backup hog gun

Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by arp1, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. arp1

    arp1 New Member

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    I am relatively new to this forium.I have been reloading for 25 years, but I just started using swcs. Is the 45 apc with 240grain or higher swc enough to stop a hog as a backup gun?
     
  2. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    The word backup gun conjures up mental pics of nasty, up close, frienzied, put it down or get tusked shooting. Personally I'd rather have a heavy hardcast SWC fired from a .41mag/.44mag/.45colt+P/.454. It's debatable whether the .45acp would penetrate enough to instantly drop it unless perfectly placed. When being charged it's dang hard to perfectly place bullets-unlike hunting. It would suck to place the bullet perfectly during a charge and it not penetrate enough.
     

  3. arp1

    arp1 New Member

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    stalkingbear, thanks for the info-I was just wondering-I ave a rehawk,83/8 bbl and a scoped 460, both are a bit hard to carry with their bulk,so thanks for the info.
     
  4. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    Would I stake my life on it..No! The lightest auto I would use is a 10mm auto. A 200gr would be best on paper, but I have found some excellent 180gr cast that penetrate better. The .45 is a great round, but even w/ 230gr Flat point they just don't penetrate enough.
     
  5. Biohazurd

    Biohazurd New Member

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    I use to use my Colt 1991 as a back up when i started hog hunting but that is because it was the highest caliber handgun i had at the time. But now that ive "Come into" quite a few more "Tools" I personally wouldnt take anything less then a 10mm, or .357 mag, ideally a .44 Red hawk...
     
  6. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Back-up hunting guns make me think revolver, preferably a reasonably short barreled one.

    The last thing I want to do is shove an autoloader muzzle into a hog's chest or a bear's neck and have it de-lock the barrel.

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    .454 Casull, Ruger SRH

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    .44 Rem Mag, S&W

    Now those with proper ammo are good hunting BUGs.
     
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  7. rob072770

    rob072770 New Member

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    answers my question

    no hog hunting with my 45 dang sounds like fun :(
     
  8. glock2740

    glock2740 New Member

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    2 good choices. Here's another. S&W .460:)

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  9. rob072770

    rob072770 New Member

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    Hog gun

    Wilson Combat is making a rowlanf 460 on a 1911 frame they are calling the hunter. With a big hog price
     
  10. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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  11. TexasPatriot.308

    TexasPatriot.308 New Member

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    I wouldnt even consider any auto round (.45 acp, 9mm, even 10 mm) for a hog backup, .41 mag at the least here in Texas, I prefer a .45 colt with hot loads or a .44 mag. .357 maybe but you need a real stopper, a .45 acp may be a man stopper but on hogs, a BIG NO.