Took the Trapper Hog Hunting

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Took the Trapper Hog Hunting

#1 Post by JimT » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:03 pm

Saw a lot of deer but no hogs. Very unusual. Had a good time though. Any day hunting is better than the best day at the Office! My friend and his son stumbled upon a sleeping boar. This big old boy was sound asleep in the sunshine after a 28 degree night. My friend shot him with a Big Horn Armory levergun ... The Spike Driver .. a .500 S&W Magnum using a heavy WFN cast bullet. The boar just rolled over at the shot.
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Re: Took the Trapper Hog Hunting

#2 Post by AJMD429 » Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:26 pm

Some day I would like to take my Spike Driver (the nickname for the BHA Model 89 in 500 S&W) hog hunting....!

I did use it for whitetail last year though.... 8)
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Re: Took the Trapper Hog Hunting

#3 Post by JimT » Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:55 am

That is quite a rifle! I had never handled one before.

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Re: Took the Trapper Hog Hunting

#4 Post by AJMD429 » Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:07 am

A bit shorter than a Mariln 1894 20", but also a bit heavier.
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Recoil with any load (and some approach 4,000 ft-lbs) seems to me about like a Garand; you know you're shooting a 'real gun', but it isn't unpleasant to me. YMMV. I don't hot-rod mine though - I just like lobbing huge-meplat chunks of lead around 1,500-1,800 fps... :mrgreen:
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Re: Took the Trapper Hog Hunting

#5 Post by JimT » Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:21 am

AJMD429 wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:07 am
I don't hot-rod mine though - I just like lobbing huge-meplat chunks of lead around 1,500-1,800 fps... :mrgreen:
That's my friend's philosophy also. I like it!

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Re: Took the Trapper Hog Hunting

#6 Post by piller » Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:20 am

Huge chunks of lead at moderate velocity was what wiped out vast herds of bison. It has always worked.
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Re: Took the Trapper Hog Hunting

#7 Post by JimT » Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:41 am

piller wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:20 am
Huge chunks of lead at moderate velocity was what wiped out vast herds of bison. It has always worked.
Absolutely!! Good point.

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