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lifeguardkliff 09-23-2013 03:57 AM

Anybody ever take a pig with an ar?
It's got my license and would like to use my ar for a purpose other then killing paper. My instructor said (without me asking) a 5.56 would not kill a pig but I have seen videos of people taking out bore from 100yrd with an ar15 not an ar10 which the instructor said it must have been cause the guy in the vid must have been shooting a 300 win mag but I know 300 win mag isn't possible in the ar 15 platform so I am asking for all the knowledge of the forum to help me out do I need to use my shotgun or can I take my baby on a date and dance with the big boys... Thank you in advance for the impute

JonM 09-23-2013 04:04 AM

556 is plenty for hog in the common 50-200lb range, especially if your using 60+ grain softpoints

you prolly need to redo any classes as your "instructor" doesnt seem very well informed. no telling what else he has told you that isnt correct.

kryptar19 09-23-2013 04:22 AM

By his logic I guess all the pigs I've shot with a .223 died on accident......

Yea I'd find a new instructor. :-)

kryptar19 09-23-2013 04:42 AM

Any 50-75gr spftpoint, V-tip, or JHP should do the trick on pigs 300lbs or less.

BVAL 09-23-2013 05:14 AM

Yes you can use the 223 Rem / 5.56 to take hogs. Use 50g or heavier solid or soft point bullets.

Best bullet placement is right behind the ear or between the ear and eye. I have taken many a hog in my life time with an AR-15. Bought one back in 1978 , have hunted with it all these years. I'm not afraid to take the shot if it is presented to me as stated before. If you must know, I have taken them also with 22lr and 22mag rounds. It all boils down to bullet placement.

Steel_Talon 09-23-2013 06:18 AM

68grainers to the head behind the ear BOOM goes the dynamite Hog DRT....

TekGreg 09-23-2013 08:44 AM


Originally Posted by kryptar19 (Post 1380570)
By his logic I guess all the pigs I've shot with a .223 died on accident......

Yea I'd find a new instructor. :-)

Quit scaring the pigs to death! :eek: :rolleyes:

ccase39 09-23-2013 05:25 PM

Do you have to have a small capacity magazine to hunt with?

1911love 09-23-2013 07:57 PM

In FL no regs on hog if hunting on private property. Public land has to be a 5 round mag for a rifle. Not sure if you need a license on public land. I would think most states are like this because hogs are so invasive and not indigenous.

If you're looking for private land to fold them, see if any paper mills are in your area. A lot of times they will pay you to send the hogs to hog heaven.

kryptar19 09-23-2013 08:15 PM

No regulations for hog hunting on private land in Arkansas.

Public land however, changes from WMA to WMA. No mag cap unless specified.

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