Got back on Monday from another weekend in Portugal, but with a reality check this time, and didn't get to fire a shot.
Saturday, peg looked good, heard plenty of shots, and thought it would be a good bag, even though nothing showed for me. When we got back, 34 boar had been shot, less than I'd been expecting, based on the number of shots we were hearing, and then got told there was a shot count of "191", an average of just over 5.5 shots per boar, I was shocked, but it seems to be about right, according to the locals !
I think half the reason is that semi autos, are common place (predominantly the Browning BAR) and the mentality is to keep shooting until the animal drops. It's common to see animals hit 2-4 times, and the idea of just taking one shot, seems alien to them, in this case them, being the Spanish, & Portuguese.
My average is below 2, but that may also explain why it took me 7 trips before I shot a boar as I'm only shooting when I feel there is a good shot on. I'd be interested to hear from the more experienced driven boar hunters, what is considered a realistic average ratio, 5>6 seems very high ?