scott fisher· Premium Member
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So I went down to my friends ranch to do some long range shooting and check some reloads. He had some clients going on a pig hunt in the morning so I decided to tag a long. So I grab my 30-06 and my 444 Marlin. Loaded both guns on front rack of the Polaris ranger. Were glassing on top of this small hill and see a really big pig. We get down their and get one of the clients a pig. Her rifle jams up but we finally manage to get it loaded up and she takes a shot. She hits the pig but he keeps on running so the husband takes two shots and hits it but still doesn't go down. My friend the outfitter yells to me to finish it off before it gets over on the other side of the fence into the neighbors ranch. I'm using his brand new 300 ultra mag Christsen carbon barrel rifle. I shoot and knock it down right in front of the fence. So were cleaning the hog and taking pictures when my buddy looks up and sees another monster boar about 75 yards from us on the neighbors ranch. He says to the husband do you want to shoot it. He says no. He looks at me. I grab my 444 and try and load some shells into it. For some reason the shells wont load. I'm trying and trying to get some shells loaded into the magazine but no deal. My friend yells at me " Forget about John Wayne and grab your 30-06". He calls my 444 John Wayne. He started calling my 444 Marlin John Wayne after I was on a pig hunt with him and three other clients. I hit a pig running at about 80 yards with no scope when two of his clients missed that pig with scoped rifles. He looked at me and said "who do you think you are John Wayne". He talked some trash about my rifle before that and so did the clients but guess you got the first pig. So I grab my 30-06 which I haven't used in a long while. We jump in the ranger and drove down to the road and waited for the pig to come into our ranch. I take the shot and hit him. Still standing so I shoot again and miss. Shoot again and hit him. He spins around a few times and just stands their. I'm thinking he is done. We get into the ranger and drive up to him. He is still alive so I pull out my 44 pistol and shoot. He is still kicking around and around. Shoot again. Still kicking around. I'm about to shoot again and he pops up and charges me. I shoot again and knock him down again. Still kicking around. Shoot again and miss. Shoot again and finally he dies. Man that was one tuff pig. Two shoulder shots with 30-06 and five .44 mag shots to the chest. Recovered four of the five .44 225 Barnes bullets from rear of pig. Both 30-06 passed threw both shoulders. First time I've been charged. Get back to my truck and was trying to figure out what the deal was with my 444. I messed around with it for awhile and finally realize that I grabbed my 35 Remington in the dark out of my truck. Both rifles have no scope. I had brought my 35 to mount a scope on it that day. Now the 35 has a scope on it. I cant believe I did that. Well I wont have that problem again.