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Author Topic: Big Old Whistlepig  (Read 5807 times)

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Big Old Whistlepig
« on: November 19, 2011, 02:54:10 PM »

Hey all. Thought I would post up a pic of a big old groundhog I took with the T3 22/250 a summer ago. I'm good for 100 or so a year of casual hunting. I've popped my share of big one too,but this old girl is by far my biggest. We played hide and seek for a couple outings over the course of a couple weeks. This was a cagey old hogger living in a windbreak between 2 fields. There wasn't any good way to set up on it from a distance. A road and a house prevented that and the lay of the land even worked agains a fella as far as getting down prone. Or sitting for that matter. So,a mono-pod and a standing shot was the solution. The old Tikka did a fine job with 53gr HP Match and H4895. I knew it was a good size hog,but was amazed at the length and girth upon walking up on it. Gotta love whistlepig huntin'.

Arnold Schwarzenhogger.
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Re: Big Old Whistlepig
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2011, 05:07:42 PM »

Nice shooting!

What kind of rest is that in the background?

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Re: Big Old Whistlepig
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2011, 04:52:26 AM »

That's a "Pogo Stick" that I make from time to time. It's a stainless steel upright with 2 spikes and an adjustable cradle. Nothing fancy,but quite portable and solid for walking varminting.  I'll often carry a small sandbag in a fanny pack as well for the toe of the rifle. You never know when you might need to post up in a hot spot for a while. I'm working on a 3 piece version that can grow along with the hay from prone to sitting position. The one in the pic is about 25 years old.
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