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Re: This is what a 400 lb hog looks like, [Re: Birdwatcher] #14131194 09/16/19
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The dry sow i shot on the farm was a tad over 400,420 on the scale.

She was waist high to me and i have a 32 inseam.

Her choppers were broken some but she looked like she could have still done a world of damage.

At the deer least the largest weighed 320 lbs and was no fun dragging out of the thick stuff where we could get a chain on them.

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Re: This is what a 400 lb hog looks like, [Re: JohnnyLoco] #14131275 09/16/19
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Maybe two or three miles from me as the crow flies. I sometimes watch birds and do Christmas Bird Counts in the very woods along Leon Creek where that hog was likely bedding down.

I woulda thought it took access to crop fields to grow ‘em that big.

Hogs in the woods along the creek floodplains in this city are a given. They always ran from me back in that particular patch of woods outside the fence but then again some degree of illegal hunting by locals did and prob’ly still does occur.

Where it’s really a pain is where the hogs ain’t ever shot at and ain’t fearful enough of people. I always go into the woods carrying, mostly on account of hogs. People too, of course, but mostly hogs.



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Re: This is what a 400 lb hog looks like, [Re: Birdwatcher] #14131290 09/16/19
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Saw the story on the local news this evening.


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Re: This is what a 400 lb hog looks like, [Re: Birdwatcher] #14131295 09/16/19
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Originally Posted by Birdwatcher
Maybe two or three miles from me as the crow flies. I sometimes watch birds and do Christmas Bird Counts in the very woods along Leon Creek where that hog was likely bedding down.

I woulda thought it took access to crop fields to grow ‘em that big.

Hogs in the woods along the creek floodplains in this city are a given. They always ran from me back in that particular patch of woods outside the fence but then again some degree of illegal hunting by locals did and prob’ly still does occur.

Where it’s really a pain is where the hogs ain’t ever shot at and ain’t fearful enough of people. I always go into the woods carrying, mostly on account of hogs. People too, of course, but mostly hogs.



Mike. Did you ever get some of the Buffalo Boar Outdoorsman Hard Cast loads for your carry 9mm ?
They work well on hogs here at the Ranch.
Although I prefer the 45 acp version personally, but if a 9mm is all you have, I highly recommend them.

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Re: This is what a 400 lb hog looks like, [Re: Birdwatcher] #14131309 09/16/19
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That's pretty thick.


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Re: This is what a 400 lb hog looks like, [Re: Birdwatcher] #14131327 09/16/19
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Heavy heavy heavy


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Re: This is what a 400 lb hog looks like, [Re: Bocajnala] #14131331 09/16/19
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Originally Posted by Bocajnala
Heavy heavy heavy


How would you like to hit that at 70 one night with a little Subarus right front corner.

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Re: This is what a 400 lb hog looks like, [Re: jaguartx] #14131333 09/16/19
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Originally Posted by jaguartx
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Heavy heavy heavy


How would you like to hit that at 70 one night with a little Subaru.



I hit a ground hog I an 84 chevette once and thought the world was going to end!


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Re: This is what a 400 lb hog looks like, [Re: Birdwatcher] #14131336 09/16/19
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Birdwatcher, many times I run the creek from Security Hill Gym, other times wet a hook, but I see many hogs in there. Tons of them on Medina too.

Its a big dang job dealing with those things on JBSA properties, I’m guessing 70,000 plus acres?

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Re: This is what a 400 lb hog looks like, [Re: Birdwatcher] #14131338 09/16/19
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Yeah.


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Bravo

Re: This is what a 400 lb hog looks like, [Re: Birdwatcher] #14131346 09/16/19
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I believe it. This one pulled the scale down to a touch over 360lb.


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Re: This is what a 400 lb hog looks like, [Re: jaguartx] #14131360 09/16/19
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You aren’t likely to hit a big boar hog, thats what turned me on to hunting them, they are smarter than some of the best enemy troops I hunted.

Originally Posted by jaguartx
Originally Posted by Bocajnala
Heavy heavy heavy


How would you like to hit that at 70 one night with a little Subarus right front corner.


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Re: This is what a 400 lb hog looks like, [Re: Birdwatcher] #14131365 09/16/19
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Thought this was gonna be another " Women of Walmart" thread.


What fresh Hell is this?
Re: This is what a 400 lb hog looks like, [Re: JohnnyLoco] #14131378 09/16/19
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Originally Posted by JohnnyLoco
You aren’t likely to hit a big boar hog, thats what turned me on to hunting them, they are smarter than some of the best enemy troops I hunted.

Originally Posted by jaguartx
Originally Posted by Bocajnala
Heavy heavy heavy


How would you like to hit that at 70 one night with a little Subarus right front corner.


Yep, they and a mule were smart enough to lay in a muddy waterhole long enough to kill a screw worm filled injury years ago when we had them.


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Re: This is what a 400 lb hog looks like, [Re: Pappy348] #14131382 09/16/19
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Originally Posted by Pappy348
Thought this was gonna be another " Women of Walmart" thread.


That’s probably the best habitat for 400 pounders. 😜


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Re: This is what a 400 lb hog looks like, [Re: chlinstructor] #14131386 09/16/19
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Originally Posted by chlinstructor
Mike. Did you ever get some of the Buffalo Boar Outdoorsman Hard Cast loads for your carry 9mm ?
They work well on hogs here at the Ranch.
Although I prefer the 45 acp version personally, but if a 9mm is all you have, I highly recommend them.


Yes indeed.

I used to carry a 3” .357 S&W j-frame loaded hot until one day I was waving my arms and shouting at one of them really big boars at 20 yards in the path. It seemed somewhat PO’d but eventually conceded the right of way.

If it woulda charged and I shot well IIRC I had five rounds of hot 180 grain solids to stop it. I much preferred the prospect of ten 200 grain Buffalo Bore 10mm Hardcasts so I ran out and got a Glock 29 for that very reason. Maybe the only person in America, nay, the World, who bought a Glock 29 to go birdwatching 🙂

After about five years of difficult to find ammo I traded off the Glock 29, figuring 15 rounds of 147gr 9mm Hardcasts out of my Glock 19 would serve just as well.

I recently picked up a Taurus G2c, 12+1 9mm rounds in a compact package. Ain’t had a chance to try BB Hardcasts out of it yet.


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Re: This is what a 400 lb hog looks like, [Re: Birdwatcher] #14131394 09/16/19
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Originally Posted by Birdwatcher
I always go into the woods carrying, mostly on account of hogs. People too, of course, but mostly hogs.

People of Walmart...aren't they hogs?


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Re: This is what a 400 lb hog looks like, [Re: stxhunter] #14131396 09/16/19
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Originally Posted by stxhunter
Originally Posted by ol_mike
I don't believe it's 400lbs. - huge though way bigger than i've ever killed.

i was weighed, 411lb

You do need to cut down on beer


Re: This is what a 400 lb hog looks like, [Re: 19352012] #14131397 09/16/19
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Originally Posted by 19352012
Originally Posted by stxhunter
Originally Posted by ol_mike
I don't believe it's 400lbs. - huge though way bigger than i've ever killed.

i was weighed, 411lb

You do need to cut down on beer


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Re: This is what a 400 lb hog looks like, [Re: chlinstructor] #14131407 09/16/19
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Originally Posted by chlinstructor
Originally Posted by Pappy348
Thought this was gonna be another " Women of Walmart" thread.


That’s probably the best habitat for 400 pounders. 😜

Walmart would be like quality public property: lots of 350s but a true 400 would be tough to find. Golden Corral: private property where you can find 400s regularly.


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