I’m not sure if the hunter meant to do this or not, but he ended up executing an almost picture perfect thermal hog drop shot in this video.
This feral hog was on the wrong end of a thermal hog drop shot and never knew what hit it. According to the caption on the video, the shot was taken at 110 yards using a Savage Model 11 chambered in .223 Remington and sporting an AAC suppressor and an ATN HD THOR 384 4.5-18x thermal scope. Some people consider the .223 Remington a borderline cartridge for big game hunting, but they’ll certainly work with good shot placement and that 75gr Hornady match bullet really did a number on this hog..
Let’s be clear here: this is not fair chase hunting. This is pest control. Instead of comparing it to hunting, compare it to an exterminator wiping out a colony of termites or rats.
If you’ve got a serious hog problem, then hunting them at night using thermal optics is one of the most effective ways of keeping them under control. The deer in the area and all the local farmers will certainly appreciate your work. Plus, that is a great way to get a bunch of free range bacon.
Keep up the good work!
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