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BigBore Airgun HogHunt Success

Hey all,

Several months back, I organized a hunt for hogs for the month of May using big bore airguns. The time came a few weeks ago, when I met up with a few other airgun hunters (one from Colorado, two from North Carolina) in Stonewall, Oklahoma to hunt wild boar at the first all big-bore airgun hunt at the Shiloh Ranch.

We all used .45 caliber air rifles of varying power. One guy (ExitPupil) hunted with a self-made .45 air rifle (a sweet and accurate shooter), while his son used a SamYang 909S .45 air rifle power-tuned by dad.
Another hunter had an air rifle that shot 390 grain slugs at close to 700fps!

We all had great luck, and each got a wild Oklahoma hog. All hogs shot were one-shot DRT's without a step, and with minimal-to-no wigglin'.

Starting with mine, the smallest hog taken, and the shot placement. My 80lb. or so boar hog hit between and just over the eyes at about 20 yards using a 228grain SWC going 700fps.
Followed by a couple of 100 pounders taken by two other bigbore airgun hunters (one nice eater boar, and one FAT sow) and then the largest hog taken, a 142 lb. sow!





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BigBore Airgun HogHunt Success

That is so very cool!! Where can I find more info on these air rifles?? Neat!! Thumbs up

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How much do those guns cost?

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BigBore Airgun HogHunt Success

For more info on these guns, and to read a write-up on this particular hog hunt, check out this web-site, and it's links.

http://www.hardcorebigbore.com

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Location: Southern Kalifornia
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BigBore Airgun HogHunt Success
BUTCHER45 wrote:
For more info on these guns, and to read a write-up on this particular hog hunt, check out this web-site, and it's links.

http://www.hardcorebigbore.com

Hey...I know you! How are you doing, just wanted to let you know our little project is on its way...
Joe

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BigBore Airgun HogHunt Success
targethogs wrote:
BUTCHER45 wrote:
For more info on these guns, and to read a write-up on this particular hog hunt, check out this web-site, and it's links.

http://www.hardcorebigbore.com

Hey...I know you! How are you doing, just wanted to let you know our little project is on its way...
Joe

Hey Joe! Did you get your .45 yet?

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BigBore Airgun HogHunt Success

I saw a great show last year on VS about airgun hutning. They were trying to show that it was possible to hunt hogs with them. He started shooting small squirrels and rabbits. Then he progressed to shooting 2x4's to check for penetration. Then he moved into an actual hog hunt.

They ended up getting 2 hogs. I believe it was in Oklahoma also. Great, amazing accomplishments!!!!! Yes

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BigBore Airgun HogHunt Success

This is all new to me i never heard of a air rifle capable of taking big game, i am glad my brother never had one of these when we were growing up, getting shot with his red rider was bad enough!!

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Re: BigBore Airgun HogHunt Success

that's awesome

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