Originally Posted by kryptar19
I'd like to go to Australia and hunt. Hogs here in Arkansas typically do not get over 200-250 pounds. Although, I have seen two before that had to have been over 300. Our hogs are not very aggressive, unless its a sow with piglets. One of my buddies was rolled over by one.
What I'm trying to get at is that while the .223 or other smaller calibers are not suitable for your area. Those same calibers are suitable for the south/southwest U.S. It's all about the breed of hog and the environment in which they live.
Most of our pigs range up into the 80 -100kg class with a lot around 40-50kgs but they're full of fire and brimstone at times especially when cornered.
There's a lot that are knocked over with a .222,.223 but as I posted earlier I'm not overly keen on a light calibre on something that's got the potential to rip you a new one.
Our pigs range from the edges of our deserts to our tropical North and in between and it's been estimated that the pig population is around 1 per person in Australia(around 23,000,000 approx).
Mate if you want to come down here and have a go at our grunters your more than welcome,actually we have rabbits,foxes,feral cats,feral dogs,pigs,goats,donkey's,horses,Banteng Cattle,Scrub Cattle,Buffalo,Camels so bring yourself and your mates or family and come and see God's own country and have a beer and feed.