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Here is a picture of the big hog that I killed. It weighed 770 pounds instead of 650 pounde as I stated earlier. It was a cross between a Ferrell Hog and Russian Boar I think. I killed him with a .444 Marlin rifle Homemade 265 grain round nose hollow point bullet. :-D <img src=http://www.picture-at.com/pt/00814.jpg>
 

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JC potter pig

Yeah, i think they call that there cross breed a JC potter variety.

Mr. Potter and is missing missing one of his prize boars, give em a call.




just yankin ya chain man, thats a big pig
 

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loose primer pocket

Thanks Loose Primer Pocket. I was :-D all the way home after I got him. I won`t have to buy any J.C. Potter sausage for a long time. :D bullet maker
 

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where I killed the hog

:D hello looseprimer pocket, I killed the big hog on my property. Sorry I don`t give out location`s :lol: I got`s a honey hole and that`s the way I likes it. But what happened is I was sitting on a creek bank at 07:30 in the morning. My son in law Tommy was about a 1/4 mile from me walking around one of my old ponds. Well he about steped on em :eek: and they come a running my way. and the rest is history. I do likes my Marlin 444, cause it shore stopped the stamped in it`s tracks.
Funning thing the one pictures was the one in the front so I pop him first. The other`s ran off and I noticed some bigger :eek: in the crowd if you can believe that.
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Dang Bullet Maker! That is a big one! Congratulations. I bet he was some more fun getting loaded up.

I was wondering, do you make jacketed bullets or cast?
 

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:D Hello Ironwood,He was a real bitch to load up, what we wound up doing was going back to the house and getting my Kiwasaki mule (2510), and trailer, then pulling the big fellar up like you see in the picture, backing the trailer up underneath him and then lowering him down on the trailer. ONce we got him back up to the house, we had to find a strong enough tree limb to hang him on so we could skin him out. We broke two tree limbs, before we found one strong enough to hold his weight.
I make jacketed bullets. That bullet that killed him was 1/2 copper tubing, wall thickness of .035. I made it 265 grain`s, with a big hollow point, and then nose formed it to about 1 ogive. I was using 2200 powder. I would have to look at my reloading paper`s but I think I was using 38.5 grains of powder. 40 grain`s being max for that bullet. When I hit him with it, he dropped like a 700 lb`s sack of potatoes. He thrashed around for about 15 seconds and then gave up the ghost.
The hollow point was deep, so when I hit him, it did not go all the way through but tear and lungs and then stayed inside of him. Rather words it expended all of its energy inside the hog. Round nose might have went all the way through, I don`t know.
Thanks for the compliment :D
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Holy cow.. I mean "holy hog" bullet maker... That is HUGE... GB and I are fixin' to go in a few weeks, but bet we don't run into anything that big...
 

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Iron Knees

:grin: Hello Iron Knees, Yeah he was a bigun, but I`m not lying when I said I saw some bigger in the same tribe he was running in. Where you and Grey Beard going to go hunt?
What you`all going to be shooting them with?
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Check the post entitled Clarkrange by GB.. it should be pretty near the top since I just updated it... it has all the poop... :D
 

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Hog hunt

:D OK, thanks IronKnees, I posted you a private e-mail.
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good hog!

i recently shot my first boar,dressed out at 309 i thought he was big,damn i gotta stop shootin the piglets!enjoy the sausage.
 

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did you weigh him? I haven't seen any scales around here that go that heavy. Do you have a scale at your hosue that goes over 700#'s. I have no way to weigh a hog that large around my parts here.
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Re: good hog!

tc309 said:
i recently shot my first boar,dressed out at 309 i thought he was big,damn i gotta stop shootin the piglets!enjoy the sausage.
:) don`t get discourged now, there some big ones out there. I just pure D got lucky. There was some I`ve seen that would go several hundred pounds. and the range is 90 lbs all the way up to 500 and 600 lbs. this one however was an exception to the rule. I plant lots of corn every year for my use and to sell, and these super big ones are eating into my profits.
Have a good day :D
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weight of hog

Dang Markc, you didn`t vote for Clinton did ya?LOL your question kind of reminds me of his trying to explain to the public his indiscretion with old Monica L,
But to answer you question, we used the scales at the slaughter house, which they use for weighing cattle. The Butcher verified my hog. He is licensed, No, that is not field dress weight but full body weight. And I did get a letter from some hunting club wanting all the information, cause they said that I might have killed a record in any state, but they would have to verify the weight and measurements. Will sorry but we already butched and ground him up. I don`t care that people would doubt me. I got the picture. And records, awards don`t mean much, I kill to eat. Now don`t get me wrong, it would be nice to be on T.V. and the big hunting show`s showing off my prize, but I`m just a old country boy and all the fame I need is having a good name and reputation. Just remember what the good book say`s (Good things happen to those that wait).
But there are some big hogs running these woods and part of the reason is cause that get in my corn year round. I grow about 100 acres of corn, milo and soybean. Now that Red Milo and corn they go crazy over. You can hear em but not see em cause of all the corn stalks etc.
But I could go on forever, I`m not a hog expert and I just lucked out.
There are plenty in the 200 and 300 lb class but the really big ones are the size I got and like I said in another report, there are some bigger ones.
I got alot of leaky oil wells on my place and they like to roll in the oil, to get the lice and ticks off them. When they leave to oil , they go staight to the woods and rub on the trees, now there are some rub lines on the trees that will hit me about my belly button, and I`m 6ft. So that a pretty good size hog.
Thanks for inquiring :D
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Oh now, why'd ya hafta

compare me to komrade klinton? Actually the reason I asked is because feral hogs that size in the wild are rare. Most do not get to that size if they are eating in the woods. Now I guess hogs that feed in corn fields and such can grow larger than hogs that don't have access to that good food. That and the picture just didn't look like a 770lb pig to me. Not doubting you, just curious. Alot of folks estimate (guess) the weight on the game they shoot and often over estimate. But yours was truly 770lbs, my hat is off to ya sir. Good going!!
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