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.243 for wild hogs?

Old 03-25-2004, 02:15 AM
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Is the .243 big enough to quickly kill a thick skinned, 200 pound wild hog at say 100 yards? It seems like a versatile caliber, but what are it's limitations? Deer...yes, Varmints....definitely, but Wild hogs.....???
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Old 03-25-2004, 04:51 PM
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I never used an .243 on hogs but i would think if you shot in the right place in vitals, it would do some damage if not an instant kill. Just my two cents
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Old 03-25-2004, 05:06 PM
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the 243 is all I shoot,and have for the past 30 years.I have taken more hogs than I can count.I can't remember ever loosing one,and not had any go very far.
The 243 with 100 grain PSP is a fine load for hogs.
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Old 03-25-2004, 08:29 PM
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Tree climber,
What is the longest shot you have taken on a hog with a .243 and how quickly did it drop. Just curious, because I've never hunted hogs and I would like to get into it.
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Old 04-20-2004, 09:07 AM
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I personally would use something larger with a larger bullet weight, but a 243 with the right bullets is deadly on most anything.
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