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Borrego Bob

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Post up your 50 Beo Hunting Success pics and stories here. 
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Well I guess I need to finally tell about my first kill with the Beowulf (many more followed now.) This hunt was on November 25 2014 on Ft Benning, GA I was really hoping for a nice buck that had been leaving some nice sign around this area but if a hog shown itself I would surely ventilate his hide. In many years past I have saw and killed many hogs and deer in this spot so I pretty well knew I was in for something. I had just finished the Beowulf project and with the area limiting itself to shots less than 150 yards I figured I would take it for a maiden run. As I walked in before daylight I saw quite a bit of pig sign and some pretty impressive sized tracks along side it along a short section of a firebreak that ran along a small wet weather ditch. There was a large old berm about 20' tall about mid slope up the hill from the firebreak and ditch. So I carried a folding chair and sat on the berm. The hill was longleaf pine and transitioned to southern red oak and white oak and finally water oak along the ditch. All of which was relatively open and could see patches on both sides of the drain. The rifle was as noted the barrel from the recent group buy and I had topped it with a Vortex strikefire red dot. I handloaded some 335 Ranier HP's with Hodgdon lil-gun and zeroed it for 100 yards accuracy was quite well with 50 yard groups in a hole and 100 yard around 2-3 inches. Just after daylight I was watching up drainage and saw a black streak running my way. I knew wis was a hog but not how big really. It kept coming down drain and ran by broadside at around 75 yards. I raised and fired one shot and could tell I hit it from the sound of the thump. The pig jumped slightly and sped up. I saw it run about 15 more yards and crossed the ditch and went into some brush I couldn't see very well in. I heard a crash and new I had killed it.... Well I usually kill multiple pigs and still see deer after shooting critters so I just sat tight. I sat till about 930 or so and thought about the pig and being by himself and all... So i knew it was probably a boar. There were no other pigs with it so its a bit hard to judge size. So i got up and walked down to where the pig was standing when I shot. Well there is some blood a good sign... So I tracked it for about 15 yards and laying just out of sight was the pig... As you can tell a fairly big boar Somewhere around 225 pounds+. Not my largest but not a average one by any means. The bullet (335 Rainier plated HP) hit just behind the left front shoulder and did not exit. I was not surprised as these bullets are really not hunting bullets in my mind. After I took the photos I could see a sort of bloodshot spot on the hide on the off side. So I got my knife and split the hide. I found some bullet fragments scattered over about a 2 inch spot. All I can say is the insides were destroyed... So yes they killed well but blood trail not as good as it needs to be and no exit which makes a blood trail. I will post up some photos of the skull once I get done European mounting it. Matt

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20141026_150946[1].jpg 6 shot group during initial load testing at 100 20141026_150817[2].jpg 3 at 50 during first testing.
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What Comp are you running? Thread?? Did you thread the barrel for it??

nice work!!

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I am running just a no name comp. I bought it just to start testing and protect the threads. I am currently working on one that I think will work allot better. The barrel is from the last Saturn group buy so it was threaded 49/64-20. Matt
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FullSizeRender.jpg Got a few more since the first one....


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What you do? Go to the neighbors hog farm??? Man that is nice, you can feed the whole Ft Benning Base.... Make up some BBQ for sure...
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I am running just a no name comp. I bought it just to start testing and protect the threads. I am currently working on one that I think will work allot better. The barrel is from the last Saturn group buy so it was threaded 49/64-20. Matt


Just finding anything with that thread is nice. I'm also in the process of having some made, mine will be a different port layout.

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IMG_20150226_110816729_HDR[1].jpg The new one looks and i think will work a bit better.
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were did you find that compensator?
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