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Offline coyote101

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Got a new one.
« on: March 18, 2019, 07:56:54 PM »
I picked up a new toy at a gun show recently.

Thompson/Center Encore in .300 Blackout with Vortex Diamondback HP 3-12X42 scope.
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I took it to hog camp last week and took this guy Friday evening:
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Re: Got a new one.
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2019, 09:37:08 PM »
Boy that looks short!
How long is that barrel? Does it kick like a Mule?
Nice shot on the hog by the way :eyebrow:
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Re: Got a new one.
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2019, 09:39:25 PM »
Geez that looks like a huge hog.  I also wanna know about the kick.  Good job. :highclap:
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Re: Got a new one.
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2019, 10:29:11 PM »
Boy that looks short!
How long is that barrel? Does it kick like a Mule?

The barrel is 16 1/2 inches long. That's a little behind the first row of ports on the muzzle brake, it's about another inch to the end of the brake.

Recoil is minimal, .300 Blackout is just a .223 necked up to .30 caliber. Some guys are shooting .460 & .500 magnums in these things, that would be brutal!  :sad3:

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Re: Got a new one.
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2019, 12:01:34 AM »
Interesting round, nifty rifle.

WTG on the pig.  Would love to get a whopper hog like that.


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Re: Got a new one.
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2019, 02:18:28 AM »
 Crikey! That pig looks like a man eater.

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« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2019, 08:06:14 AM »
Nice little gun there. I have a friend who keeps trying to get me into 300BO but I have resisted. I have shot his and it is a nice accurate round, but I don't have any hogs around here for target practice.

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Re: Got a new one.
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2019, 10:32:17 AM »
A lot of the guys around here are now shooting the 300BO and really liking it.  For all the hunting I do any more I'm going to have to pass on it.  Pat did that hog run a distance after you shot it, how about terminal ballistics? 
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« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2019, 03:08:32 PM »
Pat did that hog run a distance after you shot it, how about terminal ballistics?

John,

The hog ran about seventy-five yards before going down. I was using Barnes 110 grain VOR-TX ammo. The bullets are all copper, and are supposed to expand to near double diameter while retaining most of their weight. The shot was through and through, but the blood trail was minimal. He might have been hard to find in thicker or taller vegetation. 

I shot him about where the yellow dot is just to the left of the feeder. He ran across that little creek and ended up in the field about where the blue arrow is. (The dark spot near there is just a shadow of a depression in the field) The dark spot under the yellow arrow is a big sow that my friend Kenny shot the night before the picture was taken.
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Here is a closer look at that big sow. She tipped the scales at close to 230 pounds,
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« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2019, 03:53:40 PM »
Dang!! Thems some nice hogs Pat!! You guys done real good!!  :yoyo: :yoyo:
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« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2019, 06:52:07 PM »
WOW! That's a big sow.  Since he shot it the night before and it's still there does he not plan on butchering it?  Not that I'm criticizing him for it if that is the case, just curious.  I know in some parts/ranches of TX, OK and elsewhere they just leave them lay. 
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« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2019, 08:24:33 PM »
WOW! That's a big sow.  Since he shot it the night before and it's still there does he not plan on butchering it?  Not that I'm criticizing him for it if that is the case, just curious.  I know in some parts/ranches of TX, OK and elsewhere they just leave them lay.

John,

Those boars and big sows can taste pretty nasty, so we usually just take pictures and drag them to a dead pit. Also, this place has had a lot of hogs test positive for brucellosis, so we are careful about getting any hog blood on us. I have butchered a few of them and the smaller sows are pretty tasty. There is a 10X12' walk in cooler on the place to hang the hogs if we want to keep them.

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Re: Got a new one.
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2019, 10:54:41 AM »
Nice Pat!  That looks like a big one. 

Do you wear hearing protection with that new rifle? 

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Re: Got a new one.
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2019, 04:21:40 PM »
SeeNice Pat!  That looks like a big one. 

Do you wear hearing protection with that new rifle?

We did not weigh him, but I would guess him to be around 200 pounds, maybe a little more .

I wore hearing protection while zeroing the rifle, but didn't have it when I shot the hog. I won't make that mistake again. It is pretty loud behind that brake, and the muzzle flash is pretty pronounced.

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