Discussion in 'Hunting Videos' started by Brian Shaffer, Jul 18, 2020.
We looked to the skies for a sign. Then the hunt began...
Looked to me like a sign to make tails fall. Nice pile of kill for a night. That one hog was tough... just didn't want to go down and stay there. Good job keeping an eyeball on it.
Ten sounds like a good haul to me! Y’all are making a good team. You should be making some landowners happy. And a good hunt with friends, that’s the best part.
Good job of keeping the hogs socially distant from the cattle when you start shooting.
Ten is a nice haul!
Interesting that Ben's .308 didn't reach out and touch the hog at 200+ yards. It sure looked like it was on target. I'm going to have to review the ballistics for my .308 16" barrel.
This is why I like a 200yd. zero. It might shoot a touch high at 100, but between zero-200 it should be lethal. I was a bit surprised too, seeing a .308 drop that much from a 14" barrel.
See, I keep a 100 yard zero and nailed the hog just fine. The reason why I don't like a 200 yard zero is because few of my shots are at 200 yards. Why zero for a distance you don't shoot the most? Ben's problem was too heavy of a bullet for too little velocity, resulting in too much drop.
Here is a .308 zeroed at 200 and a shot at 80-85 yards. It was going to be a head shot, but if you don't compensate, the shot goes high. I don't like having to correct for two directions based on distance.
Now, had Ben had a 200 yard zero, he would have been needing to hold 2.5-3" low for most of his other shots that night. He should have only needed to correct for the 210 yard hog and the 40 yard hog instead of all the other shots.
Just 10??? I'd love to get just 1 at this point.
Pretty good haul for the night, despite interference from cows.
Yeah, in cattle country, cattle are a necessary evil with hog hunting. However, part of the reason the hogs are there are because the cattle are there, so you make the best of it.
Good hogs down! 10 for the night is a good night!
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