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TO35    Posted 11-23-2004 at 03:13:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
The Hogzilla story was in the new paper here.My cousin owns land next to where this hog was harvested and is a guide for them. He's taken several hogs over 500 lbs. in the last 3 years. A picture that was in the paper was hard to tell but it was suspended by an track hoe's boom. The offical measurements were just a few inches shy of 12 ft long and 4ft tall and weight was just over 1000 pds. They have just completed the story here and the documentry will air real soon (no date yet), watch for it my cousin is in it and he swears its so big they had to trailer it out....

TO35....who's had a few hogs put me up a tree
and never leaves home without my ruger 44mag anymore.

Salmoneye    Posted 11-23-2004 at 04:13:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hope you have hardcast handloads in there...

The factory 240 grain hollow point bullets will splat and just tick em off...

I load the Hornady 265 grain semi-jacketed...They are designed for the .444 Marlin and are cast to open up at those speeds...At .44 Mag speeds they just hold and go through (or deep on large animals)...The load data I use is one grain (of powder) lower than 'Max' in my Super Blackhawk, but is max for the Wifes Marlin lever 1894S...That is one sweet little gun (that I carry in thick stuff when she doesn't)...The load we use is pushing only a few ft/lbs less energy at the muzzle, than a .30-30...

Like Elmer Keith, I am a firm believer in 'big hole in, big hole out'...

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