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post #3511 of 3771
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Originally Posted by JLibourel View Post

^You are a brave man, braver than I am, certainly. If I had a fight like that with a 75-pound pygmy pig, I would certainly be very chary of tackling even an average-size 160-pounder, much less a big, ugly old 250- or 300-pounder, even with a proper boar spear with a crossbar like the one you show (Cold Steel?). In reality, of course, I am much too old for such undertakings these days.

I am assuming that your brother uses some pretty peppy .45 Colt handloads in his Henry Big Boy. Based on my own experience and observations, I don't think much of using magnum revolver cartridges on wild pigs. I have seen some pretty sorry performances, even from a .454 Casull and heard of many more.

sorry, he uses the .44 magnum razorback XT . 225gr @ 1300 fps

Here is a link -
http://www.winchester.com/Products/handgun-ammunition/Advanced/Razor-Boar-XT-handgun/Pages/S44MWB.aspx


PS- He drops pigs and he is not a great shot, haha
post #3512 of 3771
I understand you want to even the playing field by using more primitive gear like a spear, and I'm not judging you because I can respect that, but why not give the animal a quick, clean death? It seems this is the most appropriate way to pay homage to an animal that gave its life so you could eat. I suppose it's a philosophical disagreement.
post #3513 of 3771

Yeah, I think the two golden rules of hunting are a) kill it quick and b) only kill it if you'll eat it.

 

Mauro seems pretty committed to the second part, and to be fair, the spear type discussion seemed to be talking about maximising the first part too, after making a messy and inhumane mistake the first time.  

 

Me, I don't eat pork anyway, and if I did I think I'd stay in the .308 camp.  But the back-to-basics heart-pumping reality of it: yeah, I definitely get it and it's certainly an interesting diversion.

 

Talking of anachronistic weapons, anyone interested in swords?  Perhaps this isn't the place!

post #3514 of 3771
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

Yeah, I think the two golden rules of hunting are a) kill it quick and b) only kill it if you'll eat it.

Mauro seems pretty committed to the second part, and to be fair, the spear type discussion seemed to be talking about maximising the first part too, after making a messy and inhumane mistake the first time.  

Me, I don't eat pork anyway, and if I did I think I'd stay in the .308 camp.  But the back-to-basics heart-pumping reality of it: yeah, I definitely get it and it's certainly an interesting diversion.

Talking of anachronistic weapons, anyone interested in swords?  Perhaps this isn't the place!

I am into swords . I wish there was a club near me that trained in the short sword, broad sword, bastard sword , etc.... It's something I always wanted to try.


I completely agree that an animal deserves a quick clean death. I do my best to do that. A spear can do the trick, too. Like I said ,I am no master hunter tracker but I keep getting better and better.

The thing I like about the primitive weapons is the actual hunt itself. I feel like the boar or whatever animal I am hunting has a better playing field.

I could bait a deer , pig, turkey , etc..... that's not the same. I could stalk to a certain extent the same animals with a rifle but let's be for real. If you are hunting with a rifle you want to be 50 to 500 yards. Can't do that with a sword or spear.

If I shoot it , I eat it.Those are the house rules. Same goes with my daughter. She hunts and if she kills it she has to clean and eat it.


Back to guns and stuff ...
The amount of cool target systems and targets at shot show 2016 that I saw through you tube were amazing. This link is what it's all about when you can't make time for the range!

https://www.utmworldwide.com/
Edited by Mauro - 2/1/16 at 12:10pm
post #3515 of 3771

Spear or sword?  Came across this by coincidence (scroll down); I think it might suit you, @Mauro.

 

Does anyone here actually own a lever action rifle and hunt with it?

post #3516 of 3771
Anyone have any experience with SHTF gear holsters? I ordered one of their protos holsters for my glock 43, but was wondering if anyone had any firsthand experience with them. This gun is my ideal carry gun and shoots like a dream for me so I might be getting a couple holsters to see what fits the best for me.

Also, any SF approved gun belts? All the ones I see are either cheesy looking, tacticool, or look cheap
post #3517 of 3771
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

Spear or sword?  Came across this by coincidence (scroll down); I think it might suit you, @Mauro
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Does anyone here actually own a lever action rifle and hunt with it?

I have a Marlin 30-30. I have taken it deer hunting a couple of times but because of my almost total lack of hunting skill I have yet to fire it at an actual animal. But it's a great little gun.
post #3518 of 3771
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Originally Posted by Krish the Fish View Post

Anyone have any experience with SHTF gear holsters? I ordered one of their protos holsters for my glock 43, but was wondering if anyone had any firsthand experience with them. This gun is my ideal carry gun and shoots like a dream for me so I might be getting a couple holsters to see what fits the best for me.

Also, any SF approved gun belts? All the ones I see are either cheesy looking, tacticool, or look cheap

Milt Sparks makes a damn good gun belt. love mine
post #3519 of 3771
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Originally Posted by Krish the Fish View Post


Also, any SF approved gun belts? All the ones I see are either cheesy looking, tacticool, or look cheap

Will the belt be covered by a shirt?

SOE makes some of the best nylon belts. Be prepared to wait a while for your order. They fill orders for deployed military and LE before civilians. I have a 1.5" Cobra belt and am waiting on one of their EDC belts (you can customize the colors).
http://www.originalsoegear.com/collections/belts


Mitch Rosen has some nice leather belts. They even carry cordovan. The 'dark brown' color seems to be the most subdued and tasteful. You could probably find a few other companies making something similar.
http://www.mitchrosen.com/products/belts/


Galco has some decent leather belts, but none are really suitable for dress clothing. The black leather belt that is 1.25" in width comes with this hideous contrast stitching. The 1.5" version doesn't have the contrast stitching but is too wide for a dress belt, IMO.
http://ads.midwayusa.com/product/399322/galco-sb1-belt-1-1-4-leather
Edited by suited - 2/5/16 at 12:21pm
post #3520 of 3771
I like belts from www.thebeltman.net , though the majority of my leather comes from Matt DelFatti www.delfatti.com. Unfortunately he's not currently accepting any new orders, but his stuff is worth every penny that you spend.

While I haven't seen anything in person from John Ralston, his stuff looks pretty decent as well. Milt Sparks and Mitch Rosen as previously mentioned also make very good leather.
post #3521 of 3771
For leather, I have two belts from bullhidebelts.com (which I do not recommend) and a custom belt from A&G Custom Gunleather. For webbing, I like the Ares Aegis.

Single layer leather belts (even thick bullhide) are not stiff enough to hold up to a heavy set of gear over time. Both of my bullhide belts tend to roll and twist. Double layer belts, particularly with internal stiffeners, are much more stable. My next leather belt will probably be a Mean Gene leather belt with the Aegis buckle.
post #3522 of 3771
Got my S&W PC1911 yesterday, took it to the range today. 200 rounds through it without a problem. Cleaning a 1911 kind of sucks, but everything else was such a great experience.

Here's the target from 50yd. A little high and to the left, but adjusted the sights a bit and the following groupings were much better.


post #3523 of 3771
nice shooting! glad youre enjoying it.
post #3524 of 3771
Thanks! Brought a friend with me today to shoot, put 200 more rounds through the 1911 - no problems at all. Shot his shotgun a bunch as well, my first time shooting slugs and it was insanely fun. This is addicting.
post #3525 of 3771
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Originally Posted by pfurey View Post

This is addicting.

understatement. wink.gif a little over a year ago i had one gun...a colt 1911. now, i have half a dozen 1911s, half a dozen revolvers, 4 -5 small carry pieces, a custom AR i sank way too much into...weatherby hunting rifle, and a nice O/U. on top of that, loads of ammo, and bags of mags, optics, grips, parts, shirts, certificates, etc. its easy to go overboard quickly.
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