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Wild Boar Hunting: An Epic Roadtrip

So, welcome to the final installment of
our epic wild boar hunting trip to Hungary So, whilst the trip itself was
pretty epic unfortunately the hunting at the end of
it wasn’t so much. A little disappointing but we’ll come on to that in a minute. But
what it was is an exciting journey to get there. Not only do we have a huge
amount of fun at WMS firearms training with Andrew Venables, we got to select some
really cool equipment and then we have that epic road trip across Europe so all
great fun was it was good fun stopping we stopped seeing the gun shops, the Blaser
Factory, which is absolutely epic for me So first things first, we started with
learning how to shoot driven or moving game. Now here in the UK we’re all taught
from right from beginning say deer must be standing broad sides must give you a
shot and take a nice ethical humane shot in the engine room.
Whereas actually, when you’re over in Europe and you’re shooting driven game
or game that’s walking and it’s a completely different style of dynamic shooting. So
going somewhere like WMS firearms training with a guy who knows as much as
he does like Andrew it was a pretty interesting. We first started off out on
the range shooting freehand. Firstly at hundred so shooting free hand, cycling
quickly, target acquisition, using small caliber rifles as well. 22’s, 1 7’s things like that and they’re steel targets just to get yourself used
to doing it’s because it’s unnatural. Everybody uses bipods or these sticks, nobody
really takes a hundred-yard freehand shot do they. No, you don’t have to if you
don’t want to. Being out there and doing the training not only we’re taking
at hundred yards we’re using our own rifles with a red dot reflex sight all
the way back at 200 yards, so when you’re hitting an 8-10 inch disc
consistently at that sort of distance freehand it really does give you
confidence. Confidence in yourself, your ability, the equipment and when it does
come down to it, you know you can take the shot. Yeah, you feel comfortable
taking the shot. So from there we moved on to the real fun bit of the day which was
Andrew’s driven target so a moving wild boar and that’s where things started to
really hot up because you put into practice all of your technique, how to
hold the rifle, how to mount, how to address the target and then the thing is
moving and making sure that you can pick just that right point of lead and to
consistently hit in the kill zone it’s a challenge. It was a good day, it was
really good fun and putting everything that we learnt on
that day into that last little bit was really good and you appreciate what
Andrews knowledge and what he taught us it was an epic day wasn’t it? Yeah, it
takes the things that we already know in terms of good riflemen ship, good rifle
craft, marksmanship, how to use your rifles and it adds all of those extra
bits that make you confident when it goes out to a dynamic environment. So
thank you very much to Andrew and Helena for making us feel so welcome and then
giving us the tools that we need to take to move on. From there, we went
to see a good friend Frederick Vandromme in Belgium at his shop, which was
really good, like a little Alladin’s Cave. Now, I’ve known Frederick
for some time. He’s a big fan of Team Wild Seen him quite a few times at IWA show in Nuremberg and a few years back he came and showed me the plans of his
shop and I thought “Oh, it looks amazing!” To actually see it in the flesh, that
was pretty impressive and for me personally it’s great to see how European hunters
they choose their equipment, what rifles they like, what scopes they like, the
ammunition that they choose and how a retail environment in Europe was set up.
It was pretty cool. It was very cool! I can’t believe the amount of brands and
for such a little place, what he’d got in there, it was like inside an Aladdin’s cave. He
got everything in there and of course Steve had to buy something so he bought
himself another trigger magazine for his Blaser R8.
He’s like a little magpie, can’t walk away from a retail environment without
buying something that is absolutely essential. It does burn a hole in my pocket,
unfortunately. But yes, as you say, you know his Browning’s, his Blasers, his
Sauers and Mauser, there was just about every manner of rifle you could imagine
in there. Now that’s a great thing about Europe So many different game species to be able to hunt and they do like their decorative rifles as well. Heavy
embroidered engravings, lovely engraving, lovely woods and a very traditional
style of firearm, which I’m a big fan of From there, we went on to see the Blazer and
Sauer factory in Isny. We got to have a look round at the showrooms there look
at some of their new models look at some of the exciting additions to the range
that are coming in the next few months Including the silenced Blaser R8
Professional. I did like the look of that. The way the silencer comes all
the way down the barrel. It was unique I haven’t seen anything like it before
and be nice to get hands on it eventually and see how it performs but
no it was really good for me go around the factory to see the start to
finish of making the rifles and the different stages and the machines that
they were using doing it was really good. When you
say gun making, you see little guys in Gepetto’s workshop and they’re filing
things and hammering things and it all feels like craftsmanship. You go into the
Blaser Sauer Mauser factory in Isny and it is all state of the art CNC,
technologically advanced, equipment. and it just goes to show how much goes
into producing these precision instruments and they really are.
Unfortunately, we couldn’t film at the factory this time because they’re having a bit
of a move around, there’s been a lot of expansion, there’s been new buildings built
all over the place. So, we’re gonna go back a little bit later on during the
year. I’m gonna run the through the factory from start to finish
as part of our next trip. So stay tuned for that. So after
we have a good look around there the factory and had a look at the showrooms
and the new models. We then went on to ‘The Schiefkino’ The shooting cinema, which is
where Wildy elbows me out the way and he play space invaders with wild pigs. And that, I have to say, was probably the most fun part of the entire trip. It was
awesome Bringing everything together, all of the
equipment, the equipment choices we made the ammunition, using different types of
rifle and then seeing the pig on the screen. For those that haven’t seen it,
it’s basically a cinema where they play a series of wild boar scenarios running
across in front of you. Shoot at the screen and that tells you where you’ve hit.
Pauses the video and it can see if you’ve made a good shot or if you shot
it in the haunches or missed it completely and that really helped us
pull everything together that we’ve been learning into an environment and a
scenario which is almost identical to that you’d be experienced in the field
and you seem to enjoy that? I loved it When you shot those wild
boar targets at Andrews, it’s just straight line backwards and forwards when we were
in the shooting cinema, the pigs are moving uphill, downhill, across different angles,
different speeds It was really really
good and like Ian said, I did push him out the way. Difficult to get him out of
that room I think if we’d left him there for few hours either burnt a few barrels
out but that then once again the next stage in confidence. Yep, I know what I’m doing, I feel good give it a little bit more lead and then
when you think you should give it some more just in the couple inches and that
was a good indication of where we should be shooting it at certain distances. As
Steve said, the running target at Andrew Venanbles was good for just drilling in that movement,
that rifle movement, that mount, that consistency when it comes to your
shooting position but then you throw in the variables of pigs moving at
different angles uphill, downhill, different speeds, different sizes
and that really then brings everything together. After that, we then drove
over to Hungary, finished off our journey went out for an evening stalking. Well,
actually Steve was sitting and I was stalking and I think we probably got put
in the wrong places. I’ve hunted in Hungary with Wonderheart before many
occasions and I’ve always had good trips This time you didn’t see anything when
you went out in the evening? Apart from a cat! But apart from a cat, I wasn’t gonna
shoot Tiddles and I don’t think it was a Hungarian Lynx? No, he was a native cat
which is a bit of a shame and then I went to an area but they weren’t the
pigs that I was looking for so I shot quite a few wild boar and I was looking
for something in particular was getting out stalking. Maybe a fallow doe we could’ve
brought home and we could’ve harvested of the meat but as it happens, we were put in the
wrong place so I saw a lot of game that wasn’t really the sort of thing I wanted
to shoot at that time. Steve didn’t see anything
but you’re all pretty chipper about it when we got back. Oh yeah, as always! Incredibly happy when he goes out hunting and doesn’t see animals. Then we
had two driven days. Now, I have to say there was the last-minute change to the
venue. So, in fairness, Wonderheart did the very best. There was swine
fever, an African swine fever outbreak in the north of Hungary at the venue that
we were supposed to be hunting at. So it was a last-minute change but he did his best
for us but when we got to the venue there weren’t as many animals as we were
expecting. No there wasn’t, not at all, in fact the first day’s hunting we’d never
saw or anything at all did we. I think there was one boar shot and that was
shot by one of the locals, I don’t think any of our hunting party did see
anything at all but was a bit disappointing but like say they did the
best that they could for us in the timescale, I think than they had. I’d
rather have a change of venue than a cancelled trip, to be honest, and I
know that Tamas takes his responsibilities to his clients very
seriously and I’m sure that had he have been able to make a different choice he
probably would have done. But on the second day a few more animals and I
think we ended up with 20 in total in the tableau which is pretty good. I think
we have 97 shots in total. So, yeah, it wasn’t quite we’re expecting but I think
at the end of the day it finished off pretty well we’ve met some amazing
people yeah we’re the guys that we hunted where they were pretty cool and
that’s the great thing about these mixed days, you can pull people together from
lots of different walks of life lots of different locations. We all get
together and have a bit of fun. Yeah, it was good for me. I know we were late in
the season in February but that’s basically the last hunt that they were doing
anyway on the driven boar but it was cool for me because there’s a lot of
keepers there like myself and because our seasons finished over here with
our driven birds, it was good that they were they’re all from similar walks of life
so it was good for me and we had a few Parlinkas which helped the evening.
Yeah, certainly. So Parlinka is a Hungarian liqueur type of alcoholic
drink which they can grab hold of you and shake you around a bit if you’re not
used to a little bit like having whiskey when you go up on the Heinz in January
it’s a first few kind of help warm the spirits in the second four or five they
can make it very difficult to get up the following morning. But a great, great team
of guns really cool people and I hope that some point in time we get the
opportunity to hunt with them again. So, the trip is I say, it was great from
start to finish lots of different experiences. What I will say, just on the
driven side of things, we’re all excited to watch wild boar fever one two three
four five eight nine ten whatever it is at the moment they’re great films and
they really do show an exciting type of wild boar hunting but be realistic when
you get to these venues Unfortunately these hunts are not always
going to be that way. You’re not gonna see 40-50 pigs running across in the
drive. If you take a budget driven wild boar hunt, you’re not gonna see that
number of pigs and the pigs that you do see you’ve got to be ready to make those
shots count exactly the same as shooting a hundred bird day you’re not gonna be
seeing the same sort of birds flying over at your water priory or one of the
better tools of the States and I think it’s been realistic. Of course, there were
and Tomas himself would be the first to say that weren’t as many animals they
hope to see but you know just give yourself the opportunity of enjoying
what’s in front of you and even if it’s a little bit disappointing making the
best of the environment and the hunting opportunity. Those big boar days you know
10-15,000 euros per gun per peg so unfortunately that’s not always
and it’s not in our price range either. So just be realistic when you’re booking
these trips and remember that a cheap hunt is often expensive walk in the bush. So
pick something that’s appropriate for your budget and be realistic when you
get there as to what you’re expecting to see. So down to the equipment. We
weren’t entirely sure what the weather was gonna be when we first went out
there so it was actually quite sunny we were expecting snow.
Well, we drove through all manner of blizzards and ice. And then we has the most amazing
winter snow storm as we came through eastern Germany and into Austria. Then
we tipped out in Hungary and it was beautiful sunshine. It was quite mild. So we chose our deer hunter mouflon winter outfit,
which is one of my favorites but as you can see it’s hardcore stuff. This is not for
sunbathing or being out in 15 degrees which I think it was in Hungary. Now, this
is a highly technical suit, it’s got the telepaths, the bib overalls, great for
keeping the core warm. That’s the main thing keeping my kidneys warm my core means the
rest of my body stays warm. It’s waterproof, breathable, it’s also
insulated. All manner of different pockets and storage options. Underneath
it exactly the same as you’d normally expect to see one on hunting. Greenic
base layer, Dunbar insulating fleece, one of the padded either padded juillet or
padded jackets Cumberland Pro insulated geeley or jacket so I tend to wear. The long
version of the mouflon jacket, hands quite low, mid thigh level have a short
under longer want to use a short one for stalking in the longer one when I’m
sitting in a high seat. It does have flaps that two way zip that allow you to
sit down and the pockets to be able to sit flat onto the top of your thighs
which is nice and comfortable and really nice touches such as in this pocket has
the bullet slides bullet holes that you can quickly and take bullets out and you
can reload but it’s all about once again layering up appropriately for
the environment you’re in. Now, while this is still quite warm and insulated it has
pit zips so underneath the arms you can unzip to allow more air flow through
there but the reality is if you stood out there in bright sunshine are you
gonna get a bit warm in this gear and then as soon as you start walking to go
back to the trucks things can get pretty warm pretty quickly. Also, it’s an amazing
outfit. One that I’ll definitely use for driven hunting again and I’m gonna be
using this also in our upcoming trip for Muskoks, Caribou, Arctic Hare, Polar Fox and
Tarmigan in Greenland there the temperatures will fluctuate between 0 and -40 degrees celsius. So this is the ideal suit for that along with the layering
system that I normally use. Those you see up here of also get my high vis Sauer
cap that’s mainly a little bit of safety make sure that my fellow guns know
exactly where I am. The great thing about hunting in a place like Hungary on
an organized trip because they’ll tell you you’re arc of fire, they’ll tell you
exactly where your fellow guns are. Even if you can’t see them if they’re over a
Ridge they’ll make sure that you know exactly where you can and can’t shoot
but always wear a little bit of high vis to make sure that it’s really obvious to
everybody around you where you are. So, great clothing I think you enjoyed
yours as well? Exactly, it was a little bit warm and the first day wasn’t
too bad there’s a bit of snow in the wind, but the windchill kept it down but on the second day it was a bit sunny but
we didn’t need to use the quilted jackets underneath, the jacket just on top
of your base layer and your Dunbar was absolutely fine. You didn’t need anything
else it kept you warm and toasty all day long. Typically we use,
wherever we are in the world whatever we do, typically use the same base layering
system. Starting off with a greenic it’s a man-made fiber so wicks moisture very
easily, it’s also got pile on the inside so it’s nice and warm hold a lot of air.
Now, on top of that we’ve got the Dunbar fleece insulating layer it’s nice thin
fitted material and so it doesn’t cause any unnecessary bulkiness but it keeps
you nice and warm On top of that, a padded insulated jacket
so the quilted jacket here which is Cumberland that’s my preferred. You wear
the Dunbar though don’t you? Yeah, it’s very similar sort of cut but different.
Also, with a mouflon series, there’s a zip in fleece and a zip in quilted option to
give you the right choice depending on the conditions that you’re in but that’s
gonna be pretty hardcore stuff but once again I might be using that I don’t say
England and Greenland here so the rest of the equipment is pretty
straightforward. You shot your Blaser R8 Professional Yeah, I did. As normal
my go-to rifle. I had a second magazine with it because i’m used to using the
Magnum calibers It only holds three bullets into the
magazine which is part of the trigger mech and one into the breech so any four
shots and with shooting driven and he really gets the second magazine as
quickly you can so I’ve got a spare magazine, although I didn’t really need
it and I got my Hawke Frontier 30 on top 1-6 x 24 with its adjustable
1/10 mrad turrets on the top there It’s got an illuminated reticle with six
settings of brightness which is really really good when I’m shooting driven I
like to have it turned up on the maximum setting because of the bright light you
can pick it out quickly and speed the name of the game when we’re doing that
and of course the R8 is great pull, which is one of the fastest cycling rifles
on the market so all in all I love that setup and it’s been brilliant for me. So
obviously the Blaser R8 is a rifle which you’ve used quite extensively. You used it
over in Alaska he’s used to hear dis talking at home just puts the 308 barrel
because the interchangeable nature the modular nature of the rifle also allows
you to get used to using one rifle for all scenarios. That’s correct, I use
the same scope also I’ve got for the different setups that I’m using. In my
hard case, it’s stuck on there so I just click round from zero. The
adjustment on the windage adjustments on the elevation and put that scope back
onto that 308 barrel and I’m good to go and I’m quite confident without re-zeroing or anything I can go straight into the field and use it and then, like I say
back to 300 Win Mag putting the clicks back to the zero marks which I leave my
scope set at zero on 300 Win Mag and then it’s just to the 308 so no it’s
perfect and you’ve got ultimate confidence in it. So me I was shooting my
Sauer 404 Synchro XT in 338. mag It’s the identical setup I used over and
Alaska’s on pretty confident with its knockdown power. It’s all right so I’ve
become very comfortable shooting I can adjust the height of the comb so that my
eye falls directly behind the scope So, in terms of raising my gun on my mount, I
just need to focus on the target in front of me the gun comes straight up my
eye is looking directly behind the cross hair and you can, as you say, focus on
the animal, the illuminator dots in the center of the reticle of this a Hawke
Endurance 1-4 x 24 immediately comes into view and you can just shoot
instinctively. Both of these scopes are 30ml monotube construction so they’re
really really solid. A shockproof waterproof, dustproof, just about anything
proof. We had quite a lot of different weather over there so they did get
wet and they did get bounced around and trucks and those sorts of things and
they seem pretty robust. They held 0 very very well. Of course your Hawke Frontier
has got a longer eye relief from using Magnum calibers so it’s got 5 centimeter
eye relief so again less chance of getting punched in the face as I
happened to me quite a few times. A little bit smaller at 4 centimetres of the Hawke
Endurance but once again didn’t seem to have that trouble. When you’re
shooting stood up or off 6 or driven there’s a
little bit more space between your eyes a little bit more give. When you’re lying
down on a bipod that’s when you tend to get scoped. Much in the same ways with
Steve’s R8, the Sauer 404 is a modular design which means I can switch the
338. win mag barrel output in the 308 barrel and I can put a scope on
that’s adjusted to it. A much easier system for me to swap out my magazine
and sound magazine polls for in here and then one in the tube and I’ve got
two magazines that can switch out so it’s a little bit less cumbersome I’d
say than switching out the trigger mec but once you get used to both systems
they both work really really well So the optics on the guns were good. When
we were out stalking, once again Hawke Endurance 12×56 binoculars. They did
the job perfectly. You didn’t see any game? No, didn’t see any game but we were
looking way until the dark and in the low light they performed as well as
anything really. It’s difficult to say, we heard quite a few people say to
me “Are they really good? How do they compare to Swarovski, Zeiss?” or
whatever. They work for me if we kill animals consistently you know other than
that I don’t really know what else to say in that you should just go into a
store pick a brand which suits you have a look through them when it comes to
binoculars it’s not so much low light level they’ve all got a very similar
ability I would say. For me the most important thing is the strain that it
has on your eyes. Can you look through them for long periods of time without
giving you a headache, without losing the edge of the sight picture, that chromatic
aberration. You know, do you have a nice crisp clean image right the way to the
outside that you can sit and look for a long time? If that’s the case, then they
certainly will for me. But all the scopes and all the optics I’ve been
provided by Hawke. Check out the footage, check out the films and
you’ll see the results for yourself They perform incredibly well. They are that
kind of entry to mid-level scope. If you do want something with a few more bells
and whistles and you want to part with a few more pounds that’s perfectly up to
you. There’s some great optics out there and some great choices.
But for me I’m about hunting, killing the animals humanely and getting back and
getting everything skinned out so I don’t need the bells and whistles I need
a good quality, high performance optic in the field that’s gonna deliver the
service that we’re looking for So, ammunition wise, this might seem a bit
familiar to you. But Hornady Superformance SST. Steve’s 300 Win mags
in 180 grains. My 338. win mag are in 225 grains Once again, shot them across in Alaska.
Hugely impressive knockdown performance You know where they’re going and the
rifles are zero in set up specifically the ammunition so why change something
that you know and trust. If isn’t broken, don’t try and fix it. The rifle loves our
Hornady, they go exactly where you put them and they do the job and you give ’em
the old Hornady and shake and that’s the end of that. Well, barrels can be a
little bit different I’m not saying this is gonna work in your rifle depending on
the rates of twist, depending on the material, a moderator fitted and
everything can be slightly fussy. Just found that these are work particularly
well with us and not only have they worked well through the rifles giving us
that performance on the targets, they get out into the field, they’ve
brought the animals down quickly, cleanly and humanely. In addition to the rifles were
very familiar with. We’ve also got our sticks, now we both come from completely
different angles on this. My Vanguard B 62’s, they’re about eight years
old, hunted on five different continents and they do what I ask them to do. Nice
and simple. I tend to just put my binos on them when I’m glassing. I know that
this fitting on the top here will fit any rifle that I put onto it.
They’re aluminium construction which means that they’ve got that good sturdy
left and right from going through rivers and all that sort of
thing. And to be honest with you I’m sentimentally attached to them. Look at this amazing repair
taping system on them, which is electricians tape which seems hold them
together. I don’t know why, they’re 60 quid, I should have just bought a new
pair but they do exactly the job I need them to do
and when we’re out hunting for wild boar, even though sometimes you’re in a tower
and you’ve got that little bit of support around you, sometimes you’re out
in the middle of a field and having the rifle set up, in the angle to which
you’re gonna shoot your arc of fire in front of you and the ability to be able
to just maneuver yourself on the sticks, particularly with this rotating head at
the top. Very, very handy. Even if you are just going to keep your rifle there,
lift it off, push the sticks forward and then take a shot free hand which I did
on 180 yards fallow deer that you saw These are great solution for me. But you
have gone for a slightly more sophisticated modern version of that. Yeah, my sticks are from a Spartan precision equipment. They do two different types of
stick, they do the woodland version which is longer, which I use. They
extend out so I can be so high. I don’t need any electrical tape because these
made of carbon fibers are very strong and they all stay together and support
my great weight and I go through streams and everything else as well. They’re
very light. The weigh in at just shy of 980 grams so for a set of sticks that’s
really light. They fit by the magnet connection as small spot and bipods do.
Fits straight into my stock with that hole there and locate and I love
them, as you know, I love them. Take them everywhere. All over the world. We made
them the first thing that go in my bag, so that’s my sticks. I call them Wildy’s
gimmick sticks because he likes to have different things and yeah you know that
I can’t afford electrical tape like you so I need to stay with the carbon fiber. So one day when he does fall over and break his sticks he will be coming to me and
asking for electrical tape but in the meantime they look pretty strong. When we’re over in Alaska, we hung our rifles on them, binos and all of our
clothes to dry so they’ve got that really good rigidity and as he says you
know you can take off one pole and you can use it as a trekking Pole if you
need to give yourself that little bit extra support. So you get on very well
with those. Two slightly different approaches to it, there’s no right answer.
It’s just a matter of picking something that works for you and a system which
you get used to. I have a look at these and I’m yet to be convinced. Maybe because
I’m still a bit sentimentally attached to these but you know we’ll see how we
get on. There’s only one bit of equipment that I use, Steve didn’t use this.
It’s my Vorn Lynx backpack. I’m starting to get used to having that additional
storage when I go out stalking. I like having a backpack with me. I’m also
really enjoying the ability to be able to have that rifle out the way so I can
use my sticks. I can glass, I can maneuver myself around. If I’m on slippy terrain,
I don’t have the rifle coming under my sling. Maybe a bit of a luxury but the
Vorn Lynx backpack has a quick-release rifle system that allows you to put it
into the pack walk around with it and it’s as quick to get the rifle off
onto sticks it is using a sling. Not only that you can take your sandwiches, extra
waterproofs, insulating layers, spare ammunition or just about everything you
need for days hunting. So I’m starting to get used to the system and now I’ve got
used to it, I don’t think I want to go back but yes it’s a slightly different
because we all have our own way of shooting but that for me has been a pack
that have really enjoyed using and one that can certainly see myself using more
regularly in the future. So the last bit of equipment I’d like to run through is
this. It’s a Jetboil Sumo. Now, it might seem a bit of a strange thing to have on the
end of the table there when you got all of the other paraphernalia in front of
you. But actually, after you finish the day in the field and you’re cold and you’re wet
and your miserable or bored as you might be if you’ve seen anything. There’s
nothing that warms the spirit like a cup of joe and sitting down. Well, that’s
right and we was there because we drove over we’ve got the vehicle and we were
on the tailgate. We’ve got the Jetboil going, everybody else was sort of standing
around thinking what’s happening next and we had a brew and it was awesome.
So yeah, it’s becoming one of the things that we put in the vehicle and make sure
it’s there with a bottle of water and you can’t go wrong. So Steve puts it the
first thing that go in his burgers is gimmick sticks first thing that goes in
my bag is the Sumo over there and it’s actually Mark McGinnis who introduced us to
this when we were out hunting in Alaska yeah and I’d and I’d imagine that that’s the only bit of
equipment that we need if we’re going away somewhere hunting. Freeze-dried
food, bottle of water, Sumo Jetboil and a cheeky smile. So there we have it,
that’s the equipment that we’ve used Other than that, we’ve had a great trip
it’s been exciting. We’ve met some amazing people, we’ve learned some new
skills. You’ve learnt patience. A lot. Yeah, you’re not going to
see all the animals you want to see all the time. Just in case you haven’t seen
one, here’s Hungarian wild boar. Here’s what they look like in the flesh. Now,
Steve won’t have seen one of these when we’re away on our trip. No, this is one I
took out with Tomas a few years back so they are out there somewhere and
hopefully we’re gonna go back while boar hunting again with Tomas in November
December and January and we’ll bring that video series to you for the early
part of next year. So we’ll have to say is thank you very much the following. I
hope you’ve enjoyed the journey and here’s some of the best bit from our epic
wild boar hunting trip to Hungary. We’re here getting ready for our
upcoming wild boar hunt in Hungary We’re here in Wales at WMS firearms training.
We’re here in Belgium at Jachuis Vandromme.
We’re at the Sauer factory at Isny. So it’s a beautiful sunny afternoon here in
early February in Hungary and we’re out stalking. It’s a beautiful morning here
in Hungary we’re out on peg. I drew peg 20 this
morning so I’m kind of at the end of the line So, it’s another beautiful morning
here in Hungary it’s day two of our driven hunt. Whenever you’re ready Steve. Shall I get rid of that? What’s that mate? My phone. I thought it’s fine.
He’s shooting my Sauer 404 in 338. win mag fitted with the Hawke
Endurance 31-4 x 24 and I’ll be using my Blazer R8 Professional in 300
Win Mag fitted with a Hawke… Fitted with a Hawke… Sorry to do this to you Steve. Nemesis
Roebuck middle row right hand side Good Shot! Ohhhh! And again. Same animal. Oh damn I was hoping
you hadn’t noticed. I don’t think I hadn’t noticed because I wanted one of
them. I can do one if you want. For the camera? There’s a big truck about to come past. So I just get ready, by the time it’s on you- It’s
a tractor on. What’s the betting it’s coming in here? It’s just going to ram us Erm, we’ve had a look at the Blaser Custom
Shop as well so Wildy’s next upcoming rifle is in there too?- yeah well no
not in the block yeah it was That was rubbish, sorry. Different styles
variants models calibers stock options from Sauer? I’ve also been in the Blaser
shop as well, which is absolutely fantastic. Looked at there new
models So we’ve arrived. We’ve done just done-
Stop-and on top I’ve got my Hawke 1-6 x 24 scope… Say that again. On top
I’ve got my endurance 30-say that again So today, I’m shooting my Sauer 404 Syncro XT. It’s got a- So today I’m shooting my sour 404 syncro XT. I’ve got it on six
today because it is quite dull and gloomy and it picks out the- picks out
there skyline really well, so that’s good. Messed it up Stephen. It’s all right. No,
I’m crap. It’s got a laser edged-No, it hasn’t I can’t shut this draw for the life of me. So you can take everything you need to your peg you don’t need to take
a rucksack. Yeah, you don’t- excuse me- you don’t need to- You don’t need to take a rucksack- come on- Ruck-Sack. You don’t need to take a
rucksack you can get everything into your pockets. Why don’t you go in there we go we’ve got it there Cool!
I always take me sticks because even if we sat in a high seat they can be
used- No! Shut up Steven! They’re going fly em – and I Waiting for one to separate Could have had a shot at them! Sure he said we could shoot fallow… Oh, that was a big Cuyler. That was a big
Cuyler! Four comin’, Four comin’, four comin’… Gonna come out here. I missed! I don’t
believe that. So, that looks about it for today Well, the trip really. Or not. Okay, so that looks like it’s it for today and the
trip really. We’re pig gods definitely am being with us today,
well they havn’t been with us all week. Dropped that. Right we’ll do that again mate.
There’s always tomorrow. Tomorrow and hope springs eternal young man. Cheers! Hope springs eterna? That is amazing, you’re like a philosopher You ready? So welcome to the final installment of
our epic wild boar hunting trip to Alaska Wild Boar hunting trip to Alaska? It wasn’t! It wasn’t at all! Hello Christmas, here we come. Catch you later! Ohhh, these are very nice rifles! Wild Boar hunting trips to Alaska… We have to organize those


  1. John Doe Author

    Guys shooting in these cinemas (schießkino) seems to give you confidence, but you have the feeling you shoot on the distance like 60 m but in fact the screen is only 25 m away. The problem with that kind of practicing is that you get the wrong feeling of how much lead you have to give while swinging the rifle. Unfortunately this is not calculated in pointing your shot placement on the screen.

  2. Urban GunSurgeon Author

    Now don't get me wrong I've loved watching this series but you guys in alf drawn this out !
    Its like man you lads love the sound of your own voices or what !? Lol
    I think this series wouldn't of been half as long if you didn't stop every 2 mins to tell us what you was wearing.
    Like i get you needed footage so the trip wernt a bust etc but…
    I hate to sound snotty, but a simple spot of text over layed onto the screen telling us what your wearing would have sufficed nicely like you normally do.
    All that chatting just made me think yeah alright lads get on with it.
    Its lovely that you get sponsored by Real Tree it really is but please don't keep going on about it xx

  3. Steve Author

    Hey, I have to say that you guys have a lot of rerun material from Vid to Vid. I'd prefer NOT to review stuff I've already seen. Put another way, ya'll milked this trip to mark up the number of video's, instead of cutting out the chaff, I'd rather you'd edited much more heavily.


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