Originally Posted by texashunter
We are having problems knocking down pigs that we have shot with are AR 15. We have been shooting Remington 55 gr. hollow points what ammo would you recommend for more knock down power
Shot placement is the main reason that most hogs are wounded,and not killed.
The vital region of a feral hog is very small when compared to other game such as whitetail.
We mainly try for a head/neck shot.Usually if you hit either of them,the hog will drop like a rock.
The heart and lungs of a hog are set low in the body right behind pretty much where the top elbow of the front leg is.If you shoot for the shoulder like a lot of people do,and are using a smaller caliber weapon,chances are the hog will run off before it dies.
I've seen big hogs that were shot in the shoulder with a 308,hit the ground-get up and run off and not be found until you see the buzzards circling it.
Hopefully the Mods won't mind this link.It shows in graphic pictures the actual anatomy of the vital region.
WILD BOAR ANATOMY, HUNTING WILD BOAR TEXAS, TEXAS HOG HUNTING HEART LUNG SHOT PLACEMNET