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30-30 AI & a brute of a boar #7195017 12/17/12
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Not much to tell. It's either my 3rd or 4th largest I've ever taken. Used a 23" 30-30 AI with a 150 grain Ballistic Silvertip ahead of 36.2 grains of H4895. MV is around 2570 fps. Range was app. 185 yards, and the hog -- shot through the heart -- made a 20-yard dash into brush so thick a rabbit wouldn't even go in there.

The photo doesn't do this one justice. I am estimating he'd go a solid 285-290. But he did not make it onto a scale.

As to the bullet, it broke the onside shoulder, penetrated the heart, damaged a portion of the lungs, broke a rib on the opposite side and made it through its 2nd encounter with an 0.7" thick gristle before coming to rest under the hide (very nearly exited). The recovered bullet weighs 109 grains.


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Re: 30-30 AI & a brute of a boar [Re: BobbyTomek] #7195030 12/17/12
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Poke chops!!! That's a big ol hog Bobby.

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Thanks. This one may show the size a little better.


Re: 30-30 AI & a brute of a boar [Re: BobbyTomek] #7195666 12/17/12
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Yes those bullet failures sure do break a fellow up. smile Nice hog and TC


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MGM Barrel?

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It's a TC special run that was made for either Midway or Ed's.


Re: 30-30 AI & a brute of a boar [Re: BobbyTomek] #7198494 12/18/12
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Nice hog and rifle Bobby T. wink

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Re: 30-30 AI & a brute of a boar [Re: gunner500] #7199556 12/18/12
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Sweet! Congrats!!


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Re: 30-30 AI & a brute of a boar [Re: BobbyTomek] #7200379 12/18/12
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Originally Posted by BobbyTomek
It's a TC special run that was made for either Midway or Ed's.


I like that a lot!

Re: 30-30 AI & a brute of a boar [Re: cooperfan] #7200690 12/18/12
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Well done Bobby! Glad to see you're still keeping them at bay down there.


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Re: 30-30 AI & a brute of a boar [Re: BobbyTomek] #7210265 12/20/12
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Congrats! Big hog and a neat little rifle. Looks like perfect bullet performance too.

Re: 30-30 AI & a brute of a boar [Re: GuyM] #7228095 12/26/12
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Now that is the right use for a T/C Carbine.

Well done.


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Re: 30-30 AI & a brute of a boar [Re: Siskiyous6] #7395052 02/02/13
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Thanks, fellows. I appreciate it. Haven't been around much lately, but the hogs have apparently been busy as I've seen lots of rooting. Am hoping to have a chance to take out a porker or two in the next few days if my health cooperates.


Re: 30-30 AI & a brute of a boar [Re: BobbyTomek] #7404441 02/04/13
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Another cool rig. Now you got me thinking about a TC between this and your
25-35 pics. A 30-30 AI sounds pretty nifty do you have a pic of the loaded cartridge? I actually run a reduced load in my '06 that approximates your 30-30 AI load. I run 35 gr of H4198 with a 150 gr RN (Speer or Hornady) out of my No.1 RSI. It's about Ideal for still hunting white tails in thick to broken terrain where my shots rarely exceed 150 yards. I plugged a heavy four point (eastern) this year with the load and it penetrated stem to stern and stopped on the off side hide.

Re: 30-30 AI & a brute of a boar [Re: brinky72] #7420352 02/08/13
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This is the only image I could find -- not the greatest but I guess it will do.

I've used the 30-30 AI for dozens upon dozens of animals and love the performance.

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Re: 30-30 AI & a brute of a boar [Re: BobbyTomek] #14076171 08/25/19
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Ah, memories.
Thanks, Bobby!
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Nice hog! And good load performance! Other that the coating is there any structural difference in that bullet and the regular ballistic tip?
Thanks,
Rick

Re: 30-30 AI & a brute of a boar [Re: BobbyTomek] #14117343 09/11/19
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Bobby-can't tell from pics but is that a Contender carbine? G1 or G2? I have been playing with a 375 (on a G1 carbine) but that 30 AI sure looks interesting.


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