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Forum: Guns
02-22-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,432
Posted By Tnhunter444

A couple more gun/deer pics. 2017 was a 2nd .444P...

A couple more gun/deer pics. 2017 was a 2nd .444P and 2019 was a Henry in 45-70.
Forum: Guns
02-22-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,432
Posted By Tnhunter444

A few pics of some rifles with bucks killed since...

A few pics of some rifles with bucks killed since 2012. 2012 was a Marlin 336ER(.356 Win),, 2013 was a Marlin .444S,, 2014 was a Marlin .444P,, 2015 was a Marlin .375,, 2016 was a M750 Carbine in .35...
02-22-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,420
Posted By Tnhunter444

Thumbs up Thanks so much for all that very useful advice...

Thanks so much for all that very useful advice you've offered. I should be a lot better hunter now.....:happy0001:
02-22-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,420
Posted By Tnhunter444

As a matter of fact, I have looked very closely...

As a matter of fact, I have looked very closely at the "structure" of a hog's body, having been lucky(??) enough to have assisted in the caping & skinning of at least 5 different hogs of 225 pounds...
02-22-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,420
Posted By Tnhunter444

***"Right near the ear with any centerfre and a...

***"Right near the ear with any centerfre and a good bullet and they'll go down for the count."***


That happens to be the statement (your statement) I took exception to. If you're wanting to...
02-21-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,420
Posted By Tnhunter444

So, your recommendation on shot placement would...

So, your recommendation on shot placement would be......:confused0024:

I get a kick out of those who have killed a bunch of "ham sammiches" with small caliber guns, but have never even seen a big...
02-21-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 990
Posted By Tnhunter444

As a hog's sense of smell is even better than a...

As a hog's sense of smell is even better than a deer's, I'd suggest trying a tree stand. They also are unable to look up at very sharp angles and even though they can see colors, their overall vision...
Forum: Guns
02-21-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,666
Posted By Tnhunter444

Thumbs up +1, for both 2 & 4 legged predators, I'd agree...

+1, for both 2 & 4 legged predators, I'd agree with this suggestion. A lightweight .357 with 2-4" barrel would work well for both.
02-21-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,322
Posted By Tnhunter444

+1, I have also sent two scopes back to leupold...

+1, I have also sent two scopes back to leupold to have reticle replacement, one got a Heavy Duplex and the other a #4 reticle. Having a bolder reticle has shown me to make a VXI a better low light...
02-21-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,420
Posted By Tnhunter444

Since you seem to be the expert here, I'll let...

Since you seem to be the expert here, I'll let you explain to us how the shot, clearly shown by blood 2" behind the right ear did not drop this hog for the count. Picture also shows the bullet...
02-20-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,420
Posted By Tnhunter444

Can't say I agree with the "any" CF right behind...

Can't say I agree with the "any" CF right behind the ear will work thought. With many other things, just what size hogs AND also what sex they might be matters, whether some think so or not. A very...
02-20-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,322
Posted By Tnhunter444

Asking for a whitetail scope reticle does not...

Asking for a whitetail scope reticle does not mean someone who is looking at long range to me. I've killed deer in at least 10 different states and with over 20 different cartridges and my longest...
02-19-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,904
Posted By Tnhunter444

Then again, maybe you're wrong!!:confused0024:

Then again, maybe you're wrong!!:confused0024:
02-17-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,721
Posted By Tnhunter444

I would suggest you stay away from the Rem M770....

I would suggest you stay away from the Rem M770. A very good hunting Buddy bought one on a whim at Wally World one day and sold it shortly thereafter. Remington has already added another entry level...
02-17-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,721
Posted By Tnhunter444

Having experience hunting with a SG for small...

Having experience hunting with a SG for small game, you at least have already had an introduction to recoil forces associated with typical moderate rifles' recoil forces. Knowing the area of the...
02-17-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,681
Posted By Tnhunter444

All three animals you've mentioned are large...

All three animals you've mentioned are large ones. They have kill zones the size of a basketball or larger. With good glass, it's not that difficult to shoot a 1" (or less) group at 100 yards at 4X....
02-15-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 990
Posted By Tnhunter444

Welcome to the forum from the great state of...

Welcome to the forum from the great state of Tennessee! As far as hog hunting goes, it would help a lot to know what state your property is in, as far as what the hunting regs might be. Where in most...
02-14-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,681
Posted By Tnhunter444

That minimum eye relief is what it is at the...

That minimum eye relief is what it is at the highest magnification. The difference between 3.3" and 3.7" is nearly a half inch and my experience has told me on more than one occassion that I wished I...
02-14-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,681
Posted By Tnhunter444

I pulled up the specs for the Diamondback models...

I pulled up the specs for the Diamondback models you mentioned. For me neither would be a choice as the eye relief (as some have already mentioned) on both is well under what I would put on any...
Forum: Guns
02-11-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 721
Posted By Tnhunter444

Just so you know what you're trying to sell......

Just so you know what you're trying to sell... it's a S A V A G E. NOT a Sal Vage! :confused0024:
Forum: Guns
02-11-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 20
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Views: 2,065
Posted By Tnhunter444

I've only ever owned one rifle chambered in .223,...

I've only ever owned one rifle chambered in .223, a CZ M527 with sporter weight barrel. The CZ has a single set trigger, which I really liked. On it's very first trip to the range wearing a simple...
02-08-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 542
Posted By Tnhunter444

Survey of guides & outfitters

I was recently given a new book by a friend that's a reprint of an earlier one I'd purchased a few years ago "American Hunting Rifles" by Craig Boddington. The new one is pretty much an update of the...
02-08-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,379
Posted By Tnhunter444

Very nice rifle, congratulations! I'd think a...

Very nice rifle, congratulations! I'd think a 165gr Barnes TTSX (or similar) would be a very good bullet for what you've mentioned. I've used Barnes X bullets in 4 different calibers (chamberings) to...
Forum: Optics
02-07-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 17,210
Posted By Tnhunter444

I own both a 4X Leupold and a 1-4x20 Leupold,...

I own both a 4X Leupold and a 1-4x20 Leupold, likely own about 20+ Leupolds now. Both my .444s wear 1-4 Leupolds. If there might be a cartridge that should have a low powered scope for game that...
02-07-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,112
Posted By Tnhunter444

We have hunted Johnson County, near Wrightsville,...

We have hunted Johnson County, near Wrightsville, for several years now. We have killed some really big hogs over the years there and have always enjoyed our hunts. I sent you a link to the place via...
02-07-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,112
Posted By Tnhunter444

A hog does not have the best eyesight, that's...

A hog does not have the best eyesight, that's correct. But they can distinguish colors in more wavelengths than deer and can distinguish several colors, unlike a deer.
02-06-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,112
Posted By Tnhunter444

I probably should have also mentioned that...

I probably should have also mentioned that although a deer's vision is not good at all with respect to seeing "colors", a hog's vision is much better than a deer's and it would be a good idea to at...
02-06-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,610
Posted By Tnhunter444

As a comment to the above post about the Nikon...

As a comment to the above post about the Nikon Monarch 3 1-4x20, I have a good bit of experience with the two scopes that were offered by Nikon (Monarchs) previous to this iteration. I own two of the...
02-06-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,130
Posted By Tnhunter444

As someone who has land that's apparently...

As someone who has land that's apparently excellent hunting grounds, you will have a lot to learn before making a decision. I'd be curious to know just how much land your family owns & controls. As...
02-06-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,112
Posted By Tnhunter444

I'm not sure that camo makes a huge difference,...

I'm not sure that camo makes a huge difference, heck a plaid shirt will look almost the same as a camo one to an animal as colorblind as a whitetail deer. Another facet that might be well worth...
Forum: Guns
01-28-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,906
Posted By Tnhunter444

The "sameness" of the Model Seven and M700 is...

The "sameness" of the Model Seven and M700 is that they are both made by Remington. The SA M700 and M7 are NOT the same. I've owned a good number of M700s, including Classics and the only one I still...
Forum: Reloading
01-27-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,343
Posted By Tnhunter444

If it's a deer bullet you're looking for, I'd...

If it's a deer bullet you're looking for, I'd suggest taking a look at the 225gr Sierra. That bullet shoots sub MOA out of my M750 Carbine and my Buddy's M77 SS Hawkeye. I've yet to try it in my...
01-24-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,962
Posted By Tnhunter444

I'd say it might depend on how long/often you...

I'd say it might depend on how long/often you plan on doing the baiting. For anything more long-term than a week or two, I'd say feeder. By simply leaving some corn on the ground, it will begin to...
Forum: Crossbows
01-15-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,190
Posted By Tnhunter444

Although I use a red dot sight on my CB, I'll...

Although I use a red dot sight on my CB, I'll wade in and make a comment. If you're wanting to shoot to 70 yards max (I'd certainly not go any farther) I'd think a quality 4X would be plenty of...
01-15-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,206
Posted By Tnhunter444

I have two Burris FFIIs the 3-9x40 and also a...

I have two Burris FFIIs the 3-9x40 and also a 2-7x35. I think they are a great value for the $$ spent and I'd think it should continue to give you good service atop that .308 (or wherever else it...
01-15-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,206
Posted By Tnhunter444

I agree that the .308 is a fine, fine hunting...

I agree that the .308 is a fine, fine hunting round and I own several rifles so chambered. For my hunting, my .308 Ruger M77 RSI has a 2-7x28 Ultralight, my .308 M88 Winchester has a M8 Leupold 4X,...
Forum: Politics
01-15-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 733
Posted By Tnhunter444

The way I see it, it's the nearly 50% of our...

The way I see it, it's the nearly 50% of our population that PAYS NO FEDERAL TAXES AT ALL that's sucking the life blood out of our nation. OR, maybe it's the nearly 40% of the population that get...
01-15-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 754
Posted By Tnhunter444

Thanks! I finished sighting in the gift rifle for...

Thanks! I finished sighting in the gift rifle for our veteran yesterday. It took a few tries with a few different loads and a couple of range sessions, but I found some ammo it seems to really like...
01-14-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,084
Posted By Tnhunter444

Thumbs up Excellent choice! Hope you get a couple of meat...

Excellent choice! Hope you get a couple of meat hogs and a nice one like my Buddy got a while ago to mount as well. :cool2:
X-Bolt in .308.
01-13-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 144,741
Posted By Tnhunter444

Great looking buck, congrats! That really cold...

Great looking buck, congrats! That really cold weather can keep them on their feet! (OK, hooves...)
Forum: Guns
01-13-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,504
Posted By Tnhunter444

I've owned three 6.5s, a M96 in 6.5x55, a CZ 550...

I've owned three 6.5s, a M96 in 6.5x55, a CZ 550 FS in 6.5x55 and a Remington M673 in 6.5 Rem mag. Only one I still have is the M673 and to be honest, it's still not been bloodied. I've hunted with...
Forum: Bowhunting
01-13-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 876
Posted By Tnhunter444

What a great story! Thanks for the recap, I'd...

What a great story! Thanks for the recap, I'd just seen your initial post about the upcoming (then) hunt in another section. We will be leaving on Friday for our second such hunt. We provided a free...
Forum: Taxidermy
01-13-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 895
Posted By Tnhunter444

Looks Great! Congratulations on a fine buck and...

Looks Great! Congratulations on a fine buck and now a fine mount as well!! :cool2:
01-12-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,084
Posted By Tnhunter444

So, if you see a 350 pound boar you're gonna hold...

So, if you see a 350 pound boar you're gonna hold yer fire? :confused0024: Go ahead and use whatever you want. :groupwave:
Forum: Guns
01-12-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,773
Posted By Tnhunter444

That's a good looking set-up right there!...

That's a good looking set-up right there! :biggrin:
01-11-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 754
Posted By Tnhunter444

Leaving soon for our Hog Hunt

We will be leaving on what will be our 8th annual hog hunt on Friday. It will also be our second such hunt with us providing a free hunt and rifle for a very deserving service member. Last January we...
01-11-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 914
Posted By Tnhunter444

Dropped his double rifle too! :cry: Charge or no...

Dropped his double rifle too! :cry: Charge or no charge, pretty neat video. :happy0001:


Since I don't understand French(??), I'm figuring he's asking if anyone brought an extra pair of clean...
Forum: South
01-10-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,074
Posted By Tnhunter444

1.) Always wear gloves when hunting, the movement...

1.) Always wear gloves when hunting, the movement of hands has scared many an animal and keeping the color of the gloves close to natural will help with that.

2.) Wear your hunting clothes and...
Forum: Off Season
01-10-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,721
Posted By Tnhunter444

We're off on our annual hog hunt the end of next...

We're off on our annual hog hunt the end of next week and I'm planning on making a big pot of chile as our first camp lunch of the trip. I figure the extended afternoon sit, until well after full...
01-09-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 929
Posted By Tnhunter444

I'm going to figure that the problems you had...

I'm going to figure that the problems you had keeping your feet warm were when you were on stand & sitting still(??). If that's the case I'd recommend you look around at some products known as "boot...
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