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DAL/FTW: Ride to Shoot Hogs - Jan 26/27. (Possible graphic pic warning!)

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Any interest in a TWT group hog hunt Jan 26/27? Weather dependent, lodging in my new (& ever-so-slightly improved bunkhouse) on Saturday night.

Hunters must ride a motorcycle to my place.

I can accommodate up to 16 hunters.

Hunting will be from a stand only.

Safety is #1. Don’t be “that guy”, I don’t want any extra holes in my body that good Lord didn’t put there, & if I wanted my cabins or stands shot up, I’d shoot them myself. Leave rifles unloaded until you are in the stand & I am out of sight. Unload rifles before you get out of stand.

No AR-15s or .223 rifles, .243 or larger. I have a few spare rifles if needed.

We’ll meet up that Saturday for lunch @ 11:30 in Graham, at my favorite burger joint (BNB). Hunt that afternoon & the next morning & be done by noon.

I have a range to sight in or confirm zero.

If you want some meat, I’d advise to just remove the back straps from smaller pigs. Your on your own with cleaning them, I’ll point & make snide comments.

As usual, weather dependent.

Any registered TWT’er is welcome.

So, anyone up for some hog killin?

Ok, got the RSVP list started (Thanks Throttlemeister!). Get signed up if you want a bunk. There are officially 12 bunk beds, but have room for camping also.
 
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#2
Sounds like a fun time.
I've got a trip to uvalde taking up my January money or else I'd love to help you put some piggies to sleep.

Rule #62.
Don't take yourself so serious.
 
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#4
I might be interested if it isn't freezing out. Coming from Houston. Is this a regular thing you need help with?
 
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One stand that accommodates 16 shooters, or multiple stands? Sounds fun.
I mean, we could all get in 1 stand, but it might be roomier in our own stands. If a coupla folks wanna pair up & hunt together that’s fine. Properly co-ordinated, synchronized shooting of hogs is a thing of beauty.....

Each stand has a heater.

HQ (bunkhouse) now has 2 full bathrooms with hot water & all.
 
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Waco, TX
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That’s ok. I gotta coupla sets of hand diggers. They are super fun to operate. Y’all will probably be fighting over who gets to run them next.
Those are great for sure! Can’t remember the last time I had so much fun gripping those handles and thrusting them roughly into hard ground.

Sadly I have not built my .458 socom upper yet...maybe next time.


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And for those of who may be worried about the sight of a gun on a motorcycle.... I have been carrying them to matches that way for years. A cased gun doesn't get a second look stopping to eat in Azle, Weatherford, Poolville or Peaster. If it is uncased, they may ask you if is loaded.
 
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Are you saying no “AR” style rifles or just not in .223 caliber?
Just the .223 caliber or smaller.

Sure, I’ve killed lotsa hogs with .223 & I’m sure thousands are killed across the state with them, they are just a bit too marginal, especially on larger hogs.

Other calibers in the same platform are much better suited. Like .300BO, 6.8SPC, the 6.5s, etc. & are welcome. Of course the AR-10 in .308 or 6.5CM makes a heckuva hog rifle.

Really, it’s tough to beat a good bolt action in .308 or .30/06. Other full power calibers like .25/06 or 270 work well also. A single well placed shot is very effective.

If anyone has NVM or thermal toys, you can stay in the stand overnight.
 
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#21
**** this sounds like fun. I've got the bike and a 30-06, but unfortunately I'm 3.5hrs away. A little too far to ride, especially w/o a windscreen. What if I trailered the bike to Graham. ;-)
 
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**** this sounds like fun. I've got the bike and a 30-06, but unfortunately I'm 3.5hrs away. A little too far to ride, especially w/o a windscreen. What if I trailered the bike to Graham. ;-)
I don’t really mind if folks drive in. But bonus points will be awarded to those who ride in, & extra bonus points for riding from camp to the hunting stand.
 
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#26
What do we need to bring?
I’ll have drinks & vittles for everyone. BYOB. A few drinks after the hunt is fine.

Bunk beds have sheets & pillows, but y’all may wanna bring your own towels, blankets & maybe sleeping bag.

You will wanna bring snacks/drinks for the stand.

As I mentioned, if you have NV, thermals, or even a good flashlight, you can stay in the stand overnight. Most are big enough to lay down in. Overnight hunting is best done in pairs.
 
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Traxx

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On avg how many yards are we talking about? I cut my .300blk off at 150yds and .308 picks up from there. NV is a go.
 
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I would love to come, but my off days are Sun/Mon. Have a .308 and .44mag bolt actions. Don’t know how far my 310grain 44mag bear loads shoot from a rifle, but 180grain with 18grains blue dot good for 100-125 yards.
 

Texasrider58

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I will probably attend. Plan on using my 7MM-08 Lone Eagle. Fun gun to shoot. Presently using IMR 3031 with 37.5 grains and a Hornady SSP 120 grain bullet. Bushnell Trophy Handgun scope. 2X - 6X. Nice setup.
 
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#43
Generous invitation for TWT folks. I’d love to participate, but just booked plans to go ride dirt bikes in Utah that weekend. I wish y’all a safe hunt & productive harvest. If it goes well and you opt to repeat the event, I’d come up from central TX with a few hog guns to share with others. Happy new year & happy hunting!
 
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#44
Sure wish I could join y'all on this. I am still wanting revenge on the one that got away and almost killed me. I need a different weapon though as the .223 is all I have but I agree that the bigger the better.
Thanks for the generous offer though.
 

Dahveed

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#45
I would LOVE to do this, however this schedule does NOT fit in with mine so I'll have to miss this one. Be safe out and and maybe the next time will be a better fit. Thanks for doing this!
 

2WheelNut

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#46
On my calendar. Sounds fun. Thx for hosting.

Probably bring the bolt 30-06. It's overkill but my lever 30/30 is my other option that is larger than .223 and it's just iron sights so probably not too good for 100+ yards. I could add a scope to the 30/30 I guess.

Anyway...I've got some time to figure it out which to bring and how to put it on the bike.

Thx again for hosting.
 

StromXTc

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#48
Sounds like you folks are gona have a ball. What's the situation on the place with the hogs? How would you rank it . Low ,medium, great, extreme?
 

mitchntx

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What is the ideal hog gun? 300 blackout?
308 ... knock down power at 150-200 yds.
Ammo is plentiful and reasonable.

300BLK begins to run out of steam at about 125 yds.
The good stuff is kinda pricey.

I have night vision of 300BLK because site is limited to about 100yds.
Let me add ...
recoil is light which is easy on the electronics.
And by the nature of my NV gear, light recoil makes it easier to re-acquire targets.

I use a Remington 700 BDL in 308 with a custom wood stock for deer.
Blackrain AR10 for pigs ...

Leupold V-XR glass on both.

YVMV
 
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