Originally Posted by jcd390
...Second that! I always shot for the head, otherwise you will be tracking for days.
I have to disagree!
I have shot 25+ hogs and only two or three were head shots and only two were not one shot kills and went less than 30 feet. As I have said here many times, most hunters do not understand terminal ballistics and the physiology of the animals well enough to make an informed choice of caliber and BULLET when it comes to big game hunting!
Most, do however, chose bullets which if properly placed may perform well enough to put the animal down even if they are not the 'best' tool for the job.
For hogs you need a heavy for caliber, tough bullet and stay with 270 and larger diameter and if you put the bullet into the 'boiler room' (heart lung area) they will not go far. The furthest they have went when I did my part was ten yds.