Buck, Dwayne and Weston (not pictured), along with their dogs arranged the meeting. They guide hunts in Florida and Tennessee and may be reached at 321-960-4287.
I ended up running about 500 yards after the dogs to catch up with the hog. The “hunting outfit” was just a jacket with the spare 20-round FAL magazine in a pocket. I had my Kahr P9 for backup. I was pleased to have kept up with pace the animals set without tripping over or running out of breath.
(Photo by Robin Curry) The pig was shot at about seven yards while running obliquely. The 1-4x scope was set to 1x, illumination turned on to make it work more like a red dot. 150gr Federal Fusion soft point hit just above the left eye and continued to the top cervical vertebra. He dropped at once and did not move. I should have the photos of the skull and the recovered bullet later this month.
The RFB worked really well for the hunt — I didn’t have to worry about the noise or the recoil and had 19 more rounds in reserve. It was fairly easy to run fast with the short bullpup. While this was a very easy level hunt, it was just what a beginner like me needed to get the basics.
When comparing 18″ Carbine and 24″ Hunter versions of Keltec RFB, I realized that the length of the 18″ version with AAC 762SD-6 suppressor is 1/10″ longer than the 24″ version. The weight and the balance would be fairly similar, with the long barrel being only a little heavier. So the Hunter version is actually practical for running around the woods and not just the deer stand. You’d lose the sound reduction but gain 200-300fps of muzzle velocity.