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Cracker-American

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A month or so back I posted a thread about how I decided to modify the stock on my .44 carbine. It was the classic and I did not like the raised portion on the stock.

I have owned this little carbine since the early 70's but never shot it much and never hunted with it at all.

I finished the re-finish on the stock last weekend and loaded up some 240 grain jhp's to shoot in it. I am only a year into reloading.

So the hog I killed yesterday was two first. A first kill with the .44 carbine and the first kill with one of my reloads.

He weighed 358 pounds and was more to mess with than I really wanted. One round behind the shoulder. He took three maybe four steps and went down. He never moved again.

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His shield caught the bullet under the skin on the off side. I love collecting bullets recovered from game I have shot.

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MikeJinVT

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Damn, that's a big hog. Where are you located to get such a big porker. Some day I am going to have to go south and try my hand at it.

Mike
 

Cracker-American

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I live in North Florida and this pig was killed about five miles south of the Georgia/Florida line.

I have been hunting hogs since 1971 and this is the second largest I have killed. His teeth were huge.
 

Cracker-American

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We did not throw him in the truck. Think two monkeys trying to have sexual congress with a football.

This is what the carbine looked like after I took down the monti carlo portion of the stock and refinished it.

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And this is what the carbine looked like after it's first range session. I cannot find the missing piece. Think I will try and fit a piece of Macasser Ebony or other exotic wood in the gap.

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Pinecone

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Cracker-American, That is one great looking "hog"! Wish we had those in Maine! You did a very nice job on that stock. You might consider a nicely grained piece of "mahogany" as an insert for that repair. It would set that light stock finish off nicely.........................Dick :wink:
 

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