Some of you will remember last year I got a new Moderated Blaser .375H&H "Pig Rig" sorted.
Due to various reasons last season it didn't get tested on the real thing.
This season we've been under no pressure to shoot any early so we waited until they got to a decent larder weight, I also wanted to get one for a friend who has been very good to me over the years. He visited me last week and we sat for 4 chilly hours and and failed to see a thing
We topped up the feeders two days after and there was a huge amount of activity they had been there every night typical.
Last night Andy and I decided to have a go ourselves. It was a perfect night, a light covering of snow in the wood and the near full moon shining in through the trees.
We sat for three hours seeing lots of squirrels, rabbits, fox's and even a Muntjac doe every one getting the pulse racing.
A few times we thought we could hear a squeal and a stick breaking a long way off so we stayed sat toasty warm in my two thermal layers, various fleeces and my romper suit.
Eventually we could hear them, no hesitation they were out of the bushes and onto the maize and feeding and making a great deal of noise.
We watched them for a minute through the binos about 8 in total all good size lumps the youngsters nearly as big as the sow's. I swapped the bino's for the rifle and picked out one of the smaller animals in the moonlight waited for it to turn and clear the others BANG chaos boar scattering everywhere no chance for a second shot.
We let it settle down before getting down from the seat and approaching the downed boar. The 270 grn Hornaday doing its job , the boar was slightly angled and the entrance was slightly back but exiting through the opposite shoulder the boar had only moved a foot from where it had been standing.
Back home hung it in the chiller and opened the door as it was now -9 outside couldn’t see the point in turning it on