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While in years past I have killed several deer, a few antelope, and some turkeys with an H&K 91, I realized I had never killed a wild pig with one.

So this last deer season I took one to the deer lease. In short I killed 2 wild pigs, a deer and a turkey. I had one of the Hendsolt Military 4x scope on the rifle.

Once again the 91 has proved to be a most excellent rifle for Sporting use.

I used reloads with a 150gr Nosler Solid Base bullet over 42gr of IMR 3031.
 

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.308 is a little much on turkeys. If you're gonna eat 'em. Great for porkers. I use an HK34 with Mk2z 124gr ammo. Hot stuff and preserves the meat. Usually headshots.
 

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I have shot more turkeys with a rifle than a shotgun. I have even shot several with a 375 H&H.

The way to shoot them and not mess up any meat is to shoot them right where the neck and body come together.

The breast meat is a couple of inches below this.
 

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I have shot more turkeys with a rifle than a shotgun. I have even shot several with a 375 H&H.

The way to shoot them and not mess up any meat is to shoot them right where the neck and body come together.

The breast meat is a couple of inches below this.

Holy Jeebus man, shooting turkeys with an elephant gun. lulz
 

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GZ Here is a 375 H&H turkey hunting story for ya...

I was actually hunting pigs, and was sneeking along beside the river with a Blaser Tracker [19 3/4" barrel] in 375 H&H, shooting Federal factory 300gr Nosler Partitions.
I was actually hunting wid pigs, when I saw a flock of Tom turkeys in the distance.

So I put the sneak on them.

I managed to get a shot at one at about 40 yards or so, he went right down.
The rest ran up the hill and I ran foward about 15 or 20 yards and spied one going up the hill and let him have a 300gr Nosler as well.

Luckly I hit both in just the right spot and actually only messed up about a thumb sized piece of meat at the tom of the breast of the one running up the hill.

Both had good beards, a 10" and 10.5", but most important I did not mess up the heart, liver or the gizzard, my favorite parts to eat.
 

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If it was legal I'd hunt turkeys with a rifle here too. That would make it EASY. In NY you can only use a shotgun or bow.... Never hunted with teh HK, but the cetme works well for white tail :)
 

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I have taken my SR9 hunting only once, with the 4x military scope. Wish I had seen a deer, rabbit, squirrel, chipmunk, or something. Yes, the HK 91 platform I know could do the job well
 

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True stories.
The H&K 91 has always been a most lucky hunting rifle for me.

I can hunt for several days, and not see either a real trophy or even any game to shoot. i take the H&K 91 out and most often I see and shoot something that very day.

Examples:
Once I hunted for several days and never saw a buck deer worth shooting. On the last afternoon of the hunt, just before dark I saw and shot the biggest Whitetail buck I had ever killed. It was my biggest for the next 15 years. It is still my second biggest.
I killed my second biggest antelope ever with the H&K 91.
I have never failed to kill something when hunting with the H&K 91.

Just this year I took it to the deer lease, and in just a few days I had killed a deer, 2 wild pigs and a turkey with it.

It is my "Lucky Rifle".
 

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^^^What kind of distance did you shoot that antelope at? Me thoughts they were pretty skittish creatures?
 

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I shot 3 antelope with it that year, one buck and two doe.
I had a fixed 6x kahles scope, the ZF69, with a picket post reticle and the ballistic cam.

The antelope were shot at ranges from 275 to 350 yards.

I was using a Sierra 165 HPBT, they call it the Gameking now [NOT the match bullet] loaded over 39.5gr of IMR 3031.

In fact I shot my 91 today and shot some of that exact same load.

And yes they can be pretty skittish, they have great eyes, most sources say their eyes are 7 or 8 power.

I have shot several of them and my average shots are @300 yards.

I did shoot one at 90 yards with a Contender 10" scoped handgun in 30 Herrett one time, but I crawled a ways and actually let them walk up on me, I was prone on the ground and real still...

They are fun to hunt and the wife and I always liked the meat. We always bought extra doe tags.
 

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Having narrowly missed a nice buck going into work one night with the lowrider and clobbering another a year later with a Jeep Cherokee, I don't care if you exterminate the lot of them. Frakking overgrown rats are a constant nuisance here in Northern Ohio. Almost all my neighbors have scored one of them sumbitches and lost a vehicle. I didn't lose the Cherokee, just the metalwork from the middle of the front tires forward. I even think I mumbled "Ole!" after the rat finished crunching up the undercarriage and exhaust system and was left tumbling down the high way after the Jeep cleared it. Didn't even have to put one in it's brainpan... the Jeep did a number on it. Likewise, the overgrown rat did a number on the Jeep, including leaving a chunk of antler clean through the radiator as he tried to climb through the engine. One of my buddies from work was killed as he hit a deer and the still thrashing rat entered through the windshield and trampled the crap outta him as it tried to get out. He died a few days later.

Not to mention there are so damned many of them, a lot of neighbors are losing shrubbery and bark off a lot of trees. Dogs go wild in the night barking as they criss-cross the yards at 4 in the morning waking everyone up

So yeah... go ahead and kill them all. I won't shed a tear.
 

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I'm with you Shattered. Around here there are no more natural preditors (don't get me started) and the damn things are prolific as rabbits. Two years ago the town I lived in actually sponsored the first ever hunt within city limits to cull the bastards.
We could use a couple years of open season on that damn things around here.
And don't get me started about geese.
 
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