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love sick #198078 03/15/2019 12:35 AM
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..." After settling behind a blow down my eyes focused on a swirling mass of eight boar all trying to get the best position to consumate natures strongest emotion"...This is what I saw last Monday after making my way to a sunny plateau on the Tioga Ranch of north central Pennsylvania..Nothing like sex to keep the readers attention.. And nothing like sex to keep a boar from spotting a hunter on his stalk...There were some tremendously large boar, with some in the 400lb range, but the one I was after was spotted earlier and followed because while using my 12X Zeiss binos I was able pick out some nice cutters along with a long shaggy winter coat.. This a formidable yet unique animal to hunt, and if you score, makes a beautiful trophy..My original intention was on using my iron sight Ruger Blackhawk in 45 Colt. The handload has a 260gr Partition over 23.5grs of H-110. I added a V-notched blade to the adjustable Millet rear sight and along with a green Freedom Arms fiber optic front blade that gave me an open sight system that was perfect for my eyes. However, this was not to be, as a scope sighted handgun was needed for a more precise shot, with all the moving boar and a distance of 50 or so yards.... My friend and fellow hunter Tom was in a different area using a 12 gauge Remington loaded with slugs and also hunting boar.. Anyway, after watching the floor show for I don`t know how long, my target broke off from the group and made his way on a angle away from me at a slow walk until he was 70 yards distant when I dropped the hammer on my Freedom....With an impressive reaction to the hit he seemed to be knocked sideways off his feet and though not killed outright, he never regained his footing... Let me finish by saying that fellow handgun hunter Alcorn Russell
from Lyon, Mississippi had sent me a box of custom made Hawk JFP bullets in .41 caliber and weighing 235grs to test, so with a charge of 21.7grs of H-110 I put one into the shoulder area of the still breathing boar. Sadly, I only recovered the 210 while the 235 is still going.... I`ve included a photo of the .41 caliber 235gr JFP loaded with high and low cannalures and using the higher groove for the 21.7gr charge of H-110 and better ignition...The recovered 210gr Swift weighed 187.1grs losing 22.9grs...
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Re: love sick [Re: jamesfromjersey] #198079 03/15/2019 12:39 AM
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Nice boar -- nice shot -- Congrats!

Re: love sick [Re: jamesfromjersey] #198080 03/15/2019 12:41 AM
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Nice boar. I need to get back to Tioga soon.


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Re: love sick [Re: magman] #198081 03/15/2019 1:06 AM
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Nice Boar!


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Re: love sick [Re: Ernie] #198082 03/15/2019 1:33 AM
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Good going James, next trip remember to bring some ones.

Re: love sick [Re: racksmasher1] #198083 03/15/2019 1:42 AM
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Good going James. That's a good looking boar.

Re: love sick [Re: racksmasher1] #198084 03/15/2019 1:46 AM
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Very nice, James. Hogs dont stand a chance with you around!!


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Re: love sick [Re: Brenden] #198085 03/15/2019 1:46 AM
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Congrats.


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Re: love sick [Re: Okie Hunter] #198086 03/15/2019 2:19 AM
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Very nice James! I always appreciate the details you give.


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Re: love sick [Re: JDK] #198087 03/15/2019 2:51 AM
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Nice job James! I always look forward to reading your hunting reports.

Re: love sick [Re: grayghost] #198088 03/15/2019 2:52 AM
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Very nice James. Congrats. I always love your hunt recaps.


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Re: love sick [Re: grayghost] #198089 03/15/2019 3:16 AM
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Great boar James. Notch up another one!!!


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Re: love sick [Re: grayghost] #198090 03/15/2019 8:03 AM
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Nice shot and great hog James


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Re: love sick [Re: REDHAWK1954] #198091 03/15/2019 11:06 AM
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NICE IVORIES, GREAT OUTING


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Re: love sick [Re: 45MAN] #198092 03/15/2019 12:20 PM
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The piggy man strikes again. Nice, friend.

Re: love sick [Re: wvhitman] #198093 03/15/2019 1:17 PM
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Nice boar James!

Re: love sick [Re: grayghost] #198096 03/15/2019 6:28 PM
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Great looking boar, James -congrats!


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Re: love sick [Re: KRal] #198104 03/16/2019 4:24 PM
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Way to go James.. another great one . I kind of figured you were hunting as I noticed you went dark for a few days.


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Re: love sick [Re: nytracker] #198105 03/17/2019 12:26 AM
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Congratulations on a great shot and nice looking boar.

Re: love sick [Re: jamesfromjersey] #198106 03/17/2019 1:22 AM
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Well written story James! It's good to see you back at it!

Re: love sick [Re: cmnash] #198107 03/17/2019 1:38 AM
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Nice one James, congratulations on a great tusker.

Re: love sick [Re: wheelguns] #198108 03/17/2019 2:03 PM
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Good to "hear" your stories again!


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