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#3324243 - 07/05/23 11:49 PM 2023 Hog Hunt
6mm06 Online
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Registered: 07/31/05
Posts: 9358
Loc: USA

Last month I made another trip south for some hog hunting fun. Computer and editing issues have hindered me working up a video.

I shot three hogs from the stand one night, dropping all near each other. Hogs kept coming into the field and didn't seem bothered by the dead ones. My aim on the last hog (#4) in the video appears to have been good, but I did not recover it. All others dropped on the spot at an estimated 80-90 yards.

My rifle is a Ruger American Predator in 6mm Remington, shooting 85 gr. Barnes TSX bullets. The scope is an ATN 4k Pro in 5-20x model, and I used a Wraith 850nm illuminator I purchased from the UK.


#3324246 - 07/06/23 12:45 AM Re: 2023 Hog Hunt [Re: 6mm06]
DesertRam Offline

Registered: 04/26/01
Posts: 9587
Loc: Las Cruces, NM USA
Mmm, bacon! Good going on the hogs.
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#3324259 - 07/06/23 11:50 AM Re: 2023 Hog Hunt [Re: 6mm06]
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Registered: 03/03/20
Posts: 111
Loc: WA
Nice job!

#3324264 - 07/06/23 12:45 PM Re: 2023 Hog Hunt [Re: 6mm06]
hm1996 Offline

Registered: 07/23/06
Posts: 17948
Loc: S. Texas
WTG, David. Thanks for sharing.

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#3324322 - 07/07/23 04:21 PM Re: 2023 Hog Hunt [Re: 6mm06]
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 03/21/11
Posts: 1990
Loc: TX
Good job!

#3324518 - 07/12/23 05:33 PM Re: 2023 Hog Hunt [Re: 6mm06]
JTPinTX Offline
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Registered: 11/04/05
Posts: 1542
Loc: Wellington, TX
Looks like you had a good successful hunt! Congrats on giving some pigs the dirt nap.

How did that TTSX do? I'm guessing pretty good at the speeds it was going out of a 6mm.

Edited by JTPinTX (07/12/23 05:47 PM)
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#3324603 - 07/13/23 10:04 PM Re: 2023 Hog Hunt [Re: 6mm06]
6mm06 Online
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Registered: 07/31/05
Posts: 9358
Loc: USA

JTP, I used the non-tipped TSX in the 6mm. They did the job. Of course I was head shooting so not sure that tells much since even a conventional bullet will drop them with head shots. The last hog was not recovered. I thought I had missed it but after viewing the video later, it appears that my aim was good. I scanned the field with thermal and didnít see him, making me think it was a miss. He may have dropped back in the brush somewhere.

#3325422 - 08/04/23 08:17 AM Re: 2023 Hog Hunt [Re: 6mm06]
DoubleUp Offline
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Registered: 12/18/10
Posts: 4582
Loc: USA
Hey David, nice shooting! I don't know how I missed this video when it was posted. Sure looked like that 4th hog should have been down. As we've discussed in the past that whiteout after the shot with digital NV makes it hard sometimes to tell what happened. Glad you had a good hunt.
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#3325473 - 08/06/23 11:25 PM Re: 2023 Hog Hunt [Re: 6mm06]
6mm06 Online
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Registered: 07/31/05
Posts: 9358
Loc: USA

Thanks, Owen. We always have a good time there and so far have not come home empty handed. As to the digital scope, whiteout is the downside. Still, I like it and like the ease of use of the 4k Pro. The new illuminator gives a very bright and clear view. I took my Grendel and Apex thermal scope along on the hunt but didnít use it for hogs this time, but I did use it for a little coyote calling one night. I also took the Rattler thermal to use as a scanner. It worked great for that purpose.

#3326569 - 09/06/23 04:33 PM Re: 2023 Hog Hunt [Re: 6mm06]
jmeddy Offline
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Registered: 02/02/13
Posts: 977
Loc: SW PA
Nice 06. I never look at this sub forum but noticed your reply to DU today and did. Thanks for the vid.


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