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Going Hog Hunting, What ammo would be best for my rifle?

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Old 10-22-2011, 07:37 PM   #21
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Shoot what you shoot normally and consistently

Don't believe the scary stories on hogs... Just put em

KAP!!! Kill All Pigs

I just got back from a bowhunt in east Texas and was stalking pigs on foot...there a big problem down here
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Old 10-22-2011, 07:37 PM   #22
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The little ones might go down with an airgun, but some of the boars in Texas run over 300 Lb and you need something a little larger to guarantee a kill. My buddy with farmland near Dallas uses an AK. I use a .308 Remmy 700 or my 6.8SPC AR. Not so much hunting as varmint eradication.

This picture is from that TexasBoar site, but was shot in Georgia. Supposedly about 400lb.


That is awesome, big hog. I have a WASR 10 so I guess I could use that as well, I am good with the Irons on her. I am not sure I will come around any that big though hunting in Greenwood, SC I am not sure how big they get around here in the Upstate. The land in Greenwood is only 40 mins away from me in Greenville. Do you think their will be ample hog in the upstate?

Now I am seeing where you said GA, can't believe I missed that part. Okay, so obviously they can get that big around here!
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Old 10-22-2011, 07:43 PM   #23
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Damn right. So now I know I will be fine with the ammo I got. A 62gr. Fusion Soft Point behind the ear will work perfect. It will expand and take him out for sure. But If I miss vitals somehow do you think I should have penetrator's for the following shots to take him out easy If he runs? Something to go through the bones broadside?
the ear lines up with the spine. hit that and he aint running anywhere.

Shot placement

here ya go.
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The suggestion of the Barnes TSX (or it's tipped version, TTSX) is a good one. IMHO, it's the best round available for anything larger than a coyote.

Just be mindful that since it is a lead-free bullet, when you get to heavier weights, they get loooong (IIRC, the 55gr TSX is about the same lenght as most 70gr+ bullets). There may be issues fitting them in a magazine/feeding.
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Old 10-22-2011, 08:12 PM   #25
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Shoot what you shoot normally and consistently

Don't believe the scary stories on hogs... Just put em

KAP!!! Kill All Pigs

I just got back from a bowhunt in east Texas and was stalking pigs on foot...there a big problem down here
I shoot 62 gr. for plinking. I mean dont you think I should go to a heavier grain, I dont know.
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The little ones might go down with an airgun, but some of the boars in Texas run over 300 Lb and you need something a little larger to guarantee a kill. My buddy with farmland near Dallas uses an AK. I use a .308 Remmy 700 or my 6.8SPC AR. Not so much hunting as varmint eradication.
Do you think this would be good?

ASYM Precision 77gr. Tactical Match Grade BTHP. Anyway it says it is good for Defense so I am guessing that it would work great. That video showed a .25 Airgun taking one down, I think a 77gr. HP will right?
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I like the Hornady rounds as well, but loading up 40-50 bux for hogs is ridiculous. If Winchester superx loads and manages a group... Use it
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the ear lines up with the spine. hit that and he aint running anywhere.

Shot placement

here ya go.
Perfect, thanks bone head, this one makes the pictures on the other link make sense now. Now I know where to hit them for sure. And with 77gr. ammo I think I will be perfectly fine. Thanks again...
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NICE!

As Mel Gibson would say, "aim small, miss small".


I grew up shooting wasp off of our tank with a .22. Aiming for something small and specific isn't too difficult for me. I just wish he was further than 30 yards so I would have a better story to tell.
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As Mel Gibson would say, "aim small, miss small".


I grew up shooting wasp off of our tank with a .22. Aiming for something small and specific isn't too difficult for me. I just wish he was further than 30 yards so I would have a better story to tell.
Great movie. What kind of tank? M1 Abrams? Propane? lol
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