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big hog with some Russian blood #154285 01/02/2015 6:46 AM
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I originally went to visit my friends in Tioga, Pennsylvania for a post Christmas/pre New Years party when I looked over some of the boar that were there and just happened to have sighted in my S&W model 29 with a new 8 3/8" barrel with a 300gr XTP bullet over a stiff charge of H-110 at a 30yd target. There was a fresh cover of snow so it was no problem to spot this big guy running with a smaller boar. This critter was pushing 350lb. He was big.... Three different times I sat down to rest the gun on my knees for a shot and he would move out of range. The fourth time he stepped out of the trees into a open field with the sun in his face that gave me a chance to sit behind a blowdown, place my leather sand bag and rest my S&W 44. The first 300 grainer hit with a high lung shot and then he hobbled to 25yds with the 2nd shot knocking him over. I stand 6'2" and you can see him hanging from a loading bucket because he was to long for the meat rack. Can`t think of a better way to warm up on a cold winter morning....


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Re: big hog with some Russian blood [Re: jamesfromjersey] #154289 01/02/2015 10:52 AM
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Good Deal!!Hogs are a great target for handgunners.

Re: big hog with some Russian blood [Re: dhom] #154291 01/02/2015 11:18 AM
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That is a whopper of a boar! Congratulations James!

Re: big hog with some Russian blood [Re: SChunter] #154292 01/02/2015 11:48 AM
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James, he was a monster! Nice boar!


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Re: big hog with some Russian blood [Re: Franchise] #154293 01/02/2015 12:15 PM
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He"s a monster of a boar.

Re: big hog with some Russian blood [Re: racksmasher1] #154295 01/02/2015 1:14 PM
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Now that is a dandy porker! Congrats

Re: big hog with some Russian blood [Re: Mark Hampton] #154298 01/02/2015 2:17 PM
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Very, very nice, James!

Re: big hog with some Russian blood [Re: 500WE] #154299 01/02/2015 2:23 PM
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Awesome!! Are they any good to eat at that size?


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Re: big hog with some Russian blood [Re: Raptortrapper] #154303 01/02/2015 3:33 PM
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Great hog, James!!


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Re: big hog with some Russian blood [Re: Russell] #154304 01/02/2015 3:41 PM
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Congrats, James! That's a classic looking boar. Definitely good Russian bloodline.


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Re: big hog with some Russian blood [Re: jamesfromjersey] #154307 01/02/2015 5:24 PM
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Here piggy, piggy!!

Very nice!!


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Re: big hog with some Russian blood [Re: jamesfromjersey] #154308 01/02/2015 5:28 PM
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Nice animal James. A really big one. A fun hunt with a classic revolver.


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Re: big hog with some Russian blood [Re: billa] #154309 01/02/2015 6:48 PM
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Excellent! Makes me want to drag out my 29 and go shoot something big like that hog. He looks mean! How hard you drivin' those 300's? Is the new barrel a rebarrel? By the size of the exit hole the XTP must have expanded nicely.

Re: big hog with some Russian blood [Re: KRal] #154314 01/02/2015 7:12 PM
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Awesome piggy!


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Re: big hog with some Russian blood [Re: jamesfromjersey] #154319 01/02/2015 8:49 PM
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Sooooeeeyyt, James.


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Re: big hog with some Russian blood [Re: s4s4u] #154320 01/02/2015 9:09 PM
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Nice bud! That's a beast of a pig!


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Re: big hog with some Russian blood [Re: KRal] #154321 01/02/2015 9:35 PM
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Nice piggy, James, but I remember you being shorter!

Re: big hog with some Russian blood [Re: KRal] #154322 01/02/2015 10:08 PM
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Nice boar James..... should make some nice sausage.


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Re: big hog with some Russian blood [Re: nytracker] #154343 01/03/2015 3:08 AM
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A new barrel signifies there had to be an old barrel .Whats the story behind that ? Wore it out shooting pigs? You are enjoying this retirement thing waaaaaaaay waaaaaaaaay to much James. Good shooting on the hog.
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Re: big hog with some Russian blood [Re: junebug] #154350 01/03/2015 5:41 AM
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Great going James!

Re: big hog with some Russian blood [Re: Duke3026] #154352 01/03/2015 5:44 AM
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That's a good way to put a 44 to good use. Congratulations!!!!

Re: big hog with some Russian blood [Re: jamesfromjersey] #154353 01/03/2015 7:26 AM
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Very nice hog James!


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Re: big hog with some Russian blood [Re: pab1] #154356 01/03/2015 7:34 AM
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That's a nice pig.

Sure miss snow.


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Re: big hog with some Russian blood [Re: KRal] #154362 01/03/2015 9:40 AM
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looks like bacon,congrats


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Re: big hog with some Russian blood [Re: cottonstalk] #154392 01/03/2015 7:34 PM
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Nice hog, James. I'm getting the itch to go get another hog since I just noticed I'm completely out.

Re: big hog with some Russian blood [Re: jaydub in wi] #154393 01/03/2015 7:57 PM
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James,

Just the way to bring in the New Year and put some wear on the new barrel!

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Re: big hog with some Russian blood [Re: Zee] #154396 01/03/2015 8:10 PM
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 Originally Posted By: Zee
That's a nice pig.

Sure miss snow.


Nice pig X2!

Miss snow? We are getting snow for the 5th day in a row. It can be good for hunting or not so good, depends. It is great for coyote hunting, but I am not able to get out for the past month or so, so I just watch the "pretty stuff" fall. With our snow though we have been getting below zero temps all week.

Good going James!







Re: big hog with some Russian blood [Re: Gregg Richter] #154547 01/05/2015 5:05 PM
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That's a lot of pork. Good shooting!


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Re: big hog with some Russian blood [Re: KRal] #154569 01/05/2015 6:37 PM
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that is a big porker


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Re: big hog with some Russian blood [Re: KRal] #154681 01/06/2015 6:39 PM
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James. Do you have a picture of your leather sandbag?


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Re: big hog with some Russian blood [Re: Badubet] #154721 01/08/2015 6:26 PM
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Congratulations on your success, James. 2007, my eldest son and I went up to Wild Hill in the White mountains and both took pure Russians.

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Re: big hog with some Russian blood [Re: S.B.] #154723 01/08/2015 6:52 PM
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Steve, Thar`s an excellent boar with good European blood in him. You had a great time.....


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Re: big hog with some Russian blood [Re: jamesfromjersey] #154742 01/09/2015 8:21 PM
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That is a awesome hog! I always had good luck with 44mag XTP's. Shot one hog with a 240xtp and one black bear and many deer. Also shot a couple deer with 180xtp. Good bullets.


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Re: big hog with some Russian blood [Re: KRal] #154763 01/10/2015 10:20 PM
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Thats a big hog james!

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Good Deal, James


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