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Big Bend Brian

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First post for me on this forum and new to the 10mm. I’ve spent a lot of time and learned a lot from this forum already…THANK YOU!!

The water has now gotten too cold to shark tooth dive (47 degrees F) so I took a stand with two new pig toys: a new self-built 300 Black Out pistol (10.5 “ barrel) with a ATN X-Sight II digital night vision scope and a brand new Glock 40 MOS 10mm with a Vortex Venom red dot.







Megalodon shark teeth (2.6 – 26 million years old)

Walking to a covered blind early in the morning (forecasted for rain) I jumped a large animal right in front of me and with the night vision already turned on I could see it was a large boar hog. It didn’t quite know what I was although I could tell it was about to vamoose. A quick head shot at 25 meters and it dropped. It happened too quickly to turn on the video but it’s already a great day!!


First hog with night vision and my new 300 Black Out pistol
~110 lb boar

Getting into the blind I hung out waiting for sunrise. Right before sunrise three more hogs came out. I started the video and as I settled on a head shot and pulled the trigger on the 300 Black Out all I heard was a CLICK. Not sure what was up with that I ejected the round and tried it again. At this point the largest hog, a sow was getting a little nervous and backed off. Pulling the trigger again all I heard was CLICK. What the FRIG!! I ejected another round and get back on the largest hog which at this point is even more nervous. CLICK.

With that I put the rifle down and pulled out my new GLOCK 40 that I had fortuitously just sighted in the night before! The largest pig, a sow had come back in but was a little jittery. Having had the red dot Venom set on auto it was still too bright in the dark so I had to change it to the manual setting to put it on the lowest setting. Waiting for a broadside shot and aiming at the shoulder she dropped and it looked like it was a DRT shot. At this point the other two piggies took off running and I took two shots at them but didn’t connect. Then all of a sudden the dropped sow starts lunging forward and I took two shots before she made it to the water and swam off.

Not sure what to make of that I gave it an hour and broke down the 300 Black Out to discover my buffer spring had unseated due to a not tight-enough castle nut.
DUH!!

Walking out I found where the sow dropped and then started lunging. No blood but I followed it 10 yards through the mud to the water where it swam off. At this point I circled where she went into the water and saw another hog peering out of the palmettoes. I dropped that smaller hog with a head shot at 20 yards. Walking towards it I could see buried in the thick palmettoes was the dead sow. She had gone about 25 yards from where she was first hit.



First hog with the new Glock 40


Broke both front legs but the Sig Sauer 180 gr FMJ round left only a small hole (entrance and exit).
You can see the entrance hole.



2 hogs with my new Glock 40


3 lil piggies

With the rain starting to pick up I headed to the skinning pole and had a nice rainbow to end my morning.


Nice ending of the day (not for the piggies however)

I really like this 10mm!!
Hoo Yah!!

Brian
« Last Edit: February 01, 2018, 06:12:26 AM by Big Bend Brian »

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Re: First hog with night vision and first 2 hogs with new Glock 40 MOS 10mm
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2018, 04:09:54 PM »
welcome to the forum. good shooting! drawing first blood on 2 new guns on the same hunt is a always a real treat!
nice shark teeth too! I find much smaller ones at my camp on Horse Creek in S.W. Fla.. but I don't dive for them. when the creek is down we sift the sand & gravel. you've got a good spot! are you diving in a river or the salt water? I see barnacles and Gorgonians on some of those teeth.

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Re: First hog with night vision and first 2 hogs with new Glock 40 MOS 10mm
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2018, 05:13:38 PM »
"are you diving in a river or the salt water?"

Both. I’m toofing a combination of salt water and rivers but the saltwater wedges on the bottom go quite a bit upriver from the inlets (salt water is heavier than fresh).  I’ve done a fair bit of sifting over in Gainesville FL hitting te Hogtown Creek. Lots of small teeth there. Gotta love schark toofing-diving or sifting!!
Thanks for the nice reply. I’m enjoying this forum.
Brian

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Re: First hog with night vision and first 2 hogs with new Glock 40 MOS 10mm
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2018, 05:20:12 PM »
What I learned from this is that the Sig Sauer 180 grain FMJ 10mm round didn’t leave a blood trail or any kind of a significant entrance/exit wound. It did kill the hog but it didn’t do it in a manner that allowed for follow up tracking (Certainly there are many discussions on this forum about this type of round not being an adequate hunting round. I would agree however  when I first bought 10mm ammo  there were only 2 types of 10mm rounds available to me-these and the Remington 180gr  FMJ (poor hunting bullet choices).


Broke both front legs

Understanding this I’ve since ordered and received from Midway USA four different hunting rounds to see what would shoot the best out of my Glock 40:
Underwood 180 gr XTP JHP
Underwood 200 gr XTPJHP
Underwood 200 gr Hardcast HCFN
Hornady Custom 180 gr XTP.

Having shot these four rounds and three others types of 10mm target ammo (Remington 180 gr FMJ, Sig Sauer 180 gr FMJ  and Sellier & Bellot 180 gr FMJ) what  grouped the best  at 25 and 50 yards was the Hornady Custom 180 gr XTP with the added benefit that the Sig Saur 180 gr FMJ patterns the same as the Hornady 180 XTP rounds. This way I can shoot the less expensive Sig Sauer rounds for practice and not have to change my sights and still have what should be a very good hunting round too.

I’d also note I just purchased a Kenai chest holster that I’ve worn a number of outings now and have really come to like it. It’s a tad expensive at $150 but in the long run it seems to have been worth the cost. Life doesn’t get much better!

Hoo Yah!!

Brian

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Re: First hog with night vision and first 2 hogs with new Glock 40 MOS 10mm
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2018, 07:05:44 PM »
First things first; welcome to the forum Big Bend Brian!  Congratulations on your successful hunt!

As you clearly demonstrated multiple times in the same hunt...  Shot placement, shot placement more important than bullet type.  Most people use the Sig 180gr FMJ for paper punching but you used it successfully to harvest 2 piggies by putting it in the right spots.  The Sig 180gr FMJ did a hell of a job on the shoulder in the pic you shared.  I'd also mention that anytime a wounded hog only goes 25 yards or less after being hit, you've made a fine shot!  I've seen them hit hard in the vitals with high powered rifle rounds and run further than that on multiple occasions, cause they're tough as hell. 
With that said, agree with your move over to the XTP & HCFN bullets, in the long run you'll be happier....

PS...  Thanks for sharing the Megaladon shark teeth.  Makes you shudder to think about the predator sporting those! :o

 
 
 

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Re: First hog with night vision and first 2 hogs with new Glock 40 MOS 10mm
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2018, 09:01:21 AM »
Nice


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Re: First hog with night vision and first 2 hogs with new Glock 40 MOS 10mm
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2018, 11:38:40 AM »
Whole bunch of tasty eats right there.

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Re: First hog with night vision and first 2 hogs with new Glock 40 MOS 10mm
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2018, 05:31:23 PM »
Where were they hunted at ?
S&W 1006
S&W 610 6.5"

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Re: First hog with night vision and first 2 hogs with new Glock 40 MOS 10mm
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2018, 01:48:05 PM »
Pigs: Northeast Florida around St Augustine
Teeth: Georgia rivers
Brian