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Old 11-17-2012, 03:55 PM   #31
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The only good hog is a dead hog!!!!

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He would not have had a problem if it would have been a good shot. Bottom line is was a P poor shot and way to far back on the hog. Obviously with the hog just casually wandering around there on the trail he should have waited for the right shot. We have killed a lot of pigs in Texas even with the ARs in 5.56 with 55 and 69 grain bullets. But shot placement was correct. Behind the ears is best or secondly through the heart and lung area. Shots as far back as the one in the video is hopeless regarding a DRT kill no matter what caliber and bullet you are using. Then he gets to go hunt Mr Tusker! Sometimes they can have a serious attitude. Can't blame them in this case! We normally use larger calibers on them in the day time when not hunting them with ARs and NV. We also have killed our share of them with the 458 SOCOM.
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My brother dropped a 125lb sow with his .45 acp pistol. One shot through the shoulder and it dropped right where it stood. Changed my whole opinion on the .45.

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Here's a video that shows why proper bullet placement is importent. Hog took several hits with a 45acp after being shot with a rifle "broken leg"

Even when the cranial shot happened it was not behind the ear and the hog was still in movement. just pay attention to where the strikes were hitting. Granted hunter was in a high stress situation for himself.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=b04_1337719658

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This shows that none of the hits were good hits! It took all the 'hits' to slow the animal down to where it could not continue the attack, but none of the 'hits' killed the animal!

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from what this video showed it was simply poor shot placement, to high and to far back but it died even if he did not retrieve it!!!!

There it is. You can kill a hog with a smaller caliber if you hit him in the right place; and you can hit him with a big caliber in the wrong place and watch him run. But the hog in this video did die.
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Here's a video that shows why proper bullet placement is importent. Hog took several hits with a 45acp after being shot with a rifle "broken leg"

Even when the cranial shot happened it was not behind the ear and the hog was still in movement. just pay attention to where the strikes were hitting. Granted hunter was in a high stress situation for himself.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=b04_1337719658


This should've ended much sooner. I love 45 ACP but IMO it does not have enough penetrating power for a big hog like this unless you execute him with a shot behind the ear...and he's not likely to let you do that.
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Even when the opportunity presented itself the shooter did not attempt it. Granted he wanted to keep his video rolling (Which is another folly in itself.) so his concentration was divided at the task at hand.

It's my belief that the majority of large wild animals taken are with multiple bullet strikes than the desired one shot Kill shot. I have good friends that process wild game during hunting seasons and I've seen what has been brought in and hanging in the chill room. Swiss cheese and hamburger are good descriptions for the bullet ridden carcasses. They’re so many factors that affect the shooter and bullet flight, that are not experienced on the traditional controlled rifle range. Buck fever, range estimation, trying to hit a moving target....

Beyond knowing where to hit upon the animals anatomy, the next best thing is having a weight and petal retaining premium bullet that leaves a deeply penetrating, wide and open wound channel. Even if your caliber of choice for the hunt is the .223 you should shoot the best bullet available.

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That's because he shot it in the shoulder you hit a hog their and they Will not go down I shot a hog in a trap one time with my 270 in the shoulder and all it did was break its front leg. The front half of a hogs body is a thick armor, best place to shoot them is right behind the hear or a head shot. This is just my years of experience hunting hogs on our family ranch in south Texas.
...Second that! I always shot for the head, otherwise you will be tracking for days.
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...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.
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