John McEnroe

John McEnroe

Location of hunt: California
Date: 2008
Game taken: Hog
Ammunition used: Federal Power-Shok .308 Win. 150-grain Soft Point
Skinny: "I fired one round from my 1955, vintage Savage Model 99, and the 150-pound hog was in the cooler by 8:05 AM.

Did I use a “magic bullet?”

Well, the “experts” would say that I made a bad choice because we only recovered a 94.0 grain chunk of twisted metal. But, when I pulled the trigger, I watched my hog go straight up into the air, come down and attempt to spin around twice, then flop on his side on the ground where he stood when he was hit. When field dressing, the initial reactions to the wound channel was that a lot of meat had been damaged. That was not the case.

Federal, Jake & Mike made this once in a lifetime pig hunter look good!"