My weapon of decision is the Ruger Blackhawk 44 Magnum single activity gun utilizing Barnes 44 Mag 225 grain HP processing plant ammunition. Ryan Travis and the other incredible people at Barnes hotfooted some 44Mag ammunition to me for this chase. I generous like their help and liberality. In the event that you have a decision in your ammunition, get Barnes.
The Ruger is finished off with a picatiny rail and a Burris FastFire III red speck sight. The sight takes some becoming accustomed to so I was glad to shoot a few boxes working out my issues. The 44 Mag can be scary however by a wide margin, the base I would use for pigs. It doesn’t take a lot to become acclimated to and pinging steel at 100 yards is easy from a seat or shooting sticks.
Following half a month of work on shooting from situated fn 5.7 / 5.7×28, standing, bowing positions and tree limb rests I thought I was prepared. Rehearsing shots from odd points and positions sets you up for the obscure. Trust me when I say the pigs never participate and that ideal seat shot is infrequently in play. It is consistently an abrupt swing left or right askew that appears to rule the last situation, essentially for me.
Believing I’m completely ready, I booked a pig chase at my number one pig crushing farm, the Kaian Vista Ranch in Lometa, Texas. I was wearing a full camo ghille suit and face cover. Similar as a turkey chase.
The shot I was arranging would be close up and individual. Sufficiently close to smell them or get gutted by a genuine bruiser of a hog!
I sat and observed each specie that strolled off Noah’s Arc stop by yet not one single pig. Maybe it was the sort of day when nothing goes as planned. Soon thereafter we saw pics of pigs all around the opposite side of the farm. So the evening chase would have been there. Watching the sun set and the light faint I never saw a pig. Gee, perhaps I was busted by fragrance or sound. I don’t have the foggiest idea, however tomorrow is one more day. Next morning I arrangement again settled in certain trees and brush in full camo almost a notable pig party area with not a solitary locating. I was using up all available time and tolerance however I had the evening and clearly, I would see the pigs this time. The evening creeped up on us and soon I was out again – appeared to be regardless I was on the contrary side of the farm from where pigs were. Feeling disappointed myself and the farm proprietor chose to make this a genuine chase and go out discover the pigs around evening time!