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E Pluribus Unum
01-14-2011, 2:03 AM
I got a pig today!

I went pig hunting with some friends. We all went into the canyons separately. We were all on different ridges overlooking a canyon maybe 100 meters deep. I heard one shooter take two shots, about 30 seconds later, I heard another shooter take 4 shots much closer to me.

About 30 seconds goes by when I see the pig at the base of the canyon running.

It's at about a 45 degree downward angle and he's running perpendicular to me approximately 75-80 meters away. As soon as I saw him come out of the brush, I swung my M1A up and took one shot with him still on the run. The shot went through his lung, only a couple inches from his heart. And here's the best part: I was on top of the ridge so two other hunters saw me take the shot! :)

After he was all cut up and bagged, it came to 36 pounds of meat. :)

center_x
01-14-2011, 2:18 AM
Good shooting.

tony270
01-14-2011, 2:23 AM
Yeah good shooting. What about the photos?

E Pluribus Unum
01-14-2011, 2:26 AM
Yeah good shooting. What about the photos?

I only have photos of the chopped up meat... :(

My cheap phone does not have a camera and I boned out the pig rather than take it to the butcher, so I had to do it at night with a flashlight. No ability to take a picture. :(

smokinstang65
01-14-2011, 5:55 AM
Nice shot!

portegee
01-14-2011, 9:19 AM
Great job on a moving target. From the looks of those ribs that should be the perfect size eating pig

E Pluribus Unum
01-14-2011, 9:21 AM
Great job on a moving target. From the looks of those ribs that should be the perfect size eating pig

Yeah.... the pig was 85-90 lbs; he was less than a year old so the meat is prime.

DeanW66
01-16-2011, 6:18 AM
congrats! I can't wait for my first pig!

chris
01-16-2011, 6:43 AM
good job.

PatriotnMore
01-16-2011, 6:45 AM
Very nice, you must have the luck of the Irish working for you. Coming home unsuccessful is more of the norm. Congratulations.

mike_the_wino
01-16-2011, 8:13 AM
Nice. Congratulations on your kill.

hybridatsun350
01-16-2011, 10:29 AM
It looks like you went to Costco... :p


Nice kill! The little ones are the tasty ones.

Saigon1965
01-16-2011, 11:36 AM
Congrats on your first EPU -

That would of been nice roasted -

It looks like you went to Costco... :p


Nice kill! The little ones are the tasty ones.

stphnman20
01-16-2011, 11:41 AM
Nice job!

maddoggie13
01-16-2011, 11:42 AM
mmmm....BBQ.

zerohour714
01-16-2011, 5:06 PM
Congrats man!!!

chrisw
01-16-2011, 5:44 PM
I like your choice of pig gun :D

jkcerda
01-16-2011, 6:18 PM
nice, where at?

E Pluribus Unum
01-16-2011, 6:39 PM
Congrats on your first EPU -

That would of been nice roasted -

I live with my GF and we have no family. No way I could eat that much meat. :)

I ended up buying a vacuum sealer. I now have an entire freezer full of pork. tonight I made carnita tacos and Chile verde.

nice, where at?

In the hills west of Taft near Carisso plains.

I like your choice of pig gun :D

Thanks... I love that gun. My buddies always give me cacca about carrying around a 20 pound rifle and a 20 round hi-cap magazine. During deer season, I'm all cammo'd out with face paint et cetera. They called me "Fat Rambo". :) They can say what they want. When they shoot their .3006's and .273's it takes their shoulder off. That M1A is 9.5 pounds, plus an additional 4-5 pounds in scope, mount, and ammo, but there is no perceived recoil on my shoulder and it is a very straight-shooting gun. I'd have it no other way.

Saigon1965
01-16-2011, 6:47 PM
Very nice - Sounds tasty especially with wild game -

I live with my GF and we have no family. No way I could eat that much meat. :)

I ended up buying a vacuum sealer. I now have an entire freezer full of pork. tonight I made carnita tacos and Chile verde.

E Pluribus Unum
01-16-2011, 7:03 PM
Very nice - Sounds tasty especially with wild game -

I was actually very surprised; there is no "gamey" taste with this meat at all. Earlier I fried some up with olive oil, and a little bit of sauted onions, garlic, salt and pepper, and I tasted no wild taste at all; I am very happy with this meat.

Kali-Jax
01-16-2011, 7:15 PM
Nice get!

What type M1A and round were you shooting with?

ConfucianScholar
01-16-2011, 7:41 PM
Best picture. The meat bagged, congratulations.

E Pluribus Unum
01-16-2011, 7:42 PM
Nice get!

What type M1A and round were you shooting with?

I have a Standard M1A with the Mossy Oak camouflage fiberglass stock. It was manufactured in March of 2001 and has a few USGI parts, but mostly commercial. The rifle has a Nikkon 3-9X40 scope mounted by an ARMS18 mount. I shot at 3x magnification.

I was shooting 180 grain Remington "Premier Green" in .308:

http://www.gunreports.com/news/ammo/Remington-Green-Ammo_399-1.html

Saigon1965
01-17-2011, 11:26 AM
Complete the circle and make a pot of Pozole -

I was actually very surprised; there is no "gamey" taste with this meat at all. Earlier I fried some up with olive oil, and a little bit of sauted onions, garlic, salt and pepper, and I tasted no wild taste at all; I am very happy with this meat.

professionalcoyotehunter
01-17-2011, 11:28 AM
Great job. We need more pics. Was this at the BHCR?

Saigon1965
01-17-2011, 11:59 AM
Perhaps being that you're in a hurry like always - Or your reading comprehension needs work -

Great job. We need more pics. Was this at the BHCR?

I only have photos of the chopped up meat... :(

My cheap phone does not have a camera and I boned out the pig rather than take it to the butcher, so I had to do it at night with a flashlight. No ability to take a picture. :(



In the hills west of Taft near Carisso plains.

stphnman20
01-17-2011, 11:59 AM
Perhaps being that you're in a hurry like always - Or your reading comprehension needs work -
LoL!!