I guess I should have figured it ahead of time, but I like the gun and thought it needed to be a secondary on my hog hunt. I used my 45-70 carrying all this last weekend, hoping I would get to use my Mountain mold 405gr. gas checked monster. Hog sign was everywhere, but were just not seeing anything. They were obviously out at night. Previously, we would get to see them at dusk when we were just about out of light. We baited and then waited till after dark, and because it was raining, used my Ruger Mark 2 in stainless. Shot came directly after my buddy landed one with his 7 mag. I shot as he was dissapearing into the tall grass. It amounted to a running lead that was cut off by trees. I had to shoot in the pelvis. He then started dragging himself away and I shot ( I had repositioned myself) at the front end. Got to do double shoulders. He went down on this shot for good. I had virtually no meat left. Pelvic shot had blown s#*t all over creation. Hams, and back meat totally contaminated. Chest shot blew bone fragments everywhere as well. I got maybe 3 # of meat off a 220# boar. I am very dissapointed, but half-way expected this. I was hunting primarily with the 45-70 and cast because of a blown up deer from an 06 I had hunted with a couple of years ago. Live and learn. I might now need a 45-70SS with the plastic stocks. I hate getting a good gun wet! I also hate wasting good meat. This was not a closed hunt, we were going after varmints. The owner of the property wants them all gone. He usually leaves them where they lay. It is hard for me to ruin perfectly good meat. I am not so sure this one would have been that good too eat, however.