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WannaGator 06-07-2010 07:00 PM

00 or 000 For Hog Medicine?
 
Hey Y'all.

I saw these "Magnum" 2& 3/4 inch 12 gauge shells with 12 00 pellets would these be good "Hog Medicine" or would 000 be better?

I am thinking about Hunt'n from a Blind near a corn feeder so all shots would be close range.

hunter Joe 06-07-2010 07:57 PM

If you hit em right, either load will send them to hog heaven.

ta1588 06-08-2010 12:57 AM

Hogs are pretty much fair game anywhere any time of year are they not? If so that would be fun to hunt! Pretty tasty as well I imagine.

CA357 06-08-2010 12:58 AM

If it's that close, what about using slugs instead?

hunter Joe 06-08-2010 02:33 AM

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Originally Posted by ta1588 (Post 296472)
Hogs are pretty much fair game anywhere any time of year are they not? If so that would be fun to hunt! Pretty tasty as well I imagine.

I got to tell you that hunting hogs with dogs, can't get much better than that and yum yum.

m72law 06-08-2010 03:39 AM

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i would agree with ca357...a slug will take about anything in north america...unless you break into a zoo and try'em out on rino's or elephants...the right shot placment should take either one...put you might have to be standing closer than i would even if there was a fence..:Di got very close to a bison...heres the pic...

ta1588 06-08-2010 03:42 AM

LOL, that looks like a statue...

blackhawk45 06-08-2010 05:22 AM

m72law,you got BALLZ !!!!!!

skullcrusher 06-08-2010 06:26 AM

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Originally Posted by WannaGator (Post 296274)
Hey Y'all.

I saw these "Magnum" 2& 3/4 inch 12 gauge shells with 12 00 pellets would these be good "Hog Medicine" or would 000 be better?

I am thinking about Hunt'n from a Blind near a corn feeder so all shots would be close range.

WG,

I would not use either 00 or 000 when I have the option of a slug at close distances for hunting. There are some incredible slugs on the market in 2-3/4, 3 and 3-1/2" shells. Not very pricey.

Here's the thought: Hogs are tough to take down, and once wounded...
A close (under 50-60 yards) well placed shot with a slug will have enough penetration along with energy transfer will take it down. At 40+ yards with 00 or 000 it starts to become a crap shoot. You have little control over where the balls go with shot. Jmho.

spittinfire 06-08-2010 11:23 AM

I'm with skully, I would go for a good slug before buckshot. Even with just a front bead it isn't hard to become relatively accurate(good enough for what your doing) with a little practice.


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