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My Biggest Boar-115 kilos

Post by Martin Clarke » Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:56 am

Hi Folks,
Sharing attached pics of the biggest boar I have shot in Australia - weighed on the farmers cattle scale at 115 kilos - Just one shot with my .270 Kimber - this was in November, 2017. Worst part was pulling him out of the valley to get him to the 4WD.
Cheers & Happy viewing.....Martin
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Post by sumbriavikramaditya » Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:00 pm

Great kill. In which parts of Australia such big boars are found? Which cartridge was used?

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Post by Vikram » Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:56 pm

That is a big one.
It ain’t over ’til it’s over! "Rocky,Rocky,Rocky....."

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Re: My Biggest Boar-115 kilos

Post by Jr. » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:02 pm

Great Boar.
Totally admire your Gun Safety,
Photograph with Bolt disengaged/out.

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Post by Shivaji.Dasgupta » Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:40 pm

congrats
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Re: My Biggest Boar-115 kilos

Post by Chengy » Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:49 am

Nice

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Re: My Biggest Boar-115 kilos

Post by Martin Clarke » Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:48 am

Hi Sumbriavikramaditya, Vikram, Jr., Shivaji & Chengy,
Thanks for the comments. It was shot with my 270, at about 75M. I used handloaded Hornady SST 130Gr at about 2850 FPS. The projectile went through left shoulder and exited right shoulder. A clean pass, but it did damage him inside. Ran about 40M and rolled over. I shot him at a property just 65KM from Perth, in the foothills. They lay up in heavy scrub, but come out to raid the crops, as well as the cattle fodder.
I am very conscious about gun safety, and even when I am accompanied by friends on shoots, we never enter the 4WD without "showing safe" - ensuring there is nothing in the chamber. Even after the shoot before we pack up, every weapon is checked to "show safe".
Regards.....Martin

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Post by sa_ali » Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:04 pm

Excellent kill, as already complimented by other, your gun safety is very noticeable and hope people learn from it. Thanks for sharing the pics

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Post by sumbriavikramaditya » Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:50 pm

Do you handload all your ammo? Is it expensive to handload in Australia?

This boar ran 40 m after getting hit, it must be a well built and young. As I am from J&K, I have seen wild boars passing through Fencing done by India on Indo-Pakistan Border. Pakistani Rangers push them to Indian side and Indian Border Security Force soldiers sometimes hunt them for meat and sometimes on request of local farmers as pest control.

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Post by Martin Clarke » Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:27 am

Hi Sumbria & sa_ali,
Thank you for your comments. Me and my friends insist on safety at all times. No fooling around with guns at all.
The big boar I think, was around 5 years. It was a lone boar, and we tried for him on various occasions, but would disappear in the bush.
I finally caught him out in the open, unexpectedly, and he just stood and look at me brazenly. That was his undoing!!
I handload all my ammo for .223/.270/.375/.44. Main investment is the brass, Norma & RWS are expensive, but with proper care,
they are good for reloading 10 to 12 times. On an average - handloading is around 30% of cost compared to factory ammo.
More importantly you get to choose primers, powder and projectiles to suit your needs. Once I have an accurate load/speed I do not change.
Therefore I buy primers and projectiles in bulk once I am sure. For instance, a Ballistic Tip 130 Gr .270 factory round costs around AU$2.00; my handload for similar ammo costs AU$0.65, and groups much better than the factory load. Surprisingly, Federal primers work best in all my rifles.
I have recently got a lee mould for 1 oz. slugs for the shotgun. I will compare price & accuracy with the factory slug loads when I get around to loading.
I recently bought a box of 25 Sellier & Bellot 1 oz. slugs for AU$25.00 - will see how price and performance compare!
Cheers, and keep safe.....Martin Clarke

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Re: My Biggest Boar-115 kilos

Post by Chengy » Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:49 am

Just for a comparision, whats the cost of your .270 Kimber in AUD. Regards

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Re: My Biggest Boar-115 kilos

Post by Martin Clarke » Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:34 am

Chengy wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:49 am
Just for a comparision, whats the cost of your .270 Kimber in AUD. Regards
I bought it in 2007 for AU$1,875.00 + cost of scope. Presently they are selling for around AU$2,200.00.
My one came with match grade trigger and chamber, so have to be very precise with re-sizing while handloading.

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Post by Chengy » Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:21 am

Its cheaper than an IOF 30-06 in equivalent currency. We are really getting screwed over here by IOF :-(. I paid nearly AUD 3000 including modifications to the stock and trigger to bring it up to anything resembling a modern sporting rifle.

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Re: My Biggest Boar-115 kilos

Post by Martin Clarke » Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:51 am

Chengy wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:21 am
Its cheaper than an IOF 30-06 in equivalent currency. We are really getting screwed over here by IOF :-(. I paid nearly AUD 3000 including modifications to the stock and trigger to bring it up to anything resembling a modern sporting rifle.
Nothing new. After the ban on importing guns into India, prices have skyrocketed. I remember paying for Rs.35 per cartridge of Eley HV HP in 2003.
That was the last time I bought ammo, as I migrated in 2004.
Understand the current prices are around Rs.75 - For the same ammo I am now paying equivalent of Rs.550 for 50 ctgs. Good USA HV ammo - CCI, Win, Rem sell for average price of Rs.7 per round. 12G Shotgun ammo - No.7 1/2 28 Gr Target loads can be bought for AU$75.00 for a case of 250!! - Rs.15 per round for Win, Rem, Rio & Fiocchi. Mind you, ammo in Australia is expensive, when you compare the prices in USA!!!
Must mention, at the last Shot Show in Perth 2018, my friend, who is a National level shooter, picked up a case of .22 Winchester T-22 ammo (standard velocity) for AU$365.00 - equivalent to Rs.18,650. The case was 5000 rounds - equates to Rs.3.65 per round. He uses them for practice, and they work very well.
Trust your rifle is working well now, after going through the additional expense. How does the IOF 30-06 ammo work??

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Re: My Biggest Boar-115 kilos

Post by mundaire » Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:22 pm

IOF isn't selling .30-06 ammo anymore, the cheapest rounds available for the .30-06 are S&B 180 grain soft points. Last I heard they were going for about ₹120 a pop, but I don't have a .30 myself, so my information could be out of date.

I must add though, that the IOF .30-06 is a super accurate rifle straight out of the box! The examples I've handled, could all outshoot big brand imported rifles using stock factory ammo. In choosing to copy the Sauer 202, IOF has hit a home run IMHO.

The modifications people spend money on are usually cosmetic, apart from maybe some work on the trigger and/ or smoothening the bolt and magazine (if required).

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