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by AJSully421
Thu Mar 17, 2016 12:12 am
Forum: Hunting Photos
Topic: Feral Hogs
Replies: 42
Views: 8729

Re: Feral Hogs

flintknapper wrote:
I have heard about shoulder plates and titanium infused skulls that you need a 50 BMG to penetrate, I have heard of .308 rounds "bouncing off" of a boar shoulder and all sorts of nonsense. Shoulder or just in front of there will be just fine with anything centerfire.
^^^^^^^^^^^^Agreed.

Hogs are NOT bullet proof. Here is an average size (mature) Boar on our place. I’ve been watching him for a few days…waiting for the wind to get right and for him to come in a bit earlier so I don’t have to pull an ‘all nighter’ on stand. Hopefully take him out this weekend.

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IF you shoot hogs in either spot I have indicated (neck or high shoulder) your hog will drop right there. It might kick a little, it might even do the ‘Curly Shuffle’ some, but you won’t have it run away.

Any centerfire cartridge suitable for deer hunting will work just fine for hogs IF you achieve good shot placement and do NOT use a varmint type bullet.
That is a nasty looking one. That is why I carry a 45 on my leg when I am out there, not matter what. Agreed, anywhere on or between the marks will be a clean kill.

I still laugh at that one guy that said his .308 bounced off a hog's "shoulder plate". That is more plausible to him than him missing a shot.
by AJSully421
Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: Hunting Photos
Topic: Feral Hogs
Replies: 42
Views: 8729

Re: Feral Hogs

mrvmax wrote:
The Annoyed Man wrote:
flintknapper wrote:
The Annoyed Man wrote:
flintknapper wrote:Good Job! :thumbs2:

Feral Hogs are a scourge. Believe me...I know: http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=449721
Talk about a blast from the past! I remember when you first posted that thread. :lol:
Yes, its an old, but ongoing thread. I really need to keep it more current.

I've been battling hogs for close to 30 years now. Shoot them, Trap them, Snare them, Run them with dogs on occasion. They just keep making more. :grumble

There needs to be a Federal Fund set aside....to help trap them and ship them to the Middle East. That's what I think we should be doing with them.
Flint, I know it's your FIL's property, and you have plenty of family to help, but I will be itching to try out my suppressed .300 Blk SBR on hogs when ATF finally sends me my stamp to build the upper. If you ever need help, call me. I'll buy the beer......or sweet tea.....or whatever you're having! :lol:
I will tell you from experience, take only head shots either suppressed or not with 300 Blackout. Hogs are tough and no fun to chase down and even a good shot with supersonic ammo can still result in the hog getting a long way quickly.
Hogs aren't that tough. I have shot them by the dozens with just remington 55grn FMJ cheap stuff from my 16" AR. Never had to track one more than 50 yards. I have had a handful of fudds tell me that .223 is DANGEROUS to hunt hogs with. I just smile and say "ok". I have heard about shoulder plates and titanium infused skulls that you need a 50 BMG to penetrate, I have heard of .308 rounds "bouncing off" of a boar shoulder and all sorts of nonsense. Shoulder or just in front of there will be just fine with anything centerfire.

I have been carrying my suppressed .22 AR lately with me for squirrels and such, if I can get a shot at a hog I'll give it a head shot with 40grn Standard Velocity and report back. I expect to report DRT and no less.

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