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by mrvmax
Thu Mar 17, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: Hunting Photos
Topic: Feral Hogs
Replies: 42
Views: 7605

Re: Feral Hogs

The Annoyed Man wrote:YouTube is full of videos of people killing hogs with air rifles, even in .17 caliber. That they can be killed with something like that doesn't negate the ethical requirement to to kill them quickly and cleanly if at all possible......even if they are the orcs of the animal kingdom. I'm not the one here with experience killing hogs (although I would very much like to have that esperience :mrgreen: ), but it seems to me that a .223/5.56 rifle would be a minimum requirement. OTH, an old shooting buddy of mine who has since shuffled off this mortal coil once told me that, as a lad growing up in rural PA before WW2, his dad used to tell him to go get some venison for the larder with his little .22 rifle. The times being what they were, he would drop a couple of "boolits" in his pocket and take off early in the morning, sit in the snow freezing his tuckus off until a deer showed up, pop it in the neck with his .22, and be back by lunch time. He also said that if he could have afforded more rifle at the time, he'd have brought more rifle.
Yep, Keith Warren has a vid on his channel taking one with an air rifle. Yet, I have seen people with 300 AAC on up to 300 Win mag that were unable to, and yes, there was blood to prove it was hit. I actually shot one with 300 AAC that I never found, we followed the blood trail until it ended and there was no pig to be found. Ive run across people that will drop a hog on the first shot one day and hit them the next and never recover it, just like humans it is all about hitting a vital area. I know plenty of people make claims to be expert shots but that sometime doesn't turn out to be reality in the field, I'm no expert I'm just passing on what I've sent to work. Some people can do it and some can't, YMMV.
by mrvmax
Thu Mar 17, 2016 5:20 am
Forum: Hunting Photos
Topic: Feral Hogs
Replies: 42
Views: 7605

Re: Feral Hogs

AJSully421 wrote:
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.
Yes, I know people who have killed them with 17HMR but there has to be good shot placement and whether people admit it or not most people are not as good as they think.
by mrvmax
Wed Mar 02, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Hunting Photos
Topic: Feral Hogs
Replies: 42
Views: 7605

Re: Feral Hogs

jmorris wrote:
flintknapper wrote:
jmorris wrote:
flintknapper wrote:Good Job! :thumbs2: ]
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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.
How about my M1?
^^^^^^^^^

I didn't write any of the above...except for "Good Job". :headscratch

But for the record...I am very much against taking 'head shots' except under certain circumstances. My recommendation (if circumstance permits) is to 'neck shoot'. My next preferred shot would be a high shoulder shot.

But I do agree...that a CNS shot (Central Nervous System) is preferred, if you want to find your hog right there.
Ay! Messed up the attribution when deleting the extra. Should have been mrvmax.
I assume the person shooting knows where to aim and is good enough to hit those areas, perhaps too many assumptions on my part. It's also much better cleaning when the entrails are not ruptured. This comes from what I have done myself and what I have seen others do the last three years hog hunting. I am nowhere near an expert but I have seen some recurring themes the last few years.
by mrvmax
Wed Mar 02, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: Hunting Photos
Topic: Feral Hogs
Replies: 42
Views: 7605

Re: Feral Hogs

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.

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