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Old 06-07-2010, 08:00 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 06-07-2010, 08:57 PM   #2
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If you hit em right, either load will send them to hog heaven.

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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.

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

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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.
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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..i got very close to a bison...heres the pic...

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LOL, that looks like a statue...

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m72law,you got BALLZ !!!!!!

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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.
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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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