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Old 10-06-2011, 07:47 AM
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just read an article in g&a about hog calibers. the magazine is good and i really enjoy it. the author promotes the 3006 3030 and 35 calibers in this artice. dont get me wrong he mentions plenty more calibers that will work good. just wanted to get you guys opinions on his selection as well as what you think is the best.
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:11 AM
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I would agree with that......however I have killed with my .270 also.
But my favorite is "Primitive Weapon" season....the .444 puts em DRT!!!!
Now, if you could just get them to stand next to the truck...........
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:43 AM
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we use a 223 or 22-250 all day long,45-55g...they drop in their tracks....seems like maybe these guys are not eating the meat, cause a 30-06/30-30 leave silver dollar size holes and 4" circles of,imo, uneatable meat.
i am understanding we have 5 million hogs here in texas
all those hungry people could be eating the ones that get left behind....
could ya imagine the look on all those kids' faces that have flies walking around on their face, and in their mouth, and on their eyeballs, with their big pudgy bellies that are only that way because of lack of food....over in africa......if 5 million pigs showed up. anyway, quit lettin em lay, and donate them to a good cause.
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Old 10-09-2011, 10:02 PM
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shot placement on hogs is critical. don't care what caliber your shootin got to hit where you aim, i prefer 223 in opin areas for head shots, favorite is the 338 federal in brush or at night
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Old 10-10-2011, 01:21 AM
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give me a 7.62. I'll be a happy camper.
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Old 10-10-2011, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Seif5034 View Post
give me a 7.62. I'll be a happy camper.
+1 .

I've tried .30 caliber, and I've tried .223 as well. I killed hogs with both, but I prefer the larger bullet. I'm currently using a 180 grain SP bullet out of an AR-10 and liking it.

I'm not sure, but I think it was Smokey Yunick who said "There's no substitute for cubic inches". Of course it depends upon the size of the animal, but I tend to bring somewhat that same philosophy to hog hunting. Bigger is usually better, within reason.

Of course, as someone else later commented, "There's no substitute for cubic dollars!". However, I'm not in a position to be able to either confirm nor deny that statement.
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Old 10-11-2011, 07:39 AM
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Originally Posted by hoghunter59 View Post
shot placement on hogs is critical. don't care what caliber your shootin got to hit where you aim, i prefer 223 in opin areas for head shots, favorite is the 338 federal in brush or at night
where do you aim for a clean headshot
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Old 10-12-2011, 06:17 PM
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I have killed hogs with everything from a bow to a 50 BMG and all it boils down to is placement. If you put it where it belongs, jesus will do the rest for it is all over except adding more BBQ sauce!!!!!
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Old 10-12-2011, 06:53 PM
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I have killed alot with my 25/06 and 100 grain core lokts. Its all about shot placement.
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Old 10-13-2011, 03:53 AM
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Damn those are some awful big calibers for hogs... down here we shoot em with .22lr and shotguns during small game season and have no problems. I really think proper shot placement will bring a hog down in no time. No need for a huge rifle lol... I don't see how you could eat a hog after shooting a big ass hole in it...
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