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Zeroing Thermal Scope With Hand-Warmer 

Watching Doc and guest zero their pig guns. This shooter is setup with a thermal scope since most pig hunting is done at night.  I have zero experience with thermal and night vision so I thought the hand-warmer thing was a neat trick.     Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Suppressor Overgases AR-10

We had a shooter visit the the range last week. He was looking to zero this thermal optic for Texas pig.  It is also my understanding that he hasn’t had his suppressor very long. But I might be mistaken about that.  While shooting I noticed he was having some stoppages every so  often. Suspicious, I decided to set up the …

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Playing with Camera in Blind

Took these photos last year while pig hunting in Texas. The quality isn’t the best, but that’s not the point. I have seen many people take exquisite photos through rifle scopes. Since the action was dull, I decided to pass the time by seeing what I could do? Is it easy or hard? As you can see, I didn’t do …

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Benefits of a Sandbag with Rifles

This is a little trick I picked up quite a while ago. I always have 2 little “sandbags” with me when I am doing precision rifle work. Doesn’t matter if I am hunting pigs in Texas. Deer in the Midwest. Or shooting 1000 yards from one ridge to the next with a “tactical” rifle. These two sandbags are present. It’s …

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Pig Hunt Bullet Fragment

This is an administrative post for an inside project. Someone wanted to see what a 270wby TTSX bullet looks like after hitting a pig from the hind quarter. This round hit the hipbone. Now for why? Someone in our hunting circles is questioning his choice in TTSX bullets for hunting. Not saying he’s dropping it. Just saying he’s not been …

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Riding The Ranch

One of my favorite past times is reconnaissance. I’m weird like that. I’m a natural patroller. So when we show up to hunt a new ranch, I thoroughly enjoy getting the lay of the land. On foot. Jeep. Or even by air. It’s always enjoyable to go on a “walk-about”. At least for me anyway. These pics are from a …

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Video — Testing New Pig Load SCAR 17

A buddy of mine has a new hunting load developed for our 2017 Texas Pig Hunt. He knew I was benching some rifles testing torque so he wished to come along and share in the cold weather misery. Also…we expect the Texas pig trip will be early enough that we might very well see near freezing temps. So he wanted …

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Hams In The Cooler

While down in Texas this spring, we shot some pigs. As many of you are aware, Freeze processes all our meat in house. Here is the sausage hanging in the Freezer before it was quartered and driven to Freeze’s house. BTW…he and some fellow hunters are eating some of this smoked pork today while trying to bring down some deer …

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Remington LTR Light Mount

A guy I was hunting with this past spring showed up with a neat and cost effective may to mount a light to his rifle. Instead of buying some high-dollar, heavy, dedicated rig for a hunt he does once a year. He cheaply and effectively stuck a 1913 rail through a sling swivel and mounted his handgun X300 light to …

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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 …

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Pork For The Smoker

Freeze is about to buy a smoker for the company. We wishes to use it on opening day for deer to feed all our fellow hunters pig from Texas. I’m on board. Here is the 80lb pig I shot in Texas. Along with a 230lbs boar. We will be having quite the ho-down opening day, 2016. BTW…the Rifle is the …

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A Tale of Two Pig Guns

This recently came up among a group of young hunters I know so I figured I would post about it here. The younger guys tend to always gravitate to the modern as opposed to the tried and true. And these days, that conversation most commonly manifests itself as bolt vs auto. I certainly am not enough of a hunter to …

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Milsurp El Camino

While on my way down to Texas this past spring, we gassed up next to a pretty rad El Camino. Being an unapologetic “car guy”, immediately the owner and I hit it off. He told he his story and we swapped some tales. I noticed the parachute pack for the seat cover right off. When the owner popped the hood …

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Cleaning and Whitening Skulls

Not everyone has a colony of dermestid beetles to clean a skull, and many who do quickly realize that they still have to feed them whether they have skulls that need cleaning or not! What to do, then, if you have a skull you want cleaned? You could boil it, but that weakens the bone and stinks up your kitchen. …

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Pig Hunting Accommodations

Since UnderArmor decided to come out against hunting, this is a good time to get this article off my to-do list. A group of us went pig hunting down in at a 3000 acre ranch in Texas and these were the accommodations. One member of our tribe is retired and likes to travel well-heeled. So…I had to toughen-up and get …