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#479407 - 09/02/17 04:36 PM Re: First Hunt With The New Thermal......... [Re: Tbar]
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Registered: 01/10/15
Posts: 658
Loc: Texas
I let a friend shoot my rifle the other night and he went two for two.


Fixed turret mount on the pipe fence behind the house.
18" IWT 6.8SPC
IR Hunter Mk III 60htz Thermal
Federal 115gn FMJ ammo
200-225 yards

First hog is ~ 180#'s
Second hog is ~ 80#'s


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#479596 - 09/07/17 05:42 AM Re: First Hunt With The New Thermal......... [Re: Tbar]
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With the flooding going on around Houston, how soon will the hogs come back once the waters recede?
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#479600 - 09/07/17 09:08 AM Re: First Hunt With The New Thermal......... [Re: esshup]
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Originally Posted By: esshup
With the flooding going on around Houston, how soon will the hogs come back once the waters recede?


I'm not an expert but I would think if they left they would return asap to take advantage of the food source(worms, grubs, bugs driven to the surface).
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#486108 - 02/13/18 06:29 PM Re: First Hunt With The New Thermal......... [Re: Tbar]
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Registered: 01/10/15
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Loc: Texas
Shot two more from my fixed turret mount on the back fence last night 200 yards from the feeder.

First shot and the big one dropped where he stood. Caught the second one on the run which is a rare occurrence for me.

No video this time.....my MDVR quite before the shooting.


My old pizz hound checking out the kill.

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#486109 - 02/13/18 06:52 PM Re: First Hunt With The New Thermal......... [Re: Tbar]
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Registered: 05/17/09
Posts: 4158
Loc: Indiana, Boone County, 25 mile...
You must have a big freezer!

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#486110 - 02/13/18 09:47 PM Re: First Hunt With The New Thermal......... [Re: Tbar]
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Registered: 01/24/11
Posts: 235
Loc: southwest Colorado
good going Tbar! Shoot 'em all!
It is really satisfying to take out a double like that, isn't it?
On occasion, I have two, or even more, gobblers come in to the call in spring. I take one out, and have to sit with a loaded gun until the other(s) leave. How would it be to take "a left and a right", as they say in Britain!?

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#486133 - 02/14/18 02:39 PM Re: First Hunt With The New Thermal......... [Re: Tbar]
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Registered: 02/26/06
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Loc: Red River County,Tx
We bought a Pulsar XP50 a few months ago. It is a lot of fun hunting with Thermals.

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