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Old 09-24-2013, 04:31 AM   #21
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I asked my buddy, he said we had the problems we had with it because we were using the 32 grain. My bad.

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Yea lol 32gr is for squirrels. :-)
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Old 09-26-2013, 12:10 AM   #22
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Thank you for all the help guys looks like pig is gonna be on the menu in the very near future
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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.
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My group has had weekends where we killed almost 40 hogs. (36 I think was the highest so far). Most of the hogs are taken with the .223/5.56. Never had a problem.
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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

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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.

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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.
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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 fat 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 though. 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.
Holy s*** that's a big boar!!!!
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So what you're saying is that this 450lb boar

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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.
The heart and lungs (boiler room) of a hog in IN FRONT of the shoulder and not behind it. From the photo it would appear you got a liver shot, which will bleed out about as fast as a 'boiler room' shot.
Next time ones charges you let me know how the 223 does.
If you must use the little gun the heaviest bullet is advisable, so at least you are using the heavy bullet.
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The heart and lungs (boiler room) of a hog in IN FRONT of the shoulder and not behind it. From the photo it would appear you got a liver shot, which will bleed out about as fast as a 'boiler room' shot.
Next time ones charges you let me know how the 223 does.
If you must use the little gun the heaviest bullet is advisable, so at least you are using the heavy bullet.
It was not me who shot the hog. If you read the link when they cut the hog open the round had collapsed both lungs. As I said before, I hunt with a 30 round mag and a Glock 22 as backup. I'm not worried about being charged. I know what to do.
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I'll stick to my 35 Rem, 308 and 7-08!
Good hunting. "The only good hog is a dead hog"!
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"The only good hog is a dead hog"!
At least we agree on something!!!
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