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Old 03-27-2012, 04:23 AM   #11
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Good looking hog.

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I agree, very nice!

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I have killed hogs over 300 lbs with 55 gr sp.
Works for me too. Shot placement is everything.
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:05 PM   #14
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Thanks all. I had a gut feeling that a well placed 5.56mm would take out a hog. Here in CA the Fish and Game folks get in a uproar if you take a hog with anything less than 30-30, but since I hunt on private family property and dress them myself I never have to deal with them.

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I believe Winchester's recently come out with a .223 round specifically for wild hogs.

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Old 03-30-2012, 09:40 PM   #16
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Hi what distance do you hunt hogs at? Under a hundred yards? Over dogs gets tricky, wouldn't a slower bigger caliber be better 308/303 less meat damage sure kill, if not hand gun?

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Hi what distance do you hunt hogs at? Under a hundred yards? Over dogs gets tricky, wouldn't a slower bigger caliber be better 308/303 less meat damage sure kill, if not hand gun?
Where I hunt on my friends ranch,we take shots from a few yards to 400/500 yards.We mainly just drive around in a pickup or ride 4 wheelers until we find some hogs.Between his place and his uncle's,there are several thousand acres for the hogs to roam.They might show up one place today,and be several miles away the next.

We use everything from 22 magnum's to the 458 SOCOM to harvest them,it all depends on the size of the hogs we find.
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Winchester has developed a hog specific round. I think I'll give this a try- http://www.winchester.com/library/news/Pages/news-first-hog-cartridge.aspx

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I hunt hogs with a 5.56, 6.8, and my 458 Socom. Most of my shots are under 100 yards and most are between 50 and 70 yards. I try to shoot all my hogs in the neck. A CNS shot keeps me from tracking animals.

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If you want a heavier round and still cheap to shoot, look into an AR in 7.62X39. If I ever got a chance to go hog hunting, I would take my Mini 30.

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