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Old 03-11-2011, 01:30 PM   #1
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I recently signed my dad and I up for four day pig hunt at a ranch in Oklahoma. I'm a rookie to pig hunting in general, and not sure of the size of pigs in Oklahoma. I'm curious what caliber is most popular on this type of game? I've used my .243 on everything from coyotes to deer, but wasn't sure if this would be enough for a pig. Any thoughts?

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Old 03-11-2011, 02:12 PM   #2
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That .243 will work fine, the key will be shot placement, behind the ear and to the spine, for a quick kill and bringdown.

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I don't guess Okie pigs are any bigger then Texas or Florida pigs. As far as caliber, I've seen just about everything. My bros hunt em with tactical 223s, I've used rifled 20ga HP sabot--which is almost too much bullet as it rips em up. You should be fine with 243.

A friend of mine's kid killed a 100-pounder with a .22LR headshot.

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Thanks for the input. I knew shot placement was a little different on these, especially the big ones with their armor. The .22 headshot is hilarious. When I was little, maybe 8 or 9, a doe came up in to our backyard to eat our saplings. So I stepped out on the deck with my crack-barrel RWS pellet gun and shot it just beind the front leg. I was little but I knew it probably wouldn't penetrate far enough to hurt it...it wandered about forty yards and fell over. I was so scared to tell my dad, I thought was was going to kill me.

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A friend of mine down in Lawton hunts pigs weekly. He uses everything from a .223 to a 300 Rem mag. Heck i just bought an SKS for deer and hog hunting.

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