44 Mag Backup

Not all backup guns are pocket rockets. Like they say, the right tool for the job. And a J-farme snub defiantly doesn’t rate in this article. This is a 44 magnum revolver a fellow hunter was toting around as his BUG while looking for “Hogzilla”.

He must have been clairvoyant. Because two days later, we all had to go into the brush looking for a 300+ pound, pissed off, wounded boar. Crawling on your belly in brush so thick that you only get 3 feet of warning before a giant pig rips your face off. In the dark. Is a special kind of suck-fest I don’t want to repeat.

So when choosing a secondary weapon for pig hunting, my favorite make and model is the one that is “More-Better” than the gun in hand.

 
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  • Conner

    Good call. The only thing better would be to pack a S&W .500. I just hate when a pissed off wounded wild boar attacks, boars you to death and then eats an arm off! The .500 or the .44 are just the right ticket to avoid that and to put bacon next to those eggs 🙂

    • Man! I I’ve never fired a 500 Smith & Wesson. I never really had the desire to. I knew a guy that took a shot at a deer with one and hearing the 500 hit the dirt sounded like a drunk kid belly flopping at Spring Break.

      Marky

      • Brennen Munro

        Oh snap… what an image!

        Munro

  • Mikial

    Haven’t been boar hunting . . . still on my bucket list. Just never been in the right place at the right time. But I often carried my Ruger Security Six .357 as a BUG hunting bear and elk out west in Utah. Always feels nice to have something solid on your hip no matter what you’re doing.

    Watched my now ex-brother-in-law walk up to slit the throat on a Mullie buck he’d shot, only to have it leap up and land a couple of front leg kicks on him before he could get out of the way. I was far enough away that it was better to use my Mauser to put a 30-06 round into it than draw the pistol, but I would have had it if I needed it. One just never can tell.

    • Yeah. I live by the 45 minute rule. If I put it down, I don’t go near it for 45 minutes.

      That’s why.

      Marky

  • Brennen Munro

    Dealt with a pissed porker before, this guy was smart in his preparedness.

    Munro