True story incoming. Throwback to the spring to 2011. I was in my second year of junior college in Ranger, Texas. My roommate and I were asked by an old rancher friend (a few years past his prime) that lived a couple hours away in Old Glory, TX if we'd like to spend our 3 day weekend putting up some barbed wire fences around a few of his pastures; in exchange he'd throw us a couple bucks and let us spotlight pigs/coyotes in his oat field at night. We gladly accepted the offer. The first night I worked the spotlight while my roommate manned the rifle. We drove around for a good while but didn't have any luck. The next night, my roommate worked the spotlight while I manned the rifle. For some reason or another we decided to only bring 3 bullets... I had one chambered in the rifle, one in the magazine and the last one in my right pocket. As we drove along the fence line we came up on a small hill, as we climbed over it and the headlights of the truck touched down on the pasture, about 100 yards out there stood a dozen or so pigs. I raised my rifle, steadied my cross hairs on the largest of the bunch and squeezed the trigger. They scattered. I pulled back the bolt and chambered the second round, again steadied my cross hairs and squeezed the trigger, dropped pig number 2 at 75 yds. At this point they had all just about cleared. However, I managed to catch one in my peripheral at a full sprint 150 yards out and rising. I quickly pulled the last round from my right pocket, pulled back the bolt and chambered the final round. I knelt down the for my third shot but I couldn't manage to steady my cross hairs; with the pig at a full sprint and the spotlight struggling to illuminate at that distance, I jumped on the back tonneau cover of the truck, lied down and took the most impractical shot I'd ever take. At 200 yards I nailed it. These are the first 3 pigs I ever killed and managed to do so in incredible fashion.
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Old Glory, Texas