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Roger, thats a Really nice looking rifle. How much does it weigh and what game have you taken wit it?

Ha! +1 on it being nice and Danno asked the exact same two questions I had after I read your post.

Nice video and good scope audio. A creased skull shot will cause that reaction, but yours is "definitely not a head shot." However a creased spine shot or bullet fragment hitting the spine will cause a temporary lights out and then recover again and run. A Primos trigger stick or a support other than your stand would give you better mobility and follow up shots without having to remove your magazine. Are you using the same rifle you used on the last videoed hunt?

Same rifle. Savage MSR 10 in 6.5 Creedmoor. I actually had my Bog Pod with me but every time I tried to use it I was, without realizing it, doing the same thing where I would block out the infrared with the stand. Also, while I really like the rifle, the trigger just plain sucks on the thing. Until I get it changed out, I need as much of a braced shot as humanly possible. Thatís why the Bog Pod was with me.... a back brace. I really need to just rotate the stand about 45 degrees clockwise and Iím pretty sure it would solve a lot of my problems.

The tower for the stand is a little under 5 feet but it sits on top of a small hill.

Hey now! Thatís productive few hours! What type of Bee did he get and what did he trade? Glad yíall were successful on the piggies. Nice pics.

Welcome to Texas! Arlington is a great town. Rangers, Cowboys, Six Flags, and whatever they are calling Wet n Wild these days. And you are pretty much right in the middle of the Metroplex, so nothing is really too far away.

Cool video, if anything the shot was a little to far forward?

Now that I have it loaded up and can see it a little more clearly than on the scope replay (which works great for what it is) I think I agree. On pigs, I do try and take neck shots or farther forward body shots than I do on a deer b/c of a pigs anatomy, but I may have hit the perfect ďbad zoneĒ with that shot. Also, forgot to mention in the original post, that particular feeder is 164 yards from the stand.

 Did some pig hunting last night. I sat in my new stand that I  put up not too long ago. This is the first animal shot out of there. As you can tell in the video I was having all kinds of trouble at first getting the scope to pick the pig up. The video actually turned out way better than what I was seeing in real time.  What I was seeing was mostly a black screen.

 I realize my problem about a minute and a half and the video. I was letting the corner of the stand block most of the infrared light from being shined out. All of the banging around you hear is me trying to reposition myself fifty different ways to get a good shot off.  The scopeís microphone is really really good. I didnít sound near that loud to my naked ear. Also, I did not hear the squeals the scope picks up either.

As far as the actual shot, Iím not real sure what happened. Shot felt good, video seems to confirm the crosshairs were where I wanted them...  The bad thing about it was I had to eject my clip from the gun and basically turn it into a single shot rifle to get in a good position to take the shot. So when he jumps up to run all I can do is watch. I searched for sometime but did not recover the pig. There seems to be some good trail cam picks go around too. Iíll try and post those when I get around to going through them.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Well here it is
« on: July 13, 2018, 08:17:04 AM »
I have that scope in 4X12X50 and Iím pretty sure BB has a Z3 as well. I really like mine and I think heís said positive things about his in the past as well. Mine was on a 257 Lazerguard and now sets on a 240 Wilderness. I bet youíll be very happy with it. 

One thing I can tell you that I learned the hard way is to pay attention to the torque specs as they will lighter than normal scopes due to Swaro internal glass specs. I had an, unbeknownst to me, inexperienced smith over torque mine and it required a trip back to Swarovski to fix it.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Well here it is
« on: July 13, 2018, 07:20:59 AM »
Very cool! What sort of glass will it wear?

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Well here it is
« on: July 12, 2018, 07:44:09 PM »
Are you posting directly from your phone? If so you could try 2 things.

1. Take a screen shot of the original picture and try posting that. 90% of the time that will work.

2. Email the picture to yourself from your phone. When you go to send the email the phone should ask you what size you would like to send the picture, ( for iPhone if will ask: small, medium, large, or original?) Choose medium and then open that email and try posting the pic from there..

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Well here it is
« on: July 12, 2018, 06:04:38 PM »
Nice! Looking forward to some pics!

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Well here it is
« on: July 12, 2018, 01:48:36 PM »
Did you buy it?

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 6.5-300 Weatherby
« on: July 09, 2018, 06:12:52 PM »
Welcome! Looking forward to your hunting reports this year!

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Booked a Javelina Hunt
« on: July 09, 2018, 04:01:29 PM »
I know Iím excited, pretty sure he is as well. The 270wsm will definitely do some hunting this year, donít know it makes it all the way to February without drawing blood though! I absolutely will have one of my ďheavierĒ rifles that sports a 16x scope with me, in case it calls for lots of sitting a glassing in the mornings or evenings. 270short mag would be a good choice. 

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