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Whitworth wrote:
Kirrmeister wrote:
Hi Witworth!

I agree fully with you about the penetration power of a bullet. So a 200 grs bullet of a 8x57 IS Mauser with a stout load brings 2900 ftlps at the muzzle and at 100 yds about 2300 ftlps. I think that is enough to bring every hog down.

That sounds like a potent load!! It will definitely take any hog on the planet!

Is that the same as the K98 German Mauser of WW II? That is a lot of gun. You could stack hogs up and kill 8 or 9 at a time ! get them all lined up in a pretty little row and WHAM!!!!!!!!!! Pork chops ala-everywhere !!!!!!!!!

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Chuck, check out the hog picture gallery (I think it's the post underneath this one). I posted a picture of the two hogs my brother-in-law shot with one round last May when we last went hunting. This freak occurence happened to me once a number of years ago, too!! It's a shocker when it happens!

Keep us posted on your hunts, Chuck!

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Whitworth;

I saw your pics. Very impressive. My question are these feral hogs as good of eating as a regular market hog? What is the differences?

I would make a lousy Muslim or Jew ... I really enjoy good pork.

Chuck S

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Hello Chuck!

Boars below 200-lbs in my opinion are great table fare! Real big boars are gamey. It's great pork that IMHO has better flavor than store bought pork. But it is lean and can easily be too dry if over cooked -- but, it's great eating!

Sows are good as they lack testosterone........also, if you chase a boar, they get all pumped up and adrenalized and therefore they can be stinky!

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Thanks Whit ..... I hear about hogs in SW (??) Iowa but I do not know of any specific info about them. I know there are some guys asking questions and checking around.

Chuck

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Chuck, once you start hunting wild pigs, you will be hooked!! You'll see! Can't wait to hear your impressions after you go!

Good luck, and keep us posted!

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what rifle on first pig hunt this year?
Chuck S wrote:
Whitworth wrote:
Kirrmeister wrote:
Hi Witworth!

I agree fully with you about the penetration power of a bullet. So a 200 grs bullet of a 8x57 IS Mauser with a stout load brings 2900 ftlps at the muzzle and at 100 yds about 2300 ftlps. I think that is enough to bring every hog down.

That sounds like a potent load!! It will definitely take any hog on the planet!

Is that the same as the K98 German Mauser of WW II? That is a lot of gun. You could stack hogs up and kill 8 or 9 at a time ! get them all lined up in a pretty little row and WHAM!!!!!!!!!! Pork chops ala-everywhere !!!!!!!!!

Hi Chuck S!

You are right it is the cartridge that feeds the famous K98 of WWII. The baby of every german Landser of the Whermacht. It makes a big boom and bring down any game on this planet. But out of these K 98 with its steel buttplate it has a terrible recoil, horrific for your shoulder.

Regards

Kirrmeister

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My step father had a K98 Mauser. My brother used it one season for deer hunting in Michigan. As I remember it, everytime he would pull the trigger it would screw him in the ground about 2 feet ....lol.

Excellant rifle IF you tough enough.

Chuck S

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So do you think Americans are not tough enough to stand these rifle? Big smile

When you use this cal. in a hunting rifle with a rubber butt plate there will be no problem.

Regards

Kirrmeister

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Kirrmeister wrote:
So do you think Americans are not tough enough to stand these rifle? Big smile

When you use this cal. in a hunting rifle with a rubber butt plate there will be no problem.

Regards

Kirrmeister

Americans are whosps. They like the softer, easier way. Or at least I do. You would have to know my brother. He was not very big. Now he was big enough to serve 20 years in the U.S. Marines Corps. The one Dan was shooting was an orginal. It had the metal butt plate. He did not weigh much over 130 at the time.

It was a good gun. If you could hit it, it would kill it.

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