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By 1911SHOOTER
#13140 Year round shootin' weather in Texas, thank goodness. Year round feral hogs to hunt too with my .22TCM/9mm HiCap.
Happiness is a warm pistol!
Blackie
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By 1911SHOOTER
#13141
tinkertoy92 wrote:i just got to run a bunch of test loads through my tcm rifle at an indoor range. why? because one of the range masters has an fn 5.7 and was convinced his pistol shoots faster than a tcm. his words- the pistol is shooting like 1800f/s so the rifle is only shooting like 2200 f/s which is still slower than my 5.7 so youre good. im ok with him thinking his 5.7 pistol is hotter than my rifle... im just not bringing the old chronograph there ever


Tinker,
Year round shootin' weather in Texas, thank goodness. Year round feral hogs to hunt too, with my .22TCM/9mm HiCap.
Happiness is a warm pistol!
Blackie
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By 1911SHOOTER
#13143 Dung Heap,
You would be surprised how many hunters in Texas are "Whacking" feral hogs here.
I still have sausage in my freezer made with feral hog meat. Aside from the Keyboard Cowboys, who say different,
Feral Hog meat is good meat and healthy.
And many of us are using our .22TCMs to do it. Taking hogs weighing about 100 to 150 pounds is no problem with
a TCM, hit 'em in the ear, and they go down. For anything bigger, in the shoulder and leave them for the
coyotes.
Blackie
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By 1911SHOOTER
#13144
dungheap wrote:You're whacking' feral hogs with a .22TCM? Can't see doing it with either, really.


As an aside, Dungheap,
Most feral hogs do not get larger than 250 lbs. Some maybe to 300 lbs. Forget what you see on you tube, where
the shooter stands 100 feet behind the hog. That is baloney. Google feral hogs and you will find that many
people hunt them with small calibre rifles and handguns, and it is an enjoyable sport.
Come to Texas, and I will set you up on a hog hunt.
Blackie
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By wood chucker
#13172 Forget farm raised pork.

Slow cooked Texas barbecued wild hog is one of the top three best meals I ever ate.
The difference between store bought and wild is day and night. They taste like two different different animals.



I'm ruined for life. ; )
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By dungheap
#13175 Whoa! That's cool! What sort of distance do you shoot them at to insure a clean kill? As I envision it, a hog's ear isn't a particularly large target, especially if one's shooting a handgun.

I believe we have some feral hogs in Wisconsin, but not nearby, and I really have no idea of what those who hunt them are using in the way of weaponry. Probably AK-4 7s.
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By 1911SHOOTER
#13190 Dungheap,
Actually in aiming at the ear, it is about a 3 inch area, or, the base of the neck. I mostly shot from
15 yards or so. it does not take an AK to bring down a feral hog, I know people who hunt them with .22 Magnums.
They are so numerous here, that many are shot and left for the coyotes.
Blackie
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By 1911SHOOTER
#13191
wood chucker wrote:Forget farm raised pork.

Slow cooked Texas barbecued wild hog is one of the top three best meals I ever ate.
The difference between store bought and wild is day and night. They taste like two different different animals.




I'm ruined for life. ; )


Woodchucker,
You forgot Pecan smoked sausage!
Blackie :<)