. bar-d

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

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    That's when I squeak, whistle and bark unintentionally.
     
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