Don’t have the time or the jack to attend Long Range University? If you can manage to get close enough, you can trade the precision and satisfaction of the perfect 700 yard shot for something a little more, well, certain. Of course, you’ll eat up a good amount of the money you save on travel and tuition in ammo cost. Just FYI.

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28 Responses to Somehow This Doesn’t Seem, You Know, Sporting

  1. I’ve been a hunter for five decades. But this kind of stuff is when I’d like to see the animals returning fire.

  2. Wow out of all of those how many were laying there afterwards not dead but dieing?
    Yes wild hogs are an invasive species and as such need to be removed, but I also believe in ethical shots too.

    • I dont see the big deal with ethical shots, if they were killed by a predator, it wouldnt be in a ethical manner, they would be attacked until incapacitated, and left to bleed out as it is being consumed.

      • Just because something else would allow it to suffer doesn’t mean we should. Hence the word ethical.

        • at least we aren’t eating them while they are still alive. if you listen to PETA, shooting them isnt ethical.

  3. When they hunt, animals are efficient killers. That in my opinion is cruel and wasteful. We as a species should be better than that.

  4. I’m pretty sure there won’t be much meat worth eating on those hogs after catching a burst of fire like that. As to ethical hunting? Yeah, for game animals that I plan to eat, animals that are managed in a sustainable harvest, but not for vermin. I trap, poison, and kill mice and rats any way I can, and in some parts of the country, the wild hog population is just like a rat infestation. They are so prolific, and so damaging to crops and forest land that I really don’t see a problem with using any means to eliminate them, They are not native to the US. And as an invasive species, I say anything that can get the shear numbers of pigs out there down is a good thing.

  5. The mini-gun is a huge waste of ammo, to be sure.

    But as far as hunting ethics go… I’ve shot thousands upon thousands of ground squirrels without worrying whether they were clean one-shot kills. Certainly the first thousand or so that I shot with a .22LR were nowhere as clean a kill as the next three+ thousand I’ve shot with a .17HMR. Since I know that feral pigs are a bigger problem in ag fields than my ground squirrels were, I’d have no credibility if I tut-tutted their ethics while not having worries about cleanly dispatching ground squirrels.

      • That is not hunting. Its just plain wrong. I have no problem with shooting invasive species, but at least try to minimize pain and suffering before death

        • That minigun shoots about 6,000 rounds per minute, chances are each hog was shot multiple times. It has a higher chance of being dead from that, then it would from a lot of hunters with a bolt gun. How many hunters here have had to track game that was shot and managed to run off? You dont see any of those hogs who were shot running away.

        • What matt said. The individual hits may not kill particularly quickly, but chances are great that each pig had at least 5-10 rounds in it before it went down. I wouldn’t be surprised if the number was above 20. Death, or at least unconsciousness due to loss of blood and extreme trauma would have been relatively quick, ESPECIALLY when compared to traditional “game” animals shot once and then must be tracked for MILES before they finally collapse, if they do so at all.

  6. That’s about as canned of a hunt as I’ve ever seen. Full auto and then some against living animals set out into your cone of fire.

    Sad.

  7. That’s only a slightly worse version of any other hunting with a gun. Do you think hiding in a tree stand or a duck blind and waiting for a good shot is sporting?

    I don’t .

    • Have you ever sat in a duck blind and tried to call ducks in? If not, then just eat your lettuce and spinach and sip a nice glass of wine.

  8. We treat animals more humanely than predators because we are humans and not animals.

    I am not convinced that being hit 20 times with a mingun is any less humane than being hit once with a bolt action rifle.

    • “I am not convinced that being hit 20 times with a mingun is any less humane than being hit once with a bolt action rifle.”

      Agreed.

      Assuming 20 hits, it’s almost a certainty that the animal will sustain such trauma that it will quickly go into shock as it rapidly exsanguinates. As such, it is unlikely to retain consciousness for very long.

      Thus, I judge the result to be far more humane than wounding an animal in such a way that you then need to spend HOURS tracking it as it slowly and painfully exsanguinates.

  9. I think if I found myself in front of a firing squad I might opt for the mini. If for no other reason than to give the aholes a bigger mess to clean up. When it comes to pigs, seems like a waste of meat.

  10. 6,000 rounds per minute for about 10 seconds of continuous firing in a 17 second video is about 1,000 rounds give or take. With belted .308 surplus ammo going for about $120 for 100 rounds, that totals to $1200 in ammo. That makes each pig cost about $400 to bring down.

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