This one shot dead as a doornail at 50 yards. BLAM! And, he keeled over. Not a very difficult shot at that distance.
Below is Mr. Piggy taking a shower, courtesy of the outfitter:
In my utter magnanimity, I will not gross you out with any butchering photos.
Onto the gun p0rn:
The indicated weapon was a Savage Model 16 calibered in .243 Winchester. Power-wise, the .243 occupies a spot in between the .223 and the .308. The rifle is topped off with a Nikon 3x9 power scope. Total cost - $700.00
Here are some photos of this beauty on the range:
Feeds from a 4 round detachable box magazine, seen below.
The following is a 100 yard group using Federal "Power Shok" 100 grain soft point bullets - Sub MOA using medium quality ammunition. Savage makes a great rifle for the money. I used this ammo on Mr. Piggy.
Below is a 50 yard group shooting the same stuff. Note the "figure 8" and the floater. The 3rd round was at 8 O'clock low. I get the same sort of results with my Remington 700: First 2 shots are almost through the same hole, then the 3rd opens up the group. I estimate this is due to the barrel heading up, thus causing more "barrel whip" on the 3rd shot:
Now, does anyone know why I shoot pretty much right on target at 50 yards, but an inch or so high at 100? A big smiley-face for anyone who knows the answer.
So many hogs.... so little time....