Marlin .460 410grs

danny.k
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Re: Marlin .460 410grs

Postby danny.k » Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:51 am

Our wildhawgs are runnaways/released from "fenced properties" in the 70`s and 80`s.
No one knows how many we got but estimates run from 200 000 to 500 000.
We had a real "killerwinter"(3ft snow and -10 to -30celcius) from dec to mars but that didn`t seem to stop the growth of the hawgpopulation one bit.

I know about the "hawgproblem" in your part of the world and do plan to make a trip over the pond in 2012 as a birthdaypresent to myself. Just need someone to "trade" hunts with in the US...

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Re: Marlin .460 410grs

Postby jwp » Mon Nov 22, 2010 5:42 pm

Thanks for the response. Yes, winters like that aren't likely to bother them much as long as they can find some food, and they eat everything but rocks and raw dirt as far as I can tell.

Have you decided where you want to hunt in the US? Personally, I don't recommend Texas; hunting here has become very expensive. For hogs, I'd go to Florida. They hunt with dogs if you want that, and you can use anything you want - rifle, handgun, bow, spear, knife... you could probably wrestle one to death if you wanted to.

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Re: Marlin .460 410grs

Postby danny.k » Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:54 am

I`m not looking for just hawghunts... Plain deerhuntin would be fine. Coyote-calling would be someting to.

I offer hunts for animals like thoose seen on pics above +moose.

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Re: Marlin .460 410grs

Postby danny.k » Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:55 am

Time for an update,

Tried the boolits at 300m for the first time last friday.
Gun is my trusted Marlin 1895g equipped with a Trijicon 1-4x24 scope.
Shot a 5-shot group at an international 300m target. Shooting was done "flat on the belly" with a beanbag up front. There`s 50mm(appr 2 inches) between the white lines separating the pointzones.
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Who said big meplat boolits wouldnt shot??? :lol:
A slight scopeadjustment and i`ll be good to go at this distance.

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Re: Marlin .460 410grs

Postby mtngun » Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:17 am

Fantastic shooting ! :)

Thank you for the picture.

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Re: Marlin .460 410grs

Postby danny.k » Mon May 07, 2012 1:12 am

Will be using these boolits in an upcoming 300m "Basic Rifle" competition.
So the cast boolits are going to compete in the same match against jacketed 6,5:s, .308:s and .338:s .
I'll get back here with the result.
Hopefully i'll manage to beat some of the guys toting custom longrange-rigs with my not so tactical Marlin :-)

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Re: Marlin .460 410grs

Postby danny.k » Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:51 am

Added another species to the boolits "done that" list, Red-deer.
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Re: Marlin .460 410grs

Postby mtngun » Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:38 am

Good shooting.

Looks like a good-sized animal, bigger than American deer, but not as big as an elk or a moose ?


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