5.56x45 mm

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by tderrick, May 1, 2012.

  1. tderrick

    tderrick New Member

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    I understand that the 5.56mm round isn't the best bullet to use on hogs, but can it kill hogs? If so, what is the best brand to buy?
     
  2. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    Heavy weight soft point
     

  3. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Tderrick,

    I use Winchester 64 gr. Power Point ammunition in my AR Rifle and Federal Premium P-223E 55 grain Hollow Point in my Savage Predator Bolt Rifle. It is a Sierra Jacketed Hollow Point and very accurate with some punch. It also works well in both rifles. Always best to shoot pigs right behind the ear!!!

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  4. tderrick

    tderrick New Member

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    Thanks for advice. About to start hunting in hogmania, Texas.
     
  5. kryptar19

    kryptar19 New Member

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    The 5.56/.223 will kill a hog. Anything from a 55gr hp to a 75gr jbt will do the job. Me and my buddies just buy any softpoint we can find and kill 'em just fine.

    Hell, before I got my AR all I used was a .22lr. Anything from a .22 too a .300 will kill 'em if you hit them in the ribs or head.
     
  6. Fixer

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    The 5.56 will rip a hog apart just as well and possibly better than a 7.62x39. I'd go with a high end round like Black Hills MK262 Mod 1. Don't cheap out.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGC1tjHCSVE&feature=related[/ame]
     
    Last edited: May 2, 2012
  7. barneygoogle

    barneygoogle New Member

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    I haven't hunted hogs in 20 years, but we used to kill them with a 22 mag. I'm not saying you might not have to climb a tree sometimes, but I was young and didn't know any better back then. I used to hunt with a bud that owned a slaughter house and that's what he used on cows and hogs. I'm not even sure if it's legal anymore or ever was.