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ShagNasty1001 07-26-2012 06:41 PM

Hog hunt
 
Tuesday night me and a few guys from work are going to go down to some land one of them owns since its ramped with hogs. I plan on taking my RRA AR15 and 1911 as back up. My question is, what ammo should I be looking towards. I have 60 rounds of 69 grain sierra matchking along with like 90 rounds of umc that I had laying around and I'm thinking those should be okay for my AR but I'm clueless on my 1911. Should I go with hollow points or FMJs?

hardluk1 07-26-2012 07:16 PM

The best for hogs fusion 62 gr, and of the differnt loads from many companies loading the with barnes tsx, super x-64gr power point, fed 60gr partition or there 64gr power-shok, and hornadys GMX. Just pick a stronger bullet deign for "bigger" game. NO match king full fmj would not be the best ether. Still work on good shot placement.

For your 45 try to find a bonded or hard semi wadcutter if you can. Don't guess you have any BB hardcast ammo around you. Just pick a heavy bonded bullet. Most any and all make load them now.

ShagNasty1001 07-26-2012 07:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hardluk1
The best for hogs fusion 62 gr, and of the differnt loads from many companies loading the with barnes tsx, super x-64gr power point, fed 60gr partition or there 64gr power-shok, and hornadys GMX. Just pick a stronger bullet deign for "bigger" game. NO match king full fmj would not be the best ether. Still work on good shot placement.

For your 45 try to find a bonded or hard semi wadcutter if you can. Don't guess you have any BB hardcast ammo around you. Just pick a heavy bonded bullet. Most any and all make load them now.

The match kings are the BTHP versions that I just found randomly in my safe. I'll go pick up some fusion's Friday when I get paid and will look at 45 ammo as well

Wiebelhaus 07-26-2012 08:51 PM

Hunting hogs is sometimes more excitement than most hunters like, your .223 round sounds fine but you'll be shooting more than once anyway but your side arm you'll want the hottest, meanest , biggest stop-in-it's-track round you can get.

Steel_Talon 08-05-2012 08:25 PM

Hog vs. 45 acp (this hog was first foul shot with a rifle .223 I believe . Look at his left rear leg)

*Graphic Hunting Video http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=b04_1337719658
Learn the Hogz anatomy for killing shot placement... Their hearts/lungs are a bit lower and rearward to their shoulder. For a brain shot behind the ear is the sweet spot. A bullet (pistol esp.) needs to cross both hemispheres of the brain for one shot lethality. My daughter killed her first Texas hog this year with her 22 magnum with a behind the ear shot DRT from 75 yards.

Myself, I like to neck shoot them with rifle..

Good Karma
ST~

A "head" on shot can glance off the skull due to the slope of the hogs head.. If the bullet does penetrate it will need to rattle around. If it is a clean through and through "head on" there is high likelyness that the fight will still remain in the hog for a period of time.

ShagNasty1001 08-05-2012 08:37 PM

We ended up not seeing any hogs but went to town on coyotes. I do appreciate the help though, as I'll use this info later on when I get time to go on another hunt and hopefully snag one

Wiebelhaus 08-05-2012 08:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steel_Talon (Post 893999)
Hog vs. 45 acp (this hog was first foul shot with a rifle .223 I believe . Look at his left rear leg)

*Graphic Hunting Video http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=b04_1337719658

Learn the Hogz anatomy for killing shot placement... Their hearts/lungs are a bit lower and rearward to their shoulder. For a brain shot behind the ear is the sweet spot. A bullet (pistol esp.) needs to cross both hemispheres of the brain for one shot lethality. My daughter killed her first Texas hog this year with her 22 magnum with a behind the ear shot DRT from 75 yards.

Myself, I like to neck shoot them with rifle..

Good Karma
ST~

A "head" on shot can glance off the skull due to the slope of the hogs head.. If the bullet does penetrate it will need to rattle around. If it is a clean through and through "head on" there is high likelyness that the fight will still remain in the hog for a period of time.


Holy cow man, that was crazy.

dfergus8 08-05-2012 11:36 PM

62gn m855, 50 yards 14.5" barrel, dead right there

http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/...5/DSCN1780.jpg


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