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Russian Boar #164058 10/06/2015 8:57 PM
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I was fortunate enough to take a nice Russian Boar this past weekend at Wilderness Hunting Lodge in TN.

It rained all weekend and we were seeing a few hogs, but no Russians of any size. We did jump several large feral hogs. Found a feeding area late on Friday afternoon and decided to slip in before daylight the next morning. Saturday morning was overcast and raining and we spotted movement as we were heading to the location. A quick look through binoculars confirmed the hogs had decided to feed during the night. I slipped a little closer and waiting for daylight to get a better evaluation of the hogs. A group of about ten hogs with one standing shoulders above the rest. The biggest hog was getting nervous and left the group and ran to my right about 30 yards. I thought he was leaving, but he turned and started back toward the group. He stopped broadside at 20 yards long enough for me to evaluate his size and get off a decent shot. He ran back past the group of hogs and stopped. He never made a sound and showed no signs of being hit. I was lining up for a second shot when he squealed and fell over and started kicking.



Custom revolver chambered in 510 GNR shooting a 385 grain FNGC @ 1175 fps. The bullet entered low on the left shoulder, cut the top of the heart and exited below the right shoulder.



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Re: Russian Boar [Re: Randominator] #164059 10/06/2015 9:48 PM
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That`s an excellent boar and some great shootin.... It was a great pleasure to finally meet you at HHC.... The hunt was much more then I expected and will see you there again in the future..


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Re: Russian Boar [Re: jamesfromjersey] #164060 10/06/2015 10:04 PM
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Nice hog! Great shooting! Love Wilderness lodge. There are some big ones there if you are patient enough to find them.


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Re: Russian Boar [Re: reflex264] #164061 10/06/2015 10:09 PM
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Congratulations! Thanks for sharing.

Re: Russian Boar [Re: Randominator] #164063 10/06/2015 10:35 PM
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Nicely done. Nice hog as well.


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Re: Russian Boar [Re: csherrill] #164064 10/06/2015 10:36 PM
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Nice boar! Don't think I've ever heard of a 510 GNR.


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Re: Russian Boar [Re: Chance Weldon] #164065 10/06/2015 11:07 PM
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 Quote:
510 GNR


It is one of Gary Reeder's creations, a little shorter than a 500 Linebaugh.


Rod, too.

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Re: Russian Boar [Re: s4s4u] #164067 10/06/2015 11:37 PM
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Nice pig and BEAUTIFUL revolver!


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Re: Russian Boar [Re: Zee] #164068 10/07/2015 12:31 AM
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That's one happy guy. Good job.

Re: Russian Boar [Re: rlb] #164071 10/07/2015 1:02 AM
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Great times Randy, glad I was along for the hunt!

Britt

Re: Russian Boar [Re: BRITTJKY] #164072 10/07/2015 1:12 AM
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James had nothing but great things to say about Reeder's Gathering! I will be there to hunt with yall next year! I need to bring one of my Competitor's for y'all to play with. 😆


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Re: Russian Boar [Re: Franchise] #164074 10/07/2015 1:44 AM
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Great piece of swine! The 510 GNR has always interest me.


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Re: Russian Boar [Re: KRal] #164079 10/07/2015 12:01 PM
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nice hog, good on ya

Re: Russian Boar [Re: Sam86] #165706 11/08/2015 9:42 PM
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My eldest son and I took this Russian up at Bill Rickters(one of Fred Bear's original guides up in Alaska) Wild Hill back in 2008:


Congratulations on yours.
I think you'll find the real treasure is in the eating of these hogs.
Steve

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