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Old 07-24-2011, 12:09 AM   #11
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I use Sierra 65gr Gamekings,and Speer 70gr SP bullets for all my 223 hog or deer needs.
We have never had a problem of not stopping them where they're standing.

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Old 07-24-2011, 01:22 AM   #12
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Shoot them with a REAL gun and not some varmint rifle.

Your shooting at a pig with a bullet that was designed to take out Squirrels, ground hogs and P dogs.

If for some odd reason you just HAVE to use the 223 then get a good bullet.

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only with a cheap scope
And a cheap set of rings.

The .223 was designed under the Geneva convention guidelines.
If you wound an enemy, others will assist him.
If you kill an enemy, the others have no reason to assist him.

I've yet to see a hog get assisted by other hogs when you wound him.
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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.

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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.
Great post and anatomical link. I shoot for a headshot normally, actually aim for the ear or directly behind it. I've shot several right through the ear canal and they do drop in their tracks with nary a sound or twitch.
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Shot placement is everything. i've seen hogs run off at full speed after being shot with a 180 grain soft point bullet fired from a .300 Win Mag. I've killed dozens of wild hogs using a 5.56mm/.223 and never had a wounded hog get away. Some were killed using the M193 5.56mm ball round. Most were killed using handloads with the excellent Barnes 53 grain TSX bullet.

i used to shoot hogs in the ear but IMO they do not bleed out right when hit that way. i put the bullet low just behind the crook in the front led: That's a heart shot.

One of the places i often hunt has gun restrictions. Only rimfire rifles and shotguns with small shot can be used on there in small game season. i often kill wild hogs there using a .22 magnum.

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With .223 shot placement is very important. Right in the ear hole is deadly. Or, get a 450 bushmaster upper. It'll be a hoglocaust!!

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So what y'all are saying is become a better shot or get a bigger gun. I think I prefer the bigger gun.

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Your shooting at a pig with a bullet that was designed to take out Squirrels, ground hogs and P dogs.
Don't forget the pissed-off Asians.
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Default .223 for hogs ?

ground HOGS ..............but not real pigs,hogs ,boars ,piglets ,sows ......unless just gut-shooting for extermination purposes.Then its still not a given said hog will die!If your going to use an ar platform ..I suggest the .308 ,260, 7mm08,243, or the .300 olympic ...and the coup de grace .450 bushmaster. But not .223

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