Originally Posted by JimRau
I have shot about 40 hogs so far and plan on many more. I shot two if them with 5.56 and will not use it again.
If everything is 'perfect' and you can 'ear' shot them it is fine, but this is not a perfect world and you don't know when:
1. The biggest baddest hog ever seen comes into view.
2. And/or you have to take a 'boiler room' shot.
3. And you don't know if the biggest baddest hog you ever seen wants you for dinner.
BRING ENOUGH GUN.
So what you're saying is that this 450lb boar
Couldnt be taken with 1 boiler room shot at 175 yards with a .223 Hornady 75 grain BTHP?
I believe the boar would disagree with you sir.
Original post here
Boiler room IS usually heart or lungs area right?
Now, as far as eating me, I hog hunt with a 30 round mag and my Glock 22 as a backup. Eating me will not be on his brain, because if he starts in my direction he won't have a brain. The meat on the front half of the body might not be any good when I'm through. But if he's charging i'm okay with that as long as the meat on both halves of MY body stays where it is.