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Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by dnorris1369, Sep 1, 2013.
Can you hog hunt with ar15. 223 or 556??
Will a 223/5.56 kill pigs, you betcha.
Is it always legal to use, not necessarily.
In many states pigs on private property are not considered game animals, you can use any method you choose take these pigs, with the landowner's permission. Trespassing is illegal.
On public land you may encounter minimum caliber requirements for "big game", so check your state hunting regulations for caliber requirements and legal hunting seasons.
I look for ammo in the 75-80 grain hunting tips(non FMJ)
to "reach out and touch" for hogs.
Know your local laws. Apparently, the guy
arresting you doesn't need to know them,
but you do. Ignorance of the law
is a selective excuse...
While a 223 is capable of killing hogs,shot placement is a must. On hogs that are 200+ pounds,a wounded hog is a dangerous hog.
Yes like Txhillbilly said shot placement is everything . But that's with any caliber you use.
I would make sure to hit it in the heart or in the brain (through the ears). I would not use a .223 though. I would hate to track down a scared boar/hog through the brush. I have had to do this on drive hunts. I saw one guy's hand get torn up by the boars cutters. My pig killer is a .308. They drop immediately every time with no suffering. Oh, there is something about the .223/5.56 round that does more meat damage then even bigger rounds. Not sure why, but I have seen it on Roe deer.
It will kill a hog. Either that, or all of the ones I've shot with it died on accident.
Are you using an AR? What grain bullet? How big do the piggies get in your area? More ribs and bacon the better!
Yea I use an AR. I use a mix of ammo anything from 50gr JHP's to 70gr SP's. Pigs typically do not exceed 300lbs in Arkansas. They tend to stay around 140-200. I stalk the, so I never shoot at them far off. Though we have killed them a little over 200yds.